You can have them back later …

… your limiting decisions and beliefs, that is While I was taking a short break in Bali earlier this year, I took the opportunity to catch up on my reading. One of the books was ”Find Your Passion”) by Henry Juntilla, and in one of the exercises he asks the reader to set aside their…

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You might as well take a chance …

This YouTube excerpt from Jim Carrey’s commencement speech at Maharishi University sums up my crusade to get people owning their Joyful Genius, taking the “risk” of going for what you really want in life, the work that makes your heart sing and that will let you change the world for the better. As he says:…

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Is your Joyful Genius at work?

If I’m getting paid, I shouldn’t be having fun, right? If you’re messing about instead of doing the work you’re getting paid for that’s a bit of a cheek, isn’t it? But what if you’re enjoying yourself AND producing the results? Or even better, enjoying the very act of producing the results – I don’t…

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Do you work to live or live to work?

Work-life balance …? One of the things people say to me when I talk about finding their “Joyful Genius” is that they “work to live”, that they see their work purely as a means of funding their real life. Well, considering that, when you include overtime, extra hours, and travel to and from the workplace,…

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Integration, not balance

Work-life integration as a better alternative to work-life balance

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More than just a job

In the BBC’s “CEO Guru” series, the website this morning has a piece about how CEO’s are responsible for getting their employees engaged with the company’s values, and creating a balanced focus between long-term success and short-term results – the perpetual dilemma for any manager responsible to remote shareholders. (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27053927) The article starts with a…

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Whose Priorities?

In his seminal book on effectiveness, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People“, Dr Steven Covey makes a clear distinction between what is urgent and what is important.  Covey outlines a 4-box matrix (that old consultants’ favourite!) with Urgent on one axis, and Importance on the other (see the image). Most people who are feeling…

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How to be free

Surely we need money to survive in the modern world, don’t we?  So doesn’t independence come from having enough money so you don’t have to rely on anyone else? Nope – that’s got it backwards.  Having enough to not need to rely on anyone else comes from being independent.  When you are independent, you don’t…

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Are you in business, or just busy?

Seeing this image posted on Facebook (hat-tip to Funders & Founders) got me thinking about how many so-called entrepreneurs are really just busy fools.  If the sentiments and emotions expressed in this cartoon look all too familiar to you, the chances are you’re not an entrepreneur at all.  In fact, the chances are you’re not…

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The people make the difference

I was traveling recently […] Twice on my journey I had cause to complain about something, and twice the way it was handled by the front-line staff made a massive difference to my overall satisfaction.

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