Why Democrats Lose

The reason that the Democrats have become experts at losing the Presidency is that the Republicans have become experts at the dirty win. Or so the mythology goes. This idea gained traction with the smear campaign run against Michael Dukakis in 1988, when the patrician George Bush played the part of Pontius Pilate, washing his hands while Willie Horton’s face was plastered

Dreams Do Come True

Today upon waking from my bed
my head arose from my pillow
remembering the dream of dreams.

The dream so bright, so clear
sun gleams in from the east
sharing with me the dream
that begins today.

Lightening any burden of the day
carry me through on wings of gold.
The abundance of this day foretold
in dreams asleep and now awake.

The heart leaps for joy.
Guiding the way through this dream
and today every wish comes true.

Market Turmoil to Shift Business Focus from “Pestering” to “Attracting” Clients

Below is an email I recently sent to a group of inspired entrepreneurs in Washington D.C., organized by Klia Bassing of www.VisitYourself.net.I feel this note could help others see a new perspective on what’sgoing on with these financial and economic earthquakes. As painful asthey are now, they’re helping us in an important transition inbusiness, from a "pushing/pestering" energy to a "attracting" energy. Even if you don’t understand exactly whatI mean by this, I’ll bet that idea or those words resonate for you.This isn’t an overnight change, and it will take more years to fullyrealize. Meanwhile, the harder people and organizations hold onto the’prior’ way of doing business, the more painful it will be for them andtheir communities…

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Hi Seedbed’rs!

I hope everyone is weathering both the literal storms and financialmarket storms. The financial market problems are one symptom of amassive change in how business works, from one of promotion (driven bya hunger for money and prestige), to one of attraction and receiving(driven by a desire for enjoyment and inspiration). This will be, itis, a very painful shift for many people and entire organizations.

I’m sharing here a v1.0 handout I created recently. The intention of thehandout, and the idea of "unique genius", is to help you or anyonereflect on what kind of dream business you would create for yourselves.Once you have a vision of it…you can begin to make it! Even if itmight take years…better to start now than later :)

Download the Unique Genius Handout – 090308

Here is one other exercise around pausing to reflect on "what do I really want for myself?"

All the best,

Aaron Ross

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Holy Semantics for a Chinese Christian

Growing up near Pasadena, CA, back in the sixties, I witnessed the “invasion” of “weirdos” from the East: Hare Krishnas, TM, and all those other “cults.” (Disclaimer: I’m now basically a Buddhist universalist; my wife is a Vaishnava in a tradition near ISKCON; please don’t flame me; I’m just telling you how I felt back then!)