Get What You Want – Even When You Don’t Get What You Want!

Pivot - Hari Kalymnios

Confused? Yep, me too. How can you get what you want when you don’t get what you want? Last weekend I went to a national convention of professional speakers – the MEGA conference for the PSA (Professional Speaker’s Association). I was there (amongst other reasons) to speak in the semi-finals of their annual competition for…

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The Secret to Accomplishment

Just Do it

JUST DO IT!  Nike said it best and it’s true. Last weekend I ran a two day business event with a business partner. It was about how to successfully start and maintain an entrepreneurial venture and I was speaking specifically about goal setting and then also the importance of your health and well-being when going…

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Is Your Thinking Holding Back Your Success?

details-thinker

Are you a details person? Or a big picture person? You might well be both, but just in different situations. The thing is, that dependent on which you are and when, it can hold back your success in certain areas. Why? It’s this idea that you might see way too much detail before even going…

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What’s better than being perfect at work?

Perfect

Perfection is a myth. It’s a lie we “perfectionists” tell ourselves to keep us from producing. We wait for circumstances to be just perfect to launch that new business, change jobs, release a blog article, release a new product, deliver that pitch, pick up the phone and prospect. But (and we all know this), perfection…

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The Real Value in Life

Seconds

What if I were to give you $86,400 today? And you put it into a special kind of bank. One that each day gives you an additional $86,400. But….. There’s a catch. You have to spend all $86,400 today because not only does each $86,400 not roll over to the next day, but your balance…

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The Key to Achieving Big GOALS at Work and at Home

Goal Chunking

Last weekend I was cycling in Portugal. Specifically from Porto to Lisbon over 4 days. It’s about 400km and was the 6th annual cycle trip I’ve been doing round parts of Europe with a group of friends that started innocently enough with a 600km London to Paris route in 2010. The point is, it’s a…

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Using Visualisation (the right way) for Improved Performance at Work

Visualisation

Visualisation works. Or does it? In the video at the end of this blog I take the stance that it doesn’t work. And that’s because if you do it wrong, it can derail you. What’s doing it wrong? We’ll get to that. First up – what is visualisation, in case you aren’t aware. It’s the…

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Why The Rich Get Richer…..

The Thought Cycle

…. and the poor get poorer. This – ladies and gentlemen – is the secret to everything. It’s what I call ‘The Thought Cycle’ and it’s why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It’s also why you get better or worse at something and why you may or may not be getting…

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How to Improve Your Productivity in One Simple Hack

Bed

What if I told you that you could increase your productivity doing something that you probably know you should be doing anyway. Maybe you already do it? If so, “Well done!”. What is it then? Simply this. In the morning, make your bed! That’s it, you ask? Making my bed. That will increase my productivity?…

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Why You Should Do Your Best

Do Your Best

Recently I went in for a speech competition. I give speeches from time to time and my usual approach is to leave it a bit last minute! I can write a pretty decent speech with not much notice, but that short notice never leaves me enough time to practice it enough usually. I sometimes only…

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