Don’t Know What You Truly Want? Let Envy Decide

Envy is given a bad rap. Definitions of envy conjure up associations with pain, distress, disadvantage and resentment. “Envy is pain at the good fortune of others.”(Aristotle) Envy is “a painful or resentful awareness of an advantage of another”. It can cause a person to want to “inflict misfortune on others to reduce their status”.Continue reading “Don’t Know What You Truly Want? Let Envy Decide”

Stuck in a Rut?

It’s easy to get stuck in a rut. To become trapped by routine, enveloped by monotony – we start to lose our sparkle. Everyday life has a way of establishing a familiar melody, a chorus on repeat. Don’t get me wrong, consistency is great, after all “success is found in your daily routine”. But sometimes,Continue reading “Stuck in a Rut?”

Transformational Change through Peak Experiences

CHANGE I want to write about change. Deep fundamental change. Because that’s what we are truly striving for. Change. We read to find answers to our problems. To experience the satisfaction that comes from finally discovering that elusive solution. That’s change. We read to gain inspiration. To enable us to move from A to B.Continue reading “Transformational Change through Peak Experiences”

Personality Isn’t Permanent, by Benjamin Hardy PhD

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” (George Bernard Shaw) We have been led to believe that we are the way we are, and that this is immutable. That we must spend time uncovering our true selves – like hunting for nuggets ofContinue reading “Personality Isn’t Permanent, by Benjamin Hardy PhD”

IDEAS THAT STICK – 5 actionable ideas from books I’ve read this year

“The smallest of implementations is always worth more than the grandest of intentions” (Robin Sharma) You can read all of the books and blogsites in the world, but what really counts is what sticks. The ideas that you read AND IMPLEMENT are the ones that move your life forward. The ideas that have nestled their way into aContinue reading “IDEAS THAT STICK – 5 actionable ideas from books I’ve read this year”

The Leverage Equation by Todd Tresidder

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: “When a man tells you that he got rich through hard work, ask him: “Whose?” (Don Marquis) The Leverage Equation is the book of working smarter not harder. Like using a lever to generate a larger force through a small amount of effort, learn how toContinue reading “The Leverage Equation by Todd Tresidder”

When More Equals Less – The Law of Diminishing Returns

I found myself running more but running less. I found myself sleeping more but energised less. I found myself with more writing time, but writing less.   I found myself doing more of the “right things”, but instead achieving less. Running slower, feeling more lethargic, delivering less. What had gone wrong? I soon realised IContinue reading “When More Equals Less – The Law of Diminishing Returns”

Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, by Annie Duke

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: There’s no doubt that information helps us to make better decisions. However, life like poker, involves engaging in a world of uncertainty and unpredictability. How then do the best poker players succeed to achieve great heights? The answer : they become the ultimate truthseekers. They adoptContinue reading “Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, by Annie Duke”

The Blank State

We are all born into a world, not of our own making. We inherit ways of looking at the world, paradigms and thoughts, from those who have come before us. Even those non-conformists in rejecting the conditioning and indoctrination of the systems and rules they find themselves entangled in, are by default, bound and controlled,Continue reading “The Blank State”

Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Want to create real change in the world?  As individuals, we are not as in control as we may think. We live reacting to rules and cultures, whether consciously or not, subject to the forces of inherited systems we find ourselves in, birthed into paradigms notContinue reading “Thinking in Systems by Donella H. Meadows”