Not to plan experiences Is planning for “not to plan experiences” enough? Everything you set out to achieve is going to happen. Ho, hum! Not in this reality. Big dreams are going to be crushed, others you will choose to let go, still others you realise were just that, dreams. Every high achiever faces the […]Continue Reading...
Motivation for what matters, matters! Motivation is important, but not the whole picture. Take an idiot and motivate them, and you have a motivated idiot. You can imagine the havoc such a person could wreak. Imagination not required; you have seen it, repeatedly! Take a wise person and ask them to pair away their desires […]Continue Reading...
Get Constructively Uncomfortable There is no growth in the comfort zone and no comfort in the growth zone. “Comfortitus” is the disease that quickly emerges after the atrophy of the ambition muscle. Symptoms include thoughts that intensify the disease; thoughts like: “I don’t have to.” “It’s not worth it.” “I’d rather just chill.” You might have […]Continue Reading...
YOUR CHOICE! Yes, yours! Reality check: “the life we have is the life we chose.” Many people rail against that truism; they claim it is a falsity. Let’s explore it. Who controls what you think? Obviously (?) it is your spouse, your religious leader, your mail delivery person, your gardener! No? More seriously, it is […]Continue Reading...
If your future is dependent on your level of motivation? This is for you. Purpose “possibilises” progress! You may have heard the phrase, “without purpose people perish.” It’s true. Long before they perish this happens: without purpose people piddle away their time. Time is the only thing we have that cannot be replaced and is […]Continue Reading...
No vision, no future. With yet another large company going down amid accusations of corruption, mismanagement and incompetence, we will, yet again, ask why. And yes, again, the same answers will be provided, and yes, again they will be meet with universal agreement, and yes, the day after tomorrow business as usual will be resumed. […]Continue Reading...
The 10 Commandments of Change, what are they, why do they matter to you? Here’s why: almost all change attempts fail, and fail expensively. You will have seen it over and over again in your career. A series of big announcements are made at corporate HQ, trumpets blare; a brave new world is about to […]Continue Reading...
Creativity and Innovation are much talked about, and much talked about, and much talked about… and little acted upon. You already know that almost all companies fail from lack of creativity and innovation. Yes, the official records will show that the company encountered “financial difficulties”. Financial difficulties are almost always the symptom that is mistaken […]Continue Reading...
The Psychology of Start Up Success is a subject massively neglected by most would be entrepreneurs. Of all the factors that predict start up success such as: understanding the market, understanding customers, understanding how to market cost effectively to that specific market, cash flow management… the one that, it seems to me, most would be […]Continue Reading...
Mastering Motivation Mastering motivation, as you have probably found is not possible by following the standard models taught on the subject. Maslow, Herzberg, McGregor, Vroom and many others offer models, models that don’t work in the real world. Yet we see across the globe and throughout time that there are and were leaders who […]Continue Reading...