This week, on The Conscious Consultant Hour, Sam welcomes back to the show, Founder and COO, Mark Monchek.
Mark Monchek is the Founder and Chief Opportunity Officer of Opportunity Lab, a strategy consulting firm focused on conscious growth.
Mark has worked with leaders from Google, Apple, JPMorgan Chase, General Electric, Goldman Sachs, Adorama, TerraCycle, Feltsberg, The New York Times, Wharton School of Business, New York University, Columbia University, NBC, Time Warner, and the United Nations.
He’s the author of the Amazon nonfiction bestseller Culture of Opportunity: How to Grow Your Business in an Age of Disruption.
Sam starts with his quote from the universe about believing in the things you’d like to manifest in your life. Give your attention to what you would like to put in the world. This also applies to drawing out the best out of people, and aligning them with those characteristics. It is Mark’s goal to help companies unlock the resources in your ecosystem. He believes that this pandemic has challenged our reality and opened people to ideas like conscious and sustainable business practices. This has also changed the relationship between employer and employee. Many people, particularly millennials, now refuse to work for a company that does not care for them and are convincing the older generation to follow suit.
Sam and Mark talk about what is needed to work in the new world. Working from home has connected and empowered employees, they are in more control of their environment. People are even changing their environment and buying new homes, living with their parents, changing their scenery. Some of these people move to be safe, or because they are freed from the constraints of a commute and have more options for housing. Productivity is increasing but people are having challenges setting boundaries for themselves. Boundaries that were once set for them by their commute, their workspace in the office, and the people surrounding them
Sam talks about how he began to structure his work environment at home. Mark notes that rituals allow us to be grounded in our day. Mind, body and spirit. He recommends that his clients create a ritual from themselves. One of his clients simulates a fake commute before and after he works in order to keep him grounded. By setting your intentions in the morning and processing it later, it becomes easier to separate your days. Mark has noticed growing diversity within companies. He is not sure whether it is due to the public protest and discussion that is taking place, or due to the fact that geographical boundaries created new opportunities for recruitment. Mark has seen the benefit that diversity can have on a company.
This pandemic has been unpredictable, many did not expect the impact that it would have. Mark believes that it is due to how connected we are, even though we did not fully realize it before. It is important to understand your place as a citizen as the world, accepting the reality that others live in, and collaborating to share resources. Mark accepts that life will not immediately return to normal when the pandemic ends. Accommodations will need to be made in order to make everyone feel included. Rather than a return to normalcy we must create an inclusive future. If you want to learn more about Opportunity Lab visit opplab.com. Under the ‘About’ section for information to contact him. Mark Monchek has a book Culture of Opportunity: How to Grow Your Business in an Age of Disruption that can be found on Amazon.
00:00:30.540 --> 00:00:49.650 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Good afternoon, my conscious co creators, welcome to another edition of the conscious consultant our awakening humanity, I am very, very pleased that you're all here with me today on this special show on a snowy day here in New York City.
00:00:50.370 --> 00:00:59.820 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: I know, probably in many parts of the country right now we're getting that white stuff falling down and experiencing a real winter, you know I when I was a kid.
00:01:00.390 --> 00:01:12.120 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: We used to have snow all the time wasn't that big a deal, but as an adult I feel like the the winters in New York City have been so mild that.
00:01:12.780 --> 00:01:16.740 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: it's almost like you know there's there's not much.
00:01:17.580 --> 00:01:27.930 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: happening there's not much going on, and then, when we get something it's like yeah, this is what winter supposed to be like and everyone's like you know lining up in the grocery stores to buy it.
00:01:28.770 --> 00:01:38.370 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: it's like it's just going to be a few days it's not a big deal anyway let's get started, I hope you all enjoyed our valentine's day show last week.
00:01:38.940 --> 00:01:49.320 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: talking with katie all about relationships and alternative and tantra and all kinds of things, it was really a wonderful show I enjoyed it hope you did too.
00:01:49.650 --> 00:01:58.590 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: let's get started with our quotes of the day, from the universe, and from Abraham let's see what they have in store for us today first from the universe.
00:01:59.880 --> 00:02:04.890 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Try pretending that all you now believe to be real is not.
00:02:06.060 --> 00:02:17.310 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And that all you wish to be real is, if only for a few minutes a day, then try acting like all you wish to be real already is real.
00:02:17.880 --> 00:02:33.030 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Just a word here a sentence there or some little demonstration, if only in private, before long, you won't even remember if what you used to believe was real or just a dream.
00:02:33.720 --> 00:02:43.380 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: i'm pretending you already do this stuff whenever you want change the universe, we love our quotes from Mike Dooley in the universe, reminding us.
00:02:45.150 --> 00:02:49.980 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: To I guess it's just kind of lean in the direction of.
00:02:51.840 --> 00:02:56.820 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Believing what we want to create in our lives to be real.
00:02:58.230 --> 00:03:00.810 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And you know it's been said that.
00:03:02.910 --> 00:03:07.530 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Just because something is true is allows a reason to give our attention to it.
00:03:08.550 --> 00:03:13.410 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Because if it's not what we want and it's now what we desire to create in our lives.
00:03:13.920 --> 00:03:32.160 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Then let's focus on something different let's give our attention to what we want to bring into the world, not what we're actually seeing in front of us i'm not saying we should deny what's in front of us absolutely not, I mean the whole Buddhist principle of suffering comes from.
00:03:34.530 --> 00:03:36.210 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Denying what is.
00:03:37.230 --> 00:03:41.040 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: A huge thing, so we have to accept what is.
00:03:42.120 --> 00:03:53.460 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: However, we don't have to always give our attention to it, we don't have to make it so big and huge that Oh, because this is the way things are it's always going to be like that no that's a story we tell ourselves.
00:03:54.240 --> 00:03:59.760 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Just like it's a story we tell ourselves that we can create something different in life.
00:04:00.660 --> 00:04:14.460 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And so, the more we give our attention, our focus our energy, the more we tell ourselves the whole point of this quote the more we tell ourselves that what we want to create in the world is actually the reality.
00:04:14.880 --> 00:04:32.820 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: The more we will line up with that will line up with it energetically physically physiologically psychologically emotionally mentally spiritually and the more we line up with what we want, then the quicker and quicker, we will bring it into manifestation.
00:04:33.930 --> 00:04:50.820 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: I know that sounds very will you know you're my loyal listeners, you know we talked this stuff every single week it's not it really isn't it's actually very purposeful and and very real the results and.
00:04:51.900 --> 00:05:04.350 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Look, I always like to use the phrase don't believe a word I say just try it for yourself if you believe, if you don't think that this will work for you just try it.
