How To Build A Culture Of Respect

I was having tea with our staff and the topic of culture came up. We realized that for good culture to flourish, there are a few key fundamental values; the biggest of which is the value of Respect. Culture flows everywhere in an organization and the hallmarks of a positive culture are a cohesive team…

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Love Doesn’t Matter

Love is BS. It’s marketing hype driven by chocolate and greeting card companies. Love today is mostly buying stuff to give to people to supposedly make them feel good. Or passionate. Or kind. Or sexy. Blah. Now Attention on the other hand is something that can’t be bought. Give someone your fully present, 100% aware,…

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2 Secrets to Brewing Better Tea

The best tasting water comes directly from a remote hole in the ground. Fresh from the earth.

People often ask “How do I brew tea?”

To answer that, let’s first answer the question “Why should I brew tea?”

The simple act of brewing, and sipping tea is a training ground for living better. The ability to focus on doing just one thing at a time, to be present, and to embrace and enjoy the basic actions of boiling water, steeping leaves and paying attention to the taste and aroma are valuable skills to living more effectively and fully. After all, if you can boil, steep, and sip tea fully aware, then you can take that same skill and apply it to writing a report, playing with kids, and hanging out with friends. If you can’t be present and aware with tea, then you probably aren’t as effective when doing work, or as loving when with your partner, or as fun when with friends.

Why brew tea? Brew tea to practice being focused and present. Focus and presence are keys to fulfillment and connection and delivering results.

How do you brew tea? It’s really simple.

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