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Dead Poets’ Society and Innovation

“We must constantly look at things in a different way. Just when you think you know something, you must look at it in a different way. Even though it may seem silly or wrong, you must try.  Dare to strike out and find new ground.” – Dead Poets’ Society (The Movie) A really wonderful movie, Dead Poets’ Society is very…

Ever Feel Like Choking Someone?!

Here’s your shot of inspiration, on the lighter side, this week: “Stress:  The confusion created when one’s mind overrides the body’s basic desire to choke the living daylights out of some jerk who desperately deserves it.” – Anonymous   In my experience, people usually allow themselves to get very stressed in reaction to other people….

How Will You Measure Your Life? – Harvard Business Review

I came across a great article on the Harvard Business Review website that I’d forgotten about.  It’s a very strong read about measuring the true success of your life.  If you’re up for the challenge and are looking for more fulfillment from your life this is a MUST READ. How Will You Measure Your Life?…

Are You Listening.​..?

3 for the price of 1 this week…   “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” – Stepehen R. Covey Someone once said to me that when it comes to communication there are 3 key variables: What I actually say What you hear What I…

Papal Mis-Alignment?

“I plead with you – never, ever, give up on hope.

Never doubt, never tire and never become discouraged.

A Vital Key To A Strong & Clear Mind

“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.” – Buddha It’s a lesson I’ve had to learn myself, time and time again. And I’ve watched clients and friends neglect it, until their bodies eventually decide to ‘stop’ them. It could…

Learning From Harry Potter

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.” – Albus Dumbledore (Character in the Harry Potter books and movies) The above quote above is from a scene where Dumbledore discovers that Harry has been spending a lot of time in front of the Erised mirror. The Erised Mirror (‘desire’ spelled backwards) shows the greatest desire…

What Others Think About You

“Care about what other people think and  you will always be their prisoner.” – Lao Tzu It’s useful to hear what others think – especially if it broadens your point of view, provides useful feedback to improve and or provides some great learning and insight.   (Indeed many are not even open to the above…)…

What Comes With Psychotic Jealousy?

“It’s amazing the clarity that comes with psychotic jealousy.”
– Rupert Everett, Actor

Clarity.

Sometimes it’s there. Sometimes it’s not.

There is no doubt in my mind that having clarity on a
desired result has a massive impact on the probability of it happening.
(whether it’s a good result or a bad one)

If you think about the major problems around you at the moment,
test yourself on this question:

Do I have a clear image of the positive outcome I want?

If you don’t take some time to clarify it. Writing helps.

And then connect with it for a few minutes every day (ideally in the morning before your day starts). This is important as most people get distracted with the
inevitable ‘emotional flares’ that come with problems.