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Growth and development

Growth and development
June 4, 2018

The five minute battle you need to win.

I rise at 4:28am. 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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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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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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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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Growth and development
October 7, 2017

Making friends with the fear of public speaking

My pulse is racing The sweat starts My knees start to tremble The dry mouth kicks in. I try to swallow but there is a massive lump in my throat. I walk onto the stage and those sensations go into overdrive. For as long as I can remember I have had a fear of public speaking. When I was younger…
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Growth and development
July 11, 2017

A way to breathtaking truth and discovery

Header image source: Unsplash So often the daily practice of writing can seem frustrating and lack purpose. There are the days that the words flow and there are the days that my brain goes missing in action. One of the ways that I jolt my writing into action is by typing up my post it notes from the books I…
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Growth and development
July 4, 2017

This is your Captain speaking…A tale of true leadership.

I was on a flight from San Antonio to Dallas recently that was delayed for a long period of time. This normally leads to unease amongst the passengers as the prospect of missing a connecting flight or not getting home on time to see loved ones becomes a real possibility. In the larger scheme of life, it doesn't matter but…
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Growth and development
June 29, 2017

Finding your true authentic creative voice

"If you take the process of creativity seriously, it has no shortcuts. You need to wait for authenticity. The discomfort is always there." Jad Abumrad - Founder of Radiolab We all have our heroes. Creative individuals who make the creating of art seem easy. The quality of their work inspires you in one breath and stalls you with another. We…
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