081: Have Enduring Results for Relatively Limited Inputs with Dennis Kiley

 

 

“It’s really important that we have that growth and expand the canopy and generate revenue and profit and keep expanding. But on the other hand, to bear in mind that if we don’t also nurture those roots, that tree becomes really fragile when they start to blow.” -Dennis Kiley

 

In this episode, Jay interviews Dennis Kiley, founder of the Ecopsychology Initiative in Maine.  Dennis has developed a training series that helps business owners understand and repair their businesses through the medium of the principles of nature.  As such, the two discuss the value of nature in keeping the entrepreneurial mind calm, how to leverage nature to increase your problem solving ability, viewing your business as having seasons and acting accordingly, etc–it was a refreshing and out of the box dialogue with some immediately applicable takeaways.  Check it out!

 

 

Episode Highlights:

01:41 The Ecopsychology Initiative-  Life Lesson From the Natural World
08:09 The Big Picture Perspective- Business Seasons
17:44 What Big Companies Prioritize 
22:56 10 Principles For Systems of Every Sort
31:14 Know Your Edges
39:19 Relationship and Patterns Principle
42:44 Leverage Your Relationships
49:44 Are You Getting On Your Own Way?

 

 

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Phone: 207-613-5589

 

 

Inspirational Quotes

  • “I think to have that bigger picture perspective can be really helpful to have us just keep going, and not to make some of the same stories… that can be really counterproductive.” -Dennis Kiley
  • “It’s really important that we have that growth and expand the canopy and generate revenue and profit and keep expanding. But on the other hand, to bear in mind that if we don’t also nurture those roots, that tree becomes really fragile when they start to blow.” -Dennis Kiley
  • “But what’s so cool about nature is, by and large, everybody understands and knows nature.” -Jay Rooke
  • “I think it just speaks to the recognition that eventually you burn yourself out. And you’re not actually that efficient, more productive. And so everyone needs to foster what I call self care.” -Dennis Kiley
  • “When we’re stuck with issues that we can’t figure out how to overcome or solve, it’s oftentimes, because we’ve drifted too far from the basics.” -Jay Rooke 
  • “Just because something is simple, does not make it less complex or less profound.” -Dennis Kiley
  • “Knowing our blind spots and our edges is really critical to making us more effective and empowered.” -Dennis Kiley
  • “With understanding and awareness of either a dynamic…  then all of a sudden, we can start to make choices. And those choices repeated over time lead to large scale change.” -Dennis Kiley
  • “Sometimes, even if it’s not the outcome, just embracing innovative and creative ideas, just for the sake of it can just spark newer ideas, or it sparks a different way of approaching an existing problem that’s just what you need. “  -Dennis Kiley
  • “It’s recognizing that when employees are more satisfied, they’re more purposeful and productive, if they feel like they have autonomy and they have responsibility.”  -Dennis Kiley
  • “The difference between good and bad communication is often the difference between success and failure.” -Dennis Kiley
  • “The more we just have that awareness of who we are and how we best thrive, I think the more we can adapt accordingly.” -Dennis Kiley
  • “The journey should be effortless, if you’re doing it right in some ways.” -Jay Rooke 

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