Be Wary of the New, Different or Unknown

  How useless to spread a net in full view of the birds This 17th verse from the first chapter in Proverbs captured my imagination this morning. I wanted to understand it more fully. What did this mean exactly? In order to catch birds fowlers (persons occupied as bird catchers) spread their nets, in clear … Continue reading Be Wary of the New, Different or Unknown

How to Plan an Attack on Your Addiction to Comfort

*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

How Pure is Your Intention?

Jonathan Fields got me thinking about this in a recent blog post about Intention and Regret. His discussion centred around this quote It is said that if our intention is to help others…we will never have any regret. Regret is a result of trying to make “me” happy - Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche or “The Sakyong” I think that … Continue reading How Pure is Your Intention?

How Freedom Causes Failure

I started to think about this on my daily walk yesterday. On Tuesday I started a brand new journal and adopted a different approach to navigating 2014. I made some definite decisions about the direction I intended to go in my business and life and how I was going to hold myself accountable. I also … Continue reading How Freedom Causes Failure

Why Do We Give Up So Easily?

In a word - DISCOMFORT. We don't like it. We prefer COMFORT. Anytime we start feeling UNCOMFORTABLE we quit-stop-throw in the towel - you get the picture. Ideas make us interesting. Decisions make us bold. But only action makes us great! - Jeff Shore I love talking and sharing ideas. It makes me feel as … Continue reading Why Do We Give Up So Easily?

Are you afraid of the ‘deep end’ in your life?

When I was growing up and learning to swim, I had a lot of respect for the deep end of the pool. I could see where the shallow section ended and the deep started and I avoided the deep like the plague. In his book A Year to Live Stephen Levine says "We are motivated … Continue reading Are you afraid of the ‘deep end’ in your life?