Who’s On Your Team?
Your Vision of the future is simply not grand enough if you can achieve it on your own! You need to expand that great idea into a grand ideal by multiplying the concept by a factor of hundreds or even thousands. Your Vision is the end game, a utopia that you may not...
Similarities between improv and meditation: Behind the blue door
Improv integrates mind and body beautifully. You can only really integrate mind and body when you are being present. If you’re ‘in your head’ trying to plan chances are it isn’t going to work; you get stuck in ‘working it out’ when there’s nothing to work out. Too much gets lost.
What’s Your Noble Cause?
My Noble Cause My noble cause is to live in a world of enlightened citizens and leaders. It is why I do what I do, it is why I am typing these words right now BECAUSE it is my Vision, my end game, and I may not live to see it accomplished. I most certainly cannot...
What’s next on the agenda? What do you continue to bump?
There are any number of reasons why we procrastinate. They range from avoiding negative feelings and fear of failure to perfectionism. In the words of Tim Urban, long term procrastination can make you feel like a spectator in your own life. Any way you look at it when you are procrastinating you’re not being responsible; you are ‘below the line’. Any below the line behaviour is unconscious, avoidant (think binging on any streaming platform) and keeps you stuck.
My Name Is Andrew…I’m a bit embarrassed about that!
What Are You Embarrassed About? In your life, how many times have you been presented with an opportunity and let it slip away? Maybe it was the wrong time. Perhaps you didn't realise what an opportunity it was or maybe for some reason, you felt fear. Fear of...
The secret to confidence: Life is one big improvisation!
This is the subtle art of acting “As if”. It’s not about faking it, it’s the art of feeling your way into something new, and that is only ever going to work if you are committed to it. You won’t be committed to your course of action if you are judging yourself in the moment. As Cindy Tonkin, our Improv facilitator pointed out to us, there is plenty of time for judgement later. Of course, confidence isn’t the same as competence. Competence takes time and practice. When you are in the throws of something, BE there and act committedly. That is where flow lies. No commitment, no personal momentum. Commit and move forward.
YOU Are Everything You’ve Got…Best YOU Make the Most of YOU!
There it is persistence! The cold hard truth is; when it comes down to the bottom line the only person you can bank on being "there" for you is YOU. Depending on your relationship with yourself, you'll either be OK with that or...
Holding my ground and looking ‘nasty’ in the eye:
This is a time of unprecedented pain for many. As Brene Brown says…
“Pain that is not transformed will always be transmitted.”
When this happens, we end up living that reality we create for others. It acts as a contagion of sorts, and it impacts those around us.
Let’s Talk About LOVE!
The Best Kept Secret in Business...Love Love is a way of Being which, when present in any situation enables those present to experience care, concern and genuine warmth towards each other. More importantly, an absence of Love may be experienced as feeling lonely or a...
Cultivating peace of mind is easy when you know how to
What would it take to turn that ‘little voice’ into your greatest ally?
It’s going to take weeding out the thoughts, beliefs and dare I say it, even people who are not supportive. That doesn’t mean you don’t take on feedback as feedback from the right people who have earned the right, is very valuable. I’m not talking about that. However, just like when you tend to your garden you have to be continually removing weeds; the same logic applies to your thoughts etc. that don’t serve you. Weeds choke your garden and the same is true of thought patterns that are destructive.