Sometimes when you are striving to get somewhere, you often times don’t really know what you are doing, and through a series of trial and error, you get somewhere you are happy with. This would probably involve making mistakes and correcting them, and throughout all these trials, you would have learnt some really valuable lessons…
Really, the quickest way to break your resolutions is to make them. I read an article about some research done in the UK which concluded that 88% of people break their resolutions within 2 weeks, and rest trickle off over time. Do you really want to set yourself up for failure? If so, where else..
I’m thinking back to a movie I’ve seen a couple of times called Big Fish. In this movie, the protagonist is a character that finds himself looking for more in life and embarks on a journey to discover the world around him. One quote which I’m thinking of in particular goes like this: “Has it..
This is the last day of the Engage Today 2009 conference and what a spectacular event this has been. I applaud Simple Wealth on running such an incredible event with a speaker line up that was simply superstar quality. You get a funny mixture of feelings after a great event like this, something inside stirs..
Today was the day when we all get to spend some time listening to the Dalai Lama. We were asked to turn up about an hour earlier than usual, due to security checks that were in place to protect His Holiness. This was totally understandable, once in the conference room, we were literally yards away..
Ok, so I’ve just returned from an evening out with some great friends and together we went to see the live production of Ben Hur at the O2 Arena in London. I first saw an advert for this back in March and I knew even then that the idea of seeing a live chariot race..
There’s been quite some fuss over the release of Mr Megrahi due to his terminal prostate cancer. It would seem that many people disagree with the decision and think that he should not have been released. Why so many people are intent on getting as much grief as they can from this? What does keeping..
How many times in a day do you think you will hear from yourself or from other people, the word “try”? Oh, when are you going to get that report done for me? I’ll try and get it done by the end of the day. Are you going to win that contract with X? I’ll..
Why is it that there is this overwhelming notion that it takes a certain amount of effort before something is achieved? I was on the way back from central London after hosting a travel meetup event and I overheard a group of people talking about a friend of theirs who had “paid their dues” and..
Did you ever stop to wonder what makes life so seemingly chaotic sometimes? Perhaps you did, but did you also realise that perhaps the events that occur in your life aren’t so random. What might seem random to you; might be an ordered pattern of choices that have happened over a period of time, in..
A lot of people strive all their lives to achieve certain goals, but did you ever stop to think about what that really means for you? What are you ultimately trying to do and what is your purpose for being here on planet earth? I’m sure we’ve all asked this question to ourselves before. The..
We’ve all had those days where you wake up in the morning and you just don’t feel like you have the energy or effort to even get out of bed. When you’ve finally hauled your limping body to the shower and had that fresh burst of water on your skin, you begin to get on..
The other night I was driving along speaking to a film making friend of mine and we stumbled upon the aptly named term The Humble Inquisitor. Sounds like a character out of some spoof Monty Python-esq type comedy, and it could well be, but what I was pointing across at the time, was how to..
You know that 90% of an iceberg lies underneath the surface of the water and the term “tip of the iceberg” is generally used on a problem of difficulty, meaning that the visible trouble is only a small manifestation of a much bigger issue. So often the problems we face in life are only manifestations..
Could life get more exciting for you? I’ve learnt two things recently which I wanted to share with you and this could help you get the inductive learnings which you might need to get. Did you wake up one day and realise the size of the hole you are digging for yourself? In life we..
The events over the weekend really got me thinking about patterns and how we are all living in this world which is seemingly chaotic at best, but is really run on models and patterns. You wake up, go to work, come home, sit down, eat and go to bed. Somewhere in between you might throw in..
What is the definition of a soap drama? Well, the term has been described as the more naturalistic, unglamorous primetime drama serials such as East Enders or Coronation Street (or as a friend likes to call them Dead Enders and Procrastination Street!). What differentiates these types of dramas from other television programs is the open-ended..
One of the things I hear a lot of time from people is that they don’t really know what they want out of life. In fact, not only do they have no idea, they often misrepresent what they want with thoughts and ideas that are vague and unclear. Fundamentally what you focus on in life..
Everybody’s understanding of what is or isn’t real, is unique unto themselves. The way you might see an apple sitting on a table would be completely different to how I might see the same apple on the same table. Similarly the context of the statement must be placed in order to provide further meaning. The..