Category: Model of the world

Why ‘mastering the monkey’ is the wrong thinking pattern

In our book The Misaligned Monkey  we talk about the appropriate style you could adopt for working with your Monkey. Those of you who have tried telling them or bullying them know that this just doesn’t work. Self Help There’s a trail of techniques and tools that litter the...

Free audio Exercise 1 Meet your Monkey

For those of you unsure about who or what the Monkey is –  join the club – nobody really knows but what we are interested in is how to make the most of them if they can be of use to us. The first step in this process is...

Beyond the new relationship – What happens when things get quieter?

New Developments to look forward to “1” It’s been a couple of years since I felt that I had successfully reengineered my relationship with my Monkey. The changes have been significant and remain effective to this day. However, the process has begun to give me more than ‘just’ a...

Why believe anything that slows you down ?

Beliefs Are A Choice! Here it starts just suppose that even this one was a choice. You could go through your life knowing that what you believe is what you believe and you can’t change it or you could stop for a moment and have a quiet think. Suppose...

The Success ‘Journey’- 6 Success Questions

Background Here’s some back ground to our view of success, what it is and how to have fun achieving it. At the end of the post we share six success questions that we believe provide the ultimate test of your readiness to achieve what you have set out to...

Is taking ‘Control of your Monkey’ possible?

The Short answer is:                   Yes! we think so but, maybe control is the wrong word?   We think it’s certainly worth a little contemplation and study before you write off the possibility……..   What if I told you something you...

Procrastination

Procrastination how does it happen? why do we do it ?   Nobody says it better than Tim Urban   As you watch it see what it tells you about your relationship with your Monkey – Its also fun to retake the survey after watching it and see if...

Distraction is a bad thing if you are intent on something else

Distraction That force that pulls you away from what it is you were doing or planning to do. It can be a short sharp intervention or a gentle and persistent nagging or attraction. The consensus from our delegates was that distraction was the ultimate cause that stopped them doing...

The Misaligned Monkey and your Meditation or Mindfulness Practice

The Goal of Meditation and mindfulness? Students of meditation or mindfulness learn that an empty mind is an ideal one. An empty, quiet mind creates the conditions to allow us to experience an expanded consciousness of our real awareness. This provides us with opportunities to exist in the moment...