00:05:05.160 --> 00:05:17.370 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: just say bad at sams full of it that's never going to work, but just do it just do it and stick with it for anywhere from 21 to 90 days.
00:05:18.060 --> 00:05:24.870 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And then tell me the results you get tell me if something doesn't shift within that time if you actually do this.
00:05:25.110 --> 00:05:33.480 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: If you actually start talking to yourself, like what you want to create is real if you actually start believing it's real for you actually start acting like it's real.
00:05:34.260 --> 00:05:40.320 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: tell me whether or not something shifts in your life or not, and then we'll then we'll have a conversation okay.
00:05:41.040 --> 00:05:47.490 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: awesome so I love this quote from the universe great quote awesome very much actually in alignment with our guest today to.
00:05:48.060 --> 00:05:52.620 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: All right, let's see what Abraham has in store for us this is a nice short and sweet one from Abraham.
00:05:53.550 --> 00:06:12.300 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Also very much in alignment to evoke the best from others, you must find a vibration, that is a match, to the best in others Abraham so again, this is all about sort of the the alignment energetic alignment.
00:06:13.860 --> 00:06:33.810 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: If you don't believe in energy or attitude your physiology if you want to bring out the best in somebody line up with what is the best in them see the best in them imagine them doing the best that they can do, giving your attention to what you know they can do.
00:06:35.040 --> 00:06:48.540 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And the more we give attention to it, the more we focus on it that's how we draw it out of them that's how we inspire them that's how we can train them into doing better for themselves and for others.
00:06:50.310 --> 00:06:58.560 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And look, the opposite is also true just I remember someone just the other day on a call mentioned this study.
00:07:00.090 --> 00:07:10.680 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: That a teacher was given a class and they were told that this class was a special class and they were you know gifted students.
00:07:11.580 --> 00:07:17.970 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And it wasn't true they were just regular average class, but because the teacher was told this and believed it, they did exceptional.
00:07:18.810 --> 00:07:29.130 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And then the next semester, they did the same thing totally different class, but they told the teacher Oh, these are the troubled kids, these are the ones that you're going to have problems with you know, be careful that uh.
00:07:29.430 --> 00:07:33.720 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: So, because the teacher was told this the teacher believe that and the kids did horrible.
00:07:35.100 --> 00:07:43.830 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And again, these were just regular students, but because of the belief, because the teacher believed what she was told.
00:07:44.940 --> 00:07:57.090 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: that's what came out of the students that's what was aligned with them and so that's what she saw that's what she focused on and that's what was drawn out of them.
00:07:57.990 --> 00:08:12.510 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: So if you want to draw out of people, the best that they can be line up with that and believe it see it in them know that they can embody it.
00:08:13.470 --> 00:08:34.350 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Now, does this mean they always will not necessarily because we're all people, we all have our own free will and choice, but if you want to have the best odds of bringing it out in them, then I would say this is absolutely a requirement.
00:08:35.400 --> 00:08:53.640 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: All right to wonderful amazing beautiful and very much in alignment quotes today from Mike Dooley in the universe, and from Abraham and now, this is my pleasure to welcome back after four years, can you believe it marks been four years since I had you on the show last time.
00:08:54.870 --> 00:08:55.470 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And mark.
00:08:56.790 --> 00:09:13.110 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Mark Mon check, who is the founder and chief opportunity Officer of opportunity lab a strategy consulting firm focused unconscious growth mark has worked with leaders from Google apple JPMorgan chase General Electric Goldman Sachs.
00:09:13.920 --> 00:09:25.200 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Tara cycle at Rama belzberg the New York Times wharton school of business nyu Columbia NBC Time Warner and the United Nations, the sky is no slouch okay.
00:09:25.470 --> 00:09:37.680 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And he's also author of the Amazon bestseller culture of opportunity, how to grow your business in an age of disruption and welcome back to the conscious consultant hour mark.
00:09:38.670 --> 00:09:45.390 Mark Monchek: Thank you, Sam it's so exciting to be here and I love the mash up of the Neil degrassi Tyson we are connected.
00:09:46.230 --> 00:09:48.630 Mark Monchek: song at the beginning, it kind of made me feel about.
00:09:49.140 --> 00:09:58.650 Mark Monchek: You know what we what we do at opportunity lab is really help people see the resources in their ecosystem what we call unlock your network, you know we think.
00:09:58.950 --> 00:10:08.910 Mark Monchek: People are so much more connected today, not just through technology, but actually through the intimacy of connection, some of which actually happen even more through this disruption.
00:10:09.540 --> 00:10:18.840 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Right, you know it used to be right that six degrees of separation and now it's gotten down to like one or two degrees of separation right.
00:10:19.560 --> 00:10:28.050 Mark Monchek: yeah and to your point is it's a lot of the separation or lack of connectivity is really how we think it's how we see reality.
00:10:28.650 --> 00:10:42.990 Mark Monchek: So the idea, you know your your opening quote about reality, I think the pandemic, as well as the last four years of our US administration and different political situations around the world have challenged us to what is reality.
00:10:43.500 --> 00:10:43.980 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: yeah.
00:10:44.820 --> 00:10:49.740 Mark Monchek: You know, and the things that you had talked about is no, this is not whoo whoo.
00:10:50.400 --> 00:10:53.460 Mark Monchek: I will tell you that in the world of business where I operate.
00:10:53.790 --> 00:11:02.940 Mark Monchek: Things that we would have thought were whoo whoo and unthinkable not something anybody could talk about are actually now happening and being talked about in the world of business.
00:11:03.270 --> 00:11:19.230 Mark Monchek: So the idea of conscious business sustainable business, this is now taking Center stage and many companies and it's it's actually exciting that, believe it or not, the pandemic has moved this forward faster than I ever imagined that it that it could be.
00:11:19.800 --> 00:11:20.460 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Right let's.
00:11:20.490 --> 00:11:32.670 Mark Monchek: give you a few examples, a company that I admired and have followed for many years and have been working with over the past number of months is called terrorists cycle, so their mission is to.
00:11:33.720 --> 00:11:43.110 Mark Monchek: and waste to eliminate waste and they've been doing this for 20 years and they've been doing well, however, in this past year 2020.
00:11:43.980 --> 00:11:52.950 Mark Monchek: Big brands have been coming to them to say we realized that we can no longer destroy the planet and we need what you have to offer to help us.
00:11:53.370 --> 00:12:12.990 Mark Monchek: recycle reuse repurpose you know the materials that we put on to the planet so Tara cycle is a great example of a company that has come of age, with this new understanding of climate change of the disruptions in the world.
