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Cause And Effect

“Shallow men believe in luck, believe in circumstances. Strong men believe in cause and effect.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

As your attention turns towards the year ahead maybe consider Emerson’s words a little more.

Success Is….

“Success is a journey not a destination.” – Ben Sweetland, AuthorI hope you take some time out for yourself this Christmas to reflect on and enjoy your journey. I’m sure some things went well this year, others not. And no doubt there were plenty of challenges thrown your way. But regardless of where we’re at there…

Inspiration From The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

“I realise now more than ever the most valuable commodity in life is the feeling you get when you give.   Compassion is the currency that leads to true wealth.” – Jim Carrey, Actor At a time of year when we can be very distracted with the ‘busy-ness’ of life, this simple but thought provoking quote gives food for thought……

Should I Bother Setting Goals This Year?

“I need the article within the next hour”.
The call was from my PR advisor Valerie. She’d asked me to prepare an article for a paper and the goal-posts had just shifted.
The journalist was going on holidays the following week and he wanted it ahead of time. He wanted it today. He wanted it in an hour!

A Billion Dollar Question

Ben Horowtiz co-founded and served as CEO of the enterprise software company Opsware, which HP acquired for $1.6 billion in cash in July 2007. He has strong viewpoints on leadership and management and interestingly his opinions are often at odds to what’s taught in management schools today.

One Thing Jony Ive Learned From Steve Jobs

“Jobs taught me that focus means “not doing something that, with every bone in your body, you think is a phenomenal idea,” if it would prevent you from staying on task.” – Jonathan Ive, Senior VP Design, Apple. Jony Ive is the person credited with bringing the design flair to Apple’s superb line of products…

Are You Doing The Work That Matters?

“I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder This quote is a seminar in itself. As you probably know I am a believer in the power of you and also your mind (whatever it is…) to help you create and achieve goals. Yet many believe that success comes without the work.  And I’ve never seen that happen. And being…

Are You A Problem Creator, Bringer or Solver?

“Don’t bring me a problem without a solution.” – Ryan Blair, Co-founder and CEO of ViSalus Sciences, and  Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the US in 2012. This is what Ryan Blair says to his team. Here’s something to consider: People get paid in proportion to the size of problems they can…

Is Where You Are Wrong?

“Don’t make where you are wrong.” – Keith Cunningham Most of the people I work with are phenomenal achievers. They set goals and go after them with zeal. My job is to help them get ‘there’. Yet one of the things I have to watch with them is putting too much emphasis on getting to…

Will Branson Give Up?

“Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.” – Richard Branson Whether you like Richard Branson or not, you have to admire his persistence. The recent tragedy with his rocket plane project highlights one of the reasons why he is so successful in business. Sheer persistence. Already years behind where…