The Lazy Guru: A Half-American Scot Who Lives in England
- Stress can be created in any moment
- The moment where all stress dissipates, where there are no problems/pressures…. never ever arrives
- Life is going to continue to be complex, difficult and unpredictable so you might as well just relax right now
- As some point, the ‘balance’ achieved during meditation has to become a continuous state
- This is as much about enjoyment of stress as it is avoiding stress
- Stress does not ever go away, you just have to learn to manage it
- Everyone has a Survival mechanism that has 2 states:
- A hyper-engaged state/hyper alpha state of fighting stress
- An “in-denial” state
- Often when we are selling something, we feel that we have to ‘push’ something
- ‘Push’ ourselves
- “Push’ our product
- BUT THAT IS THE OPPOSITE OF AN Effective SALES TECHNIQUE
- We often do things that we think we need to do because we have been told that that is a good thing to do
- When you are really into something and can add value you to it, the money will follow
- Do not focus on your agenda in a conversation, just let the conversation go where it is going to go.
- Let go of your expectations in a conversation
The Heart of the Lazy Guru – Making Space
- People who are genuinely creative have a whole bunch of practices that people who uncreative people can benefit from massively
- Creating space for something magical to happen is something that we all need to do
- Creativity and spirit is essential for an entrepreneur
- Making space is the discipline of carving out little spaces of time, daily, to do nothing
- Most of us have a bunch of mind talk that gets in the way – it is chock full of concern and anxieties
- Try to listen to them, not talk to them
- Things will happen to you naturally in a way that will surprise you
@thelazyguru Laurence Shorter
Show notes: Production Assistant – Anna Nygren http://www.annavnygren.com/
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