Category Archives: Choosing/Decision-Making

The environment: Little things matter but NOT because they add up

on September 13, 2017 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Leadership, Nature

The internet is filled with “10 tips to lower your carbon footprint” and “21 easy ways to help the environment.” Here’s a screen shot: There are too many pages of them to count. They aren’t working. Sure, some people might change a light bulb or two, but greenhouse gas levels aren’t decreasing, nor is pollution, nor resource depletion. The number one problem with “little tips” People say enough little things[…] Keep reading →

How little do you need?

on August 31, 2017 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Freedom, Perception

Freedom comes from needing less more than having more, in my experience. How little do you need? Can you decrease your needs? I wrote a friend, in response to something he said about needs: I’m sensitive to the word need, since I consider neediness one of the least attractive qualities people can have, so as much as I value sidchas, instead of saying you need to do the thing daily,[…] Keep reading →

Would you rather eat ice cream or exercise?

on August 28, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making

While the options below don’t have to be exclusive, in many cases people choose as if they are. Would you rather… Eat ice cream or exercise Watch TV or write Drive to the beach or pick up litter from your local park Only look at a man or woman you’re attracted to or approach him or her and introduce yourself Not try or risk failing Eat out or cook Take[…] Keep reading →

If I led in the environment and no one knew my name, what change I created would be my legacy?

on August 25, 2017 in Awareness, Choosing/Decision-Making, Leadership

Following up Dov Baron‘s questions from yesterday and the day before, the next and last question he recommend me answering was Question: If I led in the environment and no one knew my name, what change I created would be my legacy? My answer: My legacy would be that people will view changing their behavior to reduce their pollution, greenhouse emissions, resource depletion, and the like as joyful fun opportunities[…] Keep reading →

Zuckerberg and DiCaprio Take Heat for Flying Too Much

on July 27, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making,, Leadership

My Inc. post today, “Zuckerberg and DiCaprio Take Heat for Flying Too Much,” begins Zuckerberg and DiCaprio Take Heat for Flying Too Much There is no half-integrity. Do it all the way or it undermines your leadership. Mark Zuckerberg¬†announced¬†a few months ago his plan to visit every state to learn more about people who use Facebook–people who struggle to make ends meet or fall through the cracks. Leonardo DiCaprio was[…] Keep reading →

Minimalism is misnamed

on July 22, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making

Minimalism as a lifestyle seems popular. I consider the name backward. I avoid labels, but I think this one is nearly the opposite of what it describes—a lifestyle about maximizing, not minimizing. The term maximalism seems already taken by something irrelevant to what I describe below, so I may be too late, but I suggest considering changing it. The term¬†minimalism means different things to different people, but the following people[…] Keep reading →

Patagonia founder acting on his values, even at the company’s expense. Still works out.

on June 26, 2017 in Choosing/Decision-Making, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Nature

I rarely simply post someone else just talking, but my focus lately on motivating people to act on their values against comfort and convenience has resulted in such a desert that the video below was too refreshing not to share. No one I talk to considers avoiding one flight. No one who visits can stop bringing garbage. Yet this man keeps choosing actions that would appear to hurt his company,[…] Keep reading →