The Big Illusion: Things Will Work Out on Their Own. How to Break the Habit of Procrastination and Make Critical Decisions

In our work at The Center for Conscious Living and Fulfillment, clients often come to us after months or years of putting off critical decisions. Many of them are now standing right in the middle of a crossroads and need to make a decision about their business and their life– and fast. Some of these decisions may be about transferring and/or exiting their business, letting a long-time leader go, having a difficult conversation with a family member in the business, working on succession and estate planning, etc. All these things that get labeled as “important but not urgent” but have been put off for so long, that the consequences of putting them off have started to show. They may be …

A True Compass: How to Navigate Life’s Crossroads

We all come to crossroads in our lives. Consequential life decisions that– no matter their size– always have the potential to have long-term impact on our personal life, professional life, and even our family life. Many people try to navigate these crossroads without a true compass, without a true sense of purpose. We would never try to navigate a new city without knowing where we were going or which direction we were heading, yet when it comes to something as important as the precious time we have left in our lives, we can go in circles. In our work at The Center for Conscious Living and Fulfillment TM, we realized that most of the people we helped came to us …

Succession: How to Exit Your Own Business Successfully by Creating Continual Purpose

Without question, one of the biggest challenges that brings family business clients to us is the difficulty that owners- and founders especially- have in exiting the business. Though as an owner, you are not always immediately conscious of this. When your identity has been so deeply tied into the business you may feel purposeless without it. As a result, this subconscious grip you have on the business leads to many of the roadblocks that come up during a succession process. As a martial artist, I have always had an interest in Japanese culture and way of life. The book Ikigai: The Japanese Secret to a Long and Happy Life dives into bringing joy and meaning into your life every single …

Business and Spiritual Life: Building an Aligned and Approachable Practice

Few people seek us out to work on their spirituality, yet we often end up going there at some point. The fact of the matter is we are all mortal. This life will pass. How you define yourself and your experience living this life are both keys to much of how you will navigate your life. The way you feel about spirituality will inarguably affect every aspect of your life–from your business, to how you raise your children, to how you treat yourself and what you believe about the world. Believing in something greater and beyond ourselves is a choice. Spirituality is one of the foundational building blocks of the method that we use in our work, because we all …

Banishing Burnout in Leaders: Managing Fatigue in Your Organization

Burnout is a serious threat to any organization, and 2020-2021 was a doozy. The consequences of burnout are both individual and organizational. For the individual, there is risk for physical illness or mental breakdowns that can lead to unemployment or disability. For organizations, it leads to decreased productivity, increased absenteeism and turnover rates, declining morale among employees and other negative outcomes. Let’s challenge the stories you have around fatigue and give you a place to get started in managing it in your organization. Many of the CEOs, business owners and founders I have been working with recently have expressed some level of fatigue in their organization, if not in themselves, in their leadership team at the least. Fatigue can happen …