Category Archives: Goals

Lessons from Navy SEALs

This is a guest post from my mentor and coach, Michael Coote from S+ – The Real Leadership Company   The US Navy’s Sea, Air, Land Teams, commonly known as the Navy SEALs, is the United States Navy’s principal special operations … Continue reading

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Business Lessons from Running a Marathon

I just completed my first ever marathon! As I went through my training, I was struck by the thought that there are so many lessons for business from preparing for, and running the 42,195m race. It’s not so much physical … Continue reading

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Can you forego immediate gratification?

Long term studies prove that the most important human discipline involved in long term success is the ability to forego immediate gratification for a larger but delayed reward. The original study was done by Walter Mischel, then a professor at Stanford … Continue reading

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My Three Words for 2014

Inspired by a blog post last New Year by Chris Brogan, I have chosen three words that I will focus on during 2014. They are Plan; Discipline; Execution. Plan The old saying goes, that if you fail to plan, you … Continue reading

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Three Words for 2013

I have chosen three words to help focus my goals and efforts in 2013. 1. Audacious 2. Focus 3. Lid To be audacious means to be bold or daring. I want to get out of my comfort zone and do … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Compound Effect in the Medal Factory

Team GB won medals in 9 of the 10 track cycling events at the London Olympics, including 7 gold medals. The only event in which they failed to secure a podium finish was the result of a disqualification. Journalists kept … Continue reading

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How Big is Your Belief?

David Schwartz in “The Magic of Thinking Big” suggested that the size of a person’s success is related to the size of their belief. Belief is certainty, faith, desire and so much more. We become what we think about – … Continue reading

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