Start and never stop. Momentum moves mountains

I remember hearing a motivational talk referencing a moving train with the question: Have you ever tried to stop a moving train? If you visualize it, with all the power of a train, it would be impossible to stop this massive piece of machinery. But similarly, a train starting off builds momentum first before gettingContinue reading “Start and never stop. Momentum moves mountains”

How Do You Accomplish Anything in Your Life?

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?”

The Time to Plan for 2015 is Now!

What are you waiting for – till the time is right? It’s never going to be right and nothing is going to happen unless you make a decision. I stole this idea from Chris Brogan, the world’s leading authority on owning the game you most want to win, who says that for some people, planningContinue reading “The Time to Plan for 2015 is Now!”

When Talent Becomes a Gift…

We don’t get to choose our natural talents but we do get to choose what we do with those talents we’ve been given. Talent by itself is not enough. We have to first identify those not so obvious talents. Next we need to work toward improving upon our talents. But beware of those natural talents…the onesContinue reading “When Talent Becomes a Gift…”

Do You Resist Structure?

I have resisted structure all my life. I didn’t necessarily articulate as such but I now realize this is what I was doing. Structure felt too caged – boxed in…after all – I am a creative spirit! I need free flowing, idea exchanging, vast expanses of time exploring for me to do my best work.Continue reading “Do You Resist Structure?”

The missing ingredient in the success sauce

As published in my column – Business Newsday Thursday, March 3 2011 In this fast paced world, boredom is prevalent. So much to do, so much to see – what’s next? We are never totally anywhere. We’re at the art gallery but in our heads we are already having dinner while another part of usContinue reading “The missing ingredient in the success sauce”

Great Teachers are Great Leaders (I’ve had a few in my life)…

They don’t make teachers like they used to – But then again – I’m no longer in school so what do I know? What I do know for sure is that at Bishop Anstey Junior School there were three teachers that had a significant impact on my life: Mrs Massiah Miss (as far as IContinue reading “Great Teachers are Great Leaders (I’ve had a few in my life)…”

What Advice Would You Give Yourself at this Time in Your Life?

I’ve been thinking about my life – its significance – am I doing what I should be doing? For the first time it feels right. I’ve done things that I COULD do but didn’t necessarily enjoy doing. I’ve been paid for many  projects but was not fulfilled by the work. Now I get to chooseContinue reading “What Advice Would You Give Yourself at this Time in Your Life?”

An obituary you SHOULD read…

From a London newspaper: Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was, since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessonsContinue reading “An obituary you SHOULD read…”