00:12:14.430 --> 00:12:36.810 Mark Monchek: Moving people remotely which happened very fast just a little over a year ago shifted to social contract in many companies between employers and employees, so the traditional contract is, I am the employer, I can dictate when you work, how you work where you work and what I pay you.
00:12:38.070 --> 00:12:49.230 Mark Monchek: And when the pandemic hit now, it was well where people willing to work at home could they work at home, some people needed to come into the physical office, because they were required there.
00:12:49.740 --> 00:12:54.900 Mark Monchek: How do we make the physical office safe, how do we deal with people who are not feeling comfortable working in there.
00:12:55.380 --> 00:13:07.560 Mark Monchek: So it became, at least in the clients that we work with much more of a collaborative you know inclusive diverse conversation around, how do we operate.
00:13:08.040 --> 00:13:20.910 Mark Monchek: As companies with employees with partners with vendors suppliers and and so forth, so i've been really inspired by a lot of shifts that have happened because of disruption, so my book.
00:13:21.450 --> 00:13:26.550 Mark Monchek: Culture of opportunity, how to grow your business and agent structure which came out in 2017 I thought it was very.
00:13:28.050 --> 00:13:36.630 Mark Monchek: apt back then for relevant has become even more round we sold so many copies last year, and a lot of them at universities, where they're teaching.
00:13:36.900 --> 00:13:37.500 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Oh wow.
00:13:37.980 --> 00:13:48.480 Mark Monchek: Concepts so i'm really, really happy to be on the show today and be able to talk about things that would not have been talked about in the world of business, just a few years ago.
00:13:48.870 --> 00:13:56.190 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Wonderful wonderful awesome so that's a great I think it's a great time to pause for a minute we're going to go to a break in a second.
00:13:56.580 --> 00:14:13.230 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: But it yeah it's something that i've actually also seen a lot over the last 10 years the shift in the general business conversation that's going on out there and that the whole idea of conscious business of socially.
00:14:14.310 --> 00:14:25.800 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: responsible business has really come into the forefront, and even in the world of investing in finance like there have been studies done that show that, like socially.
00:14:26.340 --> 00:14:34.320 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: responsible companies are actually better investments they make more money they have more loyalty and their employees, as well as their customers.
00:14:34.680 --> 00:14:49.380 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And that it just makes good business sense, and this is something people like you and me, have been talking about forever, but finally it's like the the rest of the world has caught up with us and said yes like not only doesn't make sense.
00:14:50.640 --> 00:14:56.940 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Socially, but it makes sense economically to and to your point, the whole idea behind Tara cycle.
00:14:57.630 --> 00:15:08.370 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: it's just recycling stuff and reusing materials, it just makes sense for ourselves for our environment and for how we're living and.
00:15:09.240 --> 00:15:23.820 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: You know I always kind of get upset when I hear people argue about climate change, because it doesn't matter in a way the things that we need to do to combat climate change are things we should do, even if there wasn't climate change.
00:15:24.540 --> 00:15:27.360 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: You know that's the point people miss all the time, oh.
00:15:27.390 --> 00:15:40.620 Mark Monchek: Sam I gotta give credit to the millennial generation of which my daughter is a member 90 million millennials the largest generation in American history really upped our game in this conversation.
00:15:40.920 --> 00:15:47.730 Mark Monchek: And they said, I do not want to work for a company that doesn't care about the environment doesn't care about their employees doesn't care about their customers.
00:15:48.060 --> 00:15:55.950 Mark Monchek: I don't want to buy from that kind of company I don't invest in that kind of company so millennials and millennials convincing their parents.
00:15:56.580 --> 00:16:11.910 Mark Monchek: You are our generation, the baby Boomer generation had a huge ripple effect in causing a lot of the changes that we're seeing now some companies did it based on a moral compass, many companies did it because they saw customers were moving away from.
00:16:11.910 --> 00:16:25.560 Mark Monchek: them because they didn't stand for anything that was good in the world they didn't have a social purpose they they didn't really care about the things that their customers cared about so i'm extremely inspired.
00:16:26.130 --> 00:16:30.240 Mark Monchek: By a lot of the changes that we're seeing now there's a lot of work to do this is not saying that the.
00:16:30.240 --> 00:16:36.660 Mark Monchek: shows that were on a downhill slope there's absolutely a lot of a lot of work to do.
00:16:37.110 --> 00:16:48.480 Mark Monchek: However, I think that the fact that we can have these conversations and that we can actually talk about the things that are really important now make the work easier than it was just a few years ago yeah.
00:16:48.540 --> 00:16:55.230 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Absolutely absolutely all right let's go to a break, I see loyal listeners patty and Cynthia on the Facebook live.
00:16:55.440 --> 00:16:59.940 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: great to have you with us, if you have questions for mark or myself, please post them in the comment section.
00:17:00.210 --> 00:17:12.180 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Of the Facebook live video and if anybody listening, would like to ask questions and you like to post to the Facebook live video just go to Facebook COM slash talk radio and yc you'll see the video there.
00:17:12.540 --> 00:17:27.840 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: please feel free to post your comments so everybody, please stay tuned you're listening to the conscious consultant our awakening humanity My guess this hour is mark Mon check founder of the opportunity lab and we will be right back after this.
00:20:27.180 --> 00:20:43.290 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: and welcome back to the conscious consultant our awakening humanity so we're talking with mark Mon check founder and chief opportunity Officer of opportunity lab and we had met many years ago at that co working space I forget the name of it now.
00:20:44.040 --> 00:20:45.120 Mark Monchek: Every social innovation.
00:20:45.150 --> 00:20:57.750 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Yes, Center for social innovation, yes, and it was really a beautiful space, because it really encourage people to create businesses and ideas around this idea of social innovation and.
00:20:58.200 --> 00:21:17.430 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: social group creating socially responsible companies like what we were just talking about last segment and it is quite interesting mark how during this pandemic how it's become even more in the forefront of people's awareness and how.
00:21:18.720 --> 00:21:26.040 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: I think people really began to understand, I like to say that this pandemic has shown us that one person's health is everybody's health.
00:21:26.310 --> 00:21:38.220 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And it has really shown us how interconnected, we are because it's such a a global worldwide phenomenon and and I think this is a way of kind of opening us up to this idea of, we need to think.
00:21:38.670 --> 00:21:49.020 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Broader, we need to think bigger, we need to think about not just what's happening in our own lives, but what's happening in our Community in our city state country.
