Sunlight and Your Health: An EnLIGHTening Perspective – YouTube

This is a very interesting video that discusses how our phobia of ultraviolet exposure is leading to a host of other health issues.

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Was the win a real win? Run your sales engine like a business! | White Forest Partners

 

Was the win a real win? Run your sales engine like a business! | White Forest Partners.

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Some Great Books and a Return to Posting

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I haven’t posted here for a while as I reached a critical moment with White Forest and its first year that required me to spend a great deal of time business building. I am now going to pick up writing again.

I did find time in the evening to do some reading. Here are couple of books that I read that you might be interested in:

Gorilla Mindset, by Mike Cernovich. This a great no nonsense approach to improving your life from business, to health and to relationships. Mike has a great web presence at dangerandplay.com ; he does podcasts and has a youtube presence. If you are sensitive to political correctness be warned, Mike’s messages sometimes trespass those current cultural boundaries.

But therein lies one of his secrets, the absence of what he calls a slave mentality. Slave to others, in finances, from your own programming and in your thinking.

You don’t have to agree with him culturally or politically to reap huge benefit from his tools for shifting your mindset. Mike talks about vision-to focus-to in the moment. In other words, do you have a vision of what you want or want to be, do you routinely focus on that vision and finally are you in the moment in terms of your actions. Do your actions reflect that focus on that vision.

In another vein I recently read Spain: The Center of the World 1519-1682, by Robert Goodwin. It is a fascinating panorama of the Spanish empires’ rise, golden years and decline. It is very readable and covers politics, culture, art and literature in a very interesting way. It connects the mindset of the people and those cultural expressions.  I gained a great insight into the intricacies of Cervantes, Garcilaso, de la Vega,  El Greco and many others.  A great primer on the Hapsburg dynasty as well.

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Clorox Inception

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Cool post from Richard Primm. Made me laugh and ponder. Don Draper would be proud.

Clorox Inception.

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White Forest Partners Updates Marketing Presence | White Forest Partners

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White Forest Partners Oracle practice growth accelerating.

White Forest Partners Updates Marketing Presence | White Forest Partners.

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Extroverts’ Qualities-For Introverts Too! | David deBoisblanc | LinkedIn

American actor Cary Grant (1904 - 1986) who starred in several Hitchcock films.  (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

American actor Cary Grant (1904 – 1986) who starred in several Hitchcock films. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Extroverts’ Qualities-For Introverts Too! | David deBoisblanc | LinkedIn.

Introvert’s can learn extrovert qualities to round out there natural strengths for more success.

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Introverts-Why I like being around them

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Those of you who know me personally know that I am anything but an introvert. I am archetype extrovert, to a fault. Yes, I a mean “a fault” literally. My extroversion sometimes gets carried away and to my hurt.

While I wouldn’t trade the core of my personality, I have strived to put in place some attributes that I admire in introverts. Throughout my career, some of my most productive collaborations and partnerships have been with introverts. While introverts can carry the attributes of that basic constitution to a fault that is not productive, there are also strengths.

Observation-Introverts are content to sit back and observe interactions and situations. They are not encumbered by thinking of what they are going to say but can observe with more attentiveness. This also manifests itself in patience that allows them to watch things play out before reaching a conclusion. As a result they often see situations with clarity.

Discretion-Because they are reluctant to speak and emote, introverts are naturally more discreet. Their motives, thoughts and desires are more mysterious. Secrets are better guarded. There is power in discretion.

Conciseness-Economy of speech renders more attention to when they do speak. Additionally, there tends to be more brevity and clarity in what is said.

Caution-This has saved me much grief. My partnerships with introverts has enhanced my success by adding caution to my enthusiasm. While my bold and aggressive actions have inspired introverts to action, their caution has acted as a great counterbalance to my potential impulsiveness.

While the above attributes do not come naturally to me, I make constant and conscious effort to add them to my life.

Both extroverts and introverts should evaluate the attributes of the other type and purposely work to incorporate the strengths that do not come naturally. More importantly, each should strive to build working relationships with the other type, even if they drive you crazy sometimes, to capitalize on your combined strengths.

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