Author Archive | John Bonesio

First Steps

Are You Stretching Yourself?

A question was asked of me this morning: “When was the last time you did something for the first time?” At first I was taken aback. My crazy internal processes kicked in and my thoughts were, “what is she seeing about me that would make her ask this question? How can I make sure she […]

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Road sign reading "oops"

Being Vulnerable

When we lead, our followers will either follow us or our position. When our followers are only following our position, they don’t follow us after we’ve left the position. They weren’t really following us. To lead from our person rather than our position, people need to be able to trust us. One way we can […]

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Leader: Duck with ducklings

Leader or individual?

In the places we go, do we show up as a leader or individual? A lot of people think leadership is telling people what to do. I’ve found that leadership isn’t so much telling people what to do, but instead, it’s making sure everyone is clear on the direction and that people aren’t getting left […]

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No Evil: Business people covering eyes ears and mouth

Evil Business

A lot of us have grown accustomed to the idea that the purpose of business is to make money. From this we assume this means that the highest value of a business is money. So we’ve grown to believe that businesses are evil. We cheer when someone talks about tearing down evil business. I see […]

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Golden Egg

Golden Eggs

You have probably heard Aesop’s fable, “The Goose that Laid the Golden Eggs.” The story goes: One day a countryman going to the nest of his Goose found there an egg all yellow and glittering. When he took it up it was as heavy as lead and he was going to throw it away, because […]

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Hoh River

River of money

Our household contains a river of money. Money comes into our household and flows out into various places. We pay for housing, our health, clothing, recreation, and automobiles to name a few. Money is always flowing through. Each month, whether we are conscious of it or not, we are making choices about how to direct […]

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Studk in her head: Bored teenager looking depressed, with a grey background

Stuck in our heads

We are stuck in our heads. We spend a lot of our time on our electronics taking in information from Facebook, Twitter, Internet news, product reviews, and the latest jokes being passed around. The nightly news reports on events. Then the analyst comes on explaining all the things that will result from the events. Economists […]

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Mask: Tragedy drama mask from the theater

My False Self

Sometimes I worry that I will be acceptable to other people and so I attempt to present a version of myself that I think others will like. I hide myself and present a false self. Sure parts of me are there – the parts I think you’ll accept and like, but the rest stays hidden. […]

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Love: Holding Hands

Which Will Win: Fear or Love?

Fear Often while we think we’re playing it safe we are just avoiding fear. We are afraid of many things, but at it’s heart we are afraid of losing love and acceptance. For example, we are afraid: to look foolish – we might be shunned of failing – we’ll be labeled a looser of saying […]

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