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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. …

This Helps Create Champions

Here’s your shot of inspiration: “Champions aren’t made in the gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision.” Muhammad Ali Most people get so caught up in the day to day tasks of life and business that they lose sight of the bigger picture (that’s…

How Can Eden Inspire You?

I was in Cornwall from last Thurs to Sat, working with my client, Chris Levine, www.chrislevine.com, and the creative forces behind one of the UK’s top attractions, the Eden Project (www.edenproject.com). The focus was on an exciting new idea to bring Eden’s message to the masses. (Bear with me, the inspiration is coming) Here’s some…

Can You Guess Who These People Were?

Hi All, And now for something slightly different than normal… Who Was?1. President of the world’s largest steel company? 2. President of the world’s largest gas company? 3. President of the New York stock Exchange? 4. The Greatest wheat speculator? 5. President of the Bank of International Settlement? 6. The Great Bear of Wall Street?These…

Did Einstein Have Problems?

Hi all, I absolutely love this quote: “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein If you find that you’re stuck with a problem that you just can’t seem to fix or get out of, then you could do worse than think about…

World Cup Close Off – SA Hero

As we leave the World Cup, I thought I’d give today’s quote over to one of their heroes. Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “As I have said, the first thing is to be honest with yourself. You can never have an impact on society if you have not changed yourself… Great peacemakers are all…

Can a golfer inspire you?

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “At the end of every golf season, I’ve done some serious reflecting on my game in order to get a realistic and precise picture on where and how I should try to improve the following year. Dreams can be great motivators, but i discovered early on that actually achieving…

Not So Normal Nuggets To Consider

Here’s your weekly shot of inspiration: “To study the abnormal is the best way of understanding the normal.” William James, Pioneering American Psychologist If you’d like to increase your productivity and peace of mind, you might consider some of these ‘not so normal’ tips… 1. Never look at email first thing in the morning Use…

Steve Jobs Is At It Again

Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Hmmm….. Am I being my own example of the standard I expect? Or am I ‘settling’ for something less? Maybe i just don’t want to rock the…