00:21:49.380 --> 00:22:06.000 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And what's happening in the globe and that working together is the way we actually solve these big problems not and although we've seen a lot of division in certain ways I think that just makes it more apparent that the division doesn't help us does it.
00:22:07.440 --> 00:22:14.430 Mark Monchek: It doesn't and, in this new world, a new way of working it's really important to be intentional and actually to.
00:22:15.060 --> 00:22:19.140 Mark Monchek: understand what actually needs to happen for people to work fully remotely.
00:22:19.860 --> 00:22:31.560 Mark Monchek: Or to work in a hybrid fashion, where some people remote, some people are in a physical space or when everybody's in a physical space, however, with social distancing and the various you know precautions, you have to take.
00:22:32.340 --> 00:22:41.670 Mark Monchek: In a pandemic and those precautions are going to be taken, probably for quite a long time because it's not like we're one day there's going to be somebody says, where the pandemic is over.
00:22:42.060 --> 00:22:53.550 Mark Monchek: you're going to be some places where it's over more fully than others in different parts of the world, so i'm going to share with you what we've learned about how we are working in this new world.
00:22:54.000 --> 00:22:59.820 Mark Monchek: window so just before we started our conversation today Sam I got off the line in a.
00:23:00.420 --> 00:23:09.120 Mark Monchek: Microsoft teams call with an organization in the Ukraine, one of our clients at around the WHO, some of you may know, is a major New York City.
00:23:09.450 --> 00:23:19.860 Mark Monchek: northeast regional actually now national brand for consumer electronics, they have a team of people working in the Ukraine that do website development other technology support.
00:23:20.220 --> 00:23:30.720 Mark Monchek: For the company and it was fascinating you know how intentional, you need to be to keep people as emotionally and socially and personally connected and business connected.
00:23:30.990 --> 00:23:40.860 Mark Monchek: When everybody is working remotely or some people are actually in the physical office, and some people are not so, how do you recreate those water cooler conversations those lunch conversations.
00:23:41.190 --> 00:23:49.230 Mark Monchek: Those you know walking from you know your office to the corner store conversations, so we created just about a year ago, just.
00:23:50.280 --> 00:24:02.130 Mark Monchek: When the pandemic made people work remotely this program called share lab and we called sherilyn because what we do is we go into organizations and we do department by department team by team.
00:24:03.240 --> 00:24:16.440 Mark Monchek: These kind of combinations of a town hall group coaching session to focus group and we typically start with three questions Where are you calling from and, believe it or not people who might have sat next to each other for 10 years didn't know where they lived.
00:24:16.770 --> 00:24:17.640 Mark Monchek: Now that they're working.
00:24:17.700 --> 00:24:26.250 Mark Monchek: Mostly out of their own homes it's important to know what you live in Fort Lee New Jersey, you know you live in sarasota Florida, you know you live in the upper West side of New York.
00:24:26.790 --> 00:24:30.330 Mark Monchek: And then, what is inspiring you and what is troubling you.
00:24:31.170 --> 00:24:40.890 Mark Monchek: hmm and as people get to talk about those things, opening up from the heart, opening up from what they need to feel cared about connected and functioning effectively.
00:24:41.370 --> 00:24:48.810 Mark Monchek: We learned so much about how to keep people feeling cared about feeling connected and and working effectively so everything comes up from.
00:24:49.290 --> 00:24:59.940 Mark Monchek: I don't feel safe to go into the office, not because of the office, but because of the transportation i'm I love working at home, but I feel socially isolated right.
00:25:00.450 --> 00:25:07.200 Mark Monchek: I love working at home, but I want to come in the office two or three days a week, and I want to see people at least you know once or twice a week.
00:25:08.250 --> 00:25:13.470 Mark Monchek: So that has been an enormous support for us to help our clients feel.
00:25:14.070 --> 00:25:22.680 Mark Monchek: Connected with each other and to create a space for people to talk about the things that they used to talk about when they were in person.
00:25:22.950 --> 00:25:30.510 Mark Monchek: But typically don't when you go from meeting to meeting to meeting and there's nothing necessarily in the agenda that connects you in those more personal ways.
00:25:30.720 --> 00:25:39.360 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Right, let me ask you a question, have you also found that employees have like moved and and they're not even living where they used to live.
00:25:39.690 --> 00:25:50.040 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Because, now that they can work remote they don't have to be living in a high rent district in the city or you know, maybe they're deciding that they would rather be.
00:25:50.550 --> 00:25:58.050 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: In a more country rural type area because I just i've known friends, since the pandemic we've gotten up and move to different areas.
00:25:58.410 --> 00:26:09.930 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Not so much because they wanted to move out of the city, but just like felt like now, they had the opportunity, because things are so virtual that they weren't confined to like having to live close to where the action is.
00:26:10.530 --> 00:26:18.810 Mark Monchek: Absolutely, a trend, I mean we're seeing people move back with their parents we're seeing people moved to a second home that they only use sporadically.
00:26:19.140 --> 00:26:24.750 Mark Monchek: we'll see people you know selling their home or giving up their apartment and moving to someplace they always wanted to live.
00:26:25.380 --> 00:26:38.040 Mark Monchek: living next to their friends that they've missed for all these years, some of it, they want to be safe for some of it, they just want to have you know more room to be out in nature, some of it, they want to reduce their living expenses.
00:26:40.230 --> 00:26:47.850 Mark Monchek: Some of it just they they have the freedom to move so that because they could work virtually in before it was just much more difficult or wasn't even allowed.
00:26:48.480 --> 00:26:56.220 Mark Monchek: So it is absolutely a trend and I don't think that trend is going to stop it'll change somewhat but it's not going to end, I think, as people.
00:26:56.700 --> 00:27:04.020 Mark Monchek: realize hey I got 1234 hours depending on where you live back my commute.
00:27:04.470 --> 00:27:15.270 Mark Monchek: yeah right so, on the one hand we're seeing productivity increased tremendously because of the freedom, you have to work you're able to get into flow more you have less time commuting.
00:27:15.840 --> 00:27:25.170 Mark Monchek: However, we're also seeing other things where people don't have the self discipline to do the things that they would normally do when they have a physical boundary of.
00:27:25.380 --> 00:27:25.950 Mark Monchek: going to.
00:27:26.160 --> 00:27:34.530 Mark Monchek: Work and leaving work so we're having to really help people understand how to create your own boundaries when there isn't the boundary of commuting.
00:27:35.940 --> 00:27:44.820 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: I want to get back to some of the challenges, but I just want to ask you, before we go to break again what are some of the unexpected opportunities for.
