Meetings No 25
The Art of Pivoting
Atti Soenarso: Change is the only constant in life.
Cover Story
Doing Business Worldwide Is in Our DNA
Eric Bakermans on the role of the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions.
New Tool Kickstarts Global Business after Covid-19
The first interactive mapping tool to help viewers see which Covid-19 restrictions apply to specific countries.
Psychological Meetings
Egoism, Fanaticism and Populism
A place of refuge from the miseries of life.
Virtually Real?
Geoff Donaghy on the future of virtual meetings.
Strategic Development
Sustainability – A Brand for the Thai Business Events
Thailand is a serious player in sustainability.
Thinking Is Difficult
Ever-current Jungian words of wisdom.
Collective Action
Create Solutions That Mean We Emerge with a ­Collective Desire to Succeed
The Hague Convention Bureau, part of The Hague & Partners, won 92 international congresses in 2019.
Brisbane Capitalises on the Rapidly-Growing Digital Economy
At the heart of Brisbane’s innovation is its human capital.
Leeds Digital Festival Moved Online Amidst Covid-19 Outbreak
It is encouraging to see how a local, home-grown event can adapt and change practices.
The 5 Devils of Fear and How to Dissolve Them
We are not born into limitation. We are taught to doubt, educated to make excuses and trained to fear.
Historical Virtual Meeting for Alzheimer and Parkinson 2020
Entirely virtual event with over 1,140 participants from 56 countries.
The Economic and Social Footprint of Coronavirus
A look at possible business effects of the outbreak.
10,000 Pages Later
Roger Kellerman ponders past, present and future.
Geneva International Association Forum – a Global Platform for Knowledge Sharing
Seeks to establish annual global leading platform for knowledge sharing in Geneva.
Adapt and Act
Business Meetings Might Move to a More Hybrid Set-Up
Radisson Hospitality ceo Federico J González on how hotels will change permanently.
The Kaohsiung Protocol Identifies Trends and Key Strategies
Taiwan invites the global ICCA community to connect and explore new ideas, formats and technologies.
New Protocols
Economics and the Sustainability Agenda Will Influence the Demand for the Hybrid
The shadow of the pandemic might linger and consumer behaviour continue to change.
Why a Proposed Horn of Africa Bloc Could Destabilise the Larger Region
Bears risk of alienating other countries in the East African region.
One Year to Expo 2020 Dubai: UAE Ready to Reconnect the World
Spirit of collaboration and innovation to build strong, sustainable future for everyone.
Geography of Innovation
Switzerland Ranked as Most Innovative Country in New UN Report
Regional leaders identified in latest index.
World’s First AI University in Abu Dhabi Welcomes Its First Students
Worldwide demand doubles initial admissions.
Global Access
A New Global Passport Mobility Hierarchy Emerges
Overnight the world’s knowledge workers became temporary professional nomads.
Where Did the Road Go?
Atti Soenarso on how many new skills we need to learn.
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The 5 Devils of Fear and How to Dissolve Them

If your fears scream loudly daily, you will not be able to hear the softer whispers of your higher angels of bravery, creativity, prosperity and impact. You’re meant to shine. To have a meeting with greatness. And to reveal the most excellent version of the grandest vision of yourself to the world. (In the way that feels most honest to you.)

What a majestic call you have on your life. How blessed you are.

As human beings, I do not believe that the primary purpose of being here on the planet is to watch mindless television, play violent video games or follow the trainwreck lives of certain celebrities on social media.

I strongly believe that we are on this earthwalk to maximise our slumbering potential. And to realise our smoldering luminosity.

I deeply think that we’re most alive in the amount that we capitalise on all that we truly are (that’s been lost to a cold world that has shuttered our minds to wonder and shackled our hearts to love).

I viscerally sense that few outer things matter as much as exploiting the remainder of our lives in devoted pursuit of authentic personal mastery. (Outer things never fulfill inner longings.) And to then radiate that magic that we discovered was within us all along for the benefit of all those who our lives intersect with. (To lead is to serve, yes?)

