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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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Never Quit

My friend Pete Evans interviewed Rugby League legend, former England Captain, Jamie Peacock this week. Pete wrote an excellent summary of the interview which you can read here and listen to the interview through this link. Jamie told Pete that he has … Continue reading

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Life’s Juggling Balls

Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling five balls in the air. The balls are Work Family Health Friends Spirit You are working hard to keep all these balls in the air. You will soon realise that work … Continue reading

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The Power of Focus

At the start of the year, I wrote down my three words for 2013: audacious, lid and focus.  I have been thinking about focus recently. If you let your focus slip, it is a bit like letting someone else drive your … Continue reading

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Three Questions to Ask

Three really useful questions to ask – of yourself or maybe of someone in your team. What Worked? Focus on what went well (in your customer meeting, presentation, demonstration, etc.). Get the positives out first. What didn’t work? OK, so … Continue reading

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What is your “Aunt Martha”?

Brian Tracy tells the story of a young couple who are only just scraping by. They don’t have any savings. Their Aunt Martha tells them that they are their favourites and they will inherit everything one she has gone. Time … Continue reading

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