Our Inner Peace

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I’ve lost my owner. How will she/he make it through the day without me?

When I was very young I used to steal my mom’s silk slips and carry them around with me, pressed against my cheek while I sucked my thumb. Needless to say, my mother didn’t find this amusing when she had friends over.

I felt solace in the material. It was soothing. A layer of protection from anything that frightened me or caused me stress.

I have a friend who carries a beautiful set of amber worry beads, and another who carries a silver dollar from his father, so worn from being caressed as to have no recognizable coin features. Each of these items soothe the souls of my friends.

I spent my early career in a state of frenzied activity, feeling stress at times so severe that I thought I was having a heart attack in my early 30’s.

Meditation now is my silk slip, and my friends have found their solace in another form of self-soothing. Is it any correlation that we are all older and perhaps somewhat wiser?

I found this toy, lost and lonely, while on a walk. Does the child miss it? Long for it? Need it?

As we grow we walk away from childish things. But who defines this?

Professional life is tough, and takes a toll. Unless we armor ourselves with ways to achieve inner peace.

About the author, Michael

I am an executive leader, sales trainer, and author, with over 25 years of experience delivering motivational speeches and training sessions to audiences worldwide. I have a unique range of experience, from my beginnings as a Catholic school teacher to managing hundreds of people and hundreds of millions of dollars as Vice President of US Sales for two global medical device companies.

In 2016, I published my first book, Tell Me More, to share my leadership mantra. Through a strategy of active listening and observational questioning, we become better leaders, better sales people, and we can deliver on phenomenal customer experiences. Through this podcast, we’ll see how the Tell Me More process is at work in the business world today.

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