The rate of change continues to increase, and at such a pace that many of us are beginning to feel left behind. Sure, many new concepts, technologies and innovations become passing trends or fads, so one would think, why bother? But some don’t. The ones that make it, like word processing and spreadsheet software or web browsers or mobile apps, end up changing everything. The blockchain is one of the ones that is destined to endure. If you intend to remain purposeful, and to contribute meaning, value and service, then it’s imperative that you become acquainted with this new way of thinking and computing. Decentralization, blockchains and crypto are here to stay and they will change the world as we know it.
When it comes to innovation, there are two distinguishing features of innovative "masterminds". First, these high performance innovation experts recognize great ideas effectively and accept that they can and should come from anywhere and anyone, and second, they are continuously developing ideas to produce a stronger flow of innovations than everyone else.
In Buddhist theory, there are four mental attitudes – aka “divine abodes or states of mind” – which provide an ideal way of conducting ourselves with others. They are considered to be paths toward inner peace, a way to heal wounds suffered in the struggle of daily existence, and a path to “mindfulness” in action. Mindfulness is the practice of maintaining a nonjudgmental state of heightened or complete awareness of one's thoughts, emotions, or experiences on a moment-to-moment basis. And for us personally, we’ve found that they also comprise an excellent way to manage a scrum team!
A bucket list is meant to be a list of everything you want to achieve, do, see, feel and experience in your life. If you don’t have a bucket list, start one. It's a process that can help you gain clarity and focus on what you want from your life, what holds meaning.
Most people who think that they don't have the time to develop a bucket list will eventually feel a little stuck in the grind of life. When you develop a bucket list it naturally clarifies what is important and helps to create a sense of purpose. Also, it gives you something to share with your significant other so you two can support each other in your life goals. I've found that as I achieve items on my bucket it provides a sense of balance in life.
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