Bill Jensen is a returning guest to Inside Personal Growth. This time he joins me to discuss a book he published sometime ago called The Simplicity Survival Handbook. Simplicity is something that we all need a bit more of in our lives. We have become more inundated with complexity in our world as a result of the speed of transmission of information, and the devices that keep us tethered every minute. We are spending more time on email, distracted by social media not to mention that the devices are “always on” which leads to us being so distracted that we are not paying attention to our most important relationship–our family.
Simplicity is the power to do less (of what does not matter), simplicity is the power to do more (of what does matter), states Jensen. Bill guides the reader on how to reduce email clutter, write shorter emails, go to fewer meetings, how to quickly communicate with anyone more effectively, how to leave shorter voicemails and much more.
If you are like most technology workers your day is filled with emails, voicemails, texts, meetings and attempting to put out fires and solve problems. Now this is what you are probably paid to do, but what if you could shift some of those activities to more productive and creative endeavors? Imagine the value you would bring to your organization, and how much better you would feel everyday.
I encourage you to listen to and implement some of the thirty-two techniques that Bill Jensen writes about in his book “The Simplicity Survival Handbook“. You can learn more about Bill Jensen by clicking here to be directed to his website. You can also watch a presentation on the Future of Work Bill did in 2015 by clicking here.
I first met Richard Barrett about 15 years ago at a workshop that he was conducting in San Francisco. I was intrigued to attend the workshop, for the topic was about “Liberating the Corporate Soul“. Richard and I have maintained our friendship since our first meeting, and I have followed his evolution and the numerous books he has written over the years since our meeting.
In our interview for this podcast we are focusing on his newly released book entitled ” A New Psychology of Human Wellbeing–An Exploration of the Influences of Ego-Soul Dynamics on Mental and Physical Health.” Richard did a tremendous amount of research to write this book, but the content is well presented and is very useful in understanding the dynamics of our soul and ego.
Richard references the four dimensions of our souls energetic awareness. They are body, mind, science and psychology. “Your soul is a field of conscious awareness that identifies with your energy field. Is is who you are. You don’t have a soul, you are a soul. Your soul and the soul of every other human being is an individuated aspect of the universal energy field from which everything in our physical world arises, states Richard”. Richard was inspired to write this book as a result of reading “Toward a Psychology of Being” by Abraham Maslow.
I hope you enjoy this wonderful interview with author Richard Barrett who is filled with depth, insight and a wonderful grasp about how our ego and soul compete for our desire to become the aware, conscious and alive individuals we are entitled to become.
If you want to learn more about Richard Barrett you can click here to be directed to his website, or click here to be directed to his Facebook page.
There is no doubt that the emotional clutter that we hang on to takes it’s toll on us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I recently interviewed Donald Altman the author of a new book entitled ” Clearing Emotional Clutter-Mindfulness Practices for Letting Go of What’s Blocking Your Fulfillment and Transformation, and we discussed how emotional clutter affects or habits and behaviors negatively.
Donald presents mindfulness practices that are designed to allow us to clear the clutter by managing our brains which he asserts everyone of us can do. He calls it a mindful lifestyle reboot which is centered around six clutter clearing skills which are assessed through the acronym PAIR UP: Present Moment Participation, Attuned Acceptance, Intentionality, Reflection, Understanding of Suffering and Purposeful Partnership.
Donald show the readers throughout the book how to use these skills to become more centered and to live in the moment. If you would like to dissolve your personal emotional clutter and live a life that is more fulfilled and purposeful then you just might want to pay attention to what Donald is prescribing in “Clearing Emotional Clutter“.
To connect with the author or find out more about the book please click here to be directed to the author’s website. I hope you enjoy this interview with author Donald Altman about Emotional Clutter.
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