The Pleasure – Pain Principle and the Real Reason Nothing Changes in Our Lives

 

The pleasure – pain principle is simply that humans recoil from pain and run toward pleasure. That makes sense obviously. This principle is the primary reason we don’t work on our behaviors that we know we need in order to improve ourselves in all areas of life from weight loss, relationships, work, even our prayer life. The rewards of making a behavioral change are way, way, WAY out in the future while the implementation of the change in behavior causes an immediate ...

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Executive Speaker Series – St Ignatius of Loyola

Our next guest in the Attollo Executive Speaker Series line up is St Ignatius of Loyola. He is the founder of the Society of Jesus (aka the Jesuits) and was born in 1491 in Spain. No stranger to danger on the battlefield or off – welcome St. Ignatius of Loyola!

“So, business leaders of today, listen up. You need to take the time and to think ...

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Professionalism, Service and Holiness of Life & The Human Economy

The Meditation of the Day in the Magnificat on Thursday July 13th started out with “Professionalism, Service and Holiness of Life: if we deviate from this trio, we shall fall from the greatness to which we are called.” This was a phrase taken by an address by Pope Francis to the Curia which is the extensive administrative staff that conducts the business of the ...

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Executive Speaker Series – St. Catherine of Siena

Our very first guest in the Attollo Executive Speaker Series line up is St. Catherine of Siena, Italy.

“Thank you!!  I want you to stop and to really listen and reflect on what I have to say for the next 5 minutes. It will change your life and I promise you won’t have to walk over any coals!

Unless your motivation is stripped clean of selfish love, of self-complacency and a desire to please the world, ...

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As you prepare for the upcoming work week – be sure to watch your mouth! Speak No Evil

And that means you!

“Guard against foul talk; let your words be for the improvement of others, as occasion offers, and do good to your listeners, otherwise you will only be grieving the Holy Spirit of God who has marked you with his seal for you to be set free when the day comes. Never have grudges against others, or lose your temper, or raise your voice to anybody, or call each other names, or allow any sort of spitefulness. Be ...

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We lie to ourselves because we’re afraid to take ourselves on.

“Deep down inside every one of us knows something’s twisted. Acknowledging that fact, refusing to run away from it and deciding to deal with it is the beginning of the only authentic life there is.

All evil begins with a lie. The biggest evil comes from the biggest lies, and the biggest lies are the ones we tell ourselves. And we lie to ourselves because we’re afraid to take ourselves on.“     – from “Brother John” by August Turak

The lies ...

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Two Keys to Unlock Achievement in All Areas of Your Life

Two Keys to Unlock the Achievement in All Areas of Your Life

1. If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you’ll find an excuse. Call your excuse by the right name. The right name is : “No I won’t do __________ because __________”.
Now you have something tangible to work with!

2. Change occurs when the pain of the status quo becomes greater than the pain of changing. What are you holding on for dear life ...

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Virtuous Leaders, needed…

43261594_400wVirtuous Leaders desire to do great things and strive toward great ends while also possessing the heart of a servant….a servant to their professional colleagues, family and social circles, fellow citizens and to the entire human family. Their noble ambitions are linked to serving others, not themselves.

Virtuous leader strive to create an environment that allows others to achieve their own greatness. They push others up, not pull them down. They possess the ...

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