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Limited Knowledge, Unlimited Judgement - Michael MamasThe Huffington Post

“Avoid the Limited Knowledge, Unlimited Judgment Syndrome”
Incredibly, we often form our opinions and judgments with very limited knowledge and have no interest in looking any deeper into it. Oftentimes these judgments are a result of a first impression. The first impression of anyone or anything that is new is very difficult to get past. It becomes our assumption of truth…

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IPGACO - Michael MamasEntrepreneur.com

“6 Insights to Increase Your Business Acumen”
In business, most of our focus is on what lies outside of us, but it is more important to pay attention to what lies within us and limits our ability to be effective in our profession. Whether we are communicating with others or are just having our own private thoughts, the acronym IPGACO can bring us awareness that makes all the difference between insight and oblivion.…

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Rational Age and Religion - Michael MamasLinkedIn

“How Our Rational Age Will Transform Religion”
Participation in organized religion has certainly been on the decline over the past several years. Church attendance is way down and atheism is on the rise. Why is this happening? Can and should we do anything about it?

At first glance, religiously minded people consider the decline to be a terrible thing. However even for the religiously minded, it can be understood as a positive thing. This can be a guiding light for a future spiritual renaissance, in which attendance at spiritual organizations could reach an all-time high. How could this be?…

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Recently Published Articles

Everything Bends Article - Michael MamasThe Huffington Post

“Everything Bends: When Life Defies Our Way of Thinking”
We live in a world of digital bits, bytes, and on/off switches. If it just stopped there, we would be okay, but it doesn’t. We project that kind of thinking onto our world views of everything from politics to baking to morality. Oh, if only life were so simple.

The truth is that life is not about black and white truths. Life is all about shades, hues, and contours. Life is not defined with straight lines. Everything bends…

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Science Informs, But Meaning Lies Beyond It - Michael MamasMedium.com

“Science Informs Our Lives, Yet Meaning Lies Beyond It”
The American astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson once said that when scientists talk to the public, they speak about what they know; when they speak privately amongst themselves, they talk about what they don’t know. The way I see it, if we lived a life confined strictly to what we can scientifically prove, our lives would be ridiculous.

I will not live my life attempting to defy science.

Nor will I live my life limited to what science has currently proven…

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Articles Published This Week

Note: The articles on Entrepreneur.com and LinkedIn are NOT just for business people!

The Huffington Post

The Secret to Understanding Anything - Michael Mamas“The Secret to Understanding Anything”
To understand something, we generally feel that we must be able to define, explain, and tangibly hold it in our hand. But the subtleties of life, that which makes life sweet and beautiful, cannot be managed.

Entrepreneur.com

6 Tips for Helping Employees Work Through Conflicts, by Michael Mamas“6 Tips for Helping Employees Work Through Conflicts”
These tips help people resolve conflicts in any situation, not just work. Throughout my decades working in a leadership role, I’ve learned a lot about helping people through conflicts.

LinkedIn

Don't Let Disappointment Derail Your Business“Don’t Let Disappointment Derail Your Business”
Again, this article is not just for business people. In disappointing and stressful times, we can all feel the place inside of us where we could get angry or collapse or get caught up in the stress of the situation. In those times, we need to take a step back and find within ourselves a response that is effective and honorable.

Win/Win: The Enlightened Business Mentality

Enlightened Business - Michael MamasMy new LinkedIn article begins:

Clearly, the business world can be viewed in two different ways. At one extreme, it is a ruthless, usury type of enterprise where the employees and companies the business deals with all need to lose in order for it to succeed. At the other end of the spectrum is the idea of an enlightened business person who brings wealth and fulfillment to all individuals and businesses involved.

What if there were highly evolved and enlightened business people at the highest levels of business? How could this change the national and global prospects for the world economy and, in fact, all of humanity? Let’s take a closer look at what it would mean to be an enlightened business person and imagine how they might function…

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“Win/Win: The Enlightened Business Mentality”

Moving Beyond Attack and Blame in Your Relationships

Moving Beyond Attack and Blame - Michael MamasThe Huffington Post just published one of my new articles. An excerpt:

…In every relationship, a partner will, from time to time, do something that the other doesn’t care for, making them feel offended, hurt, awkward, embarrassed, or criticized. Whether it is ignored at first and repeated until it becomes unbearable or is immediately addressed at the time, responding with attack and blame is not the best choice. Even some therapeutic approaches which suggest saying, “You did this and it therefore made me feel that,” can be counterproductive and alienating”…

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“Moving Beyond Attack and Blame in Your Relationships”