how much truth can you accept about yourself?

Do you believe everything that’s said about you? Do you believe everything you’ve said, are saying about yourself? Not knowing who you really are is keeping you stuck. What do I mean? There are many things that have been said to us, about us…stuff we’ve just accepted as truth. Perhaps someone we admired said it,Continue reading “how much truth can you accept about yourself?”

It doesn’t matter your level of success…

No matter your level of success, if you encounter a challenge, the solution comes from asking the right questions, digging deep, being truthful and discovering what works for you. Franchises have figured out operations and product – marketing is up to you. You may take onboard a tried and true consultative approach but it’s stillContinue reading “It doesn’t matter your level of success…”

Putting Greater Emphasis on Self-examination vs Self-celebration

This graphic by Hugh MacLeod got me thinking. ( I love receiving Hugh’s emails. They always make me think. If you want to see what I mean, check out his blog here.) With this image Hugh talked about the trouble with success…it was exhausting. The he said… But we put on a brave face anyway, andContinue reading “Putting Greater Emphasis on Self-examination vs Self-celebration”

Are Your Investments Generating a Dividend or Loss?

Whenever we talk about investments, we’re usually talking about money. Many of us know that we need to save money, invest wisely and reduce our debt. Few have a concrete strategy for saving and reducing debt and almost no strategy regarding investing. While many of us would like to change the RESULTS in our lives,Continue reading “Are Your Investments Generating a Dividend or Loss?”

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 thatContinue reading “How Pure is Your Intention?”

Holding a POSITION of Leadership is not the same thing as BEING a Good Leader

*This article was also published in my weekly column in the Trinidad and Tobago Business Newsday Jan 9 2014 A couple weeks ago I wrote a column titled *Why Outside the Box Thinking has Led to Inside the Box Stagnation.* Here’s an excerpt that will lay the foundation for today’s column: Over the past decade,Continue reading “Holding a POSITION of Leadership is not the same thing as BEING a Good Leader”

Who is she and what is she to you?

I was thinking about this in the context of the person I am today and whether or not I was being REAL – being ME? Or was it that I was an assortment of habits, perceptions and things that over the years I learned to accept as my truth when in fact I just borrowedContinue reading “Who is she and what is she to you?”

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 motivatedContinue reading “Are you afraid of the ‘deep end’ in your life?”

Self discovery – is this a worthwhile exercise?

In reading a copy of M. Scott Peck’s – The Road Less Traveled and Beyond, in his chapter on Learning and Growth – I discovered this quote by Soren Kierkegaard, who said: A man may perform astonishing feats and comprehend a vast amount of knowledge, and yet have no understanding of himself. But suffering directsContinue reading “Self discovery – is this a worthwhile exercise?”