So welcome to business worldview, my new blog on using worldview to achieve success in business and life. To read about “what is worldiview?” check out my “business worldview” page or to read about who I am, check out “about me.”
What to talk about first?
I was reading the latest issue of the economist on my flight back from London; we bought a copy because of the cover article, called “India vs China.” (check it out here: http://www.economist.com/node/16843717).
We spend a lot of time in China, many of our more successful DCI seminars have occurred there and many of us at DCI have got training in worldview while studying in India. So this issue is close to our hearts.
Here’s a quote from the article: “Their two-way trade is roaring: only $270m in 1990, it is expected to exceed $60 billion this year.”
What does that evoke in your heart? Do you rejoice at the growing economic power of the the 2 most populous countries in the world? Or did your heart seize up a bit? How do we react to this knowledge: joy or fear?
Of course, if you’ve studied worldview you know the answer to this question… if we rejoice in the good things that happen to others, it can only result in good things happening for us.
Or should we be happy that India and China seem to always be on the verge of out-right hostilities? Isn’t that good for American interests? The US can use India as a counter-weight to growing Chinese power. Is this how politics are played?
Worldview says that the only result of creating tension or division between people is that you will experience this same divisiveness yourself. We never consider that the fighting we see when we go home between our family, or the fighting and arguing we see between co-workers is the result of our secret joy, or perhaps, even our lack of concern, that India and China are at odds with each other.
So what can we do? First, the most important thing to know is that most of the power of a seed in our mind comes from our intention. So the most important thing “to do” is to be careful with what goes on in our minds. This is why we keep the 6-time book; so that we get in the habit of being constantly aware of what is going on in our minds. Why? Because a short moment of joy in someone else’s problems can result in us seeing our co-workers in-fighting, keeping us from reaching our business goals, and perhaps more importantly, making our lives unhappy by taking some of the joy out of our regular working day.