Social Comparison and Its Negative Consequences

About a year ago, a friend contacted me out of the blue as he was having a hard time busting out of a slump. He had been down for a couple of months and just could not seem to lift his spirits no matter how hard he tried. Through our discussion, it was clear he was exhibiting all the tell-tale signs of depression.

Social Comparison and Its Negative Consequences 2017-02-23T13:57:06+00:00

Time: The Most Precious Resource of All

Many executives who I have coached have found time reflection exercises useful. The sheer act of thinking about time, and the attempt to comprehend it, is like opening a door that provides a glimpse at the extraordinary terms of our existence.

Time: The Most Precious Resource of All 2017-04-09T07:10:00+00:00

Grit: The Power to Overcome

Combining grit with the realisation that obstacles are part of the journey helps one to take a positive attitude to the challenges that are a part of life. Rather than being despondent about yet another challenge, it is an opportunity to further strengthen oneself and develop the required skill sets to perform at an even higher level.

Grit: The Power to Overcome 2017-02-23T14:09:42+00:00

Routine: The Secret Sauce of Success

While concentrated and focussed practice is a key to success, realising potential is only possible by the use of routine: a sequence of actions regularly followed. Routine is often the hard-working contributor to success that is overlooked.

Routine: The Secret Sauce of Success 2017-03-17T01:35:10+00:00

Gratitude: The Attitude That Will Enhance Your Life

The reality is that most of us have much to be grateful for. The mere fact that we are conceived and have the opportunity to experience the mystery of life is such a random event of astronomical proportions that gratitude is a very appropriate response!

Gratitude: The Attitude That Will Enhance Your Life 2017-03-17T01:37:30+00:00

100 Pesos: A Lesson in Valuing TIme and Effort

On reflection I may not have taken enough time to establish for myself an internal basis for pricing my time. What is my internal guiding premise to how I value my efforts? By primarily relying on the market to set value I limit myself, by failing to think more deeply about how I value my chosen vocation and my time.

100 Pesos: A Lesson in Valuing TIme and Effort 2017-03-17T01:39:19+00:00

The Quantified-Self Movement

Quantification of self is certainly not for everybody. I know people that are uncomfortable with the idea. However, for both maximising productivity as well as health, I think there is little downside. This is something that has become a core part of my coaching approach.

The Quantified-Self Movement 2017-04-09T07:10:17+00:00