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Everything Connects: How to Transform and Lead in the Age of Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability by Drake Baer, Faisal Hoque

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CHAPTER 2

MINDFUL EXPERIENCE, AUTHENTIC SELF

Your playing small doesn’t serve the world.

—Marianne Williamson1

 

 

The words we use to describe best practices tend to imply a long view: sustainable, ongoing, continual. Although it’s true that the best businesses grow over months, years, and decades, we can interact with the trajectory we’re creating in a given day, a given moment. When we take these two factors into account, the path we’ve chosen begins to emerge: we’re responsible for our long-term growth in each short-term situation.

What we need, then, is to skillfully and fully engage with both of these timelines. We need to have a long-term orientation and make it manifest every day. This is the work of instantiating a philosophy: the ...

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