I often ask executives, ‘what is the secret to performing optimally?’ “It’s the fags Stuart, you know 20 a day keeps me focussed and alert. The more the better, I can’t recommend them highly enough.” Of course I’ve never had this answer. Equally I haven’t heard one high performer cite sitting as their secret weapon. So if you are reading this sitting down then please stand up, at least for the next couple or so minutes that it takes to
I named my business after a place, a place that has power. On one hand a mere beach, on the other more of a temple in which to contemplate life. The place of power, the power of place, was of course a storm beach, Pwll Du Bay on the Gower Peninsula, UK.
Sometimes I visited with friends, although mostly alone I would walk the beach. In the mid 90’s poignant songs flowing from my Sony Disc Man. Nothing Compares to
Brendon Burchard has really inspired me over the years. He is a great role model for anybody who wants to set up their own business, particularly if like me you are a coach and facilitator. Equally his books are cutting edge in the field of personal development. His latest achievement The Motivation Manifesto is not only a cracking read, but it is also an absolute steal! This will sound too good to be true but trust me you can get a hardcover
By turning a well know phrase on its head (work out) we can focus on what it takes to be more authentic – a work in. Yes the Western working world all too often rewards us (real or perceived) for what we show to others. But often it’s the improvements you make behind that scenes that really matter.
Lifehacker UK were kind enough to publish my recent article titled – Be Authentic by Completing a Work In, not a Work Out. The essence of
If you are operating as a coach then somewhere along your journey you will need to define your approach. Influenced by ontological coaching on the one hand this book kick started my approach to narrative coaching. Zander and Zander quickly remind us that “all of life comes to us in narrative form; it’s a story we tell.” It’s all invented so you might as well step into the universe of possibility.
Perhaps more philosophical than practical the authors weave a wonderful