Throwing Now After Maybe

How long do you spend thinking through a situation BEFORE you actually take action? Are you thinking about starting a business? Are you thinking about switching careers? Do you want to leave your job? Is there something that you want to do, and constantly talk about doing but never actually do anything to bring this … Continue reading Throwing Now After Maybe

You Will NEVER Succeed If….

First things first: how would you describe success? What needs to be happen for you to feel successful or feel like a success? Believe it or not, much of the potential for success in your life depends upon two things: Your ability to effectively function physically, mentally, and emotionally and How well you balance where … Continue reading You Will NEVER Succeed If….

The Beauty of Being Different Makes ALL the Difference!

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!

What Do You Do When You Have to Turn to Plan B?

“Do you remember the day you discovered your life wasn’t going to turn out quite the way you thought?” This is the first line of the chapter called REALITY in the book PLAN B by Pete Wilson. It got me thinking about all my plans for my life. It got me thinking about the plans … Continue reading What Do You Do When You Have to Turn to Plan B?

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

Why aren’t ‘what if’ scenarios helpful?

Unless someone experiences something first hand they seem to remain unmoved even in the face of compelling evidence. I can go back to the days of studying geography and learning that slash and burn will eventually lead to massive soil erosion and depletion of much needed minerals in the soil. Try explaining that to someone … Continue reading Why aren’t ‘what if’ scenarios helpful?

Fearing success more than failure

This is not a new thought. Many times we say it quite confidently: "I think I fear success more than I fear failure" But that's as far as we dare go. Having said it - we've admitted it and somehow feel absolved. If only for a moment. Failure is familiar - like a worn shoe, … Continue reading Fearing success more than failure

“Did my model come with instructions? I can’t seem to find mine?”

As a long time science fiction buff, I was imagining a cloned human, waking up to planet Earth and trying to determine how they were supposed to live as a human being - where were the rules? Our parents, teachers and friends do their best to help us along the way yet it is inevitable … Continue reading “Did my model come with instructions? I can’t seem to find mine?”

What is failure really?

Failure is one of those F words that we have grown to hate. Can you think of how many times you thought YOU were a failure? Perhaps you... Didn't finish school Didn't get that promotion Didn't go on the vacation you promised the kids Didn't follow through with your intentions Didn't make the sales quota … Continue reading What is failure really?