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

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

Self-Leadership

Whether you are mountain climbing, playing with the children, running a triathlon or doing the gardening at home, Self-Leadership at work and outside work is the same. The better you are at it, the more you'll get done and in less time. To ask "how do I get more done in less time" is an … Continue reading Self-Leadership

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.

LEADERSHIP – WHEN TO LEAD FROM BEHIND OR FROM THE FRONT

The single key to success in life is understanding leadership. What makes a great leader, makes a great parent. What makes a great leader makes a great friend. It's all connected. However, it’s all a matter of scale. What you can do for one person, or a family, you cannot do for 50 or 10,000. … Continue reading LEADERSHIP – WHEN TO LEAD FROM BEHIND OR FROM THE FRONT

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

Covid virus is the least of our problems …

Making a stand in life seems to be the new "brand" of freedom. It isn't. It is the complete opposite. But when the voices of the ignorant become loud enough, the sheep follow until it hurts. Domestic voilence is the perfect micro mirror of this story on a smaller scale. One ignorant individual makes a … Continue reading Covid virus is the least of our problems …

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

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

REset

SummerVibe The September 30 day challenge is well underway and we have more than 40 people fully immersed. Mid way, we'll be doing a five day detox with a juice program and most are off the coffee, Booz, White Carbs (sugar) and dairy. Holistic personal change means if we are going to reboot, reset, reinvent … Continue reading REset

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

The Miracle of Disappointment

Nature never apologises. Everything she does, she means to do. There are no accidents in nature. She intends everything that happens. Everything has a purpose. And, one such miracle is disappointment. We project our hopes onto a screen as a movie projects onto a television screen. We have a script, a light for energy, and … Continue reading The Miracle of Disappointment

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