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I use this blog to collect and make available some of my articles, insights, and guidance for the top executives I coach. My clients can easily find my best advice on goal setting, running meetings, stress reduction, and other topics important to anyone running a business. You can even learn how–and why–to meditate. I have videos, instructions, posters, and research results on this blog and a podcast on iTunes.

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Use Your Whole Self

William James

Most people live … in a very restricted circle of their potential being. They make use of a very small portion of their possible consciousness, and of their soul’s resources in general, much like a man who, out of his whole bodily organism, should get into a habit of using only his little finger.

–William James, 1842-1910
Varieties of Religious Experience

Twitter Log XVIII

TwitterI use Twitter to share brief messages, not more than two per day. You can have them delivered to your cell phone by text message (SMS) or view them when you visit your free Twitter web page. Create a Twitter account and “follow” TonyMayo.

Here are my recent tweets (messages):

You can’t control the wind so learn to control your sails.

When a thing is new people say, “It is not true.” When a thing seems to be true people say, “It is not new.” William James

I’ve done things on Monday and Tuesday, made progress on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. I have completed tasks on Saturday and Sunday, but I’ve never accomplished anything on “someday.” See Goal Setting on this blog.

Failure lies not in needing help but in failing to accept help when needed. Tony Mayo

Impossible to modify your immutable past. Just mute it and move on. Tony Mayo

Prior tweets are here, at Twitter Logs.

I have been posting fewer and fewer tweets because they have been producing fewer and fewer responses. Has Twitter jumped the shark?


©2010 Tony Mayo

The Holotropic Mind

Stanislav Grof

I recommend The Holotropic Mind to two audiences: the scientifically minded willing to follow solid research wherever it goes and the New Age enthusiast willing to explore a radical theory which seeks to explain a wide range of occult phenomenon, from pre-birth memories to ESP to life-after-death.

Dr. Grof is skilled psychiatrist and researcher with solid academic credentials in the US and Europe. He was one of the first to experiment with (more…)

O, Pioneers!


See it at Amazon.comWhen a thing is new, people say, It is not true. Later, when its truth becomes obvious, they say, It’s not important. Finally, when its importance cannot be denied, they say, Anyway, it’s not new.

William James

This is widely attributed to William James, but I can not find it. If you have a specific citation, please, put it in the comments.