“CHOOSE BETTER. DO BETTER. BE BETTER.” Craig Harper


Welcome to the cyber-home of Motivational Speaker, Craig Harper.This site is a constantly updated inspiration, education and motivation station. Unlike other sites, it is a totally free resource. With over a thousand original articles covering a wide range of subject matter (from fitness to philosophy), there’s a mountain of quality information to help you create your best life. Apart from being one of Australia’s leading professional speakers, Craig is also an Exercise Scientist, Media Presenter, Published Author, High Performance Coach and highly sought-after Corporate Coach. He is considered to be a leader in the area of personal development, having worked with hundreds of teams, companies and organisations on numerous continents over the last twenty years.

10 Efficiency Questions

If you’re interested in becoming more time and energy efficient, consider these…

1. Is there a better way to do this?
2. What’s not working?
3. What’s the best use of my time and skill?
4. What can I learn from others (and their results)?
5. Where am I wasting energy?
6. What should my primary focus be today?
7. What do I need to put on hold (for now)?
8. When do I move from busy and efficient to overwhelmed?
9. Am I the best person for this task?
10. Is my result (or progress) reflective of my effort?

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“I Just Don’t ‘Get’ That Person”

“I just don’t ‘get’ that person”…is something I hear often. When someone thinks, chooses, behaves and lives differently to us, it’s understandable that we might make such a comment. But the important question around this issue is… do we want to ‘get’ them? And by get, I mean understand their thinking, choices and behaviour. Their version of reality. Sometimes we don’t want to ‘get’ someone because, on a level, we feel that to understand them is to agree or align with them.

Which it isn’t.

In one of my roles, I work with drug addicts, alcoholics, gamblers and people with ‘colourful’ pasts and presents. Me, the life-long non-drinker. Me, who has never gambled or touched a recreational drug. And while I hate addiction and the destructive behaviours and consequences around it, I don’t hate addicts. I care about them. Of course, I don’t need to embrace addiction to be able to understand, care for or help an addict. I do, however, need to ‘get’ the emotion, psychology and history behind their thinking, choices, behaviours and life situation. If I really want to connect, understand and make a difference, sometimes I need to walk away from my ‘window’ and take a look through theirs. What do they see, feel, think, fear and experience?

As long as we evaluate (define, judge, label, pigeon-hole) people exclusively through the filter of our own experiences, values, beliefs, standards and prejudices, the only people we’ll ever ‘get’ are those who are just like us. :)

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