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”

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”

Upstream: How to solve problems before they happen, by Dan Heath

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Heroism is revered worldwide, a phenomenon deeply rooted in mythology through to the present day. The need for a “Save The Day” hero, however, is a sign of something gone wrong, a sign of failure not success. It’s high time to evolve our approach – toContinue reading “Upstream: How to solve problems before they happen, by Dan Heath”

Uncopyable by Steve Miller

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: In a competitive market, how do you stand out? Reverse your thinking! Stop focusing on the tangible and copyable end deliverable – your product or service. Instead use Uncopyable – the ‘Orange Marketing Guide’ to ‘hunt your moose’ and elevate the intangible elements of your businessContinue reading “Uncopyable by Steve Miller”

Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking by Matthew Syed

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Harmonious thinking can be dangerous, by clones who are individually intelligent but collectively stupid. Harness the power of diversity and the rebel idea! Bring people together who think differently to advance the collective brain and solve the world’s wicked problems. TOP TAKEAWAYS Alike the classic storyContinue reading “Rebel Ideas: The Power of Diverse Thinking by Matthew Syed”