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Unexpected events and uncertain times can disturb or invite. They jolt us out of our comfort zone disturbing our equanimity. They also provide us with the opportunity to take stock of our careers and lives – to ask searching questions about what is important and what matters most. Perhaps you might also be asking yourself […]

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  In our desire to develop, grow and change we sometimes unknowingly set conflicting goals. It is as if we have one foot on the accelerator and another on the brake. We end up stationery, unable to proactively move forward with the change we are seeking. I think there are two types of goals that […]

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In Part 1 of this article I explored the psychology and neuroscience behind procrastination to help us understand why we procrastinate. I also discussed the high cost that procrastination can have in our lives and businesses, especially in preventing us from setting and keeping goals. Our health, happiness, finances, self-worth, relationships and our dreams are […]

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In a recent article I suggested that you reflect on the ‘big rocks’ in your life or business and on how to ensure you schedule your priorities by putting them in ‘The Jar’ first. At a personal level, these might be a project that YOU want to accomplish: time with your loved ones, faith issues, […]

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The key is not to prioritise what’s on your schedule but to schedule your priorities. Stephen Covey As we come to the middle of the year it’s time to stop, reflect and reset. I did this over the weekend with a group of dedicated entrepreneurs. It was so energising, motivating and … hugely beneficial. We […]

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When do I say “yes” and when do I say “no”? Having recently had another birthday I got thinking about life, time and what I might do with the remainder of my earthly time frame. None of us knows what this time frame might be but as we get older we sure know that our […]

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What are you doing with your weekends? Three things promoted me to write this article. First, the realisation that I need to get my working life into perspective and to practice what I preach! Second, an article I recently read by Travis Bradberry on ‘How successful people work less and get more done’. Thirdly, a […]

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  Building Belonging Much of the above will also foster a sense of belonging – the other variable essential for positive alignment in a relationship.  While some wisdom literature would encourage us to ‘detach’ and not be dependent in any way on others for our happiness, humans have a “conditioned” basic social need of being loved, […]

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    Central to being On-Purpose is the living out of the Purpose Principle which brings meaning and purpose to relationships at home and at work.  This is about aligning the Purpose of the person with the Purpose of the organisation (Pp<->Po).  The organisation, of course, can be a home, a marriage, a business, a […]

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  Where there is no vision the people perish (Proverbs 29:18) This is probably one of the oldest and most widely used quotes when discussing vision. Like me, most people take it out of context.  But it is a strong reminder for business owners and leaders that without a well formed, fuelled and focused vision, […]

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