As we grow we sometimes lose sight of why we chose the work we do. Instead of serving a cause we shifted to serving for likes, recognition...climbing painfully up the attention status hierarchy. Today I went back to a simple exercise I did in 2005....I stated all the reasons why I wanted to achieve 3 … Continue reading Never Lose Your Why
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?
In the classic book Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill shares a Self-Confidence Formula. This is a formula that he asks readers to memorize and repeat aloud once a day and there is good reason for this. The second paragraph of that formula goes as follows: I realize that the dominating thoughts of my mind … Continue reading We Move Towards What We See in Our Mind
What makes a great performance great? Have you ever been told that you hold so much promise? That you have a lot of potential? When you hear that, how do you feel? In my own life I was tired of hearing it because nothing seemed to change as the days and subsequent years sailed by. … Continue reading Talent and Promise Won’t Get You Results Without This…
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
I know the title of this post is straightforward and self explanatory yet instead of modifying our plans we quit or go after a new set of results. Repeat this long enough and we start to say "I'm not lucky." "I'm not good in business." "It's not my time." "This success thing is complicated." I … Continue reading Be Prepared to Modify Your Plan If You’re Not Getting the Results You Want
It's Carnival time again here in Trinidad and Tobag!. Lot's of liming, plenty feteing, eating and drinking - at least for those of us on the receiving end of the music and the food! 🙂 For the artists, performers and musicians it's a narrow window within which they need to make the most money that … Continue reading Developing a Model that Works for You
Everyone likes a good story. According to experts, 99% of all stories ever told can be categorized into seven basic plots: Underdog, Quest, Journey/Return, Rags to Riches, Comedy, Tragedy, and Rebirth. I recently discovered my primary storytelling type. If you want to discover yours, you can find out here at the Story Bistro, run by … Continue reading The Narrative we have in Our Heads Vs. Who We REALLY Are
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?
With headlines like “From Zero to $1 Billion in Two Years” describing what happened to Instagram and “They did it! YouTube Bought by Google for $1.65 Billion in Less than Two Years” it’s no wonder that we’re seduced and romanced into thinking about what it would be like in our own lives to go from … Continue reading Overnight Success REALLY Doesn’t Happen Overnight