“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
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different” Coco Chanel We all want to stand out and to be seen as unique or original. The irony is, that in order to achieve this, too many people simply adopt a new persona based on how they’d like to be seen by others. Or they … More Authenticity and Integrity
You’ve achieved your goals, personal or business, and success is yours. Finally, you are living the life you had until now only dreamed of. So what do you do next?! KEEP GOING!!! After all, success is an ongoing journey of learning and development. It doesn’t just come to you one night, at random, and stay … More How to keep on winning..
Self made. It was all down to me. I did it all by myself. I wanted it bad enough that I went out and made it happen… How often do we hear the statements like the above when successful people are interviewed? How true are they? Are these people alone responsible for their own success, … More The “self-made” Myth
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
For many people, the morning commute is something to be dreaded, whether it involves getting the bus, train, driving or walking. It’s regarded as nothing more than a necessary evil, which gets them to their workplace so that they can earn a living. Does it really have to be that way though?! It’s easy to … More The untapped potential of your morning commute
..so stop making excuses for not taking action. Stop doubting your knowledge, ability or skills. Stop playing it safe, for fear of failure. Take action. What is the worst that can happen? You stumble and fall short of your goals? If that does happen, learn from the experience and get back to work. You already … More You already have the answers…
..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..
“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
“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
All too often, we encounter people with a sense of entitlement and a chip on their shoulder. They feel that success is owed to them, and that they should have it all. When success, fame and fortune fail to fall in their lap they don’t make any effort to chase that which they want, but … More The world doesn’t owe you a thing.
Turn what you love into a successful business, and quit your 9-5 job!! This is the new dream which we are being sold. It’s everywhere we look from magazine articles to social media. Is it really possible, or just too good to be true? I am not about to try and find fault with this … More Profiting from your passion
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.
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
..is that they can provide a valuable learning opportunity. IF you heed their lessons, that is. As with failure in general, bad decisions should be regarded as a necessary inconvenience which have in them the power for good. This is all on one condition though, that you not only learn from these mistakes but also … More The good thing about bad decisions…
“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.
“Everyone has his day, and some days last longer than others” Winston Churchill Monday. Its mere mention is enough to instill fear in some of us, while filling others with eager anticipation. Why the contrast? In a word, outlook. Whether a person regards Monday positively or negatively, is largely dependent on their mindset, vision and … More Monday. Your Time To Shine
…someone else will. This is why I feel so strongly about why we should become more self-aware, set goals in life and pursue them. It’s why we need passion, purpose and drive, or else life can become uneventful, dull and repetitive. That is not to say that we need to have it all figured out, … More If you don’t take control of your life..
“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
Shortly after finishing a recent post on passion and doing what you love, I was inspired to revisit some of Charles Bukowski’s work. I found myself reading So you want to be a writer? and it spoke to me just as it did the first time I read it. The poem is essentially about being … More So you want to be a…?