True Self and Heart — Maria Nemeth

“You can’t see your true potential in the mirror, but you can study it on a highly reflective surface that is keenly sensitive to your true self — your heart. When I talk about your heart, I don’t mean the center of your emotions.  Instead, I mean the steady place inside you that lets emotions …

A Client’s Spiritual Beliefs

Talking about religion is often seen as taboo in business. But not for some financial advisers. In fact, many of them argue that it’s crucial to speak with clients about their religion or spirituality, as a way to gain a full understanding of their financial goals. …To be sure, religion is a subject to be …

The Golden Rule is Fundamental — Dorothy Marcic

“The spiritual laws that govern human behavior have been articulated for thousands of yeasr by all the world’s religions and schools of philosophy,with remarkable consistency… The phrasing may be different, but the message is essentially the same: Love your neighbor, be honest, live in justice, control your impulses, avoid corrupation, let your intentions be pure, …

Success and Contentment – Manfred Kets de Vries

I firmly believe that the unrelenting pursuit of outward success is one of today’s chief sources of unhappiness. …[P]eople driven by success are rarely satisfied, no matter how high they climb-no accomplishment gives lasting satisfaction. Whenever they reach one level of success, they imagine yet another, higher level. The income they once dreamed of now …

The Shadow Side of Performance

“In Working Ourselves to Death, Diane Fassel notes this shadow side: “Everywhere I go it seems people are killing themselves with work, busyness, rushing, caring, and rescuing… John O. Neikirk calls it ‘the pain others applaud’…. I call it the cleanest of all the addictions.  It is socially promoted because it is seemingly socially productive” …