Michael de Groot

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The LinkedIn InMail Kit | LinkedIn Sales Solutions

Effective sales prospecting requires communicating in a way that gets noticed. Your prospect's email inbox is likely flooded with messages, many …


Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff relies on the same Zen Buddhist concept that propelled Steve Jobs to success

Benioff calls this approach to business "beginner's mind." It's a concept from Zen Buddhism, and it describes constantly seeing the world anew, as if you didn't know anything about it.<p>The Forbes profile is hardly the first time Benioff has spoken about his beginner's mind. Earlier in 2016, for …

Bad News -- You Have Cancer

A doctor once took a sample of my blood and came back to me with a long face. He said he was bringing bad news; he was very sorry, but I had cancer. Bad news? I couldn't help laughing. When I looked at him, I saw that he was quite taken aback. Not everyone understands this kind of laughter. Later, …

It Only Takes One to Have a Happy Marriage

Defense is the first act of war. When people used to say, "Katie, you don't listen," I would immediately bristle and respond, "Of course I listen! How dare you say that! Who do you think you are? I listen!" I didn't realize that I was the one making war by defending myself. And I was the one who …

What We Can Learn About True Freedom From Ex-Convicts, Special Ops Vets and Byron Katie

"Sweetie, you're not getting this. I could be like Hannibal Lector and bite a nose off a face. I could have my guys kill for me, but I liked it to be up close and personal. I killed pimps, cho mo's [Child molesters], dealers...the cops would actually thank me, give me back my weapons, and say have …

A World Out of Control

How do we respond to a world that seems out of control? The world seems that way because it is out of control -- the sun rises whether we want it to or not, the toaster breaks, someone cuts you off on your way to work. We've never had control. We have the illusion of control when things go the way …

Not Seeking Approval

The Master can't seek fulfillment. She's already filled to the brim; there isn't room for a drop more. When you have what you want -- when you are what you want -- there's no impulse to seek anything outside yourself. Seeking is the movement away from the awareness that your life is already …

Wise Women: On Depression

With Thanksgiving just behind us, we are fully immersed in the holiday season. Messages of gratitude, togetherness and family are in abundance. While they outwardly communicate positive themes, they can be overwhelming for some as much as it is joyous for others.<p>The truth is that the holiday season …

‪He Destroys My Self-Esteem—The Work of Byron Katie‬‬‬‬ ®


Byron Katie explains a post: "Your partner's flaws are your own, because you're projecting them." ®


He Won't Forget the Past—The Work of Byron Katie ®


She Doesn't Like Me—The Work of Byron Katie ®


My Mother Shamed Me—The Work of Byron Katie ®

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My Daughter Won't Forgive Me—The Work of Byron Katie ®


I Need a Boyfriend—The Work of Byron Katie ®


Guilt, Money, Physical Limitations, and Shut-Down Feelings—The Work of Byron Katie ®


He Criticizes Me—The Work of Byron Katie®


Video Games and Violence—The Work of Byron Katie ®


I Could Have Done It Differently—The Work of Byron Katie®


Wisdom 2.0 Highlight - How Self Inquiry Can Transform the Way We Live and Work with Byron Katie


How Do I Know When to Leave?—The Work of Byron Katie®


I Want Mom to Be Happy—The Work of Byron Katie ®

My Son is Selfish—The Work of Byron Katie ®


I'm Unprepared for the Semester—The Work of Byron Katie ®


He Read My Journals—The Work of Byron Katie ®


He Gave Up on Me—The Work of Byron Katie®


A Kinder World—Jannecke Øinæs Interviews Byron Katie ®


My Mother Needs a Dog—The Work of Byron Katie ®


Positive Thinking and the Bathroom Mirror—The Work of Byron Katie ®

Positive Thinking

Delighting In Criticism

In the absence of defensiveness, gratitude is all that’s left.<p>I’ve come to see that there is no such thing as criticism, there are only observations. And there is no observation that does not enlighten me, if my mind is open to it. What could anyone say to me that I couldn’t agree with?<p>If someone …