Posted on November 17, 2020
“I’m fed up.”
This was the opener from a client a few years ago, and not an unusual one I might add.
They were a leader in a large tech company who was very capable but an interesting side to them was that they would raise their eyes and smile any time I brought up the mental side of business.
The smile was a little bit like one you might get from an experienced business head talking to a more junior one.
This guy was American and in his words:
“Shane, we invented mindset and the inner game.”
Now while that could easily be challenged, I understood his point, and so we primarily focused on what I call the ‘outer game’ challenges and made great progress on his top goals.
“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognise the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and hope.”
I know quite a few ‘control freaks’… 🙂
Posted on December 17, 2018
“Rabbits jump and live for 8 years.
Dogs run and they live for 15 years….
Posted on December 10, 2018
“You poor thing.
Did someone stop payment on your reality check?”
Posted on December 03, 2018
“I can honestly say that I’m not a person who thinks
about awards, as much as I think about the work itself.”
– Oprah Winfrey
Posted on November 26, 2018
“He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not,
but rejoices for those which he has.”
Posted on November 12, 2018
“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”
Posted on September 24, 2018
“Adversity is another way to measure the greatness of
individuals. I never had a crisis that didn’t make me stronger.”
Posted on September 10, 2018
“At Lloyds, where I’m CEO, we’ve seen how a change in attitudes has helped staff – and our business – to thrive.
“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy,
but the bible says love your enemy.”