So that our modelling of possibility gives others the hard-tactical evidence that helps them make their ascent as well.

(Pro Tip: Humans generally only try to achieve what leaders of the herd have shown them is possible; and via the power of mirror neurons, which are the brain cells that formed in our primitive ancestors so that they could automatically copy the survival innovations of the chief, such as a new tool or a better way to hunt, we mimic the behavior of those we admire. So, your stepping up to your mastery matters for the rest of us.)

“What’s your real point Robin?” you ask gently, and sagely.

It’s this … We are not born into limitation. We are taught to doubt, educated to make excuses and trained to fear.

Through the messages of our earliest teachers we are schooled strictly on how the world works, the ways we must operate to fit in with the group and the manner in which we must think in order to stay safe.

And via the hurts that we all collect as we advance through life, our brains actually lose their capability to express our natural genius (trauma repressed creates the mental blocks that restrain our access to the advanced perception all great masters inhabit).

The suffering that is part of a life richly lived causes our once wide-open hearts to close, limiting not only our joy and wonder but also the passion that drives elite productivity and heroic performance.

So, what’s the workaround to turn limitation into freedom and tiny thinking into boundless belief in your potential, your talents and the fantastic future that destiny has in store for you?

It’s to rescript your current identity, via morning meditation, visualization, affirmation and contemplation, so you become the kind of person that has the power to carry your highest reality.

Part of this mindset transformation work involves defeating The 5 Devils of Psychological Sabotage. Let’s go through each of them:

Devil #1: Excuses

Your excuses are liars, your doubts are thieves.

The more times in a day that you rationalise why you can’t become all that you wish to be or handcraft the life that your best self wants, the more you’ll hardwire the neural circuit of that belief into your brain.

And that which you keep practicing is that which you’ll become a pro at. We become amazing at the things we repeat.

If you keep excusing away your power to do remarkable things, grow stronger amid adversity, and live the life of your ideals, you won’t do the work required to realise these feats.

So, your very mental habit will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. And, actually, limit the glory of your potentially awesome reality.

Devil #2: Blame

Blaming others is giving your primal power to the people and conditions that you blame.

We reinforce our psychological victim stories and procrastination patterns to the point where they actually become our identity the more we blame.

You begin to take back your power to be the creator of your bravest life and the generator of your wildest dreams once you stop blaming that which is outside of you for the things you are currently experiencing.

Devil #3: Gossip

Speaking about people who are not present amplifies what you speak of within your own thinking.

Talk of someone else’s misdeeds, weaknesses or blindspots and you’ll be cementing these within your own mentality. And your daily behavior will always reveal these deepest (mostly unconscious) beliefs.

Devil #4: Complaint

Complaining is a meek form of anger. The more you grumble about what’s not working for you, the more you’ll be training your brain to look for those things in your environment.

Human cognition is built in such a way, through a system called The Reticular Activating System, that we actually only see the things outside of us that fit with the story we’ve sold ourselves.

Complain about how little money you have and all you’ll see is more scarcity of prosperity.

Complain of how mean people are and you’ll notice more mean people.

Complain of the lack of opportunities and you’ll witness more closed doors.

Devil #5: Apathy

Your brain requires novelty to become fully engaged. Without a mighty mission to give your days over to, high value targets that electrify your enthusiasm and meaningful pursuits that fuel your joy, you’ll grow bored. And apathetic.

Scared people generally complain about how bored they are, by the way.

They are so terrified of living their genius and honoring their original gifts that they’ve suppressed their ambitions. And have no energetically imagined future that gets them out of bed before the sun comes up and inspires them to present their finest creativity to a most welcoming society.

Please consider these five devils that sabotage a pristine mindset, especially in challenging times. And then stay committed to doing the morning mastery work to ensure that they never affect the heavens of potential that your life is meant to materialise.