Leaping Towards Higher Purpose

Leaping Towards Higher Purpose

I’m fascinated by the distinction between people who follow their purpose and those who don’t. Over the years, I have managed to develop a specialism: finding ways to increase the number of people who make a choice to align with their higher purpose. My work is all about making this happen – particularly in Guernsey, […]

The 2 Dimensions of Consciousness

The 2 Dimensions of Consciousness

I am usually quite careful how I share one aspect of my life. Speaking about it causes all sorts of different reactions, depending on the listener’s worldview. I have been on quite a journey in this area, and I appreciate that it can cause some discomfort for others. Nevertheless, it’s something I have been wanting […]

Building From Strengths

Building From Strengths

Self-realisation, for me, meant accepting my strengths – and using them. This was a life-changing revelation to me. For a long time, people didn’t accept my natural tendencies and abilities as strengths – least of all, myself. From my school-days onwards, I was often criticised for finding the shortest route or quickest way to do […]

Problem-solving Networks

Problem-solving Networks

Most new companies fail within the first few years. In this day and age, the chances of building an organisation that succeeds in its mission are quite low. I’ve always found this curious, and have been quite unaccepting of that fact, in my mentoring of entrepreneurs, over the years. With those odds against you, why […]

Minimum Viable Maslow

Minimum Viable Maslow

This week sees the return of Burning Man – the outlier festival that builds a fully-working temporary city, as a model for human thriving. It’s all created out in the desert – where it’s quite a logistical challenge to thrive, anyway; you have to take everything you need with you, and be creative. The entire […]

Overcoming Inertia

Overcoming Inertia

Remember all those things you said you would do, but didn’t get round to it? What are you continually thinking about, yet not acting upon? Are you finding it harder to get things done, as time goes by? Living in our world of infinite choice and infinite opportunity can be paralyzing. Choice is a paradox. […]

Exploring Limitlessness

Exploring Limitlessness

I’m fine with not knowing how to do something before I start doing it. In fact, that’s one of my strengths. For as long as I can remember, I have been very comfortable with ambiguity, and happy to set sail towards something, without knowing how I am going to get there. Initially, I didn’t know […]

Utter Irrelevance

Utter Irrelevance

I remember the intensity of school and university: how the environment and everyone in it were in ‘do or die’ mode, regarding the qualifications to be gained at that time.  Later on in life, I reflect that those moments really didn’t matter as much as my mind thought they did, then. The pressure came from […]

The Fallow Year

The Fallow Year

One of the few things I remember learning at school was a land rotation technique that restores farming land by leaving it fallow. Continual farming of the same land in the same way gradually depletes its growing yield – unless it is left alone for awhile, to restore itself. This is an idea that’s always […]

Permissionless Progress

Permissionless Progress

When we started The Dandelion Foundation, one unexpected realisation was that many people had ideas and answers for solving challenges in community, but they were waiting for permission (they didn’t need) to get started. Many people had no frame of reference for having an idea, and just making it happen. I grew up in an […]