Burning Man – The Extraordinary In The Ordinary

Burning Man – The Extraordinary In The Ordinary

Last month, around 65,000 people met in the Black Rock Desert in Nevada for Burning Man which, to me, is one of the greatest events on earth. I was lucky enough to be there with a group of 15 people from all over the world. I am not going to try to explain what Burning […]

Mincome & Mass Unemployment

Mincome & Mass Unemployment

I recently described my employment status as ‘Self-unemployed’. I am not retired and I don’t earn a living. I am just pursuing what I love to do, while I have the resources to do it. Because of the freedom I have, I am able to focus my entire time on making a difference. I am […]

The Faster Horse

The Faster Horse

“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said ‘faster horses’.” This quote from Henry Ford has more relevance now than ever. The gap between what is already possible for humanity and what is actually being delivered is widening every day. We are trapped in a world with governments aspiring only to […]

Yes, You Have Time

Yes, You Have Time

“I wish I had the time!” or “I don’t have time!” Whenever people talk about making opportunities happen – for themselves or their community – those are often the responses I hear. If you want the real truth: there is always time. Several years ago, I conducted a survey amongst entrepreneurs, and asked them what […]

Build Peaks – Don’t Fill Troughs

Build Peaks – Don’t Fill Troughs

There is no ‘one size fits all’ way to do things. I see so many people trying to be someone they are not. There is this belief out there that things should be hard; should be a struggle and you ‘should’ be a certain way. I don’t really buy it. Any struggle provides information that […]

The 4th R

The 4th R

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”   – Viktor E. Frankl If ever there were a quote that highlighted one of the main opportunities for growth in every human being, it is this one. Because […]

The Power of Safe Spaces

The Power of Safe Spaces

One of the things I have come to recognise in recent times is the power of safe spaces. Without them, we cannot explore our full potential. To me, a safe space is somewhere you can explore whatever you want to explore, freely and without consequence. It can be a crash mat when you are learning […]

The Rising Tide

The Rising Tide

I am not a big fan of self interest, in any form. In this era, many of our systems promote it, whether in patents or politics, and, sadly, self interest drives the behaviour of much of the world around us. Consequently, it is causing patterns of short-termism in behaviour that lessen our ability to thrive […]

Blank Sheet Thinking

Blank Sheet Thinking

There is one question that should be asked much more often. That question is: What if we reimagined this from a blank page? You see, there is a huge shift happening in what is possible. Just in my own  lifetime, with the emergence of the internet and the mobile phone, I see how those technologies […]

The Struggle Part 2 – We Need Help

The Struggle Part 2 – We Need Help

Last week, I talked about ‘The Struggle’ and the fact that it happens to many of us at times. I mentioned that I was in the very centre of a personal struggle right now, how my mind is playing tricks on me, and the techniques that I use to keep going and to release myself […]