So Just Do It! Don’t forget to Feed Your Soul along the way. And when you need some space or things get a little hairy, remember to Breathe. Super Habit Number 5. Just Do It Big or small – just START! Eat that Red Frog – Just Do It! How many times have you sat […]
So did you read Open Your Mind or Mind Your Open in our graphic? Either way the message should resonate! Here we go with Habits 3 and 4… Number 3. Open Your Mind If you keep your ‘circle of knowledge’ tight and routine, the extending influence of your knowledge is also tight and limited. When […]
Over the next few posts you will find simple ways to implement seven habits that come highly recommended (and tested) to make your 2017 a 10! Start by ‘sleeping on them’ each night. There is no ‘perfect plan’ to start on January 1. Good habits can be started and bad habits dropped on any day. […]
Einstein knew it. He also knew that “Creativity was intelligence having fun”. Creativity and Innovation require Imagination. Futurists, science fiction writers and Hollywood have always flirted with the impossible and in doing so, seeded the possible. Consider Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the infiltration of Robotics into our everyday lives. The original Lost In Space series […]
Lesson 5 On a small island or village, your word is your bond. Once trust is gone, your name is mud. Last night an aerobics group was meant to put on a class on the foreshore. Word was you could go and watch or you could join in. People waited…and waited…it was a no show. […]
Lesson 3 This is a memorial where the old village church used to be. It was blown up by a German bomb in WWII. My mother, who was around 6 years old, told us stories of being thrown out of their home by the Germans and living inland in a goat shed with their animals. […]
Lesson 1 Here I am on the island of my ancestors. I am a fanatical walker and discover whatever I can on foot. This morning I set off on a walk up the mountain. I chose a destination and off I went into unchartered territory. Being a rugged island, the path at times was rocky. […]
What does Hollywood have to do with forward thinking? A lot more than you THINK!
Close your eyes and think about the last time you travelled to a different country, state, city or even suburb. You were expecting things to be different. You were taking in your new surroundings. Your eyes darted faster, you listened for the unfamiliar, and you were on alert. Why?
I can confirm my mantra – “Don’t ask, don’t get” and recommend you give it a go. Always ask with gratitude for any response. And make sure your motives are honest and authentic. Finally, be careful what you ask for because you are likely to get it.
At its heart NYC, just like any other city or town, is the collective energy of its inhabitants. When I land in a city, familiar or not, I can’t wait to get out and walk amongst the people. I realised I could have been anywhere, except for the New York ‘feel’ which is defined as […]
When we embark on our business journey, investment of time and money are a given. Somewhere along the way we get caught up in the processes and daily tasks. Start with committing to one investment at a time. The results will surprise you.
Put collaboration on the agenda at a meeting and have your team brainstorm potential partnerships with organisations that share your values and have vision. If you don’t, the result will be – NOTHING. If you make an attempt, the results could be incredible.
Creativity can be consumed by assumptions. Took part in a great webinar a week or so ago. Amantha Imber from Melbourne based company Inventium was talking about innovation and the topic swung around to assumptions. Amantha believes that assumptions can actually toll the death bell for creativity. Why? Because assumptions have the ability to “fence […]
There was a very interesting article in the Australian Financial Review on 24th October 2012. The article focused on the research out of Oxford University by neuroscientist Susan Greenfield and was all about how technology short cuts brain power…when you finish reading it, it’s a real no brainer. “Technology should be a means rather than […]
As any entrepreneur will tell you, you won’t get far without determination, commitment and collaboration. These qualities have never been more imperative than during the present time, when the only thing that we can count on, is that we can’t really count on anything – well not permanently anyway. Cases in point. Seven years ago […]
I was impressed a couple of weeks ago. Returning home from my early morning walk I passed a new business venture that was about to launch – Pure – a retail outlet for clothes, shoes and accessories for sporting enthusiasts. It was 7:30am and one of the owners called out behind me. I stopped – […]
A friend of mine keeps coming up with great book discoveries! A few weeks ago he recommended Little Bets – how breakthrough ideas emerge from small discoveries, by Peter Sims. I’m still getting through it (and the 1000’s of other books I have on my “to read” list) but I’ve just read the chapter titled, Small […]
If you read the plethora of business books out there (and there are some good ones), participate in workshops, or seek advice from a business advisor or business coach – there will always be a ‘case study’, or a ‘mention’ of other businesses and organisations that are doing well, even “punching above their weight”! They […]
I went book mad this Christmas! And I’m not talking the Kindle variety – although I do love the convenience of a Kindle – my mother used to say a time and place for everything. I’m talking about the type with all those leafy pages, the ones I can run my thumb through and hear that […]
Bread has been a staple part of the human diet since the Neolithic era…so it’s been around for a long time. Bread has been used in religious ceremonies and festivals and culturally, countries can be identified by the type of bread they serve. And once bartering and then monetary exchange began – bread was baked, […]