Infinite Leaders: "Live Mindfully, Lead Better"

The nonsense of following your passion exposed!

(Reading time 2 minutes) “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”. This profound and simple statement by Confucius has been misunderstood. Or perhaps misinterpreted. In any case it has evolved into something meaning “When you find your passion you will find happiness”. Yet when most people are confronted with […]

Infinite Leaders: "Live Mindfully, Lead Better"

Who Killed “Time Is Money” – part 4: Dinosaurs in the Sun.

Reading time In 1980 Sharp launched the first solar-powered commercial device: a calculator. Like most, my imagination went wild as I envisaged a world where our gadgets never ran out of power. The future was promising to be an exciting place. What happened? We are still plugging our gadgets in. Instead, the most evident change […]

Infinte Leaders: "Live Mindfully, Lead Better"

Who Killed “Time Is Money” – Part 3

Reading time As we continue our journey into the future and look at what is happening in a decade or two from now, the time around 2025-2035. We are surrounded by people who are working on passion-projects and moving around in self-driving smart vehicles. Even smarter devices that make your iWatch look like a stone-axe […]

Who killed “Time is Money?”

“Time is money.” This declaration attributed to a letter written by Ben Franklin has become one of the philosophical foundations of our modern lifestyle, where the vast population willingly trades one for the other. The quote however has been taken out of context. The problem is this: Money is a renewable resource. Time is not. […]

Roanji Ston Garden, Kyoto. Photo by Winfried Sitte

Who is Winning the Battle for Your Mind?

Mindfulness. Like many others before it, it has become the new buzzword in success circles. It’s use has progressively surged in the last 5 years, so much in fact that in the last six years it’s Google interest rating has constantly risen from 40 (out of 100) to 92!. In 2013 it exploded onto the […]

How to cross the chasm (and live to tell the tale)

The other side… The world that we imagine, wish for, fantasize. If we could escape, that’s where we’d go. It may be the sound of the sea, the splashing of the surf, a fluttering sail, the whirr of a fishing line. It may be the smell of grass, the whack of the club on the […]

Timecounting 101: The True Price of Waiting.

15,000 Days. That is the number of days most people spend in “working life” till retirement (assuming that you start a career in your early 20’s and retire in your early 60’s). Yes, that is not a typo: fifteen-thousand days. That’s it. If you are not are reading this on your mobile device, go pick it […]

“Stop, Look, Listen…” – for adults.

Last week we briefly explored how our brain prioritses through the reticular activating system, the importance of repetition, affirmation and the whole “Rah-rah”. But that is only half the story, we need to know how to re-program it on the fly so that we can get a deliberate results instead of an accidental one. What is […]

Practice makes you… Worse?!

We have all heard it – “practice makes perfect”. But does it? A few years ago I decided to start playing a wonderful musical instrument called Shakuhachi – often also called Japanese Bamboo or Zen Flute. I found a teacher and started an amazing journey of learning far beyond what I had imagined. Since then […]