How to Sell Things and Still Sleep at Night

“Oh if you like that, you should totally watch Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”, said my mastermind buddy. I wasn’t feeling it – I mean I like Star Trek just fine, but it never impacted me as much as some other scifi shows and films. He went on: “I really like it as a show […]

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The Price of Success (Are You Paying Too Much?)

Everybody with ‘more than two fingers of forehead’, as they say in Spain, knows that in order to get something, you’ll need to do something. Even if you believe the universe owes you success and you just need to ask for it (ludicrous notion), you *still* need to show up. In other words: there’s a […]

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The Dangers of Visualisation

Do you use visualisation techniques? (And I don’t mean the airy-fairy ‘think it and the Universe will throw piles of money, trophy wives and muscle cars at you, without you having to do aaaaanything!’ Creating outcomes and results requires that you take action and implement). If you do use visualisation: are you doing it right? […]

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*What* to the Power of 4: My Ninja Move for Getting Unstuck

I’m sure the mathematicians in my audience will say that mixing maths and linguistics is even worse than mixing metaphors, but bear with me – I’m going to show you a handy psychological method for quickly solving problems or making decisions or getting yourself unstuck and moving forward. All you need to do is ask […]

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Symptoms and Causes

An evening stroll through town in the company of a good friend… a warm breeze and excellent conversation, when suddenly from a 1st floor window comes a wrathful voice: “I’ve had enough! I’ve had too much!!!” “Well you’d better not have any more then”, quips my friend. Wiser words were rarely spoken, but little did […]

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2 Degrees

It’s tempting to desire big, radical, dramatic change. To one day wake up, and man! Look at how focussed we are, and productive, and efficient, and fit! But, I doubt you’ve ever woken up to that dramatic kind of phoenix-like transformation. I know I haven’t, and I don’t know of anyone who has. Not unless […]

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Beliefs, Choices, Changes

Invest or not, cinema or theatre, icecream or chocolate, get married or not… most choices in life are evident. Other choices though are practically invisible, but they have the biggest effect on life. These kinds of choices are beliefs. But wait, weren’t we talking about choices? Yes we were, and we are. Because a belief […]

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The Cure for Mental Myopia: Look Through the Bend

If the mind is the most powerful tool we have, it’s a good idea to use it right. There’s many ways to improve the way we think, observe, and decide, but one of the quickest wins is ‘looking through the bend’ – a concept from the motorbike world. Simply put, when going into a bend […]

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When People Tell Me I’m a Life-Coach

A crisp white shirt, a spotless countertop. The sushi chef takes the knife and starts moving it in figure eights, up and down a whetstone. Once satisfied with the keenness of the edge, he puts his gear away and brings out cutting board and edibles. With deliberate, calculated, utterly precise movements, he creates perfect shapes, […]

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A Blindness We All Suffer From – and A Way Around It

“That’s a problem for future Homer. I sure don’t envy that guy”, said Homer Simpson after Marge berated him for something. Homer at that moment showed something that eludes most of us most of the time: the ability to see our future selves. He didn’t give a hoot of course, but at least he saw […]

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