What lies beneath

By |June 22nd, 2016|

A few weeks ago I had to face up to the fact that I still have some work to do on the issue of a fear of failure. This fear can manifest in ways that don’t often seem at first like fear. When you look at the behaviour closely though, the root of it is fear. I am talking about the fact that we sometimes shrink back from making big decisions that affect our lives. I certainly do that more often than I would like. […]

If it ain’t broke perhaps its time to break it

By |May 27th, 2016|

A couple of years ago, I came across a book with a title just like the one I have used for this blog and being the kind of person that likes a bit of controversy every now and again, I couldn’t resist buying it so that I could see what it was all about.   It was a good read and more importantly, gave me plenty to think about. Change is inevitable, but the best types of change are the ones that we initiate. […]

Is your business stuck in a rut?

By |October 3rd, 2015|

Growth is a sign of life. If something is not growing, chances are that it is shrinking. When you started your business, I am sure you had plans for it to grow. Have you taken time lately to access whether growth is happening as you envisaged it? It takes courage to admit that something is not quite what it should be. It takes courage to admit that perhaps your business is in a rut. You can’t really do something about a problem if you don’t know that that problem even exists. Many times when we are stuck we are the last people to admit it because we stick our noses in sand and pretend everything is all right. […]

What’s Your Inner Game?

By |July 2nd, 2015|

In his book, The Inner Game of Tennis, T Gallwey made popular the concept that in sports, the game is first won on the inside before the victory is ever seen on the outside. But even before Mr Gallwey existed, Napoleon Hill had written about this same concept in his book Think and Grow Rich. It must be noted however, that he referred to the timeless classic written by James Allen and published in 1902 entitled As a Man Thinketh.   And yet the one who must be rightfully credited with this concept that has been proven from one generation to another is King Solomon as recorded in the Book of Proverbs which is one of the books of the Christian Bible. […]