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

Results or Reasons – Which do you have more of?

Every day I read something that would make me stretch - want to be a better me. This morning this paragraph stood out for me from John Mason's book *You were Born an Original (Don't Die a Copy)* If you are NOT getting the results you want, the REASONS are the lies you keep telling … Continue reading Results or Reasons – Which do you have more of?

Keep Your Job or Tell the Truth?

You have to understand: most people were scared around Bezos because they were waaaay too worried about trying to keep their jobs. People in high-level positions sometimes have a little too much personal self-esteem invested in their success. Can you imagine how annoying it must be for him to be around timid people all day … Continue reading Keep Your Job or Tell the Truth?

This may be the Missing Link in your Ability to Lead Effectively

The Leadership Diamond®, created by Peter Koestenbaum, Ph.D., is a model of the leadership mind and a methodology for expanding leadership. The Diamond distinguishes four interdependent leadership imperatives, or "orientations": Ethics, Vision, Courage and Reality. These orientations are your inner resources, always available to help you if you access them. The relationship among the four … Continue reading This may be the Missing Link in your Ability to Lead Effectively

Unblock and Unlock

I'm reading Eric Liu's 'Guiding Lights' at the moment. It's about the people who lead us to our purpose in life - which I think is actually MY purpose. Not to TELL you WHAT your purpose is but to help you discover it - discover yourself, your gifts. Only when you are YOU will you … Continue reading Unblock and Unlock

Torn between loyalty and keeping the peace –

Here is one woman’s fight with her truth! [ This article was published in the Trinidad and Tobago Express Woman's Magazine in 2007] Alfred Lord Tennyson wrote: “A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.” On the basis of what is “acceptable” many conclude that if everyone is doing or thinking … Continue reading Torn between loyalty and keeping the peace –

The “Easily Shared” Narrative May not be the REAL Story

We LOVE a good story. Storytelling gets our attention. We are programmed if we only get the beginning and the middle to desperately want to know the end. That's why soap operas and popular television series leave us after each episode with an incomplete storyline that will force us to tune in next time and … Continue reading The “Easily Shared” Narrative May not be the REAL Story

Some interesting “truths” – no one is exempt :)

People love to use the phrase 'the truth shall set you free' especially if they're trying to get some juicy gossip out of you :). And for more serious matters they might use as a warning -'what's done in darkness WILL come to light!' (Be very afraid...) Many of us are not as truthful as … Continue reading Some interesting “truths” – no one is exempt 🙂

Don’t get in your own way

I am always amazed how things flow when I am not getting in my own way. Reminds me of God's response after Job's rant questioning Job about  his capabilities and who was really behind all creation. The truth is none of us can create the seasons, snow, thunder, lightning, day, night, light... What is interesting … Continue reading Don’t get in your own way