"A genius is the one most like himself.”
—Thelonious Monk

The Metamodel

I've distilled more than 100 frameworks to make their collective wisdom more accessible and actionable for you.

Develop Your Meditation Practice

By Andy Swindler | Apr 20, 2018

The key to meditation is to maintain your compassionate curiosity through your distractions. Self-judgment can come in the form of worrying that you are not “good” at quieting your mind when stray thoughts come in. Meditation isn’t about forcing your mind to be quiet, it’s about developing the muscle of attention by witnessing those thoughts…

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Three Years Learning to Love My Body

By Andy Swindler | Apr 11, 2018

#AbsBy40 I’ll turn 40 this July. My goal is to be in the best shape of my life, inside and out. Even more important than my overall wellness as a snapshot is my attitude to keep it going for life. This means making choices in each moment to love me and not to avoid me.…

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National Geographic Leads From Love

By Andy Swindler | Mar 23, 2018

This article from National Geographic about looking inward at its racist past struck me deeply. Through an introspective approach to devoting a month to the topic of race, they took a courageous step that most of the world still resists with all its might—that of looking truth square in the eye in order to come…

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Children Playing Sign - Seesaw Heart

Tipping Point for Organizational Purpose?

By Andy Swindler | Mar 2, 2018

My formal relationship with purpose began in the business world through Conscious Capitalism, since ‘Higher Purpose’ is one of the four pillars that defines a Conscious Business in that community. I’m deeply involved with the thriving Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism and I’ve also researched business purpose by interviewing more than 175 leaders from different…

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Grand Lake Mirror

Perfecting Life

By Andy Swindler | Feb 14, 2018

This discussion about ego and soul is at least one step away from where we want to be. They want to be unified, integral. Just as we’re meant to be. This, it seems, is the journey of this life. To bind them together so purely that they forget how to be apart. The soul is…

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Metamodel Movement 1: Learn to Learn

By Andy Swindler | Jan 30, 2018

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. We begin with Metamodel Movement 1: Learn to Learn, which embodies compassionate curiosity. First you Learn to Learn about yourself, then Learn to Learn about the world. In this post, I’ll explain my vision for Movement 1: Learn to Learn. The remaining three…

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Why I Became a True Purpose® Coach

By Andy Swindler | Jan 26, 2018

My life has changed a lot in the past year. I went from feeling lost after selling my digital agency to launching my purpose coaching practice, Lead From Love, after completing purpose coach training with the True Purpose® Institute. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Purpose Guide Brandon Peele about what it means…

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Metamodel Introduction

By Andy Swindler | Jan 23, 2018

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. First, I’d like to offer special appreciation to the following people for their insights into the evolution of the LeadFromLove.io Metamodel over the past several months: Marian Baker, Ayelet Baron, Heather Carper, Elsie Chang, Chad Gabriel, Cindy Holtfreter, John Howe, Betsy Jones, Lori Lovens, Tim McDonald, Brandon Peele, Riesah Prock, Laurie Swindler, Jim Swindler, Guryan Tighe If…

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Sarah Silverman Leads From Love

Sarah Silverman Leads From Love

By Andy Swindler | Jan 17, 2018

Sarah Silverman is known for a brash comedic style that leaves a memorable impression long after the laughs subside. Recently she broke the Internet with her response to someone on Twitter calling her the “c” word. Sarah could have reacted in any number of ways, and she chose love.  (Facebook.com/SarahSilverman) At the heart of Lead…

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