Do something that makes you feel uncomfortable every day

Do something that makes you feel uncomfortable every day

I have a dream! I want to speak at TED. Many of the people who have inspired me have done this, and in my own way, I want to inspire a lot of people. The only problem is: I hate public speaking. I really feel the fear and it seems so unnatural! I am great […]

How Doing Nothing Helped Me To Achieve Everything

How Doing Nothing Helped Me To Achieve Everything

I have a disability: I can’t actually ‘do’ anything! Anything involving repetitive tasks literally drains all my energy very quickly and sends me into a dark place. I do nothing. My story begins with my Dad leaving school at 14 and through his own hard work, guile and tenacity, making a lot of money. The […]

F*ck it! I’m Off to Change the World…

F*ck it! I’m Off to Change the World…

I suffer from vertigo. Really bad vertigo. Whenever I go high up, all I want to do is lie down with my eyes shut and hold onto the floor. I hate that feeling and I really try hard not to let it hold me back. I have jumped out of an aeroplane and climbed tall […]

If You Want Peace of Mind, Defeat Your Past by Climbing Your Own Mount Everest

If You Want Peace of Mind, Defeat Your Past by Climbing Your Own Mount Everest

Don’t let the past steal your present. Terry Guillemets The key to ourselves and our future lies in our past. I’m not suggesting that you book in for years of psychotherapy and counselling, or even a past life regression – but I ask you to recognise that our past shapes us – and can make […]

If I lost everything, would you help me?

If I lost everything, would you help me?

“The only thing we have to fear, is fear itself!” Franklin D Roosevelt I’d like to ask you a simple question, right now: “If I lost everything, would you help me?” If you’re keen to respond, you can go straight to the comments section at the bottom of the page, or I can explain a […]

Go Out And Make A Dent In The Universe

Go Out And Make A Dent In The Universe

“I want to put a ding in the universe” Steve Jobs Have you ever asked yourself the question: What are you working for, after all? What is it all for? ● To finance that mochaccino a day that helps you work, rest and play? ● The detached house with a swimming pool? ● That fabulous […]

Quite frankly I couldn’t give a **** about your business

Quite frankly I couldn’t give a **** about your business

“If only. Those must be the two saddest words in the world” Mercedes Lackey Where are you trying to get to?’ That is a question that I ask every entrepreneur I work with: Without fail, I get an answer about their business. But it is a trick question. This is just a way of them reaffirming […]

Are We Living The Abilene Paradox?

Are We Living The Abilene Paradox?

“If we have an endless number of individual minds who are weak, meek, submissive and impotent – who renounce their creative supremacy for the sake of the “whole” and accept humbly the “whole’s” verdict – we don’t get a collective super-brain. We get only the weak, meek, submissive and impotent collective mind.” Ayn Rand Have […]

Perfectionism vs Excellence

Perfectionism vs Excellence

“Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.” Harriet Braiker Are you a perfectionist? Or do you strive for excellence? If you think these are the same thing, I’m afraid you’re mistaken. They may be related, but they are the opposite sides of the same coin. In fact they are so antagonistic towards […]

Mastering Motivation and Drive

Mastering Motivation and Drive

“Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.” Donald Trump What is your motivation? What drives you? What gets you out of bed in the morning? Excitement and optimism for the day ahead? Or maybe there are days when you don’t […]