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Tools for inner work

It’s not too late to reboot your resolutions for this year

Now that January has come and gone, I wonder how your new year’s resolutions are panning out? Statistically, if you set them, you’re part of the majority that has already given up, having found they’re impossible to maintain. But you probably still feel the need to make meaningful change in your life. One very hot…

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Six Techniques to Make Email Communication More Efficient and Less Painful

Ah, email, the necessary evil. From hundreds of unread emails to triggering interpersonal flare-ups, we’ve all felt the pain. Email is a double-edged sword — we all have to engage with it as a convenient communication channel for getting things done, but the devil is in the details! Specifically, the details of how we communicate…

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The Secret to Conquering Busyness, Overwhelm, & Burnout

Hello and welcome to Magenta Studios, your source for tools and know-how for growing your inner capabilities for impact and success. So many of us are doing too many things, taking on too much, juggling lists of to dos… It’s incredibly challenging to find focus and carve out the time to work on what matters…

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From Fear to Creativity in an Organization Or System

Last month an electrical failure took out a portion of one of California’s main public transportation rail systems.  In response, the agency issued a remarkably honest and telling tweet: “BART was built to transport far fewer people, and much of our system has reached the end of its useful life. This is our reality.”  We’ve…

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Get A Grip On Your Fear!

Fear is a pernicious thing that can sway your perspective without your realizing. As they say: you can make facts prove anything; I know I am guilty of gathering plenty of facts to support my fears! So, what to do when you are afraid? Here’s a more positive perspective shift we use when we’re sweatin’…

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Not your normal approach to meditation; Part three

This is the third exercise in a series of meditations designed to help develop your inner practices.  This one is about gratitude. I have seen gratitude exercises offered in lots of places; it’s not a new idea. However, try doing it every single morning right when you wake up.  Same time, every day.   Think…

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Shadow? What Shadow??

  We’re right in the middle of producing our upcoming World Maker video series and one of the themes that’s coming up is about the shadow and its transformation. It’s not necessarily a sexy topic until you experience that life-or-death sense of urgency that comes with the powerful, crushing realization that UNLESS. YOU. CHANGE. you will…

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