(Reading time 2 minutes) It is in neat handwriting on the inside cover of your favourite notebook, right by your bedside. It is by far the most precious page in the book, and the most read. It is the page that will transform your life. It is your daily affirmation. Version 5.1 Colourful phrases that describe […]
(Reading time 3 minutes) If there is one thing that I hear more than any other in my coaching work, it would have to be “I am stuck!”. The only think that differs is the place, some people are stuck in better places than others. Some are stuck in un-fulfillment,uncertain where they may find it. […]
(Reading time 2 minutes) Somewhere in the last century, as manufacturers faced increasing competition, the need to differentiate lead to increasingly preposterous claims and assertions. Slowly language has been misappropriated, words have been misused, and messages have become garbled. The payload – its’ meaning -has been diluted, taken for granted, sometimes contradicted and sometimes outright […]
(Reading time ) Picture a beautiful sunset, golden clouds reflecting on the ocean. Or waterfall photographed with a wide angle lens through the mist. Or a climber contemplating the view from mountaintop. Or crystal clear waters washing onto a white sandy beach, complete with a near-cloudless blue sky and leaning palm trees. In bold, or […]
Reading time In 1980 Sharp launched the first solar-powered commercial device: a calculator. Like most, my imagination went wild as I envisaged a world where our gadgets never ran out of power. The future was promising to be an exciting place. What happened? We are still plugging our gadgets in. Instead, the most evident change […]
Reading time As we continue our journey into the future and look at what is happening in a decade or two from now, the time around 2025-2035. We are surrounded by people who are working on passion-projects and moving around in self-driving smart vehicles. Even smarter devices that make your iWatch look like a stone-axe […]
Reading time NOTE:Items underlined have links at the bottom of the article. Last week I began this four part series by declaring the progressive demise of the “Time is Money” paradigm. As we enter an era when an increasing portion of the population will not be able to rely on a job as a source […]
Mindfulness is hip! How science, social media and the GFC triggered the mindful leadership revolution.
(Reading time 5 minutes) Mindfulness is hip! Mindfulness is trending in all channels of social media. In 2014 mindfulness was the new buzzword among celebrities from Katy Perry to Sir Richard Branson, from Will Smith’s kids to media magnate Arianna Huffington. And by all signs that was just the beginning. 2015 is the year that […]
“Time is money.” This declaration attributed to a letter written by Ben Franklin has become one of the philosophical foundations of our modern lifestyle, where the vast population willingly trades one for the other. The quote however has been taken out of context. The problem is this: Money is a renewable resource. Time is not. […]
Few people would ever reject the idea that that there is something odd, unconventional or unique about them. It is the pedestal upon which a sense of self-identity is built, and we go to great lengths to defend it, we believe in it, and we know it as our own, in all its weirdness and flaws.
But what if we have made our own pedestal too low?