What have you been hesitating to ask? Where are you not stepping forward? What have you always wanted to do but were too afraid to try? Who are you meant to be? Why not try a different approach? Why not start today? Why not do something bold? You were meant for greatness.
There is something on your plate right now. There is something you’ve been debating, hesitating, delaying. There is something you really want but you haven’t asked for yet. Put an end to your overthinking and follow your gut, your heart, your intuition. Act today. Act now. You won’t regret it.
Michael Ray, the acclaimed Stanford University professor of the Personal Creativity in Business course, who Fast Company magazine once touted as “the most creative man in Silicon Valley” says that, “Most people forget their youthful experience of greatness and purpose or at least put it aside somewhere deep in their memory. It happens to all of us: we sub-optimize.” Meaning, we may have an experience of the highest goal in our lives, but we quickly pull back to the lesser goals that society calls success. “And when we do this, we lose control of our lives because we are no [...]
You are capable of much more than you think you are. Often, that is an inconvenient truth. But it’s still true. Any day. Any moment. Any business venture. Any relationship. Any aspect of your health and fitness. Any challenge or competition. The best of us is always already inside of us. Sometimes we just need a little spark to remind us of that.
As coaches, we are skilled in helping other people gain clarity, build self-belief, take action and generally find ways to consistently and constantly make progress towards their desired life. Of course, you don’t have to be a certified coach to be able to help other people do the same. We all, at times, offer our sound judgement, advice, support or guidance to friends, colleagues and family members. Yet, how often do you follow your own advice to others? Do you find yourself telling colleagues they should leave the office on time and get home to more important things while you [...]
Do you know that moment when you find out something you’ve been really looking forward to has been cancelled? You’ve been so looking forward to it, building up anticipation, wrapping up your planning and telling your friends all about it? Perhaps a flight for a holiday, a party, a date with someone special, or a new business meeting? The let down can be very painful and frustrating, sometimes even “devastating”. Or so it seems in the moment. Religious views aside, one my more comforting quotes is “God’s delays are not God’s denials” (or the universe’s delays are not the universe’s [...]
I was recently listening to an interview with a very amateur swimmer who tried his first triathlon (sport where you swim, then cycle, then run, all part of one race on one day). When he started training he didn’t know how to swim. At all. After some weeks and months of training he entered his first race and swam 1.5kms in 1 hour and 35 minutes. Or more easily understood, he averaged 6 mins 20 secs to swim 100 metres, and was by far the last one to finish the swim. A slow pace by any standard. However, within a [...]
It’s so easy for all of us to ‘lose our motivation’ at times. Sometimes this lull lasts for a few days, but typically it lasts for much longer than we want and it starts to become part of us, like a burden we carry. There may have been some trigger to that motivation slipping away — an event, a deemed ‘failure’, or simple (but oh so powerful) fear that stops us from taking action. We start to tell ourselves a story that we are “so unmotivated”, “I just can’t get motivated”, “I can’t seem to find my motivation anymore”. Which [...]