I used to think...w I used to think when I was much younger that I was lucky. I also remember having big, bold, audacious dreams. Then...as time passed...my dream circle shrank in size. I became afraid to let my mind expand. I cut off the blood supply to my imagination and entered a room with … Continue reading Practice Asking: “What if…?”
Short answer: get out of your comfort zone! We will do almost ANYTHING to stay in our comfort zones. If you want to accomplish anything, you need to get out of your comfort zone- NOW! We understand in theory, that before we can get to “there”, we need to overcome our fears in the present. … Continue reading How Do You Accomplish Anything in Your Life?
There’s a lot of focus now on the end of the year. Some of my friends even know the number of days between now and Christmas. Christmas is indeed a joyful time for many and the change from the old year into the new brings hope to all of us. The start of the New … Continue reading Where Will You Be 12 Months From Now?
You have to push… – young Japanese woman encouraging my friend’s daughter to stretch herself. Simple yet powerful words…words of encouragement…wise words that remind us that only when we put effort in, do we really begin to get the results we want in our lives. “You have to push…” My friend repeats these words often … Continue reading The Importance of Going Beyond What We Think We’re Capable Of
But you do. This is a key component and determining factor in you stepping out of your comfort zone and doing that “stupid” thing. And please don’t berate me for saying that your idea is stupid. You said it first. Why do we almost always condemn our ideas before even trying them on for size? … Continue reading Not Everyone Needs to Believe in Your Idea
My friend Richie Norton, bestselling author of “The Power of Starting Something Stupid” is responsible for this week’s column title. He was coaching me through a couple ideas and talking about his own work in helping business owners start, scale and streamline their businesses, when out tumbled these words “…when business dreams turn into a … Continue reading Is Your Business Dream Turning into a Living Nightmare?
If there is one point upon which ALL success gurus will agree, it would be this: Success isn’t just a matter of what you do but also of what you believe. The “Dean of Personal Development” Earl Nightingale said the best definition of success he’d ever been able to find was this: “Success is the … Continue reading The Beauty of Being Different Makes ALL the Difference!
*This article was also published in my weekly column in the Trinidad and Tobago Business Newsday Jan 16 2014 Robert D. Smith, author of 20,000 Days and Counting: The Crash Course for Mastering Life Right Now, says that every day we face a battle against two thoughts: Will this ever work? Am I good enough? He … Continue reading How to Plan an Attack on Your Addiction to Comfort
The growth of tropical fish is limited to the size of the aquarium Just like these fish, so are we affected by our environment. Are your current circumstances helping you grow? Do you find you are struggling to reach your potential? If your current circumstances don't support you then you need to create an environment … Continue reading A fishy lesson in growth