Tell Me…

How can I help? What are you struggling with? What’s going on in your life? How can I serve you better? What do you need from me? How can I make your life and your business better? What questions do you have that urgently need an answer… any answer? Tell me. I’m here to help. […]

Saving Time Might be and Illusion: Preparing for Flow

It’s early 2000’s, and the abbot of my monastery has asked me to make several new trousers for all of the monks. A big job: each one takes 5 to 6 hours to complete, and I think the total number was 15 or 20. I survey my tailoring workshop: All the machines threaded and cleaned […]

A Lesson I Still Haven’t Learned in 25 Years

Ok, I need to come clean. Of course everyone thinks I’m 100% perfect (ha!) but I’m just as flawed as the next man or woman. And one thing that I still haven’t learned is this: That everyone all the time is perfect the way they are. That doesn’t mean things can’t improve, and that people […]

Flow, Fast and Slow

The last week or so, I’ve been studying the psychology of flow. That state you enter into, when everything just seems to work, you forget time, you forget yourself, and you’re in the zone. Ohey, I haven’t eaten in six hours. That kind of thing. And I thought that I don’t really get those ‘in […]

“Martin, How Much Does Coaching Cost?”

Let’s follow up from yesterday, where I told you I’d explain why I don’t talk about what it costs to work with me, in these emails. I’ve had the question before, and there are several reasons. For one thing: it’s not relevant to discuss it in these emails. Because the way I work – that […]

Question From a Reader…

Last week, a friend replied to one of my dailies: ### I could imagine that a lot of people are struggling to overcome limiting beliefs (I mean, the world is yours as long you belief it)! And you’re mentioning that you could help in this case. But how and where do I get further infos, […]

The Million Dollar Question for When You Just Don’t Know What to Do

Sometimes, you just don’t know what to do. You try stuff, work hard, but you’re just not getting the results you’re expecting. And then you get stuck. What to do next? How to fix? Where do things break? What am I doing wrong? Depending on the situation, those may all be the wrong questions. If […]

Simple Trick to Become Unstoppable Despite the Fear

I’ll bet you have things that scare you. I know I do. But you’ll have seen me write about how I get to do scary stuff, despite how fearful I get. Rock climbing for example, or public speaking. So what’s my trick? It’s simple and you can use it too. First, you need to understand […]

Why You Should Pretend. Seriously…

Pick an opinion you have, a belief about something and you consider that true. The innate goodness of humanity is an example, or your belief that you are a quick learner. But for the purpose of this exercise, pick one that is negative, limiting, or judgmental. For example: “I have no discipline” or “I always […]

If You Could Magically Install One Skill or Ability in Yourself…

…What would it be? Think about all the things you’re good at. The work you do, dealing with people, listening… whatever it is that you rock at. Now think about the things where you feel you’re lacking. I’ll bet there’s a bunch of things you’d like to be better at. I sure have a ton […]