In this issue of the Fulcrum, I am pleased to introduce to you special Connection Cards – a set of 120 picture cards, each representing a quality. The cards have been created by an international team of dedicated people, with the pictures being freely contributed by photographers from around the world.
Do you ever wonder why is it that for most people, one of the toughest questions to answer is: What do you want? What do you really, really want? Take a moment to ask yourself: What do I want? What do I really, really want? How clear and lucid is your answer to yourself?
To prepare for radical change, some people build underground shelters that come complete with all manner of cutting edge survival technologies and enough food stored for a couple of decades. There is, however, one snag with that way of thinking.
Language is a gift – imagine life without it. It is the enabler of intelligence and comprehension and the intricate nuances of how tribes and cultures communicate. A person’s quality of engagement is a product of their range of reference and mastery of language at many levels.
When exercised with a good level of know-how and guidance, personal development is a thrilling, life-transforming process. There are two prime contexts for personal development. The first is of remedial/healing/empowering nature. The second is evolutionary. Engaging in personal development’s evolutionary dimension involves a deep study of the human potentiality and incredible creative capacity in the […]
It is said that developing self-awareness constitutes some 90% of the journey of personal development. You are likely familiar with the disconcerting experiences of needing to deal with people lacking in self-awareness, or, conversely, the illuminating experience of dealing with a person of high self-awareness.
Pre-note: This Fulcrum states the obvious. The problem with the obvious, however, is that it is often overlaid by the grind of daily living.
Dictionary definition of Control: to exercise restraint or direction over; dominate; command: Overture To survive and thrive, any gatherings of people – from companies to nations – requires the right kind of control in order to maintain administrative intactness.
With the right knowledge and know-how, personal development is a remarkable non-linear journey, engendering exciting outcomes. This Fulcrum offers some food for thought by highlighting the deep connection between the nuclear physics of human development and global warming.
The world is changing, rapidly. One of my tasks in helping my clients to generate breakthroughs is to pay attention to emerging trends. When a new trend appears, especially one that is not a direct follow-up of the past, it tends to go unnoticed in its early stages of appearance.
Game of Thrones has become a big missed opportunity. This Fulcrum episode will explain why and in what way it could have been different. This may be of interest to you even if you have not been following this series.
Dictionary definition of Kindness: “having, showing, or proceeding from benevolence” Each form of life leaves in their trail a unique signature evidence for having been there. Bears leave behind scratches on trees; birds – nests; beavers – dams; wolves – skeletons of their prey.
When a person speaks, we hear that which is spoken. Yet, the unspoken quite often screams louder than words through a person’s radiation and body language.
You are invited in this Fulcrum episode to step into the mental teleportation chamber; to be beamed out into a space observatory that lucidly live streams any place on earth; where you can, at will, mentally zoom in and out of any location on the globe in a fraction of a second.
There are two kinds of growth in human affairs: Carnal and Spiritual. The former is fixed to established boundaries. The latter has no known limits. Growth cannot happen without its building blocks. Bricks and mortar are required in order to build a house. But they don’t build a home. Powers and energies in the form […]
One of the most rewarding personal development practices is developing a quality that, to put it simply, one is not good at. Example If you are a daring person, there is little point going into overdrive to develop your daring capacity. However, if you are beset by impatience and patience is called for, the trap in […]
One of the most important metrics in the context of wealth preservation is the yield curve: The real-world return on investment if you were to invest your hard-earnt capital in a financial vehicle. The worlds of human development have their own yield curves. What kind of investment from oneself in one’s personal development may produce […]
“When I compete for gold, I am focusing on giving my best, not on the medal. Because I know that if I focus on the medal I may not win it” An Olympic champion’s mind-set In the course of three decades of working with high performers, I witness the impact of the reality of high […]
A properly functioning mind is a person’s gate to the future. Everything we utter carries the signature of the presence or absence of our mind. Universal ‘mind-hunting’ The universe ceaselessly searches for human minds that are compatible with the nature and currency of its high energy flows. By analogy, it’s a bit like any company looking […]
“As above, so below – If you want to study man, study the universe. If you want to study the universe, study man”. Both approaches, however, begin and end with self-awareness. Whether one seeks to study oneself or the universe, self-awareness is the only media that allows for an intimate feeling experience; without which self-development […]
It was a preparatory meeting with key players of a culture-change process that I was facilitating. One of the interview questions was “what is your current greatest challenge?” The person’s answer was: “I feel like I am on auto-pilot. It sometimes feels like I am sleep-walking through the day because of the incessant demand to […]
Merriam Webster’s dictionary definition for ‘Habit’: a usual way of behaving: something that a person does often in a regular way. Part one: A few facts Part two: The dreaded dead-end Part three: Escaping the robot Part One: A few facts 1. One of the human body’s breath-taking capabilities is to replicate and […]
Bullies and bullying have been part of the world stage throughout history. There is no human alive who has not experienced being at either side of the bully equation. The anguish suffered by people of all ages, from the young to the elderly, is one of the never-ending tragic consequences of this phenomenon. Each and […]
The amazing human design. While it is made to be a change media, it is also made to resist change. While made to handle an astonishingly wide spectrum of the practical and the tangible, it is equally made to handle the intangible and deeply mystical. While dealing with the material worlds, it is made to […]
Human engagement is as good as its conversational dynamics. The ability to conduct intelligent conversations is one of the most potent learning, awareness and (self) leadership tools. What is people’s experience when they converse with you the family man; you the friend; you the colleague; you the leader..? The Five Lives An astonishing feat of engineering, the five senses define the […]
It’s one of the hottest and potentially highly lucrative, rapidly developing search technologies: Point your Smartphone at whatever you are looking at and provided it’s been mapped into Google’s data base the screen throws back everything there is to know about it. Or, rather, everything someone thinks you should know about it. For those who […]
Often, the last 10% of a journey demand 90% of the effort. Will-power is a quiet quality. You get to learn about its presence by the impact of the results it gets. People with exceptional will-power are often amongst the quietest, shyest, least assuming and blessed with deep humility; a rare quality born of a […]
Quantum physics, with all of its great mysteries, directly applies to personal development and to how we live our life. However, the only way to perceive how it translates into human process is to learn how to experience it. This Fulcrum ventures into one of several experiential dimensions of personal and leadership development. They may not teach it […]
“I have a better idea, said the visionary executive. Why not focus more on small, efficient cars that cater for what more and more people will be looking for, instead of this obsessive focus on gas guzzlers?” A few years later Ford is now leading the pack – it was a simple and most obvious leap factor […]
In every human gathering, there are the many that wait for their turn to speak and the few who listen When is the last time that you really felt being listened to? When is the last time that someone else felt being listened to by you? Listening is quite a demanding practice, isn’t it? One […]
We love and need certainty, don’t we? To know what to expect in returning home and walking through the front door. To know that the shelves in the super-market will continue to display an abundance of food. To know that drinkable water will flow through the tap. Much of our lives revolve around assumed certainties […]
Of all the subjects that I have been researching over the years, I find the study of the unseen worlds to be, by far, the most compelling, demanding and challenging of all – the deeper one gets into it, the bigger it becomes, where living the state of not knowing is the norm in this […]
The AI debate Will Artificial Intelligence and advanced robots one day rule humanity? Let’s introduce some spiritual sanity into this insane idea. While the brain-level, computation-based perspective that is making this prediction is understood, there is a whole other world that human beings are made to be able to deal with – the worlds of […]