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

How to massively expand your Universe – overcoming rejection

Some time ago I was sitting with my mentor and he said that I had to get over my fear of rejection. This fear, he had observed, was what was stopping me having everything I desired. I knew he was right. Rejection is situational. I have no issues with being rejected in many arena’s, yet I am paralysed by fear … Read More

Sky drama – the beauty of pure raw emotion

Even the sky has drama. One day clear and blue, another angry and yellow. But do we judge the sky for its drama? Do we try to change it? Or can we see the beauty in the drama? That the dark clouds and the passage of light make something so unique and unforgettable. Human emotion is like the clouds….some days … Read More

Attention without feeling is only a report

“Attention without feeling is only a report” Mary Oliver One of the saddest aspects of our current commercial, success, status and achievement based culture is that we have taught millions of kids, mostly men, to grow up completely disconnected from their heart, feelings and intuition. In a recent experience I came to realise that I was being seen not as … Read More