00:27:45.150 --> 00:27:54.210 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: The business environment that have been revealed because of what's going on and and the pandemic and and what we're all experiencing today.
00:27:57.000 --> 00:28:13.140 Mark Monchek: I think the one benefit the surprising benefit that comes right up the top my mind, is how empowered employees feel to create a work situation where they have much more say over what they do when they do and how they do it.
00:28:14.220 --> 00:28:21.810 Mark Monchek: And when employees feel more they get into the state of flow where they're able to do much more much better.
00:28:22.290 --> 00:28:28.500 Mark Monchek: Because they don't have the constraint of having to do the commuting and then, when you're in the office you know you have a lot of distractions.
00:28:28.770 --> 00:28:34.710 Mark Monchek: and your you know your mind is looking at who else is in the office you've got various noises you might have a very small space.
00:28:35.280 --> 00:28:43.380 Mark Monchek: And for those people who have mastered working at home and not everybody has some people have a very challenge difficult work situation, but those people who have.
00:28:44.160 --> 00:28:59.040 Mark Monchek: The ability to actually feel that they have more control over their workday and the way that they work has been incredibly empowering and the clients that we work with have seen the benefits of that and are now giving employees more ability to have more autonomy over their one.
00:28:59.850 --> 00:29:13.170 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Wonderful wonderful yeah because it's also the more autonomy, you have over your work, the more empowered you feel, then the more in a way, loyal you are to the work that you're doing, because now you have more ownership, because you have more.
00:29:13.680 --> 00:29:18.510 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: sort of control over how you do what you do and things aren't being dictated to you as much.
00:29:18.960 --> 00:29:28.770 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Absolutely wonderful alright, we went a little over last segment, so this segment is little short so let's let's go to break now, and when we come back i'd like to talk a little bit more about.
00:29:29.100 --> 00:29:32.850 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: sort of how to deal with those challenges of working at home i've.
00:29:33.630 --> 00:29:48.030 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: I very comfortable working at home, though I had experience from a prior business that I did, where I worked at home before, so I knew sort of some of the challenges i'd have to hit, but I think a lot of people don't necessarily.
00:29:48.360 --> 00:29:54.450 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: understand how to deal with some of those challenges, so i'd like to talk about that, and what people can do to deal with them okay mark.
00:29:54.990 --> 00:29:56.280 Mark Monchek: Absolutely look forward to that.
00:29:56.580 --> 00:30:10.740 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Wonderful so everybody, please stay tuned you're listening to the conscious consultant our awakening humanity, we do this every Thursday 12 noon to 1pm Eastern right here on talk radio dot nyc and you can find this all over Facebook on.
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00:33:17.160 --> 00:33:25.710 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Welcome back to the conscious consultant our awakening humanity we're talking with mark monjack all about sort of this new.
00:33:26.760 --> 00:33:35.100 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Culture of working from home and the opportunities and the challenges that exist in there, and you know mark when I.
00:33:36.240 --> 00:33:47.610 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: I had a business number of years ago in the aerospace industry in the web, one point O days I was working with with a couple of people on a sort of an online.
00:33:49.110 --> 00:33:57.030 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Aerospace conference, a way of managers in the space commercial space industry to find, products, services things like that.
00:33:57.510 --> 00:34:02.670 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And I was working from home the other partners were in different places.
00:34:03.210 --> 00:34:11.610 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And I found that I had a hard time with the in the very beginning of blurring the lines between when I was working and when I wasn't.
00:34:12.000 --> 00:34:18.510 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Because when you're home it's like well if i'm if this is where I work then it's like i'm always working until I like.
00:34:19.110 --> 00:34:30.750 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: found that I had to create a structure for myself when I got up in the morning it was like I had one task that I did at the beginning of the day, and that was like the start of my work day.
00:34:31.410 --> 00:34:43.140 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And then, at the end I finished with some kind of a task that was like the end of my work day and then I was off and it took me a while to kind of get into that rhythm.
00:34:44.520 --> 00:34:59.700 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And I found like that really served me when I was working from home, though it's a little bit for some reason, this time around, I mean I knew that and I do have sort of a structure around running the radio network from home.
00:35:01.110 --> 00:35:03.360 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Yet still I find myself working more.
00:35:04.380 --> 00:35:07.290 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: It feels like there's always more to do.
00:35:08.550 --> 00:35:18.540 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: More things and, in some ways, you know i've been running this network now for 10 and a half years, and suddenly in the last six months we've really exploded we've more than doubled in size, we have.
00:35:18.870 --> 00:35:26.400 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: lots of people we're talking to who were looking to come on board as new hosts on the radio network so we're really in this.
00:35:26.730 --> 00:35:32.880 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Expansion phase that makes me feel like the rest of the world, caught up with what we do in the last 10 and a half years.
00:35:33.720 --> 00:35:47.310 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: But it does sort of create this pressure that you feel like there's always so much to do that, to create that boundary that internal boundary of when we're working when we're not working is a little bit more challenging today than it used to be.
00:35:48.270 --> 00:35:57.870 Mark Monchek: yeah absolutely is and we find that, with all of our clients with our own folks in the company myself, so you know rituals, from the beginning of time.
00:35:58.590 --> 00:36:10.740 Mark Monchek: The ones you mentioned other ones are really important to ground us in how to live in the world, so when you have a ritual, as you mentioned, you know of when i'm starting my day.
00:36:11.820 --> 00:36:21.630 Mark Monchek: Right, and I am I am actually consciously getting ready to start my day I am doing things that helped me prepare my mind my body my spirit, for being fully present in my day.
00:36:22.410 --> 00:36:31.680 Mark Monchek: So you know we really recommend to our clients have something that helps you get ready for your day and have some official way to start today.
00:36:32.370 --> 00:36:44.940 Mark Monchek: And it could be as simple as opening up your laptop you know, one of the one of the folks on our share lab of yesterday said I always close the lid on my laptop when i'm done.
00:36:46.230 --> 00:37:07.380 Mark Monchek: And he said as simple as that sounds it is has a meaning creates a ritual yeah one of the other Members said he actually has a what he calls a fake commute he gets up in the morning he takes a shower gets ready and he actually gets out of his apartment he takes a 20 minute walk.
00:37:08.670 --> 00:37:14.580 Mark Monchek: And he comes back into as an apartment as if he's coming to his Home Office for the first time that day.
00:37:16.710 --> 00:37:25.590 Mark Monchek: When he finishes his day he closes his laptop he gets out and he walks 20 minutes, and he comes back to his home.
00:37:27.270 --> 00:37:28.440 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Night right.
00:37:28.500 --> 00:37:30.270 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: I love that idea I love it.
