the hard work is the shortcut

We look for shortcuts like this all the time: Yet when pursuing mastery it’s often more than four simple steps. For anything I’ve ever had to master it involved: Practice Repetition Revision Iteration More practice Making mistakes Redoing Revising You get the picture. No straight lines. Always a learning curve. Some curves steeper than others.Continue reading “the hard work is the shortcut”

don’t wait…

Many times we remain stuck, mostly because we want guarantees that our next step will bring us exactly what we want. We want control. Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman share: We don’t control many of the things we pursue in life – yet we become angry, sad, hurt, scared or jealous when we don’t getContinue reading “don’t wait…”

don’t go to the ocean with a thimble…

How do we find the light, that glimmer of hope, that it’s possible to cross over each chasm we face and emerge, ready to move forward?

We face locust attacks daily

I’m missing out on a lot of news. I am not a newsmonger for starters, but between Donald Trump, Covid-19 and the revelation that underneath the “all ah we is one family” blanket, we as a people in Trinidad & Tobago have a closet full of race hatred, I have completely stopped looking at anyContinue reading “We face locust attacks daily”

the oyster understanding

Oysters weren’t really in my head today, until I wished a two year old “Happy Birthday” on Facebook. Ellie was sitting atop a table as if she were in charge with a firm handle on her two year old life. “Congratulations!” I told Ellie. “The world is your oyster.” For someone so young, with soContinue reading “the oyster understanding”

Will the Real Entrepreneurs Please Stand Up!

The Oxford English Dictionary defines an entrepreneur as ‘a person who sets up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit’. Who comes to mind? Perhaps Mark Zuckerberg or Alan Sugar? Maybe Bill Gates or James Dyson? If we were talking about entrepreneurs in Trinidad and Tobago who would weContinue reading “Will the Real Entrepreneurs Please Stand Up!”

It doesn’t matter your level of success…

No matter your level of success, if you encounter a challenge, the solution comes from asking the right questions, digging deep, being truthful and discovering what works for you. Franchises have figured out operations and product – marketing is up to you. You may take onboard a tried and true consultative approach but it’s stillContinue reading “It doesn’t matter your level of success…”

There is Pain in the Present but will there be the Same Pain in Your Future?

You probably have realized this by now – you cannot “spin” your way out of a bad situation. You can’t just tell a better story about how things are, and then hope that life will take the shape of your thoughts. Life doesn’t work that way. I know many might think I’m flying in theContinue reading “There is Pain in the Present but will there be the Same Pain in Your Future?”

What’s your Hidden Opportunity?

When we are no longer able to change the situation, we are challenged to change ourselves – Victor Frankl What is it really going to take for you to succeed in this new economy? Whatever rules you’ve been taught in the past don’t apply anymore. EVERYTHING HAS CHANGED! It’s adapt or die in this newContinue reading “What’s your Hidden Opportunity?”

How to reopen the economy: Do we optimize to save lives or save livelihoods?

In a very general sense, we all feel that this too shall pass. Yet unlike the dot com bubble burst in 2001, and the recession of 2008, Covid-19 has us facing one of the worst times in the history of our lives. Many companies are trying to figure out what to do. Projects and campaignsContinue reading “How to reopen the economy: Do we optimize to save lives or save livelihoods?”