There aren’t many books that get to the heart of authenticity quickly, but Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken does exactly that. The author Mike Robbins declares that he ‘teaches people how to infuse their lives and businesses with authenticity and appreciation,’ so for that reason alone I had to check out his work. His straight to the point no nonsense (authentic!?) style presents the case for authenticity as well as describing why we can find it so challenging –
This is one of my favourite maps of all time. Simple to understand and apply. Yet it can bring a level of complexity and stretch beyond your imagination. In the context of culture change I describe the following three areas in this short video (3:54).
Form – what do you need to create in order to engender the intended culture?
Transform – now we need to kick on and change what your have already changed.
Formless – aspects of the culture need to
I have watched the film Apocalypse Now many a time. On a recent re-watch the words of the character Willard played by Martin Sheen helped me understand why I have brought such a personal narrative to my first book…
“There is no way to tell his story without telling my own. And if his story really is a confession, then so is mine”
In order to be authentic we have to tell stories, sometimes these can be of a very personal nature. Showing our
You catch yourself daydreaming, you start thinking about friend whom you haven’t been in touch with for a while. The next thing you know within a matter of hours or days that friend contacts you. Our of the blue? Romantically yes. Scientifically no. What you have just experienced is the law of attraction. To be more precise (and in scientific terms) this is the theory of entanglement.
This is somewhat a mind blowing theory, however, my short video (5:27) takes this