People often ask me, what is the key thing that determines whether you reach your goal (or not)? Now there are a whole host of tools, techniques and mindset skills that will vastly improve your chances of reaching your goal. (I write about my complete formula for success in my book ACHIEVE ANYTHING YOU WANT) But…

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I was out in the backyard yesterday watching my son shoot hoops. Over and over and over again. He’s pretty good. Getting shots in from further than I could even throw them. (though of course that is not saying much, I set the basketball bar pretty low!) It always amazes me how you can train…

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Can you think of a moment of pure joy or unencumbered happiness? Maybe it was a laughing at a funny joke, Maybe it was watching a beautiful sunset Maybe it was watching your children in a rare moment of peace and quiet. Just a moment, when all your troubles slipped away, and all that occupied…

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It’s pretty scary to put yourself out there. To take a risk. Try something new. With no guarantee that you will succeed. You could fail, you could make a fool of yourself. Anything could happen – and our minds usually turn to the worst. As many of you know, I am in the midst of…

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Here’s something to think about. Did you know that on average, by the age of 5 we had all heard the word ‘NO’ 40,000 times. But the word ‘YES’ only 5000 times. It is understandable why, I suppose. Being toddlers we were probably doing a lot of experimental stuff. Some of which may have been…

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Good morning, Plant, Cultivate, Harvest All good farmers know that you have to wait a season in order to reap crops. And this is as true for general life as it is for vegetables. It takes time to learn a new skill. It takes time for a business to succeed. It takes time to develop…

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There’s a lot of talk these days about learning to say “NO” About setting boundaries and defining what you are and aren’t comfortable with. And although this is incredibly important, and is a core concept that I work on with many of my clients, It can also be taken a step or two, too far.…

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We all make hundreds (if not thousands!) of decisions every day. Think of the decisions you have made so far today. Here’s my list. Whether to stay in bed an extra five minutes or so. Should I wake my boys, or let them sleep in a little. Should I give the cat chicken or salmon…

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How about starting the day with a little Kenny Rogers wisdom ?…. (and sorry in advance if you get this song stuck in your head) “ You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ‘em “ You couldn’t have said it better, Kenny. Yes, a song about gambling, but so relevant…

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Let me tell you a little Zen story. Two Zen masters come to a pond.They want to cross the pond.A ‘lady of the night’ (aka prostitute) is also standing by the pond.She wants to cross too. The older Zen master turns to the lady and says “I will carry you on my back” The lady…

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