We Need A Red Box

“Wanting to combat the cultural taboos against criticizing management, Toyota’s leaders painted a big red square on the assembly line floor. New employees had to stand in it at the end of their first week, and they were not allowed to leave until they had criticized at least three things on the line. The continual improvement this practice spawned was part of Toyota’s success. I asked my team what they thought: did we need a red box?”
– Kim Scott

From the book Radical Candor

You’re More Powerful Thank You Think

“If you don’t learn how to practice power, someone else will do it for you—in your name, on your turf, with your voice, and often against your interests.”
– Eric Liu

From his book: You’re More Powerful Thank You Think


Too Much For Some People

This quote pretty much sums up my childhood on the Swiss countryside.

A Mind is Like A Parachute

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open.”
– Frank Zappa

(via Bailey)

Deficit of Wonder

“We live in an age when you say casually to somebody ‘What’s the story on that?’ and they can run to the computer and tell you within five seconds. That’s fine, but sometimes I’d just as soon continue wondering. We have a deficit of wonder right now.”
– Tom Waits

(via Ingrid Fetell)

A Decent World

“Either we all live in a decent world, or nobody does.”
― George Orwell

How To Fill The Glass

“I’m not interested in whether the glass is half empty or half full. I’m interested in figuring out how to fill the glass.”
– Donald Kaberuka, President African Development Bank

(via Larissa)

Never Tried That Before

“I have never tried that before, so I think I should definitely be able to do it.”
– Pippi Longstocking



“How well you take criticism depends less on the message and more on your relationship with the messenger. It’s surprisingly easy to hear a hard truth when it comes from someone who believes in your potential and cares about your success.”
Adam Grant

Doing The Right Work

“You know when you see work that makes you cry, you’re doing the right work.”
Priya Parker

Definition of Team

“A team is not a group of people who work together. A team is a group of people who trust each other.”
– Simon Sinek

A Good Life

“People matter. Meaning matters. A good life is not a place at which you arrive, it’s a lens through which you see and create your world.”
Jonathan Fields

Send One Scary Email

“Send one scary email today. A scary email is sending an email to someone who has no reason to say yes to what I’m asking or who will certainly reject me. If you got one, send it. Start and start small.”
Amena Brown

Moments That Used to Make You Feel Tension

“How do you know the healing is working?

When you can breathe normally and think calmly during moments that used to make you feel tension. ”

Young Pueblo

The Only Way To Life Your Life

“The only way to live your life is not to give a damn what anybody thinks. Decide what your values are, and then operate according to them. When you do that, it makes life so much easier.”
Cindy Gallop

Look After Yourself

1, Celebrate small things
2, Celebrate big things
3, Don’t compare
4, Make time for exercise
5, Eat well
6, Look for the good
7, Stop being so hard on yourself
8, Have some rest. Don’t feel guilty about it
9, Give yourself a pat on the back
10, Bed early

(via Do Lectures)

Know Your Worth

Love yourself. Be clear on how you want to be treated. Know your worth. Always.
– Maryam Hasnaa

Work With The World

“Complaining is not a strategy. You have to work with the world as you find it, not as you would have it be.”
– Jeff Bezos


Rejection –> Re-Direction

“As I look back on my life, I realize that every time I thought I was being rejected from something good, I was actually being re-directed to something better.”
– Steve Maraboli


Being In Alignment

“You’re unhappy because you’re not in alignment with who you are. Not because of what anyone else is doing.”
– Maryam Hasnaa

The Scene is not Desolate

“As long as there is one upright man, as long as there is one compassionate woman, the contagion may spread and the scene is not desolate. Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time.”
E. B. White

To Get a Group to Open Up

“To get the group to be vulnerable, he said, we facilitators needed to share an even more personal story than we expected our clients to. We would set the depth of the group by whatever level we were willing to go to; however much we shared, they would share a little less. We had to become, in effect, participants.”
― Priya Parker

The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

Taking Responsibility for Your Life

“When you take responsibility for your life, you can choose peace instead of drama, growth instead of complacency and love instead of abuse.”
– Kyle D. Jones

Negative People

“Stay away from negative people. They have a problem for every solution.”
– Albert Einstein