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 Virtue of Jam & 9 Other Tools to help you become a Better Decision Maker

Struggle with making decisions? Glad to know I’m not alone. I find myself in a constant state of flux – my mind and soul – a jumble of limitless options and alternating possibilities. My mind fools me into the illusion of progress, in thinking about, imagining, researching and navigating a rich landscape of thrilling opportunities.Continue reading “The Virtue of Jam & 9 Other Tools to help you become a Better Decision Maker”

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”

Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher & William Ury

Buy the book here! DIGEST THIS! THE ESSENTIAL IDEA: Want to negotiate effectively? Winning all of the pie (win-lose) or equally sharing the pie (compromise) has its price. Damaged relations and sacrificial lambs are the cost of a win. Principled negotiation seeks to get us to a “True Yes” by fundamentally understanding that it’s ourContinue reading “Getting To Yes by Roger Fisher & William Ury”