“Keep An Eye On Your Mind” has become a bit of a mantra for me. For a while I said “try to look at life with your good eye” at the end of Good Eye Podcast episodes. The thinking was that by specifying “good eye”, the potential existed for us all to have a “bad eye”; meaning the mischievous part of our mood>thought>personality that loves to pull us down into bad habits, negative thoughts, resentment… unproductive but completely natural and all-too-common stuff like that. Mindfulness, awareness and meditation are crucial to keeping a level head these days. Always have been really. If we don’t observe our thoughts and our experience within the context of consciousness and even influence those thoughts intentionally, they’ll wreck the place. An unobserved mind is like a house full of little kids. “I’ll just be gone for a second, they’ll be fine” turns into “Oh my God! Turn my back for a second and the couch is on fire and the dog is wearing a dress and painted green!” This video makes some great points about keeping an eye on your mind. I’m currently reading Dr. Joe Dispenza’s book “Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself”. It’s fascinating, but I’ve always loved the whole quantum field/parallel universe/probability thing. Take it as you will. Hopefully you’ll find some value in it.
Today’s production tip is for renaming regions in Pro Tools using keyboard shortcuts and what to do if at first the shortcut doesn’t respond. There’s always a reason for little things like this. I recently set up a new computer and all my settings were wiped out, and I’m still finding little gremlins in my workflow. Been there? Thought so.
Mark Winn is a peaceful warrior. He’s a calm, present, wise person who is always ready for anything due to his awareness and his philosophy of “concept over technique” which means you must understand the why before you can master the what. He’s a instructor in the Israeli martial art of krav maga. He’s an author, a motivational speaker, and an entrepreneur. His new book is called “Not A Victim But A Warrior”.
Todd Feldman and The Rocket Factory helps businesses grow and thrive. As stated on their website, they “help companies know their mission and scale…profitably.”
Todd wants companies, entrepreneurs, small businesses and organizations to have more serious conversations about how to adapt in a business world forced to evolve in the ever-increasing virtual nature of doing business in the age of covid. Many businesses are in survival mode, understandably. Todd feels that while that’s necessary they need to seriously talk about how to change to meet new challenges to even make survival possible.
We also talk about the event he spearheaded in June called Spark Jam 2020. He brought the creative, business and academic community together to have some of these conversations and learn from each other in order to foster collaboration as we all navigate our covid and post-covid reality.