(Reading time 2 minutes) Every single motivation, leadership and personal development program starts out with the same question: “What do you truly want?” (and if you have most likely heard of Simon Sinek then you follow it immediately with “Why do you want it?) Yes, it is an important question, and it has one enormous […]
reading time 1 minute With six weeks of this year left to go – most of which will be punctuated by festivities, now is the time to review, – and formalise – your plans for 2019. Hit the ground running by asking yourself these five questions. Did you have clarity about what you wanted 2018 […]
(Reading time 4 minutes) There is that something you ought to be doing. In fact its something you should have done yesterday, but you put it in the “I’ll sort it out tomorrow” basket. It’s that call to someone you rather not have to speak with. It’s that email that you need to reply to […]
(Reading time 3 minutes) I have a great friend whom I often have profoundly esoteric discussions with. Almost every conversation leads to a realisation of some sort, or at the very least leaves an unanswered question that simmers quietly in some obscure side-alley of the mind, until one day it emerges transformed, radiant, ready to […]
(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 […]
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?