Posted on August 27, 2014

Before and After

I had to mow the lawn last weekend.  Before I started, I dreaded the thought. Then I did what I had to do and afterwards, I looked at the result and was rapt.  I also love the smell of freshly cut grass and was glad that I had done ...

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Posted on August 25, 2014

You Will Be Judged By Your Actions

By all means, tell us your intentions. Give us an idea of your aspirations and goals. Feel free to state your values and make them clear. But in the end, we will judge you by your actions. Whether you like it or not, your verbs matter more ...

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Posted on August 22, 2014

The Singing Window Cleaner

In our local shopping centre is a middle-aged Chinese man who washes the windows. Every time I see him working, he has a big smile on his face and is either singing or whistling to himself. It’s not a fun, glamorous job and he  doesn’t ...

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Posted on August 21, 2014

Wrong Question

“Who’s fault is this?” “Why do I have to do this?” “Why can’t my life be more like …?” “When is the economy going to get better?” “When is my luck going to change?” Wrong question. It’s much more resourceful to ask yourself, “What ...

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Posted on August 21, 2014

Do you Seek Comfort or Courage?

I suspect that this is one of the most important questions that you can ask yourself today. Do you seek comfort or courage? Are you aspiring for an easy life, or for a life that matters? Are you looking to stay safe, or to take ...

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Posted on August 19, 2014

Imagine an Extraordinary Future

Imagine an extraordinary future. One where you are doing your best work at a world-class level. Where your influence is greater than you could imagine. Where you are able to make a decent living doing work that you love. Where you are ...

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Posted on August 18, 2014

There’s Only One Guarantee

There are no guarantees that your idea will work. There are no guarantees that anyone will like it. There are no guarantees that you can sustain the work over a long period of time. There are no guarantees that you will even like it if you ...

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Posted on August 15, 2014

Insult the Dead – A Story About Forging Your Path

One of my favourite writers, Paulo Coelho, tells the story of a novice who went to Abbot Macarius seeking advice about the best way to please the Lord. “Go to the cemetery and insult the dead.” said Macarius. The brother did as he was told. The ...

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Posted on August 15, 2014

The Choice You Have in Every Coaching Opportunity

There will be times when you notice someone who hasn’t delivered at an expected level. Or perhaps they have made a dramatic mistake or have been unmotivated for quite some time. In each of these coaching opportunities, you have a choice. You ...

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