How I Showed Up in the Right Place at the Right Time

A few years ago, I was looking into a new venture: a bottled water business. This was (and is) a very crowded market segment, so I was doing my due diligence to determine if this particular business model had enough potential to move forward.

I have a friend who owns a regional bottled water business, and he had supplied me with a lot of relevant data on the financial side. So, at the time, I was busy evaluating consumer demand and distribution opportunities.

On this particular day, I was working from home, alone, and I felt like going out to a nice restaurant to sit at the bar, have an appetizer and a glass of wine, and chat with whomever was sitting next to me…

How Inspired Action Totally Transformed This Meeting

Long before our team came together to share The Easier Way Formula™, we were intuitively walking the talk. Here’s a perfect example:

Some years ago, I was doing organizational-change consulting in Indiana with a division of a Fortune 500 company. At the time, some of the executives within this company were cruel to their employees, some were decent people, and some were just plain “bumblers.”

The Power of Curiosity at Work

I recently had the privilege of traveling for a week with the CEO of a tech company. We were meeting with a major supplier for his company, as well as a potential investor, a potential new business partner and a prospective client who could mean a lot of business for his company.

I was facilitating conversations with all of these current and potential stakeholders. My role was to create a space for open and honest dialogue, and to help with negotiations, due diligence and relationship building.

And at the core of all that was curiosity.

4 Reasons It’s Good Business to Practice Forgiveness

Step 1 in The Easier Way Formula™—being able to show up, fully present and open, in every moment—requires a variety of skills, including forgiveness. Few people know more about forgiveness in the workplace than pioneering researcher Fred Luskin, Ph.D., director of the Stanford University Forgiveness Projects. I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Luskin a while back, and here are four gems from our conversation about why it’s good business to practice forgiveness.