00:37:30.600 --> 00:37:50.070 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Even like you just go for a walk around the block and then you come back in just that lead, you know closing the door locking the door behind you, leaving opening it back up coming in it, it creates a a very powerful mental emotional division from one thing to another.
00:37:51.330 --> 00:37:57.360 Mark Monchek: So what what i've seen Sam is that you've gotten people who were conscious and intentional before.
00:37:58.110 --> 00:38:13.680 Mark Monchek: are even more conscious and intentional now because they see the necessity for it, so people like myself, you know more attention to meditation exercise, I have this beautiful little tool that I use called a six minute diary.
00:38:14.160 --> 00:38:30.060 Mark Monchek: Where every morning I spend three minutes on the things i'm most grateful for that morning on the three things that I want to make this day amazing and the one idea or feeling that I want to embody that particular day.
00:38:31.110 --> 00:38:46.080 Mark Monchek: Literally about it is about three minutes and then at the end of the day, I look at what was the good deed that I did today what is one thing I could do to improve and what are the three things that actually happened that they were amazing.
00:38:46.920 --> 00:38:57.660 Mark Monchek: So one of the worst thing that happens during this kind of a prolonged crisis situation is one day bleeds into the other you've probably heard people say it's Groundhog day all over again.
00:38:57.750 --> 00:39:01.620 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: You know, I was just on a call yesterday, where I did a presentation on this.
00:39:01.620 --> 00:39:01.890 Nice.
00:39:03.000 --> 00:39:10.080 Mark Monchek: I want to just finish my thought is that by doing that ritual of setting your intention that morning.
00:39:10.740 --> 00:39:16.500 Mark Monchek: of saying what you're grateful for, at the end of the day, processing, what actually happened that day.
00:39:16.980 --> 00:39:26.640 Mark Monchek: What is it that was a good deed that you did and what's one thing you want to improve, you have a beginning, and an ending of the day, and you have your own way to process that experience, if you don't do that.
00:39:27.120 --> 00:39:35.850 Mark Monchek: Then the days bleed into each other and you start to roll that I do that yesterday, the day before I say that to Sam or I don't remember if I Maybe it was last week, I said to him.
00:39:36.390 --> 00:39:44.490 Mark Monchek: You know it's just there's gotta be some way to process the day when you don't have some of the other kind of rituals that we normally would have.
00:39:45.210 --> 00:39:53.790 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: yeah I was just going to say that I was just on a call yesterday, where a gentleman said it feels like one long day since last March.
00:39:54.690 --> 00:40:01.710 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And, and that even weekends don't really feel as much like weekends anymore, because there's not enough of a difference.
00:40:02.130 --> 00:40:09.780 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Whereas before where you're going to the office every day during the week than the weekend there was a real difference because now you're not going to the office.
00:40:10.080 --> 00:40:24.990 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: But if you're home all the time and you're working from home then between Wednesday and Sunday there's not much difference because you're home you're still doing mostly the same things, even if you take your weekends off and you're not working you're still in the same environment.
00:40:26.400 --> 00:40:36.030 Mark Monchek: yeah I think for a lot of people they are, and on the other hand, I think if we are more conscious to actually schedule things on the weekend, whether they are virtual experiences, or whether they are.
00:40:36.450 --> 00:40:42.480 Mark Monchek: Not virtual experiences, last week I took my bicycle and I wrote down to the lower East side tenement museum.
00:40:43.470 --> 00:40:51.750 Mark Monchek: which I am a member, and they had a beautiful our walking tour called out of the home, which looked at how immigrants on the lower East side.
00:40:52.050 --> 00:41:02.910 Mark Monchek: In the mid 1800s into the early 1900s lived so we went to outside of a bank, one of the first bank Dr malachy bank, you know over.
00:41:03.630 --> 00:41:10.170 Mark Monchek: On canal street we went to the Jewish daily forward we went to outside of some of the taverns that were there.
00:41:10.500 --> 00:41:20.730 Mark Monchek: yeah it was 25 degrees, but you know what it was such a great experience, because I was outdoors and I was doing something similar to the way that I would have done it, you know before the pandemic.
00:41:21.780 --> 00:41:29.430 Mark Monchek: But I try to schedule at least one or two outdoor things, some people are just not good in this cold weather I am okay with it.
00:41:29.820 --> 00:41:38.070 Mark Monchek: But something where you feel that there's something that you would have done before, maybe it's a little different the way you're doing it now.
00:41:38.820 --> 00:41:44.100 Mark Monchek: But actually plan weekend activities that are fun that are not something that you would do during the week.
00:41:44.520 --> 00:41:54.150 Mark Monchek: And that make you feel that there is this separation between the work week and you know the the weekend of the time off that you feel like you have the freedom to do more personal experiences.
00:41:54.750 --> 00:42:01.410 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: yeah I doing that outdoor stuff is so important, I mean living in New York City my wife and I.
00:42:01.860 --> 00:42:10.560 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And we used to do this before the pandemic, but not as regularly what we would do because we live close to central park is after dinner we'd go for a walk in central park.
00:42:11.400 --> 00:42:21.090 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And what we found is that during the pandemic we do it more frequently like like more steadily at least three times a week, sometimes four times a week.
00:42:21.690 --> 00:42:29.640 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And I noticed that we found that on the nights we don't do it and and usually those are nights where either.
00:42:29.970 --> 00:42:36.210 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: it's raining the weather is extra nasty outside and not necessarily cold, because we do it in the cold.
00:42:36.630 --> 00:42:42.750 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: But, but when there's just something that just we don't you know just don't have the energy or something.
00:42:43.230 --> 00:42:48.360 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: That it just doesn't feel we really miss it like like there's a definitely a big.
00:42:48.840 --> 00:43:00.060 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: difference in the following day of how we feel from how we felt before, so it just just that little ritual and doing that and then what we what's happened is when we first started, we were walking.
00:43:00.420 --> 00:43:06.360 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Two and a half, three miles and then it became three miles to three and a half miles now.
00:43:06.660 --> 00:43:15.750 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: You know, in the cold, maybe now it's kind of extra cold so maybe we don't do quite as long, but we were getting up to between four and four and a half miles every time we'd go out for a walk.
00:43:16.350 --> 00:43:26.940 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And, and we actually we could feel the difference because we'd been doing it so regularly that you know could feel like it was a little bit easier to climb the hills or walk up the stairs or you know, whatever we were doing.
00:43:27.300 --> 00:43:36.660 Mark Monchek: And those incremental changes are adaptation to what's going on, I want to go back to the question you asked me before the break, which was you know what are some of the surprising.
