Life Is Not A Game

Like many millions of people, I love to play video games. I enjoy them; they’re fun, they’re engaging, they’re distracting. I can easily get obsessed with what level I’m on and how I’m progressing. It’s good to progress, it feels great to level-up, but lately I realised that I was feeling a sense of achievement, when in…

Does Selling Exist Anymore?

I’ve been in sales for a long time, so much so that I believe we are all in sales; I’ve written a previous blog about that. I love sales probably because as a consumer I love buying! I love a great sale, when the salesperson really listens to what you want and wows you with their…

I Don’t Know If I Like It Or Not…

  We all have a tendency to play it safe. We don’t want to take risks. We only go to restaurants we know we will like. We only going to the cinema if we are absolutely certain we will like the film. We prefer to engage with like-minded individuals with whom we share similar views or…

The Great Average

None of us want to be average, right? Most of us want to be more than average. Most of want to experience more than average. I don’t know anyone who would tell their boss they’re aiming for an average performance this year. I’ve not met the person who would go into a restaurant and expect…

Quick Wins

I’ve heard the phrase “quick wins” used for many years, usually in a business setting, when people refer to the actions that can be done easily and quickly to deliver the biggest results. Is there anything wrong with that desire? I mean, why not get the results you want in the shortest possible amount of time? That’s…

The Nearness of Now

There is nothing closer to you than the present moment – the right now – and it connects you with every other human being on the planet. It doesn’t matter if they are on the other side of the world or sitting right beside you; billions of human beings are existing, living, hoping and dreaming,…

Clouds

Too many clouds in the sky block the sun, but too few and we burn. Clouds may frustrate us sometimes, but the right amount of cloud cover is just what’s needed to create the most beautiful sunsets and sunrises. I was flying into Warsaw recently and a cabin crew member peeked out of my window…

10 + 10 = ?

I’m sure that even those of you who profess to be terrible at maths came to a pretty quick answer to the above equation, right? I mean, 10 + 10, you can’t get much simpler than that. You have an answer.  And when we have an answer our minds stop. Answers represent endings, they represent winning,…

The Dark Side of Motivation

One of the darkest and most disruptive emotions we can encounter is fear.  But can fear be a force for good? Can it be a motivator to push us towards better things? A health scare might motivate someone to change their diet, quit drinking or smoking or start exercising. That’s good, right? Or, out of fear…

The Least You Could Do

Have you heard about the new Prayer app for your mobile device? It’s great, whenever you need to pray to God you just click on the app. Or, if it’s a really important prayer, you can simply tell the app how many prayers you want – one click can equal 10,000 prayers. The app will…