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Brian Whetten

The Meaning of Life

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.31.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Spirituality -- which is at the heart of all religion as well as the heart of all of life -- is about action more than belief. It's about courage more than comfort. And ultimately, it's about the practice of leaping and being caught.

Faith: The Practice of Leaping and Being Caught

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

It's taken me quite a while, but after enough Leaps of Faith, I've learned to trust that my spirit is much better at this game than my mind is, and that both are much wiser than my fears.

The Secret to Being a Leader During Times of Great Change

Brian Whetten | Posted 04.06.2016 | Business
Brian Whetten

Authentic Leaders focus on the purposes they support and the people they serve. This isn't to say that they're martyrs, that they're weak, or that they're never thinking of themselves. Authentic Leaders build strong relationships that work for everyone.

What All Those Secret Fears Really Mean About You

Brian Whetten | Posted 02.10.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Your comfort zone consists of all the things in life that you've already experienced and become okay living with on a daily basis. The skills you've mastered? Comfortable. The success you've achieved? Comfortable. The friends you've connected with? Comfortable. Anything new you want? Uncomfortable.

What It Really Takes to Get Ahead in Today's World

Brian Whetten | Posted 02.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

In this time of great change, innovation is no longer a luxury -- it's a requirement. Gone are the days where we could just learn a trade, get a stead...

How I Stopped My Fear Addiction

Brian Whetten | Posted 01.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

I invite you to turn this into a practice: love your fears, focus on the positive, take a leap, connect to some of the many things you have to be grateful for - and watch how your life changes as you do.

All Those Inner Voices: No, You're Not Crazy, You're Just Waking Up

Brian Whetten | Posted 01.13.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

"Faust complained about having two souls in his breast, but I harbor a whole crowd of them and they quarrel. It is like being in a republic." ~ Otto v...

Yes Yes Hell No! How to Develop Total Trust in Your Ability to Make Great Decisions

Brian Whetten | Posted 01.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

How do you make decisions? Do you know? It may be the single most important choice you make. It's the master decision which determines all the othe...

The Real Reason Why Big People Settle for Small Goals

Brian Whetten | Posted 10.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Have you ever turned down an exciting opportunity and played it safe instead? Have you ever made a decision out of anger and ended up hurting someone you love?

How to Eliminate Procrastination and Upgrade Your Fuel Source

Brian Whetten | Posted 09.24.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

So take yourself off the hook. Let go of your expectations. Decide on some honest, minimum standards -- what truly is enough? Take care of those needs. Then from that place, dare to dream.

The Real Reason You Procrastinate

Brian Whetten | Posted 09.08.2015 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Procrastination isn't a character flaw. It's the byproduct of an inner conflict: a part of us wants to do something and another part doesn't. And the most common reason for procrastination is that it's the unavoidable cost of using stress as your primary fuel source.

The Secret to Eliminating Your Insecurities and Increasing Your Self-Confidence

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

Insecurity is an emotional reaction that comes from our stored collection of fears and self-judgments. Self-confidence is a rational assessment that comes from our grounded assessment of competency in a given domain.

Companies That Care: How to Turn Customer Service Into a Compelling Competitive Advantage

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.05.2014 | Business
Brian Whetten

The true test of customer service is not what happens when things are going well. And it's not about meeting expectations. Those are just the ante to get in the game.

Are You Too Stressed for Success?

Brian Whetten | Posted 08.24.2013 | Business
Brian Whetten

Where stress can lead to success, overstress is one of the primary predictors of failure. And perversely, the more committed we are to creating results, the larger this danger becomes.

How Great Entrepreneurs Create Sustainable Success

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.12.2013 | Business
Brian Whetten

Ten years, 11 months and 21 days ago, I walked away from my entrepreneurial addiction. It had been quite the ride.

Social Responsibility: Why Should Companies Care?

Brian Whetten | Posted 02.17.2013 | Business
Brian Whetten

How can companies actually focus on anything more than just next quarter's results? We're not just talking about a PR campaign or a new mission statement. We're talking about a new way of doing business. We're talking about deep change.

How to Give Yourself a Raise (Without Your Boss Even Knowing)

Brian Whetten | Posted 08.18.2012 | Business
Brian Whetten

Do you want more from your work? Do you want more for your company? Then own your own engagement, learn how to give yourself a raise and teach others how to do the same.

Today, the People of Egypt Are Our Teachers

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Brian Whetten

For almost a decade, and with all the best intentions, we've been perpetrating great violence in the Middle East. We've given voice to our fears, and the costs have been high. But times are changing.

The Death of Dilbert: Why Your Children Will Need to Love Their Jobs

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

While the number of unskilled jobs and professional jobs have both been increasing, even in the face of this recession, the number of skilled, routine jobs -- the bread and butter work of the middle class -- is falling through the floor.

Goldman, Wall Street and Financial Terrorism

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

The most disturbing part of the Goldman lawsuit is that it confirms Goldman's reputation of doing whatever it takes to win, even if it damages their clients and society as a whole.

Can Business Be A Force For Good?

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

We've compartmentalized money and meaning. For-profits are supposed to make money, non-profits are supposed to make a difference. That has left many people feeling successful but unfulfilled.

The Core Problem in Business - It's Not What You Think

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

Study after study shows that the core problem in business is not a lack of cognitive intelligence. It's a lack of emotional intelligence.

The Death of Mass Marketing

Brian Whetten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Brian Whetten

Interruption based marketing is being replaced by permission based marketing. Indiscriminate advertising is being replaced by web of trust marketing.

What Does it Mean To Practice Conscious Capitalism?

Brian Whetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

When our conscious self is identified with our spiritual self, both economics and service are about abundance and love. It's what happens as we find our inner conflicts -- and learn to love them.

The Real Roots of the Financial Crisis

Brian Whetten | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brian Whetten

We've pointed a lot of fingers at a lot of targets, including bankers, regulators, and homeowners. But none of these explanations speak to the deeper roots of the crisis.