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 […]

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, […]

The hardest thing that most never have the courage to do.

Justice. It seems that this is one of the pivots of civilisation. The scales that balance everything, impartially. It moderates activites, it ensures appropriate behaviour, it provides a framework where righteousness bestows impunity, and wrongdoing elicits punishment. It is  the foundation of what we generally consider to be fair. Of course it has some limitations […]

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 […]

Multiply your effectiveness with potency.

A few mornings ago, as I was starting my warm-up laps in the swimming pool, I felt I could have done with a few extra hours of sleep. My arms were turning, my legs were kicking, my gaze was absently following the blue line on the pool floor. A few hundred metres into it and […]

How to cross the chasm (and live to tell the tale)

The other side… The world that we imagine, wish for, fantasize. If we could escape, that’s where we’d go. It may be the sound of the sea, the splashing of the surf, a fluttering sail, the whirr of a fishing line. It may be the smell of grass, the whack of the club on the […]

Timecounting 101: The True Price of Waiting.

15,000 Days. That is the number of days most people spend in “working life” till retirement (assuming that you start a career in your early 20’s and retire in your early 60’s). Yes, that is not a typo: fifteen-thousand days. That’s it. If you are not are reading this on your mobile device, go pick it […]

“Stop, Look, Listen…” – for adults.

Last week we briefly explored how our brain prioritses through the reticular activating system, the importance of repetition, affirmation and the whole “Rah-rah”. But that is only half the story, we need to know how to re-program it on the fly so that we can get a deliberate results instead of an accidental one. What is […]