Regret

“When you are 80 years old, and in a quiet moment of reflection narrating for only yourself the most personal version of your life story, the telling that will be most compact and meaningful will be the series of choices you have made. In the end, we are our choices. Build yourself a great story.” … More Regret

Pay It Forward

At some point in our lives, someone gave us a chance when nobody else would. We received a random act of kindness and nothing was asked in return. Somebody believed in us, and helped us. Maybe we were offered a job despite lacking experience. Perhaps we were caught doing something we shouldn’t have, but were … More Pay It Forward

Know your worth..

..and the value you bring to the world. People only respect us to the extent that we value and respect ourselves, and this applies to all areas of our lives from our personal relationships to our businesses.  When we lack confidence and self-awareness, this is reflected in our body language and interactions with others. We … More Know your worth..

Hustle

“Work like there is someone working 24 hours a day to take it away from you” Mark Cuban You have the power within you to go from good to great. Don’t wait for a spark of inspiration to motivate you. Don’t wait for the offer of a reward. Don’t wait for a push. Don’t settle … More Hustle

Originality

“Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing” Salvador Dali Give credit where it’s due. All too often, our ego won’t allow us to acknowledge our influences and sources of inspiration, for fear of being ridiculed as an impostor and a copycat. After all, everyone wants to be seen as unique and recognised … More Originality

“No” is not a dirty word. Embrace it.

Wherever we look, there is a battle going on for our attention. It’s big business. There is a whole array of books, seminars and programmes devoted to it, because attention is priceless. Once someone is granted your attention, they can use their sales and marketing techniques to try and manipulate you into buying something you … More “No” is not a dirty word. Embrace it.

Perspective

Too often, people unwittingly sabotage their own success and fall short of their goals. They fail to fulfill their potential, but the problem is that most don’t even recognise that they are doing it. This is because the cause is not openly visible for them to see. The sabotage comes from somewhere internal and hidden … More Perspective

Love your haters.

“You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks” Winston Churchill Haters. Doubters. Naysayers. Critics. We all have them. Most have good intentions and mean well; just family and friends urging caution as we chase our big goals and dreams. They urge us to be realistic, play … More Love your haters.

The truth about luck

“It seems the harder I work, the more luck I have” Thomas Jefferson We are often being misinformed and told half-truths when we read about the success of others in journals, magazines or online. All too often, we are entertained with tales of overnight success and pure luck. In the same publications or websites, however, … More The truth about luck