Thinking Carefully about the Rest of our Lives

I had the opportunity to listen to a great TedxFutian 2018 Annual Conference Talk this week. The founder of XMind shared his insights about the relationship between what we do and what we choose to do with the rest of our lives. Here is the quote that really struck me as so insightful and powerful.

“Someone may argue that only old men can see through their lives, while young men see only profits in a short term. I definitely disagree with that. That’s because they haven’t been benefited. If we start up a business by means of doing it for the rest of our lives, if we make every decision by means of doing it for the rest of our lives, if we deal with every tiny little thing around us by means of doing it for the rest of our lives, we shall live in peace and freedom for the rest of our lives. Thank you. – Brian Sun, Founder and CEO of XMind, Ltd.

In our zeal to make a better business, make a great profit or simply “crush the competition”, I wonder if we lose track of what we are trying to accomplish in life.  It is in the words of this speaker, I see some great advice about thinking about the long term.  Maybe, just maybe, when we commit, focus and remember that what we set out do is for life, we can make the difference to those around us and to ourselves.

Take a few minutes and watch the talk.  It is very insightful.

You can read more on the talk at the XMind blog

And thank you,  Brain Sun, for a great life lesson.


Closing Down Facebook

I do like to explore and learn new things.

With that comes new opportunities and end of old adventures.

This is a short heads up to let you know I will be gone from Facebook effective Friday, April 27th.  

You can catch up and find me here at my blog or online at Twitter.

I wish everyone all the best on Facebook and your net adventures.



Project Management and Facilitation

Part 2 of a paper on project management and process facilitation is up on the ICA Associates Inc. blog.  Here is an interesting quote.

“Every project will have a moment of disagreement or a difference of opinion between the client, facilitator, and others, which can evolve into a dispute that must be resolved. Disputes can be resolved if the facilitator and the client establish a framework for identifying a shared definition of a dispute and ideas on a resolution process. Documenting the dispute resolution process can create a framework of trust and accountability before a dispute emerges.”

Click here to read the full article.