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Great Decisions, Perfect Timing: Cultivating Intuitive Intelligence

The Digital Wealth Digest Presents “Paul O’Brien”

Paul O'Brien On The Digital Wealth Digest

Paul O’Brien On The Digital Wealth Digest

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  • Paul O’Brien was a bootstrap entrepreneur who took something he loved and turned it into an internet business that signed up over 10 million registered members. He sold the company in 2007 for many millions of dollars and has since authored three books, including a modern version of the ancient I Ching oracle — named Visionary I Ching. Today we focus on his new book entitled entitled Great Decisions, Perfect Timing: Cultivating Intuitive Intelligence..
  • Paul O’Brien was a bootstrap entrepreneur who took something he loved and turned it into an internet business that signed up over 10 million registered members. He sold the company in 2007 for many millions of dollars and has since authored three books, including a modern version of the ancient I Ching oracle — named Visionary I Ching. Today we are going to focus more on his new book entitled Great Decisions, Perfect Timing: Cultivating Intuitive Intelligence.
    Paul O'Brien On The Digital Wealth Digest

    Paul O’Brien On The Digital Wealth Digest

    Paul is a sought-after speaker, story-teller, philanthropist and founder of the Divination Foundation. For 30 years, he has also hosted Pathways radio, an interview show focusing on personal and cultural transformation, which is broadcast across Oregon and podcast via Divination.com.

    Paul is a sought-after speaker, story-teller, philanthropist and founder of the Divination Foundation. For 30 years, he has also hosted Pathways radio, an interview show focusing on personal and cultural transformation, which is broadcast across Oregon and podcast via Divination.com.

  • Success — How do you define “success”? How did you define success for yourself?
  • In your talks on entrepreneurial success….what are the three most important success factors? (determination, resourcefulness, timing)
  • your vision of success was about creative freedom … explain
  • Self-knowledge and the 3 Stages of Life
  • Stage One: Self-discovery. You emphasize the importance of our ‘fascinations’…why?
  • Stage Two – the ‘Builder/Provider’ stage
  • Stage Three – the ‘Patron’ stage (creating a legacy)
  • Cultivating Intuitive Intelligence 
  • Why do you describe intuition as a sensitive little “antenna”?
  • Why must  intuition lead the way in visionary decision making?
  • How do logic and intuition work together? (logic is a filtering)
  • You cite your “Weighted Pros” method as a useful and easy technique for applying logic to decision making …
  • You claim that anyone can learn to improve their intuition …
  • What is your “heart-check” method for determining if a decision is intuitive or ego-driven?
  • the idea of “Perfect Timing” … is there really such a thing?
  • you say Timing is a special kind of decision … how are timing and intuition related?
  • You refer to “synchronicity” as the psychology of perfect timing … what does  it  mean?
  • You show how perfect timing is a type of awareness that leads to making the right moves at the right time …
  • Carl Jung’s Psychology
  • How can we use the esoteric discoveries of the great psychologist, Carl Jung—synchronicity, archetypes and the collective unconscious?
  • Archetypes — What are archetypes? (human dynamics, sources of personal power, human situations that cross cultures and ages, elements of the heroes journey)
  • How can we use archetypes to improve our strategic decision-making?
  • The “Collective Unconscious” (which you refer to as Infinite Intelligence)
  • You refer to Jung’s “collective unconscious” as “Infinite Intelligence” – the ‘spiritual’ dimension of decision making … (the ‘cloud’ metaphor)
  • You talk about “going direct” for guidance and point out that this is a liberating approach to the spiritual aspect of life … explain.
  • You have a background in the area of divination systems … should divination have a part to play in intuitive decision making? If so, how?
  • You are known as “the father of divination software” – how did you come to invent this category of multimedia back in 1989?
  • The I Ching divination system as an intuitive decision-making aid
  • Why did you include the ancient Chinese I Ching divination system in your book? Isn’t divination fortune-telling?
  • The I Ching is a system that utilizes both synchronicity and archetypes …
  • How was the I Ching the world’s first “change management” tool?
  • Is there a best way to frame a question to the I Ching?
  • How has the I Ching helped you personally in your career and relationships?
  • How often should should one consult the I Ching?
  • How does using the I-Ching help people improve their timing?
  • You have a chapter entitled “Belief Engineering” …

where you redefine the role of beliefs and the meaning of ‘faith’

  • Why is it vital to continually upgrade one’s beliefs? To change one’s mind?
  • you recommend “trying out” new “visionary” beliefs … like what?

(Change is your friend. Everything happens for a reason. etc)

  • A New Philosophy for the 21st Century
  • You talk about “going direct” for guidance and point out that this is a liberating approach to the personal and spiritual dimensions of life … explain.
  • The practice of Generosity … giving back to the Commons (tell the story of how you invented and gave away Karma Coins, generosity as a business practice)
  • What do you mean about achieving a synchronistic lifestyle? What is that?
  • One slogan in the book that sums it up:  “Take the risks that grow you.” (but not a bigger risk than is currently called for)
    • Considering that it is published by the Divination foundation, how can people get your FREE book?             Active Link to Book

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