Excellence

21
Jan

Making the very best of 2017 (Expert advice from eight leading coaches)

On the day of the presidential inauguration and a week after the announcement of the Brexit plans in the U.K., it’s shaping up to be an interesting year already. Like many people who summon motivation upon the turning of a New Year you may have made resolutions to squeeze more out of 2017.  If those resolutions or commitment to change

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2
Sep

Resist complacency (and gravity)

(photo: http://www.onsight.com.au) My arm hurts.  It’s a historically familiar ache around where the bicep meets the elbow joint. I’m not surprised by the pain, even though I last felt it some five or six years ago. In truth, I welcome it, as a reminder of a really important strategy for living. The pain is due to my recent re-entry into rock

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24
Aug

Defining Success and Failure

Just as it seems there can be no absolute meaning to life other than what we individually give to it, there can be no absolute degree of success or failure carved for each of us in stone. I have been intrigued to hear from a multi-millionaire client who still regularly works late into the night as he attempts to achieve

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8
Jul

Stop Chasing Happiness

As is sometimes the case when a person first hears what I do for a living, the lady sat next to me at a dinner party began to declare her various reasons (excuses) for not having achieved what she’d expected from life. Though at fifty she was far from old, there was a certain resignation in her assumptions that her

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8
Jun

How to change any habit, the easy way

It’s sometimes possible to create new habits through sheer force of will, even though more often than not our stronger internal urges override any will-powered behaviours we attempt to set ourselves. Have you considered what willpower is? Conscious control of our impulses, urges and compulsions. The problem with exerting our will or conscious control is that our unconscious mind, the

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1
Jun

Choosing wisely for best results

Every day we are each required to make a series of choices. The quality and potential consequence of those choices is what creates difference in our lives. Today you could choose to eat garbage, processed foods; or to deliver work that is knowingly under par; or speak unkindly about others behind their back; or watch TV instead of working on

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21
May

Do you fear making mistakes?

Imagine… the sounds and facial expressions of those around you inspiring a feeling of support and encouragement as you ready yourself. This is it… a moment for which your entire being has learned, developed and prepared. The tingle of anticipation, excitement and readiness signal your muscles into action. You rise, gaze forward, take one monumental step ahead and … topple

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29
Apr

Weight and Health

There’s something interesting I‘ve noticed – it relates to how we as a society think about health and weight. I mostly work with women. Most of them outwardly look very healthy and as they go about their day to day life, no one would think anything was wrong. They are normally slim and often have the look that most women

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2
Apr

Why I don’t use voicemail

I remember my first mobile phone, I think it was a Nokia which sat in my hand like a small brick. Prior to purchase of said brick I couldn’t see much point in being accessible at all times. However due to my itinerant lifestyle it was often impossible to get hold of me for work. This, after all, was a

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26
Mar

CAN YOU CHANGE YOUR LIFE, BY REFRAMING IT?

Any event or interaction that we experience is only ever an interpretation of reality. What is actually going on outside of us, in our environment, will never be known in an objective way. In every split second of experience we each create meaning based upon our own values, beliefs, and personal/cultural knowledge. Just as Shakespeare pointed out in Hamlet, ‘

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