Ideas and tips to get along and get stuff done-------- ------------- -June 18, 2024

Peace is an Inside Job

World peace is a nice idea, but when news of conflicts from around the world are so abundant on my screens I can find myself drowning in despair.

I’ve learned some simple tricks to help me foster peace in a battle-torn world. First of all, the world is not my responsibility. Of course people are suffering, yet just because I know about it doesn’t mean I should do something about it. I have choices.

Someone once told me, “detachment is the key to peace.” When I read a headline about homeless people in the cold I have two choices: do something about it or let it go. Fretting about “what needs be done” or lashing out at someone else with blame are generally not good choices; they just foster, well, fretting and blame.

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It's not often I promote someone I don't know well, but Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar comes on very good recommendation from my friend and colleague Katie Tomer. And Katie's pretty special.

Here's what she writes about him: "Attending my first wisdom talk by Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was a profoundly transformative experience. His serene presence and compassionate demeanor created a calming atmosphere, setting the stage for deep introspection. I remember Gurudev's talk focusing on the importance of living in the present moment. He emphasized that happiness is found not in the past or future, but in the here and now. With anecdotes and humor to illustrate his points, Gurudev made complex spiritual concepts easy to understand and apply in daily life. His teachings have since become an integral part of my life and the experience reaffirmed my belief in the power of living in the present as well as the importance of spiritual growth in achieving true happiness."

I'm gonna go. I'll be in the front row of the balcony. Maybe I will see you there.

Saturday, June 29, 2024, Merrill Auditorium, Portland, Maine. Tickets Here.

Strategic Planning: Why? What? How?

What is a strategic plan anyway?

Does every organization need one?

In this session we're going to discuss reasons for having a strategic plan, different types of plans for different reasons, and different ways to make a plan depending on your needs.

And we're going to discuss the basic steps for making a plan no matter the scale or purpose.

I have helped many groups make strategic plans and I want to share the basics of what I've learned.

Coming up on Wednesday June 26

It’s a TALK Show. And this time we're gonna talk about strategic planning. We’re going to learn from each other. And support each other. And after the session I will provide each participant with Highlight Notes from what we discussed, including links to resources.

My Training Talk Shows are always free. Always interactive. Just 50 minutes online.

WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2024, 1pm MaineTime Register Here

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