Growth and development
June 4, 2018

The five minute battle you need to win.

I rise at 4:45am. With bleary eyes I turn off my alarm. In a house with two kids under seven and a light sleeping wife, a silent haptic alarm is the only way I can wake this early without waking the house up. I lay in bed still slightly comatose, blinking my eyes rapidly in a bid to wake myself…
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Health and WellbeingProductivity
December 7, 2017

Simple strategies to help you transition better between work and home

Some days I am a shit dad. There I said it. My head is up my own ass worrying about shit I can't do anything about and I'm there in front of kids who only want to play with their dad. But I'm not there. I'm physically there but in my head, I'm at work worrying about some pointless shit…
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Growth and development
December 1, 2017

How to strive and thrive by using fuzzy goals and mental models

Smart goals, stretch goals, fuzzy goals....huh? I learnt about the concept of fuzzy goals during a personal coaching session with Tom Barrett. I have been a long time fan of Tom Barrett's work and was thrilled when I found out that he was going to be expanding his services into professional coaching. When we talked about the plans for the…
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FlowGrowth and development
November 24, 2017

Revealing a heavy heart and awakening through fear and dialogue

Life can leave many of us with heavy hearts. Heavy hearts hidden under layers of repression, guilt, shame, hurt and sadness. We project facades to help pretend everything is alright and on the surface, it appears that way. But we sit with darkness in our hearts and sadness in our eyes. I have had a heavy heart for a long…
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Growth and development
November 15, 2017

Creating a personal Learning Board of Directors

You are the sum of the five people you spend the most amount of time with. Jim Rohn Header image source: Unsplash.com This quote while powerful has always felt a little off for me. The first reason is that for many of us, we may not be in a position to control who we spend the most of our time…
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FlowHealth and Wellbeing
November 9, 2017

Mindful moments: Be present in the present.

Header image source: Unsplash.com We live busy lives these days. Move from meeting to meeting, from class to class, from task to task, from home to work to home where we work again. We are more connected than ever. Tapped into endless resources, non-stop communication, 24/7 schedules and neverending to-do lists. Our phones are usually the gateway to this world.…
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Productivity
November 5, 2017

Seeking high performance? Frame your day with clarity

How deliberately do you live? Some days, do you feel like you get up and move through your day on autopilot routines? I do. Not every day but there are days that just feel fast forwarded. Days where you get up or go to work and lack clarity. What is it that I am supposed to do today? The days…
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Growth and development
October 31, 2017

See one, do one, teach one. Using the Generation Effect to improve your memory

A few weeks back Dean Pearman and I had the great pleasure of interviewing Steve Glaveski on the Design and Play podcast. Steve is an extremely successful person and our chat with him provided an incredible window into his ability to optimise his learning. In fact, there are so many amazing insights on this episode that it is well worth…
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Productivity
October 30, 2017

Need to focus? Design a Spoke and Hub workspace

Find it hard to focus? Struggle to sit down and get that large project or report done? We all procrastinate. Put off the work we know we should be doing and then put ourselves under the pump by cramming at the last minute. The excuses for why we shouldn't complete the work would fill the report twice over but it…
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Growth and development
October 11, 2017

Stuck on a problem? Ask MacGyver for help!

Do you get constantly stuck on problems? Do you hit mental walls that you can't climb over? Well, what if MacGyver could help out? Huh??? MacGyver was one of my favourite shows growing up. It was a show you could watch as a family as MacGyver was a non-violent creative genius who could outwit and outthink any bad guy an…
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