Motivation versus Inspiration

At some point in our life we decide or have decided for us that motivation must evolve into inspiration. They both do a great job the only question is how high can they take us? From a very early age we learn the art of motivation: that is to determine whether what we are about … Continue reading Motivation versus Inspiration

LIVING CONSCIOUSLY

Disharmony and exhaustion occurs when vital energy is thrown away by the erratic action of the nervous system. Emotion, stress and nervous tension are the greatest leakage of personal life force known to mankind. No physician, no medicine, no drugs, pills or electric treatments have been able to stop leakage of personal life force and … Continue reading LIVING CONSCIOUSLY

THE NATURE OF YOU

Many years ago, especially in Indigenous communities, people were in tune with nature. Nature’s harmony and the human happiness were considered one. What happened outside of us, happened within. But now, with time and technology, we have lost touch. Concrete has replaced trees, paint has replaced grass and billboards advise us rather than the deeper … Continue reading THE NATURE OF YOU

3 STEPS TO SELF AWARENESS

Phase 1. Moving from Motivation to Inspiration - Introduction to Coaching Back on Track Challenge The mind is a muscle. There are seven important mind muscles. The graphic below illustrates it perfectly. Over time we may become quite muscle bound in some areas of the mind because we've been under stress or pressure. We get … Continue reading 3 STEPS TO SELF AWARENESS

Resilience – The Power Hour

Resilience is a gift, but if it means just fighting off trouble, it is an automatic problem. Like “saving for a rainy day” has an expectation built into it. If you are not perfect already how will you ever be perfect? The habit of chasing is also the habit of causing, expecting and measuring. Nothing … Continue reading Resilience – The Power Hour

The Nature of Things ~ Is it You or Your Ego? Speaking, Thinking, Deciding, Choosing Well.

When you fart your body is releasing gas it doesn’t want. It only has two choices, up or down. That’s the nature of things. Depression, poor performance, lacking motivation, mental health and physical health all fall into the same category. The Nature of Things. You are definitely not “what you think” that’s just your ego … Continue reading The Nature of Things ~ Is it You or Your Ego? Speaking, Thinking, Deciding, Choosing Well.

Hard work is bad management

Who would promote a stressed, emotionally drained, worried, tired and hunched over in sadness individual? Only a cruel individual would add another KG to the back of an overloaded camel. It just wouldn’t be fair. Sometimes human nature and our ego get into a fight. The ego wants to be right, human nature wants to … Continue reading Hard work is bad management

Rumi – The Core of Masculinity Translated by Chris Walker

Mental and emotional health, the two core elements of life satisfaction, are more easily achieved if you turn off the computer, get outside, sit under a tree and reconnect with nature. 99% of all the advice you get from friends who have done a few weeks of therapy or a self help workshop/yoga retreat is … Continue reading Rumi – The Core of Masculinity Translated by Chris Walker

TO THE HEART OF LEADERSHIP

Your heart is the core of your most powerful leadership, your inner joy. People follow your heart when it is open and awake. When you have finished exploring intellect and attending ceremonies, when you are exhausted trying to change the unchangeable, then you come to realise that the whole shooting match was all about joy, … Continue reading TO THE HEART OF LEADERSHIP

THE Important Art Of Letting Go

When the wealthy tycoon died, someone asked, “how much did he leave?” and the answer came, “everything.” I think we forget this and in the course of our lives start to worry about the livelihood of those we leave behind. This is nice. However, there are some things we hang onto that don’t serve us … Continue reading THE Important Art Of Letting Go

BALANCED CENTRED AND CALM – LEADERSHIP ATTITUDES THAT WIN FRIENDS

As above so below: it’s a great quote for those looking to live authentic lives - it means something different for everyone. For me, a student of nature, it means big theories (opinions) are fantasies unless we can also witness what we say (opinion) in small things too. Here, the picture of BONDI looks wonderful … Continue reading BALANCED CENTRED AND CALM – LEADERSHIP ATTITUDES THAT WIN FRIENDS

Leaders DO Not React – Using Red Flags to Prevent Leadership Failures

There are only two things make leaders react: guilt (grief) from the past or fear of the future. In the present neither exist. A leader never reacts. If they react they are in fear or guilt. Either of which destroys trust. The only thing that triggers leaders to be in reaction is one of those … Continue reading Leaders DO Not React – Using Red Flags to Prevent Leadership Failures

EXCELLENCE AT WORK

https://anchor.fm/chris-walker70/episodes/EXCELLENCE-AT-WORK--CHASING-THE-UNICORN-e170df9 There is no better metaphor for excellence than weight lifting. A 73Kg person from China has the world record for clean and jerk of 169 kg... more than twice their body weight. For Women, 71kg person, 152 kg. The difference is negligible. For the unlimited weight person, men, the record is 265 kg, for … Continue reading EXCELLENCE AT WORK

People pleasing

People pleasing has a bad reputation. It seems when things go wrong we easily blame it for lost direction. But is it so wrong? Every entertainer does it. Every entrepreneur thrives on it. Every athlete can’t pay their bills unless they do it. A surgeon would end in jail if they didn’t do it and … Continue reading People pleasing

Death and the Fear of it

It’s Sunday morning, 7am, I’m still in bed. It’s a rare thing, I’m usually up coaching someone or walking the beach doing podcasts, or at the least riding my bike. But today is different. The Taliban are attacking Afghanistan - again - America is pulling out - just like Vietnam - and millions will or … Continue reading Death and the Fear of it

SLEEP

Dishes done with love do not keep us awake. Tea without caffeine is not a cause. Cooking lovingly will soothe us ready for sleep and time spent working before bed on things poetic or artistic don not keep us awake. What we do with love makes us sleep deeper no matter the importance of it. … Continue reading SLEEP

ANGER MANAGEMENT

There can be lots to be angry about. Anger is a huge and essential part of nature. Anger, like everything in the universe is a gift to you. You can use anger. Anger is not a bad thing. Anger is both good and bad. Anger is simply anger until you judge it. Anger drives change. … Continue reading ANGER MANAGEMENT

SELF RELIANCE

RALF WALDO EMERSON What is the Meaning of Self-Reliance? I read the other day some verses written by an eminent painter which were original and not conventional. The soul always hears an admonition in such lines, let the subject be what it may. The sentiment they instil is of more value than any thought they … Continue reading SELF RELIANCE

LIFE’S SECRET

Separated from nature I am whole. I feel whole at least. Four walls define me. I am wealthy because my bank defines me so. I am healthy, because I do nothing to interrupt my experience of it. I am good because I do nothing more than watch TV and eat. So easy is life when … Continue reading LIFE’S SECRET

Beware setting your sights on a moving target

You might be sitting down thinking "what am I going to do when Covid restrictions lift and life gets back to "normal." There are a few things you might need to avoid in making your choices. Most important is to avoid setting your sights on a moving target. It's the equivalent of playing football when … Continue reading Beware setting your sights on a moving target