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Impermanence is the Only Permanent

Impermanence is the Only Permanent

Impermanence shows itself in many ways. I have noticed something interesting over the years. I have helped thousands of CEO’s to find, speak and live their true life’s purpose. I’ve noticed a commonality amongst them. They believe that once they’ve found their...

Intention, Intuition and Gratitude

Intention, Intuition and Gratitude

Intention.... All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts. I am a dad, brother, cousin, lover, actor, executive coach, speaker, business owner, writer and many...

Let Go of the Struggle

Let Go of the Struggle

In the past I've struggled with self-judgement that has inhibited good decision-making. I struggle to let go. Often I criticize myself for not being good enough. I have wasted energy comparing myself to others. I spent time disproving my nearly every thought and deed....

Be in Your Body – Belly-Breathing

Be in Your Body – Belly-Breathing

Belly-breathing is a brilliant, simple and effective exercise to deal with nerves and tension when speaking, leading and living. And it is the cornerstone for becoming more present, and cultivating an inner peace. Practice: The goal of this exercise is to train the...

How to Truthfully Connect with an Audience

How to Truthfully Connect with an Audience

Last week we were exploring what it means to truly connect with an audience. How to use appropriate and relevant "positive" and "negative" emotion to get an audience to experience something. Although I don’t believe emotion is that binary. Brene Brown calls this being...

How Do We Focus On What Matters?

How Do We Focus On What Matters?

How do we focus on what matters? When was the last time you did something fully? Not thinking about the next thing to do, nor wondering who you might be meeting next. Maybe not thinking through the next steps. When did you focus on what matters, wholly, with...

Paying Attention Improves Decision-Making

Paying Attention Improves Decision-Making

Why do we stick to a course when we know this course is not serving us? I live in South London. I regularly catch South West Trains into Waterloo station. It’s throbbing with people all the time. One morning around half nine, I was listening to my favourite meditation...

I Thought I was Not Good Enough

I Thought I was Not Good Enough

I have always wanted to do drag, but I thought I was not good enough even though, when I have lived intentionally in the now, I haven’t worried about the future. We’ve all experienced present-moment-ness Present-moment-ness is the intention to be now. Growing up, I...

Mind the Real Communication Gap

Mind the Real Communication Gap

Successful leaders know where the gap is in effective communication. A gap between the real data and your interpretation of that information. Communication is much like consciousness… Communication and consciousness are the result of combining data so that it is more...

Keeping a Diary Makes You Happier

Keeping a Diary Makes You Happier

Keeping a diary makes you happier - putting my thoughts and feelings done on paper has helped me come to terms with some of the intense experiences I have had. The science says that just writing down your thoughts and feelings isn’t in itself cathartic. You need to go...

Being Needy is part of Being Human

Being Needy is part of Being Human

I laugh to myself whenever I hear myself say, “I don’t like needy people.” As social animals, we all have needs. The reason we are needy is that social needs fuel our drive to connect with others and succeed. When I am annoyed with someone’s apparent neediness, it’s...

Do you believe in our political leaders?

Do you believe in our political leaders?

"You can’t handle the truth!" So said Jack Nicholson in “A Few Good Men.” When was the last time you believed one of our political leaders? Believed they were speaking from the heart? They consistently use phrases such as “to be honest with you” or “to be precise” and...

To lead with intent requires us to live our true purpose

To lead with intent requires us to live our true purpose

The other day I was helping a CEO of a global retail brand get to grips with how he ought to be when presenting to the board - to speak and lead with intent. It was an important presentation – he was about to put forward his ideas for the business over the coming 5...

What have Memories got to do with being a Great Leader?

What have Memories got to do with being a Great Leader?

Barbara Streisand and Elaine Page sang the immortal lines (in the song 'Memory' from the hit musical Cats): I can smile at the olds days, life was beautiful then. I remember the time I knew what happiness was. Let the memory live again. What’s memories got to do with...

Do You Hope for a Purposeful Life?

Do You Hope for a Purposeful Life?

The power of positive thinking in business "Cause I gotta have faith. I gotta faith. Because I gotta to have faith faith. I gotta to have faith, faith, faith..." so sang the wondrously talented George Michael in the hit tune Faith. But this year I have really...

Take a Chill-Pill and Feel

Take a Chill-Pill and Feel

Take that chill pill, mate, because: “Watch your thoughts, for they will become actions. And watch your actions, for they'll become... habits. Watch your habits for they will forge your character. Watch your character, for it will make your destiny.” A couple of weeks...

I always want to know if I am doing things right

I always want to know if I am doing things right

I have always wanted to do a good job, do things right, and to know that others approve. I check-in with myself regularly - and with others too. Although valuing others’ opinions over your own can be a little confusing and at times downright debilitating. Using others...

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