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Yesterday I wrote about authenticity. I put a couple of points forward – but thought I should expand a bit. Read yesterday’s points again then continue : Don’t tolerate other people’s crap! Don’t just swallow the stuff they spewing – walk away and stay away – you start to smell like sh*t if you hang … Read moreReal

Here is where you will find the opportunity

We don’t lack for opportunities but rather we have been conditioned to pre-empt failure. We have a fear-factor trigger that stops us taking the first step as we may get rejected. We don’t want to approach someone to discuss something incase they are not receptive to our approach. We don’t go after the new job … Read moreHere is where you will find the opportunity

Taking responsibility for you day 5 of 5

Lets quickly recap the week: Accepting that everything is your responsibility Stop negative influence Invest in yourself Look at your own capabilities Today, to sum it all up – you need to realise that this is not a band-aid. It’s a journey! You have to journey to greatness – you don’t just wake up, read … Read moreTaking responsibility for you day 5 of 5

How to motivate others part 2 of 3

Teams or more so, employees used to only work for a paycheck and were not really interested in anything else. Boy have things changed. The modern day, more educated, employee wants to know that what they do or work on contributes to the bigger picture but more so and probably more importantly, helps them get … Read moreHow to motivate others part 2 of 3

Do you actually know what you are doing?

Most decisions these days seem to be reactive! Things have changed, we need to pivot, its unprecedented times etc etc Its all rubbish! Things are always changing, you should always be pivoting (remember we used to call this being Agile …) and times are no more unprecedented than they are at any other bump in … Read moreDo you actually know what you are doing?

How to get people to buy into your dream

Your team doesn’t really care about your vision. This is the first lesson you need to learn about being a leader. You, need to buy into theirs! This applies to your customers, family and everyone actually. People work for themselves. They work to earn a living and pay their bills and achieve their goals. If … Read moreHow to get people to buy into your dream

The terrible truth of success

The secret to success is actually incredibly mundane. It is an incredibly monotonous journey to be successful. Sounds horrible, it is. 90 percent of success is the product of mundane repetitive actions. When you don’t feel like working out at gym, successful people are already on their second set! When you have completed your to-do-list … Read moreThe terrible truth of success

Sprautumn cleaning part 5 of 5

What a week! I hope that my Sprautumn thinking has helped. Last one before the weekend. Now for the physical! Is your actual space (or world) organised? We have looked at the emotional and non physical requirements this last week. Now the place where we work – whether this is physical ie clean your desk … Read moreSprautumn cleaning part 5 of 5

Sprautumn cleaning part 1 of 5

As I have readers in both hemispheres and some are going into Spring and others Autumn this week is all about “Sprautumn” The big focus at the moment is weathering the Covid-19 storm and this doesn’t care which hemishere we are in. Where Spring is a time of growth and new starts and Autumn preparing … Read moreSprautumn cleaning part 1 of 5

Accountability with personal development

I chatted yesterday about being accountable to yourself and how to do so. What I left out was growing. If we are not learning or developing we are not growing. It is equally important to ensure that personal development or learning occur when looking at your actions. What did you do right this last week? … Read moreAccountability with personal development

We need to laugh a bit more.

Laughter is the best medicine! There he goes with the clichés again. But maybe it’s true? We live in an over-serious time. Everyone’s scared of saying something or doing something or even suggesting something as there could be ramifications. It’s time to lighten up. Everyone enjoys a good laugh and yes it has been medically … Read moreWe need to laugh a bit more.

Familiarity breeds …

Nope not contempt. Actually. The answer is nothing! Let me explain. When a relationship between employer and employee moves towards the familiar zone the willingness to learn or acquire knowledge diminishes. Take training. If you are in the training business your staff are likely not going to ask you for advice. Why? Well for them … Read moreFamiliarity breeds …

Choices over the Festive period

I have mentioned before how little actions become big ones via compounding. As we enter the Festive season our resistance crumbles and our will power too. I am not suggesting that you don’t relax and recharge I’m just reminding you of how hard you have worked over the year to achieve the current status quo … Read moreChoices over the Festive period

Rock bottom is a solid foundation!

Hitting rock bottom is not a bad thing. You see not only can you not go any further down (unless you have dynamite or heavy duty drilling equipment) but rock is a solid foundation and this is critical to build big structures. No I haven’t gone crazy, well not yet. People often say “It can’t … Read moreRock bottom is a solid foundation!

Make today the best day ever!

Our biggest battle is between our ears. If you can calibrate your mind to be positive then amazing things can happen. I’ve talked about expectations and goal setting but the reality is that our minds are our biggest strengths and equally our worst enemies. If you tell yourself that you are sick, your body will … Read moreMake today the best day ever!

Raise others expectations too!

Yesterday I spoke about setting your expectations and then you will achieve them. Today I want to continue with a similar phenomenon which involves your team and those around you. If you set an expectation for others, the human trait of the self fulfilling prophecy comes into play! They rise to meet these expectations too. … Read moreRaise others expectations too!

Inconsistency, the success killer!

It is one of the human traits that guarantees failure. What I mentioned the “F” word! See; I wasn’t consistent in not talking about not failing. We generally set our goals in a certain location, mood or state of mind. On New Year’s Eve “I’ll stop smoking”, beginning of Spring “I need to eat more … Read moreInconsistency, the success killer!

Feeling overwhelmed? It’s normal

It’s a human condition and happens to all of us. There is nothing wrong with feeling this way only if we don’t know how to deal with it will it affect us. So Switch off. This means disconnect from the world. Turn off emails. Social etc. Pause. Breathe. It’s seems like a silly comment but … Read moreFeeling overwhelmed? It’s normal

The value of the older generation

We don’t realize how valuable the older generation is! The knowledge and experience they have is priceless. They may not be tech savvy and you will need to show patience and respect when dealing with them as this is how they roll! I see ageism and prejudice towards the elder generation every day in business … Read moreThe value of the older generation

Sustainable and Diversified

Is your business sustainable and diversified? Sounds like a bit of an oxymoron. But the two are most definitely linked. It is imperative that you source resources from sustainable sources. This applies to physical and services. You can’t maintain or grow a business on limited resources. Even if your resources are precious and rare you … Read moreSustainable and Diversified

Doing what I want to do with Whom I want to do it!

This is a critical part of the definition of success. Doing what you do with who you want to do it. Choose who you want in your business and personal life. The vision of your company is only as good as the people in it and with whom you surround yourself. Don’t associate or hang … Read moreDoing what I want to do with Whom I want to do it!

Spring Morning Routine – Part 1 of 3

Spring is the time for new beginnings (Sorry to my readers in the Northern Hemisphere). So I thought to look at some changes to the way we do things and the way we start our days. The importance of a Morning Routine includes not checking email not checking Social Networks and not making excuses but … Read moreSpring Morning Routine – Part 1 of 3