00:43:37.230 --> 00:43:48.060 Mark Monchek: trends that have happened during the pandemic, the other one that I want to highlight and I don't know how much of it is directly connected pandemic and how much is is to other trends.
00:43:48.540 --> 00:43:56.730 Mark Monchek: we're seeing more diversity and inclusion with our clients and a lot of the companies that you know that we are talking to on.
00:43:56.880 --> 00:43:57.420 Wonderful.
00:43:58.470 --> 00:44:14.280 Mark Monchek: don't know how much of that is companies understand because of what happened last year, you know with a more of George floyd you know the the protest, maybe, how many people of color have been much more severely impacted by the pandemic.
00:44:15.450 --> 00:44:23.550 Mark Monchek: Maybe it's because companies in this disruption, are willing to do things differently, maybe it's because they can recruit people from a wider geographic.
00:44:23.940 --> 00:44:34.740 Mark Monchek: sphere, because they're recruiting people, not necessarily to work in the physical building all these factors together, I am seeing in very, very encouraging way companies hiring.
00:44:35.550 --> 00:44:43.470 Mark Monchek: People of color women in places that they wouldn't have people have different sexual orientations, and you know various.
00:44:44.340 --> 00:44:52.110 Mark Monchek: challenged abilities and it's really encouraging to see that and now that's becoming the new normal and, as you mentioned earlier there's a lot of data.
00:44:52.560 --> 00:44:57.600 Mark Monchek: To show companies that are more socially conscious are doing better financially companies that are more diverse.
00:44:57.990 --> 00:45:10.890 Mark Monchek: companies that have more women and people of color on boards of directors, which there still is not that many but getting a little bit more are actually doing financially better so i'm seeing a lot of momentum in that area as well.
00:45:10.980 --> 00:45:22.140 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Wonderful wonderful yeah it was interesting like i'd seen the the whole diversity equity and inclusion conversation had been picking up before the pandemic but somehow.
00:45:22.410 --> 00:45:32.370 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Over the last year it's it's really the momentum has accelerated tremendously so that's good to hear that that the major places are really.
00:45:32.730 --> 00:45:39.870 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: buying into it much more and and actually utilizing it okay we're going to take our last break of the show, and when we come back mark it's time to.
00:45:40.140 --> 00:45:50.370 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: To for you to get out your crystal ball dusted off a little bit and let's talk about what's happening moving forward, where do you see things going in the workplace and work in general.
00:45:50.670 --> 00:45:58.380 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: What are the opportunities that we see moving forward in light of the tremendous challenges we have before us okay.
00:46:00.210 --> 00:46:00.600 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: awesome.
00:46:01.290 --> 00:46:01.800 Mark Monchek: Thank you, Sam.
00:46:02.340 --> 00:46:16.530 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: You got it all right, everybody, please stay tuned you're listening to the conscious consultant our awakening humanity, we do this, live every Thursday 12 noon to 1pm Eastern right here on talk radio dot nyc and we will be right back after this.
00:46:17.850 --> 00:46:21.000 Listening to talk radio nyc.
00:48:36.150 --> 00:48:45.030 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Welcome back to the conscious consultant our awakening humanity we've been speaking with mark Mon check founder and chief opportunity officer of the opportunity lab.
00:48:45.360 --> 00:48:55.590 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: I just want to give a shout out to our live listeners I see people tuning in from California New Jersey Florida, Ireland and other places, Texas.
00:48:57.000 --> 00:49:07.140 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Man hope you guys are doing okay out there in Texas and and and Louisiana and some other states around the country, so thank you all for for tuning in so mark.
00:49:09.480 --> 00:49:20.190 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Nobody could have predicted, you know, a year and a half ago, where we would be today, and I know it's kind of hard to predict what's going to happen in the next.
00:49:20.910 --> 00:49:36.000 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Five years or even one year but but let's just prognosticate a little bit looking at the trends you're seeing with companies and work environments and employees and and what's going on.
00:49:37.320 --> 00:49:48.750 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: What changes what what trends do you see that are or maybe starting off a little small but are starting to really take hold that you think will have a bigger impact in the future.
00:49:50.010 --> 00:49:57.060 Mark Monchek: Yes, and fascinating question a challenging question, I do not and do not want to have a crystal ball, however.
00:49:57.630 --> 00:50:06.030 Mark Monchek: We have learned a lot, you know, in an opportunity i've been a we in what we do, we are connected through our work with people literally from all over the world and we run a.
00:50:06.960 --> 00:50:17.340 Mark Monchek: Group on Thursday afternoons called opportunity Community where we have Members from New Zealand, Australia, Ghana, the Netherlands, as well as all throughout the United States and Canada.
00:50:18.030 --> 00:50:24.420 Mark Monchek: And so we have learned a lot, I would say that there are many people that actually did predict a pandemic.
00:50:24.750 --> 00:50:31.050 Mark Monchek: They didn't predict that it would happen this way I don't think anybody predicted that it would take this long and it would create this much disruption.
00:50:31.980 --> 00:50:44.520 Mark Monchek: But I think a lot of scientists would argue that this was kind of happening before it actually happened, and that we, the way we responded to it or did not respond to it very well caused it to be what it is.
00:50:45.810 --> 00:50:53.880 Mark Monchek: What it, what did I learn from this and I think what a lot of us learn is that we are all connected going back to the national song at the beginning.
00:50:54.480 --> 00:51:05.820 Mark Monchek: You know that we because of international travel, because we are financially socially technologically dependent on each other, that is a reality, we have to come to grips with.
00:51:06.720 --> 00:51:17.190 Mark Monchek: And so understanding what happens around the world being a citizen of the world, as well as your local community in your country is is essentially important to live in this new world.
00:51:17.910 --> 00:51:26.370 Mark Monchek: Respecting other people's view of reality, going back to your quote at the very beginning that somebody may have a different reality.
00:51:27.000 --> 00:51:36.390 Mark Monchek: But we have to actually live with people have that different reality so having a conversation not that you are wrong, and I am right, let me understand your reality.
00:51:36.780 --> 00:51:51.030 Mark Monchek: Right, how you come to that reality, are you willing to listen to my reality and is there a reality that we can at least share how we work together if we're in business or how we live together if we are in the same community or in the same family.
00:51:51.600 --> 00:52:00.930 Mark Monchek: So, having these difficult sensitive conversations with people who have different realities, I think is a very, very important aspect of what is evolving.
00:52:01.170 --> 00:52:06.060 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: yeah, how do we build a bridge between reality, so that we can coexist and work together.
