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Alan Seid: January 2013 Innerpreneur Spotlight

Alan Seid

Alan Seid
Chief Entrepreneurial Officer at Cascadia Workshops & Founder of the Blackbelt Communication Skills coaching program
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I am:

A father, a husband, a friend, a steward of the land.
I am a coach and consultant for visionaries, changemakers, and leaders.

My passion is for:

Living in harmony with planet Earth, with each other, and within ourselves — and the mindsets, tools, skills, resources, and community that will help us achieve that.

My business helps you:

Navigate your choices so that you can unleash yourself as a force for good in the world, design the lifestyle of your dreams, and make as big a difference as you can.

My biggest challenge is:

I am a voracious learner, and it’s easy to fill my plate with too much!

I make a difference by:

  • Being extremely present.
  • Bringing creative thinking to everything I do.
  • Harmonizing interpersonal settings to arrive at a win-win outcome.
  • Coaching leaders to leverage positive change.

I have lots of ideas about:

Leadership, effective group process, positive social change, and ecologically sustainable living.

I’ve learned:

That life is a mystery, that it is SO short, and that one of the biggest gifts we can give ourselves is living in such a way that we have NO regrets.

“When I look inside and see that I am nothing, that is wisdom. When I look outside and see that I am everything, that is love… and between those two, my life turns.” – Nisargadatta Maharaj, teacher and philosopher, 1897-1981

If you would you like to be considered for an upcoming “Innerpreneur Spotlight”, please email me.

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

Living in the Real World

ManyWorlds

It depends on where you’re looking

There are so many different worlds within this one world, this ‘real’ world, we ALL share and call home.

There’s my world, for one. And your world, for two. And you or I can both know the experience of Billy over there and visit his world through empathy, for three.

And we can go online and have the opportunity to visit millions of different worlds, each different from the next.

We can open a book and visit the world an author is creating with us, and we can turn on our screen and watch different world’s others have created for us.

And we can listen to music and enter the sonic world of it’s creator.

There is the world of outerspace too, hovering over us, begging us to explore it, and the many worlds living within it.

And then there’s the dream world too…

Layer upon layer of realities, of worlds, that we are ALL feeding and supporting. And that are ALL feeding and supporting our reality. None stand separate, alone or inferior.

Depending on where we put our attention, we have the magical ability to be in infinite different worlds. Who is to say which is the real one?

Only you.

photo credit: Ivan McClellan

 

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.

Choose Your Own Character

archetypes

As this new chapter, 2013, begins I’m considering the story I am writing, and whether the character I’m currently playing is fully embodying who I want to be in the story of my life, now and in the future.

Do you know what an archetype is? Archetypes are universally understood symbols that reflect the collection of characteristics humans share, and that we use to define and group ourselves. An archetypal symbol could be “the hero”, for example.

Every one of us, consciously or not, have identified our Self with one or more of these archetypes. These symbols live within the collective unconscious and these archetypal energies are a tool we use to understand who we are, and what we want to become more of. The personal archetypes that most deeply call to us and appeal to us are essentially the character(s) we have chosen to embody and play in the story of our life.

As 2013 unfolds before me and I begin to write a new chapter of my life, I’m considering the archetypes I play and which I want to embody more of. I’ve decided to dedicate myself to my relationship with character – to becoming more of the character I want to play, to having more appreciation and curiosity towards the character of others, and to play more with the type of characters I want in my world and in my story.

Looking at the characteristics and characters that attract you, are you playing with the archetypes that resonate with you most deeply? If you want to explore the world of archetypes further, this is a great overview of the 12 most common archetypes.

Hello! I’m Tara, a wizard of less obvious things. I love hearing from you, so please feel free to connect with me.

I deeply appreciate your support of my work—through allowing it to grow in your imagination, through sharing it with others, and through your financial support.