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DaVinci & Kicking off 2011 The Best Possible Way

“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer. Go some distance away because then the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance and a lack of harmony and proportion is more readily seen.”…

Happiness & The New York Times

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “I find it kind of weird now to look down a crowded street and realize that half the people aren’t really there” – Dr.  Daniel Gilbert Those of you who know me the longest will know that one of my favourite interests is genuine concentration, or lack of it…

Short & Sweet Movie Inspiration

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “There is a difference between knowing the path, and walking the path.” – Morpheus in “The Matrix” The Matrix is one of my favourite movies.  I love the story, the hidden messages and the effects (still!). In it, the hero Neo is found by the leader Morpheus and shown what…

CEO’s Insightful Comment

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “When you are working, work. When you’re at home, be at home. When you’re with your family be with your family. Give everything 100% “. – John Boyle, CEO and founder of BoyleSports.com I was lucky enough to get to spend some time with John Boyle last week. (Yes,…

This One Thing Can Transform Your Business & Life

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.“ – Henry Ford Now to the above quote, some people might say ‘What do you mean?  I’m thinking all of the time.  In fact, my problem is that I can’t stop…

A Surprising Truth

So did you do your ‘Stop Doing’ List last week? If you did, then I’d suggest you give it a quick review to see if you stuck to it or if there’s more to add to it. Last week’s email certainly got a great reaction and seemed to hit a nerve with people. Personally, I…

Company Builders Seldom Do This…. But They Should.

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “I’m struck by how seldom company builders consider the question of what to stop doing, and how they fail to identify inconsistencies in their vision that should be eliminated.” – Jim Collins, author of ‘Good To Great’. This is a quote that every business owner and manager should digest….

Is Your Goose Cooked?

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “To maintain the P/PC Balance, the balance between the golden egg (production) and the health and welfare of the goose (production capability) is often a difficult judgment call. But I suggest it is the very essence of effectiveness. – Stephen Covey, Author of ‘The Seven Habits Of Highly Effective…

Why October is So Important & The importance of the right habits

Here’s your shot of inspiration for this week: “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle What you do repeatedly, you ingrain as a habit. Your habits affect your results, which ultimately determine your quality of business results and life. The problem with habits, is that…

Have You Got Lucky Underwear?

I guess it’s not every day you see a subject line like that in your e-mail Inbox… Before we get onto that here’s your shot of inspiration this week: “The harder I work the luckier I get”. – Samuel Goldwyn Samuel Goldwyn was a very successful American film producer and founder of several movie studios. …