Entrepreneurship, gestation and the journey of birthing a business

  Nature has its own gestation rate. Mothers know gestation. They know it is for approximately 9 months. They know the emotional roller coaster that is beyond hormones…the excitement, fear, anxiety, frustration, trepidation, and often in the end, impatience. Fathers get to experience this in a different way, maybe as the brunt of the emotional storm of the mother, often … Read More

True leaders elevate all human lives

In this time of madness when we have the rise of demagogues posturing as ‘leaders’ it is worth pausing to reflect on what leadership really is. No, it is not about someone leading people like blind sheep. Using the peoples fear, decades of being ignored and beaten down.. as the manipulative tool of coercion. It is not a title or … Read More

Collaboration is a Super Power

Forget Captain America and the Marvel Hero’s. The stories of the lone hero changing the world simply cannot happen with out a team. Check out this short (6 minute video) as I explain some of the ingredients required to build an exceptional team. Video courtesy of Chris Hogan, Mentor Revolution

Planning a business partnership? Questions to ask.

Catch 22. The solo journey as an entrepreneur and business person is limited because it doesn’t invite the principle of synergy, where 1 + 1 = +100. Yet partnerships and collaboration are often hard. Here are some questions you might want to ask before you press ink to contract. What is your purpose for doing this partnership/project? Your real purpose? … Read More

Where are you on the road – Apprentice, Journeyman, Master?

Everyone starts at zero. What we fail to consider in our haste-to-the-top world is that moving to Mastery is not just about learning skills. True Mastery is a way of being. We reach Mastery through falling down and getting up again. A thousand times. Or more. This shapes us the person, as much as we learn the skills required. In … Read More

Dare to be Naive – cultivate environments of extreme learning

Last week I attended the Sydney edition of the Blockchain workshops convened by COALA. 400 mostly nerdish types from all over the world. I was in heaven. In many areas, right out of my depth. Some of the people are so friggin smart when it comes to code and the language of technology. A language that I barely speak. Yet … Read More

Resignation, Doubt and Acceptance

Resignation – I don’t see any possibilities and nothing I do will make a difference. Acceptance – it is as it is. I may not like it, but I am not willing to do anything about changing it. Doubt – can I pull this off? Resignation can be the heartbreak door to acceptance. You show up and show up and … Read More

What is my relationship to the unknown? The false gods of security

  What is my relationship to the unknown? How comfortable am I sitting on the precipice of the emergent? Am I able to stand in the tension of uncertainty? And if so, for how long? How much is my life trapped by an identity that no longer fits? I ask these questions this morn, knowing that my willingness to continue … Read More