4 posts from month 01/2016

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More Complex Than A Story Can Tell

In whatever shape it may take, whenever I hear a story, I find myself wondering how it is serving the person who is telling it. I understand what's being presented is not the whole story, and perhaps, it's not even half. It's the version of the story the storyteller wants to share with me and it's the version of the story they want to see. We can have a lot of unconscious motivations and intentions behind the stories we tell, and while it would be lovely to think they are all pure and ...

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Finding the Right Investors For Your Business

This article is written by guest author Amelia Collins. Often, when a business searches for investors, they are looking for people who provide capital. Securing capital for a business can come from various sources. INC mentioned in a post that entrepreneurs commonly raise their initial source of business funds from personal savings, credit cards, loans from banks, parents, or even through crowdfunding. However, finding an investor is a whole different ball game. It requires more than just ...

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The Motion of Emotion

My emotions are not me. They are my energy, in motion. I am not responsible for my emotions—I am responsible for what I do with them. It's interesting to me how much my feelings change, how much I am in a state of shifting emotion. This awareness affirms that in fact my feelings truly are in motion, and it affirms how unhelpful it is when I try to hold onto the energy they bring. My emotions are in motion for a reason, and attempting to control their movement, by stopping it and/or ...

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Blinded By The Light

There's a problem with abundance. In living with it—and amongst it—there's a risk I will stop seeing it as a thing of beauty—and the gift that it is. The very real risk with abundance is I'll take it for granted—either by expecting it to always be there, and/or by not acknowledging its presence fully in my life. Either approach spoils my appreciation of it. The very real gift of abundance is in learning to receive it fully, it stretches me. For to fully honour it, I must ...

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