Why Dogs Make Great Mates…And Better Teachers
Life is not a race to the finish! Life is a banquet of options from which you must choose how you want to live. These three scoundrels provide me with a constant source of love, laughter, and learning. Meet my Italian Greyhounds (Iggy's) Merlin, Leonard and Mocha....
There’s always the ‘what happened’ and then the story you make up about ‘what happened’
First, published 18 November 2020 in Thrive Global https://thriveglobal.com/stories/theres-always-the-what-happened-and-then-the-story-you-make-up-about-what-happened/? Shift perception, shift behaviour and therefore your results. Setting morality aside, there...
Give Up on Happy, It’s Nothing But an Illusion.
Give Up on Cheerful and Lucky as well! Shoot for Contented, Pleased and Satisfied. "NEVER EVER GIVE UP". "Sleep when you're done, not when you're tired". "Snooze, and you'll lose". "Satisfaction is the Enemy of Great". Am I the only person who is over being implored...
The higher your level of Integrity, the better your performance
Why is integrity important? Because among other things, it’s foundational! Would you ever build a house on sand? NO, and for obvious reasons, there would be critical underpinning problems and the structure would be likely to subside. You wouldn’t be able to trust it, and that problem would be apparent from the first heavy rain. There would be questions about the building’s performance, wouldn’t there? In short, you couldn’t trust the building because of the foundations not being built on solid ground. And, that’s a key point; a lack of integrity damages trust.
INTEGRITY in leadership… often talked about, seldom understood.
Audio version How does your Integrity stack up? Just before sitting down to write this blog, I was having to question my integrity! Yet again, I have left writing my blog to the last minute! I was telling myself “there is no integrity in that John! Come on lad you...
The biggest incompletion in life is the one we have with the person in the mirror
We draw conclusions from our experience, situations, people and circumstances and build up a narrative about ‘how things are’. Then we live like that is The Truth, when in reality, it is a likely story and a potentiality, and not necessarily how things are at all.
And then, we deny ourselves opportunities in life because we believe the stories we are telling ourselves; effectively weaponizing the incompletion, and we use it against ourselves and occasionally against others. That’s neurotic!
You Matter! Don’t Hide from the Love and Admiration You Deserve.
Listen to The Audio The Two Most Important Days of Your Life The two most important days of your life are the day you were born and the day you discover why? Everyone has a why! You may not have discovered yours yet, but it’s there YOU MATTER! There are very few...
Think outside the box? The question is what box do you mean?
Fun Fact: We all ‘box’ information. It’s part of how we are wired to short-cut information by generalising and deleting what we see hear and experience. It’s how we make sense of our world, and it’s how we make meaning. Meaning has to do with interpretation, and this is where the Boxes, which are a short-cut, come in. Those same short cuts limit our thinking.
Taking Out the Garbage…When did you last clean up your life?
The weight of the garbage in our lives often correlates directly with how burdened we feel and when we're burdened it is that much harder to soar. There's an old saying "You can't soar with the eagles if you're scratching with the turkeys". This relates to who are you...
Why courage is the King of personality traits
What would happen if values provided the context for our lives? To Live according to your values requires courage, and sometimes it takes an enormous amount of courage to do that.
The loser we live our values, the more likely they are to be externalised.
The tighter we live our values, the higher the degree to which we have internalised them.