It makes sense that, sooner or later, you’d get fatigued by the Rat Race. I mean, let’s face it — it’s called The Rat Race for a reason.
Author Archive | Jamie Walters
The real metamorphosis, the real change, comes not from trying to manipulate or change what’s around us so that it conforms to our desires. It comes from ceasing the resistance, allowing what is, and then going within, and transforming or transmuting what’s within us.
Conscious Capitalism has become a new buzz word and emerging business trend. Is it visionary, or a fresh version of the status quo? What are the possibilities hinted at through the weaving of consciousness and business? Assuming a holographic definition, what would a truly ‘conscious business’ look like?
The more I read and learned about the Slow Food Movement, the more I realized that it mirrored the principles that I have endeavored to explore and share through Ivy Sea, and that I researched and wrote about in Big Vision, Small Business.
The words ‘leader’ and ‘leadership’ are used very often in our cultures — in our communities and organizations — and yet there are many assumptions people hold regarding what it is, who gets to be one, and what, exactly, we’re leading.
The idea of ‘right livelihood’, ‘dream jobs’, or finding joy and meaning in your work used to be something many of us would have considered a luxury or in the realm of specific religious or spiritual vocations.
Cultivating ‘virtue’ can seem like a very old-fashioned concept, but there are many very good reasons to take a fresh look. More updated, clear, and inclusive words — and thus more effective ones — would include character, skillfulness, and excellence.
Several trends that continue to gain momentum center around reconnecting with Spirit, wisdom and the Sacred.
Given the deep loss of trust and respect for leaders in our contemporary era, new era leaders must find within themselves the capacity to carry themselves in a way that restores and earns trust.
There is much talk of ‘conscious capitalism’ and ‘conscious business’, and since I’m not a complete pessimist or cynic, I believe that there is potential for business to be a force for good.