Keeping our self-value separate from our roles and results.

The roles we have (mother, husband, company director, electrician, goal keeper, etc) along with the results we produce will vary from 0 to 10, as will our levels of skill in these roles. This is normal. Levels of results and roles vary day by day as a result of a myriad of different things. Some […]

What works vs. being right

Getting “committed to what works”, both in business and life,  causes us to repeat and create successful strategies and powerful ways of being. It switches on our creative mind which opens up our access to infinite resources, possibilities, solutions and understanding. It fuels our growth. On the other hand, being “committed to being right” engages […]

Captain Greatness

One of my ongoing “habits of Greatness” is to make a point  each month of meeting, learning from and, if possible,  having lunch with a “Man or Woman of Greatness”. Last month was not a disappointment: I was invited by one of my suppliers to participate at their annual convention. This year it took place […]

The best time…

Many of my clients express to me how they wish they had begun their transformational programme many years sooner. My response to them is this old Chinese saying: The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago; the next best time is today!

Fear of failure: is it real?

Fear of failure: a common chronic disease that can paralyse entrepreneurs, aspiring sports champions and professionals alike. Interestingly, fear of success can have a similar if not greater effect. I’ll talk about that in another post. Back to fear of failure: why do people have it? The first reason is negative outdated conditioning of the […]

Repetition is the mother of learning!

This is a phrase that my ju-jitsu instructor used a lot. And he was right! Anyone who has reached a respectable level of skill in their art, sport or profession knows that repetition is the mother of learning! A Premier League striker does not get good by just kicking a ball a few times. He […]

Why New Year resolutions don't work

With the New Year now upon us, many of us will have made New Year resolutions. And for good reason: we are not entirely happy with how it went last year.Be it that our jeans  have strangely become too tight, or our bank account somehow has not expanded, or our new business didn’t reach the targets […]

To find yourself is to lose yourself

To know our true self, we must cease to identify with the illusory identity which feels seperate from the whole under the survival instincts fed by the ego. For the real to come, the false must leave… (Zen koan)

The main thing

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing! Take 30 seconds to answer the following 4 questions: What is my purpose? What is my vision? What is (are) my goal(s)? What is my plan?

Pearl divers and the agitated mind

Our agitated mind too often prevents us from realising our true potential. But rather than calming the agitation, when life gets tough, we tend to turn even more towards external circumstance and put yet more energy into that circumstance, hoping it will change, hoping we will find a way.  Does this sound familiar? What do […]