Entries by jon engels

Creativity Changes Everything

Creativity is the change that changes everything.   It’s not showing you what to see, but teaching you how to see. And once you know how to see, beauty emerges that was previously hidden in plain sight.   Creativity is process of expanding our consciousness. It suspends the anxiety caused by linear thinking temporarily and […]

Traveler vs. Tourist

Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer. However, if we become tourists in our travels we lose its richness. – Have the mindset of a traveler. Tourists exchange money for expectations.           Travelers exchange money for experiences. Tourists take pictures of attractions.           […]

Transforming Our Pain

Seek the courage to face adversity in ways that lessen rather than add to the suffering of the world – Social media is wonderful channel to express and share grief around those who are suffering the most. It is also a dangerous channel to vent anger and frustration and give hate a voice. – I […]

The path to becoming a champion

  Champions develop World Class habits long before they are champions. Amateurs are boastful. Champions are humble. Amateurs love to be comfortable. Champions are comfortable being uncomfortable. Amateurs compete. World class champions create. Amateurs practice when the feel like it. Champions practice every day…… especially when they don’t feel like it. * Success is not […]

What is your Ikigai?

Find your purpose. – Igikai is a phrase that the Okinawan community in Japan coined to define “purpose” in their lives. There is no single standardized answer. It is beautifully unique for every different person. Our personal Ikigai is our “identity” the deep reason or meaning behind, why we do – what we do. Once […]

Trust is the HOLY GRAIL for the new economy

(warning. This blog begins with an overarching business cliché) Seismic changes in consumer sentiment and behavior have altered the landscape for how customers purchase products or services. Consumers have grown increasingly brand agnostic given the amount of information and social, mobile technologies that we have at our disposal. (Duh)…..yeah but, then why has……? Almost everything […]