(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 5 minutes) While people like Ray Kurzweil, Peter Diamandis, Elon Musk and a group of other visionaries are developing AI (artificial Intelligence) to extraordinary levels, most of us fail to materialise even the basic capabilities that we are already endowed with. We are not applying the latest science to our education ad self […]
(Reading time 2 minutes) “Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”. This profound and simple statement by Confucius has been misunderstood. Or perhaps misinterpreted. In any case it has evolved into something meaning “When you find your passion you will find happiness”. Yet when most people are confronted with […]
(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 ) 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 […]
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?
Happy new Year 2015! As the smoke from the fireworks has dispersed, the ink on your New-Years-resolutions has dried, and you have already written off at least 8 items as unachievable, I would like to suggest a completely different way of launching into the new year. Remove yourself from those highly desirable, highly improbably and […]