Your most important question?
Socrates—Know Thyself [First]
Socrates is my best of the best of the best coaches I have.
For a long, long, long time—O.K. Always.
He’s a tough cookie—I would say: The toughest cookie.
Really tough. Not easy to get rid of.
Very demanding. Always asking for more.
Sometimes, he seems too much; even a bit pushy, a lot too much.
Then, he seems O.K., in a friendly, caring way.
Not all the time but…
He suggest to be curious, creative, and imaginative.
To get a better health.
To become more alive—alight—aflame.
To be more efficient.
To tell the truth—always the truth—no excuses.
To have great and better friends—better than you are?
To discover a better reason to live, serve, and help those around us.
To care enough about ourselves and realize how valuable our life is, our health is.
To pamper ourselves, to celebrate our success, achievements, and goals.
He cared a lot about why we should increase our inner development.
To think for ourselves, speak the truth, and criticize authorities.
To help and love men, women, children, animals, and Mother Earth around us.
He called himself a gadfly.
Always iritating, provoking a deeper search, to analyse, and better understand ideas, problems, or dilemnas.
His tools are questions. More questions. Even more questions.
His way toward the truth was to ask the right questions.
Always pushing further with dialogues.
Great and deep conversations.
To become a mentor—a supporter—someone who cares, who understands, who can put himself in the other’s shoes.
To help yourself and them grow.
To get back to basics and go for the essentials, the survival ones.
To search for alternatives or better choices. To be savvy.
To be a lifelong learner.
To look for beauty, courage, sincerity, challenges, and enjoy a full life.
To laugh a lot. And often. Like kids—300 to 400 times a day.
Not twice a week as I’ve seen too many times with some adults—it’s deadly.
So, keep asking yourself how, who, why, what, where, when, and which?
Until you have a satisfactory answer… for now.
The more answers you get, the more questions you’ll want to ask.
So, please, follow Socrates’ way.
By the way, you can expect that, as your coach, I’ll also be another gadfly.
You always have 12 choices.
No more, no less
My logo, this two-dimensional graphic is my rendition of the twelve, and only twelve natural directions, inbound and outbound, macro to micro, from the center of Richard Buckminster Fuller’s Vector Equilibrium. The way Nature always works to save energy.
My long-time super hero also called it an Heptaparellohedron (cuboctahedron).
An extension of the fundamental tetrahedron structure.
This is the only geometry in full equilibrium in all vector possibilities.
Twelve vectors coming together to produce singularity.
To produce perfect stillness, perfect equilibrium.
Its center is a vector which curls onto itself to infinity—the yellow dot.
The only twelve ways. The only twelve approaches, or directions, to move, act, or think in our universe.
See this next video. For its beautiful 3D viewing, enjoy it, full screen. Abstracted from Nassim’s Cognos 2010 Conference: The Isotropic Vector Matrix by Nassim Haramein of The Resonance Science Foundation, which I encourage you to join.
Now, you see that you have only twelve possible vectors in nature.
So, don’t limit yourself.
Enjoy and explore all twelve possible choices. One at a time.
You’ll become stronger. Savvier, more flexible, tougher, and more resilient.
It will help you grow at a much faster speed and intensity.
Go where you had no idea you could travel to. Go the impossible way. Just do it. Have a nice trip.
Go for twelve. Don’t quit. Try a new angle. And let’s see what happens.
Go for it. I’m with you—in your corner.
“Good things happen when we ask ourselves what we need to create, preserve, eliminate, and accept—a test I suspect few of us ever self-administer. Discovering what really matters is a gift, not a burden. Accept it and see.”
American leadership coach and author
“The winners of tomorrow will deal proactively with chaos, will look at the chaos per se as the source of market advantages, not as a problem to be got around.”
Tom Peters III
on business management practices
“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
“What usually happens in the educational process is that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature they have lost their innate capabilities.”
Richard Buckminster Fuller
American architect, system theorist, author, designer, inventor, and futurist
“We don’t learn much when everything goes right. We learn the most when things go wrong.”
“The best ideas are the honest ones. Ones born out of personal experiences. Ones that originated to help a few and ended up helping many.”
“Very few people or companies can clearly articulate WHY they do WHAT they do. By WHY, I mean your purpose, cause, or belief—WHY does your company exist? WHY do you get out of bed every morning? And WHY should anyone care?”
British-American author, motivational speaker and organizational consultant
“Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are. Successful people are not superhuman. Success does not require a super-intellect. Nor is there anything mystical about success. And success isn’t based on luck. Successful people are just ordinary folks who have developed belief in themselves and what they do. Never—yes, never—sell yourself short.”
David J. Schwartz
American motivational writer and coach
“‘Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!’ It seems to me that there is nothing which would stimulate a man’s sense of responsibleness more than this maxim, which invites him to imagine first that the present is past and, second, that the past may yet be changed and amended.”
“The last of the human freedoms is to chose one’s attitudes.”
“To live is to suffer, to survive is to find meaning in that suffering.”
Victor E. Frankl
Austrian neurologist and psychiatrist