00:52:07.230 --> 00:52:17.370 Mark Monchek: yeah and how do we operate in a world of understanding it's not about competition where we are in a zero sum game of scarcity.
00:52:17.640 --> 00:52:21.990 Mark Monchek: But is around collaboration about how do we use the resources we have.
00:52:22.290 --> 00:52:29.820 Mark Monchek: which are often far greater than we even realize, but in order to use them well we actually have to collaborate, we have to listen, we have to compromise, we have to innovate and.
00:52:30.180 --> 00:52:39.180 Mark Monchek: figure out new ways to do things and diversity and inclusion and equity or important part of that because we can't do that unless we have old voices are being heard.
00:52:39.600 --> 00:52:51.900 Mark Monchek: points of view that may be different than ours are part of that conversation and part of that you know decision making i'm not assuming, as I said earlier that it's going to be over on one particular day that.
00:52:51.930 --> 00:53:05.850 Mark Monchek: run it's going to involve so let's say best case scenario, we have herd immunity almost everybody United States has been vaccinated well, some people are not going to want to go back to a music venue let's say or a.
00:53:05.850 --> 00:53:09.300 Mark Monchek: restaurant if they science says, you can.
00:53:09.750 --> 00:53:22.560 Mark Monchek: write some cities will have more people willing and able to come back, others will not right um, how do we manage travel between the those cities that are more open those cities that are less.
00:53:23.310 --> 00:53:34.740 Mark Monchek: In a hybrid work environment where people are coming to the office but not everybody, how do we make people feel included when they are in the virtual and of the video conference and people are physically in the same room.
00:53:35.250 --> 00:53:46.290 Mark Monchek: You know, when that video conference ends those people are there chatting and talking sometime maybe even making decisions sharing important information, the person who's on the video conference is no longer in that conversation.
00:53:47.640 --> 00:53:48.840 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: came up, we need to start.
00:53:48.900 --> 00:54:02.160 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: wrapping things up, so I did want to give you an opportunity if people want to learn more about opportunity lab learn more about your work and and the wonderful wonderful things that you do, how do people find you how do they get in touch with you.
00:54:02.790 --> 00:54:11.610 Mark Monchek: um you can certainly go to our website up lab COM O PP le ABS COM, we have enormous number of free resources assessments.
00:54:11.940 --> 00:54:21.600 Mark Monchek: podcasts blogs and and so forth, if you want to reach me, individually or the company, you can go to discover at up blab.com.
00:54:22.200 --> 00:54:37.440 Mark Monchek: And you know we are on linkedin and pretty much all the social media outlet we do publish on linkedin and we also have a bi weekly newsletter that comes out through our website so you can sign up for that they're wonderful i'm just going to put.
00:54:37.440 --> 00:54:52.440 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: The website into the Facebook live, so people can have it, but yeah up lab O P P la b.com wonderful place check it out, especially if you're an employer if you're an organization and you're looking.
00:54:53.040 --> 00:55:03.660 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: For opportunities to really create a more of a culture of opportunity and your book culture of opportunity, speaking of which it's on Amazon it's all over the place.
00:55:04.320 --> 00:55:09.570 Mark Monchek: it's on Amazon, both in print and in kindle version so.
00:55:10.260 --> 00:55:15.300 Mark Monchek: What and I have quite a quite a number of podcasts as this one, where I talk about the book as well.
00:55:15.660 --> 00:55:26.910 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Wonderful wonderful excellent mark Thank you so much for coming on again, congratulations on your six month anniversary of your granddaughter congratulations to see first granddaughter.
00:55:27.390 --> 00:55:30.660 Mark Monchek: First granddaughter Thank you and happy pre birthday to you.
00:55:31.290 --> 00:55:38.820 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Thank you so much, so I just wanted to end the show this time, those of you know, I came out with my book, everyday awakening back in November.
00:55:39.240 --> 00:55:47.040 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And I just wanted to randomly pull out and see what the book has to say for us today just to end things off.
00:55:47.460 --> 00:55:59.340 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And I just open to what it says is bringing joy to our challenges is how we glide through them, and this is page 108 in the book and it basically talks about how.
00:56:00.090 --> 00:56:15.720 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: challenges are something that's a part of everyday life, and we all have challenges, the world is having a huge challenge right now challenge is a part of living and and some people call challenges, some people call it contrast.
00:56:17.790 --> 00:56:27.990 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: We can avoid it, no matter what we do we actually can avoid it So how do we get through it in a way that serves us the best.
00:56:29.160 --> 00:56:40.530 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And so the the real challenge is to approach our challenges from a place of joy to look at them as opportunities we've talked a lot about opportunity this hour.
00:56:40.860 --> 00:56:54.450 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: As an opportunity to learn something to grow to become something better, something more, and to really embody more of what we truly believe in deep inside.
00:56:55.200 --> 00:57:10.860 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And so, how do we bring joy to it first start with curiosity just be curious and ask the question what is there to learn from this challenge, what is there to learn from what is going on, how can I grow who do I have to become.
00:57:11.460 --> 00:57:24.060 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: To really meet this challenge, or or this contrast in the best possible way, ask the question first and then work on cultivating joy for it.
00:57:24.630 --> 00:57:32.160 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Because it actually is serving us, as opposed to something that we should avoid and and and hide from.
00:57:32.970 --> 00:57:41.160 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: So that's the messages for today, thank you all for tuning in Thank you mark for coming on the show is a pleasure to have you back after four years.
00:57:41.790 --> 00:57:50.910 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: check out the conscious consultant our all over all the podcasting Apps if you love podcasting on apple Google stitcher spotify Amazon music now.
00:57:51.240 --> 00:57:59.610 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: And i'm not sure with alexa you might be able to go to alexa play the conscious consultant might work I don't know I haven't tried it, yet I don't have a lexus so I don't know someone has to try it for me.
00:58:00.030 --> 00:58:11.250 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: So stay tuned coming up next is voices of courage with can foster followed later today 7pm tonight with Graham dobbin in his show the mind behind leadership.
00:58:11.940 --> 00:58:21.450 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: Oddly enough interviewing you're very yours truly the conscious consultant me on his show tonight just happened to work out that way.
00:58:22.140 --> 00:58:40.710 Sam Liebowitz, The Conscious Consultant: So i'm looking forward to my conversation with Graham and tomorrow we have our whole business block of shows 10am to 2pm philanthropy and focus always Friday the entrepreneurial web and wise content creates well well, thank you for tuning in we will talk to you next week.
00:58:41.820 --> 00:58:43.230 Mark Monchek: Thank you, Sam Thank you.