Not ready, set… Go!

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese proverb. I am sure that I am not the only person who frequently hears the umpteen variants of “Now is not a good time for me to take this on”, and I am certain that you […]

Five things that will spoil your recipe for success (and a happy life)

There are about as many definitions of success as there are recipes for Bolognaise Sauce. Everyone has one, and everyone believes theirs is the original one. But regardless of what your Bolognaise Sauce of Success recipe tastes like, there are some fundamentals that – if ignored, will sabotage the dish. Like the pasta recipe, I […]

Rule-change! Whose game are you playing?

While playing snakes and ladders with one of our sons, he proceeded to define a set of game rules that were not striclty part of the game. So we played the game with that modified set of rules. Children master the art of imagination. Rarely do they participate in a game where they do not […]

The most dangerous assumption ever.

Assumptions are an inevitable necessity. We can never know everything that we need to know in order to do something. Most assumptions are useful , but there is one assumption that can destroy everything in an instant, and we are all guilty of making it, frequently. It is the assumption that things won’t change. “That […]

Full Steam Ahead: Why You Have Everything You Need.

The new project. Today’s to-do list. Launching a new business. Finding a soul-mate. Changing careers. Whatever it is you wish to start, accomplish, create, finish or do, you have all you need. Right now. There is absolutely nothing in the way for you be in motion, wether this is to get started, to advance it, […]

Shhhhhhh…..! No NEWS please.

Since becoming a parent I have noticed that I am more aware of the information that surrounds our space, particularly at home. We hear not just for ourselves, but also on behalf of our children, filtering and observing what meanings and interpretations are attributed to that information, or what effect it may have on their […]

What price are you paying?

This last week I was reminded again of the price of leadership, and how fortunate most of us are that at least at this present moment we do not have to fight battles on that level. So now to the story… It is heavy, but there is a point to it, so hang in there. […]

Are you getting sucked in the cycle?

Economic cycle. Seasonal cycle. Property Cycle. Water Cycle. There is a cycle for just about every bad situation out there, and because of it, it’s going to get better, right? There are physical phenomena that are classified as cycles, such as the water cycle. But we can not simply assume that everything that has variations […]

Failed a 30-day challenge? Now what?

I recently heard a talk encouraging people to take on a “30-day challenge”. This proposition was of course relevant to that audience, who were in general highly accomplished people, and therefore already had well established self-discipline. But for the majority of people, a 30-day challenge is a long slog, especially if you don’t have a […]

Happy 30th! CPR for your NYR.

Congratulations! Today your New Year’s Resolutions turns 30. Hang on, what New Year’s Resolutions? Struggling to remember yours? Perhaps some did not turn 30. Perhaps they tragically deceased sometime in the last 30 days, bullied out of existence by the relentlessness of every-day life. Erased from your schedule by other tasks that promoted themselves as […]