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Blaine Bartlett
Seattle, Washington
The "ideal" man!
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“When we look deeply into a sheet of paper, we see that it’s full of everything in the cosmos: the sunshine, the trees, the clouds, the earth, the minerals, everything—except for one thing. It’s empty of one thing only: a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 11, 2019 at Ideals in Motion
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What if I told you that the fashion industry is the second most polluting industry in the world? And, what if I told you there is a fashion company that is profitably changing this daily? Join me on "Soul of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2019 at Ideals in Motion
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In my meditation today I focused on the following offering from Fr. Richard Rohr. It fully captures the perennial philosophy as the constant thread weaving wisdom and what we call reality together into the tapestry of our lives. "Jesus clearly... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2019 at Ideals in Motion
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We're all familiar with the adage "practice makes perfect." In fact practice doesn't make perfect. Practice makes habits! When I consider the ideals of my life I look at the ideals I have for me as a person, my career,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
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Part of my morning ritual includes reading a daily meditation that is offered each morning by Fr. Richard Rohr, founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. Today's meditation is very much in alignment with my work with Compassionate Capitalism... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
Join me on this inaugural episode of the Soul of Business podcast. I sit with Doland White, CEO of Rapid Crush, a digital sales and marketing services firm with over a century of combined marketing & business management expertise. Their... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
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MIT researcher: Glyphosate herbicide will cause half of all children to have autism by 2025 Why? Evidence points to glyphosate toxicity from the overuse of Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide on our food. For over three decades, Stephanie Seneff, PhD, has researched... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
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I AM the believer limited by my beliefs, the knower defined by the known. The world is my conditioned consciousness objectified. That which I feel and believe to be true of myself is now projected in space as my world.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
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I have long said that the success of any organization, whether it’s a family, a society, or a business, is going to be predicated on how functionally successful the relationships that comprise the organization actually are. Join me as I... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
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“Done is better than perfect.” ~ Anne Mollegen Smith As a manager, one of the more typical causes of problems encountered is the all too common human desire to be perfect or to perform perfectly. Defaulting to this desire to... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
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“Imagination is the only weapon against reality.” ~ Lewis Carroll “The debt we owe to the play of the imagination is incalculable.” ~ Carl Jung You can’t realize your dreams by remembering where you came from. Yet, this is what... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2018 at Ideals in Motion
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If people can't control their own emotions then they have to start trying to control other people's behavior. Saying something is "different" always diminishes its intrinsic value...even if the difference being described is "better". IT simply is what it is... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2017 at Ideals in Motion
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The difference between being committed to something and being a commitment are profound. Most people, when speaking and thinking of commitments think in terms of something outside of themselves. "I'm committed to achieving that goal" or "I'm committed to our... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Ideals in Motion
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As related by Don Juan to Carlos Castaneda... A man of knowledge chooses a path with heart and follows it; and then he looks and rejoices and laughs; and then he sees and knows. He knows that his life will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2017 at Ideals in Motion
Terry...thank you for the comments. Just "shaping the container" to feature the content most effectively 😄.
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Patagonia famously ran this advertisement in the New York Times on Black Friday 2011 as a way of encouraging its customers (and others) to question their "need" to buy something new. This was not an isolated publicity stunt. It has... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2017 at Ideals in Motion
Eleanor, Thank you for you comment. Beauty is indeed the way by which we ascertain whether Spirit is visible on the work.
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When stripped of the behavioral characteristics, the personality distinctions, and the situational competencies typically used to describe a leader, what one is left with is movement – leaders cause movement, they cause change. Leadership is defined for the purposes of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2017 at Ideals in Motion
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The rallies and protests occurring in the wake of Trump’s election victory are understandable...the aspirational future of the millennial generation has been shaken to its core. Electoral Map based on voters 18-25 of age. In this Presidential election the following... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Ideals in Motion
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"My obligation right now is to do well for (1)myself, (2)my family, (3)my employees, (4)for my companies. And that's what I do." ~ Donald Trump, Presidential Debate, 9/26/16. (Emphasis and highlighted numbers are mine) Leaders create “reality” in a lot... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2016 at Ideals in Motion
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I am absolutely THRILLED to let you know that my new book Compassionate Capitalism: A Journey to the Soul of Business has just been released. We are “launching” the book in two phases – a soft launch designed to promote... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Ideals in Motion
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On April 26, 2016 an article titled “A Majority of Millennials Now Reject Capitalism, Poll Shows” appeared in the Washington Post. The article cited a Harvard University survey which polled young adults between the ages of 18 and 29 –... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2016 at Ideals in Motion
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Capitalism was, as are all such ideas, sourced from an ideal – in this case the “Invisible Hand” of enlightened self interest espoused by Adam Smith. It was an ideal that, in part, considered self to be connected to a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Ideals in Motion
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Today, the default focus for almost every business in operation on the planet is the creation of profits. This focus is so pervasive in the paradigm that defines business that it has become gospel that the purpose of business is... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2016 at Ideals in Motion
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All businesses set goals – financial goals, productivity goals, expansion goals, sales goals. Most people set individual goals – weight loss, income increases, new and/or better “things”. And, as we approach every New Year many of us also set New... Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2015 at Ideals in Motion