Self-Discipline Drives Success

Self-discipline is the real power driving goal achievement, self-fulfilment, and success.   Your goals might range anywhere from losing a bit of weight all the way up to a complete identity-level life transformation. I’ve done both. Self-discipline got me there.   However, it takes a lot of self-discipline to develop a lot of self-discipline.   … Continue reading Self-Discipline Drives Success

Luck and Rigging Your Own Game

Luck is either something you get or something you don’t get, right?   You have no say at all in the luck stakes.   It either happens or it doesn’t.   It comes in two main flavours. Good luck and bad luck.   We all hope for “good” luck of course, and we’re generally happy … Continue reading Luck and Rigging Your Own Game

“Stinking Thinking” Must Go!

“Stinking Thinking” is a great expression. It’s a super-memorable term and it’s also something you need to be continuously watchful for. Stinking thinking is like rust. It never sleeps. It creeps quietly and effectively under the surface and under the radar. Desperate to remain undetected, it will often flatter you to deceive you. Like rust, … Continue reading “Stinking Thinking” Must Go!

Emotional Response Control

Emotional response control is a powerful approach to master. Have you noticed how some people seem to glide through life effortlessly. Never getting ruffled. They never seem to let anyone else, “Push their buttons.” They very likely have high emotional intelligence, and they will be applying effective emotional response control strategies. Anyone can learn such … Continue reading Emotional Response Control

Betari Box Brilliance

The Betari Box packs a punch. It appears simple on the surface but, on closer inspection, turns out to have real power and nuance. Managing interpersonal skills can be tricky at the best of times. Analysing and understanding complex human interactions can be confusing and frustrating. I have yet to encounter a model more useful … Continue reading Betari Box Brilliance

Stop and Recharge

I had to properly stop and recharge at the end of last year. The last few years have been brutal and for a variety of reasons which I’m not going to recount here. Not only me of course, pretty much everyone has been under the same cosh. I do love to work hard, and this … Continue reading Stop and Recharge

New Year Resolutions – 5 Sticky Tips

It's new year resolutions time. The last three hundred and sixty-five days have passed in a blur. You hear yourself saying, "After one last drink and the fireworks, I'm off and running on my new mission. And I mean it this time!" The clock strikes twelve, people sing songs and kisses get kissed. You swear … Continue reading New Year Resolutions – 5 Sticky Tips

Work Smart AND Hard

"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard." Tim Notke Work smart AND hard instead of work smart NOT hard. One small word change, using "and" rather than "not", makes a world of difference to your outcomes. The problem with the "Work smart NOT hard" approach There is nothing wrong with the phrase "work … Continue reading Work Smart AND Hard

Get “Happy Places”

Where are my “happy places?” I have many happy places. They are all very close to my heart and I use them often. I rely on them. They are my special collection of memories and projections. My happy places are positive memories of physical locations, people, experiences, and events. My happy places are sometimes projections … Continue reading Get “Happy Places”

Output Leads to Growth

"A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work." Colin Powell The hard truth about output and growth  There are some things to know about how output leads to growth. To get good at something you must put some hard work into it.  To become good at creating anything … Continue reading Output Leads to Growth