Productivity

Convenience: is it over-rated?

Tweet As conscious, curious, intelligent creatures, it’s our responsibility to understand that convenience in the short term doesn’t always equate to better, healthier, intelligent or positive outcomes over the long term. A drug that will conveniently enable a person to sleep or calm down in the short term also has the potential to become a [...]

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2014: Part 2

Tweet How’s your year going? If you haven’t realised it, you’re just about to step into the first day of the second half of 2014. Part 2. Wow! That flew didn’t it? Actually it didn’t, but let’s leave that ‘bending time’ discussion for another day. So, without beating yourself up, immersing yourself in some kind [...]

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The Nature of Motivation

Tweet Motivation is like the wind; sometimes it’s there and sometimes it’s not. When the wind blows we can simply set our sail, steer our boat, enjoy the journey and be swept along in the momentum. Naturally, the wind makes our life easy but when it dies down (and it always does) most people will [...]

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The Price of Success

Tweet In life, everything worth striving for comes at a cost. Whether it’s a house, pair of shoes, university degree, successful career, great relationship, inner peace or a lean healthy body, there’s always a price to pay. That price could be money, time, discomfort, courage, social disconnection (while studying or growing a business, for example) [...]

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Rationalising Counter-Productive Behaviour

Tweet The other day I had a coaching session with a guy who, in his words, “wants to lose a shit-load of weight”. He’s a big boy and needs to drop something in the vicinity of 40kgs (88lbs). After nearly an hour of conversation around diet, lifestyle, training and all the other getting-in-shape (type) stuff, [...]

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Why Motivation is Over-Rated

Tweet This brief lesson will be revision for many of you but some recent emails suggest that it’s worth sharing once more… Motivation is a short-term emotion. A sometimes feeling. Commitment, on the other hand, is an all-the-time state. Complete with all-the-time behaviours. Standards. And a non-negotiable mindset. Unlike motivation, commitment is not fleeting, wavering [...]

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