The Art of Your Business

Creating a business is just as abstract as creating a painting, and while you can go to a million painting classes and learn a thousand difference techniques, what will end up on the canvas depends on you. Knowing how to do something doesn't makes it special—it's the art of it, the You in it, that makes it what it is. The right way to run your business, the art of your business, is learned through experience and in a growing awareness of what you know, what you are good at, and what ...

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Ageism and Entrepreneurship: 5 Ways to Make Old Age Work in Your Favour

This article is written by guest author Jelena Djurdjevic. We all know that getting old isn't for the faint of heart. As people advance in age, new challenges related to physical and mental ability need to be overcome in order to ensure a productive lifestyle. With modern developments in medicine and nutrition, however, people can now maintain their ability to function at a high level well into their 70s and even 80s. In these circumstances, it stands to reason that success in the ...

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“Better” Than You

It's an endless quest to be good enough in another person's eyes. Not facing our own thoughts and feelings, we measure our self using the eyes of another. Unable to acknowledge it's really our own perception of self that we use as the measure—not theirs. It takes practice to feel good and whole as we are. Sometimes, rather than doing this, we buy clothes and things, chase and stockpile money, and do what we can to be "better" than others. In comparison, we find our worth. Rather ...

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Attached to Who We Are

Have you noticed — when you are living for the moment — you're not attached to some fixed idea of who you are? In those moments of presence, you are you — you are nobody. There is no attachment to any idea of who you are. In those moments, you experience ultimate freedom. Our ego holds a powerful hold over us — and it causes us a lot of trouble. Situated in our lower mind, our ego is the part of our mental construct that needs for us to be a fixed thing, and one which is ...

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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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