Cultivating genius: “If you’re a contrarian thinker, then you’re on the path to genius.”​ ~Yale professor Craig Wright


This post is in response to Yale professor Craig Wright’s article. Which, can be fournd here:

I was just on a call with my career coach talking about the down-side of group-think.

Since I was a child, I have often questioned the group-think, conventional wisdom, mind-sets of the masses.

Growing up, the group-think message from peers, teachers, adults, neighbors, colleagues was, “you’ll never rise above,” “you can’t overcome that situation, accept it,” “you can’t do anything to change that,” “you’ll never leave here,” “”you always have difficulty,” “sit down, and shut up!”

One day, I decided to push back against the group-think because my heart was telling me what was true. Guess what, I found out they were wrong, and in that moment my life changed forever. No looking back.

Being a technologist and innovator, thinking differently is my secret sauce. I have lived well off of fearlessly exploring solutions that few would consider. Going where few have gone before.

Fastforward to today, there is a hyper-vigilence almost a hysteria to fall in line, be part of the modern group-think. Or face being ostracized from society. Even scientists, doctors, nurses, etc are being asked to do so.

Still we are reminded in this article of why our country is responsible for so many inventions and innovations. These breakthroughs do not come from group-think.

#groupthink #leadership #genius

Mindful Thought Leaders 2021

October 05, 2020 14:30 ET Source:  Mindful Media

Ontario, Canada, Oct. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — 

Mindful Media Announces 20 Mindful Thought Leaders Guiding Us Into A Better 2021

Mindfulness is defined as “the quality of being present and fully engaged with whatever we’re doing at the moment – free from distraction or judgment, and aware of our thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in them.” Though this definition is clear to understand, it is much harder for many to put into practice. Mindfulness requires moment-to-moment awareness, which is the product of training, meditation, and consciousness. Suffice to say, mindfulness is seldom achieved without internal reflection guided by external assistance. This realization has led to an immense boom in the coaching and mentoring industry in recent years, as individuals struggle to achieve mindfulness individually and seek the help of experts to guide them there. 

In the U.S. alone, the coaching industry is estimated to be valued at $2 billion, with studies showing that executives and entrepreneurs who use a coach see their net income increase by an average of 46%. Financial gain aside, coaching and mentoring as offered by mindful thought leaders is known to increase a sense of purpose through personal and professional fulfillment. The decision to employ professional assistance in the journey to obtaining mindfulness is a no brainer, and the benefits are seemingly endless. The challenge, however, is finding the right mindfulness leader, which is why we’ve curated this list of 20 mindful thought leaders offering a diverse array of services to help guide us into a better 2021. 

Starting with Dr. Joe Dispenza . . . . .