Fundamental lessons from The Titan…post#20

Robin Sharma – he is no guru.  His words, not mine.  If you don’t follow his work already, please take 30 minutes to do some research and listen to any one of his video’s, masterclasses, or podcasts. You will not be sorry.  If you want to operate at your best, be at the top of your game, then you definitely want to tune into his tried and tested tactics. They will change your life.  Will it require effort?  Absolutely. Will it be easy?  No, not until you’ve installed the habits. And even then, it will require unrelenting discipline and consistency.  … Continue reading Fundamental lessons from The Titan…post#20

The Power of Vulnerability…post#19

Is there really power in being vulnerable?  Brene Brown has made it her life’s work to get this message out into the world – the power of being authentic; and that includes being goofy, messing up, embarrassing oneself, feeling ashamed.  Sounds great right?  That’s what being vulnerable is. And there are massive benefits if you’ve got the courage.  In this audio book, Brene shares the very real benefits to you, and to the world, if you have the courage to connect with vulnerability.  You cannot even call this an audio ‘book’.  No!  It’s way better than that. You feel as though … Continue reading The Power of Vulnerability…post#19

Fahrenheit 451… post #18

I don’t often read fiction, but this book was recommended to me by…I can’t recall who.  Not knowing anything about the book or the author, I read it.  Only after reading it, did I discover that it had been written in 1953.  Which surprised me, as the writing had transported me to a modern world.  A cold and dark modern world.  If you love reading, you love books, you respect and appreciate the creative and vulnerable process of writing – then you’ll appreciate this book. This book is about destroying books. Burning them to be precise.  In a modern world, of … Continue reading Fahrenheit 451… post #18

Choose Joy… post #17

I’ve had just about enough of all the crap (yes I said it) trending on social media, about how to get into shape physically.  You’ll be happy when…it’s everywhere you look.  Which exercises to do for ‘perfect’ abs, how many squats to do for a ‘perfect butt’, which diet to get to your ‘dream weight’, which meditation app is best, which yoga is trending, what books to read etc.  I’m not saying that we shouldn’t take care of ourselves and explore everything that is so easily available to us now days.  I’m just saying that these gimmicks often create a … Continue reading Choose Joy… post #17

Nine Lies About Work…post #16

‘A Freethinking Leader’s Guide to the Real World’.  I love that word, freethinking.  Surprisingly rare now days, isn’t it?  Whether it’s at work, school, university or even in your community – we are often just swept up with what others are thinking and saying, or by the way we’ve always done things, instead of questioning things for ourselves.  As I read this book, I was struck by how many examples there were of scenarios which I’d questioned, as they just don’t feel right, aren’t adding value, or they make me feel anxious as a Leader.  I didn’t do anything to … Continue reading Nine Lies About Work…post #16

‘Mind, Body, Life Mastery…post #15

Every now and then, a book is written, which is so beautifully simple, that you cannot deny it’s excellence.  Dr James Rouse is the founder of Change Agents, and is a self proclaimed rukus maker.  ‘What does this mean?”, you might be saying?  Do yourself a favor and go and check out some social media from Dr James Rouse, and you’ll see what I mean.  He is incredible.  His energy.  His sense of humor.  His honesty. It’s hard to believe that he’s a very down to earth, loving father and husband.  Best described as unique. The dedication in the front … Continue reading ‘Mind, Body, Life Mastery…post #15

Naively optimistic…post #14

As South Africans track the final counting following our recent national elections, there are often mixed emotions. Politics is rife with disagreement, dispute, allegations, and mistrust. And let’s face it, we don’t have the proudest history when it comes to politics. You can relax – this is not a political post. Instead I want to talk to you about what I experienced today. And it’s about people. No politics. Our province and city was ravaged by a severe storm recently, and many people lost their homes and more than 70 people lost their lives after severe localized flooding. As is … Continue reading Naively optimistic…post #14