November 17th, 2011
While out wrestling with the snowblower this morning, I choose to use the time to reflect on my experience Monday and Tuesday with The Pacific Institute and Lou Tice. Before I get into the highlights and for those of you not familiar with TPI, here a brief back ground: Co-founded by Lou & Dianne Tice over thirty years ago, The Pacific Institute in Seattle is a global provider of education and training using a scientific approach to high performance.
Their mission states: “We affirm the right of all individuals to achieve their God-given potential. The application of our education empowers people to recognize their ability to choose growth, personal freedom and personal excellence. We commit ourselves to providing this education, all over the world, through all means that are just and appropriate.”
(View of the Seattle skyline from the rooftop of The Pacific Institute)
Like many of you, I have attended countless educational seminars and ‘motivational’ type workshops and, for the most part, enjoyed them. The problem, as we all know, is when it’s over, it’s over. We set a goal to get to and participate in a workshop, but fail to set the most important goal of using the material presented. This workshop insists on follow though in a way that is meaningful and continuously empowering. What I most enjoyed about participating in “Thought Patterns For High Performance” was the lack of rah, rah or ‘the singing of kumbia’ . It was all about using science of the mind to manage your thoughts and eventual behaviors. Good solid information presented in a way that the masses can easily get our heads around. The two-day event was expertly facilitated by Robin Brumett and taught by a very dynamic but down to earth Lou Tice. One core principle that I especially liked was ” We build our own reality with our own thoughts”-Lou Tice. How we CHOOSE to use our mind and our thoughts directly correlates to our behaviors and eventually our success. So simple yet so profound, yes?
This teaching is relevant for individuals and organizations, for-profit and non-profit. If your looking to rise to the next level and have a desire for high performance, I highly recommend you look into The Pacific Institute. You can contact me for more information or visit their web site at http://www.thepacificinstitute.us/v2/index.php?name=about. Good stuff!
“We self-regulate at the level of our beliefs, not at the level of our potential”-Lou Tice