The Kingpin Belief

Posted on March 22nd, by Albert in Beliefs, Expectation, Flow, Income. 1 Comment

I was recently invited to have lunch with a friend of mine so he could bounce a few business strategy ideas off of me. We discussed at length various ways to cut costs, increase revenues, and simplify the systems he’s currently using. A good two hours deep into the discussion, after having a complete strategy and plan worked out, he says to me, “You know Albert, I really believe that this business could make at least $100,000 a year or more if I implement everything we talked about and do the things I need to do but,” (insert dramatic music here) “in the back of mind there’s always this thought that haunts me, that I really don’t deserve all of this money.”

STOP. HOLD THE PRESSES. (insert record needle scratching sound here)
I was stunned and replied, “As long as you feel that way, that … Read More »

It’s All In How You See It

Posted on September 23rd, by Albert in Accept, Choice, Effort, Flow, Problems. No Comments

“Of all the virtues we can learn no trait is more useful, more essential for survival, and more likely to improve the quality of life than the ability to transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge.”  from “Flow” by   MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI

Don’t Hold Your Breath

Posted on September 6th, by Albert in Flow, Giving, Money, Worry. No Comments

Think about money the same way you think about breathing. You don’t worry about your next breath, you just breathe in and out, you let it flow, there’s always enough. You can’t hoard the air, try to hang on to it, or hold your breath and not let any out. Money is simply life energy, let it circulate, let it flow, you’ve always managed to have enough, just relax and take a deep breath. When you finally take your very last breath, you’ll no longer have a need for money either. – Albert

Diagnose the Roots of Unhappiness First

Posted on August 12th, by Albert in Accept, Clarity, Desire, Ease, Effort, Flow, Happiness, Honesty, Meditation, Wanting. No Comments

The root of my unhappiness lies in my competitiveness and desire to be number one at something and have it recognized by outsiders. The root of my frustration lies in never finding this thing that my natural talents were so perfectly suited for that I could easily be number one without effort. The root of my delusion lies in believing that my passion for this thing would ignite my motivation and overcome my laziness. The root of my happiness lies in the fact that none of it was ever necessary. – Albert from a meditation on Unhappiness

“A real education will not teach you to be the first. It will tell you to enjoy whatever you are doing, not for the result, but for the act itself. Just like a painter or a dancer or a musician…

You can paint in two … Read More »

Que Sera Sera

Posted on April 22nd, by Albert in Accept, Clarity, Flow, Honesty, Wanting. No Comments

The only time we suffer is when we believe a thought that argues with what is. When the mind is perfectly clear, what is is what we want.”

~ Byron Katie from Loving What Is