Get access now to weekly insights to help you navigate better through uncertain times

Please leave this field empty.

Join 1000s of others that are transforming their businesses and lives.

Your Most Valuable Ideas

“Think too much, and you’ll create a problem that was not even there in the first place.” – Anonymous I was looking at some research there recently where executives in the USA were asked where and when they usually get their best ideas. The top 3 answers were: 1. On vacation/holidays 2.In the shower 3. While travelling…

Nano Nano Robin Williams

“No matter what people tell you, words and ideas can change the world.” – Robin Williams It seems appropriate to give centre stage to one of Robin Williams’ quotes this week.  Maybe like you, I grew up watching him on ‘Mork & Mindy’,which at the time was one of the top TV shows around. I…

Getting Punched In The Mouth

“Everyone has a plan ’til they get punched in the mouth.” – Mike Tyson Everyone takes ‘punches’ in business and life. Some of the punches knock us down.  It happens. Indeed, one of life’s truths is that the ‘hits’ will inevitably arrive. And the true test is what you do when they do. Adapting to the situation is a key skill in…

McIlroy In The Moment

“When I say it’s the best I’ve ever been mentally, I mean I didn’t get ahead of myself at any stage.   I didn’t start to think about my score.  I didn’t think about where I was in the tournament. I just kept playing my shot after shot.   I’m not really focusing on anything else but the next particular…

Letting A Woman Walk All Over You

“I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.” – Mahatma Gandhi Last week’s email got a very strong reaction and to answer the main question…yes, I did do the fire-walk. 🙂  (The proof is attached in a picture below.) Keeping with the theme of walking, I found myself experiencing quite a lot of pain while I…

Lessons From Fire-Walking…

“May the dragon of life only roast your hot-dogs and never burn your buns!” – Anonymous I was at a party with a difference on Saturday night just gone. Everyone there was invited to do a fire-walk in the back-garden of the host’s home. A team of professional fire-walkers had set up a 12 foot by 3 foot ‘pit’ with scorching…

Overcoming The Fear Factor

“If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it.  Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie I don’t know anyone who doesn’t experience fear – and obviously some fear is constructive e.g. fear of what happens if I jump off the roof of my house etc.   And there’s no doubt in my mind that living…

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…

Learning From The Oldest Fittest Man In The World

“The purpose of life is to have a purpose in life.” – Dr. Charles Eugster, World’s Fittest Pensioner. Dr. Eugster turns 95 next month. As well a being a 34 times World Master Rowing Championship Gold medallist, he is a three time World Strenflex fitness champion. At last year’s championship, he performed a routine that…

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…