What can you do better?

There’s always room for improvement. No matter how good you are, there are always ways you can improve. No matter how well you do something, there’s always the potential to do better. No matter how well you deal with challenges, there’s always the possibility to deal with them better. It’s just the nature of growth […]

What to do if you want the best results

Your results are directly proportional to your efforts. What you get is always going to be a reflection of what you put in. So if you put in your best effort, you are best positioned to get the best results. Conversely, if you put in just the bare minimum effort, you’ll get the bare minimum […]

Are external factors defining who you are?

It is really easy to let external factors define who we are. Especially the traumatic ones. I know, I’ve been there… There will always be things in our lives that impact us negatively. Some of them a lot. And it can be really easy to become bitter or sad and live your life like that. But here’s the important […]

Using pain and pleasure to form habits

Achieving something regularly, especially when it comes to building a new habit, involves motivation. Motivating yourself daily can be hard – life gets in the way, things stop being quite as interesting, you lose the initial zeal, and so on… But there are ways to ensure that you stick to the habit, which is where […]

One yes is all you need

Success nearly always is a numbers game – you have to get through many no’s before you get a yes. But then… Then it snowballs. Like it did for Colonel Sanders. He travelled around the country and was rejected over and over. Until he got a yes. And that yes led to KFC, one of […]

Stop letting your fears hold you back

If you have been procrastinating on a goal because you’re worried about it failing… stop. Stop holding yourself back. Stop worrying about what might happen. Nobody knows the future. The best you can do is the best you can do. So just start already. Stop letting your fears hold you back.

Embracing your inner artist, and what it means

Being an artist is not just about painting, or singing, or something similar. Everyone can be an artist. Being an artist is about understanding that art isn’t just about painting or music, but that anyone who embraces their truth and puts their work out there is an artist. It’s about being true to yourself. It’s […]

The “Self-Made” Myth

There’s a big myth around about the people who are at the top of their game, the best of the best. Here’s the myth: they have all done it on their own. That’s what people generally think when they think about “self-made” people. Rarely, if ever, is that the whole truth. Or even the truth […]

Why it is never too late

Colonel Sanders started his fried chicken business around the age of 60 – a business that went on to become the world-famous KFC. Vera Wang became a fashion designer at the age of 40. Ray Kroc did not even start McDonald’s until he was 52. Samuel L Jackson did not get his big break until […]

Strategic Retreat Vs. Running Away

Strategic retreat and running away… They are not the same thing. One is about consciously deciding when something is not worth pursuing anymore. The other is about giving up because of fear. One is about pivot. And about being flexible. The other is about fear. And losing hope. One is about progress. And moving forward. […]