Zen Benefiel Chat Snippet #12 – Denying Our Burdens Causes Our Deaths

And here we come to the last Zen Benefiel Chat snippets.

Sigh.

As always, many thanks to Zen Benefiel for having me take part in his One World in a New World series.

I’m sharing some snippets from the full conversation (you can find it on Youtube) every few days. Previous snippets are:

In the meantime, please enjoy Denying Our Burdens Causes Our Deaths.

 
AND!!!
I’ll give an autographed copy of The Augmented Man to the first five people who comment on the chat (with extra points if you can find my flubs).

The Change Zone Test Chat Snippet #6 – Alarm Clocks

My blessings continue and especially today because I’m guesting on The Change Zone thanks to Susan Sneath and Gail McDonald!

Prior to today’s show, we spent about an hour and a half chatting to get to know each other and I suggested snippets from the chat would make good promo fodder for the full show.

Previous segments include:

In the meantime, please enjoy Alarm Clocks.

Enjoy!

 
You can see the real conversation (this snippet was from a preliminary gathering) on YouTube.

That Th!nk You Do Chapter X+2 – Get a Good Mad Going – It Might Be Good For You

You’re about to enter a meeting and you’ve been warned you’re going to be challenged…a lot.
Is it better

  • to seek a quiet place, to calm yourself, to find your
    center and go into the meeting relaxed or
  • to focus on the idea of being challenged, being put on
    the spot, possibly being singled out in front of your
    peers?

Based on studies performed in Boston and elsewhere, it’s better to enter confrontational situations a little hot under the collar.

Just so we’re clear on things, I’m not suggesting you go in armed for bear and looking to take no prisoners, nothing of the sort.

That offered, chances are you’ll come out of the meeting or situation better if you go in with your blood up. The reasons are (evolutionary-wise) simple. Knowing a confrontation or some unpleasantness will take place gives your mind and body and evolutionary advantage, the “fight” aspect of what use to be called the flight-or-fight response. Just knowing a challenge is looming causes changes to your body chemistry, especially your neural chemistry. You go from prey to predator mode, essentially, and your body adjusts itself without your realizing it’s doing so. Your movements, your voice, your expressions, even your irises start giving off “Keep your distance, bucko!” signals that other people, equally without realizing it, pick up and respond to.

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Zen Benefiel Chat Snippet #11 – Smart Monkeys on a Flying Rock Going Around a Nuclear Reactor

Many thanks to Zen Benefiel for having me take part in his One World in a New World series.

I’m sharing some snippets from the full conversation (you can find it on Youtube) every few days. Previous snippets are:

In the meantime, please enjoy Smart Monkeys on a Flying Rock Going Around a Nuclear Reactor.

 
AND!!!
I’ll give an autographed copy of The Augmented Man to the first five people who comment on the chat (with extra points if you can find my flubs).

Get a Good Mad Going – It Might Be Good For You now on BizCatalyst360

Dennis Pitocco and BizCatalyst360 published Get a Good Mad Going – It Might Be Good For You, one of the chapters in my soon-to-be-released non-fiction The Th!nk You Do.

 

You’re about to enter a meeting and you’ve been warned you’re going to be challenged…a lot.
Is it better…

  • to seek a quiet place, to calm yourself, to find your center and go into the meeting relaxed or
  • to focus on the idea of being challenged, being put on the spot, possibly being singled out in front of your peers?


Let me know what you think.

Enjoy!