The value of one small step repeated every day

As a marathon runner I know the value of the next small step. And then the next. And the next. Eventually you will have stepped 42.275kms. Most anyone can do this. The question is long will it take? Sometimes our focus on the time it takes is the wrong focus. I know many people who don’t start a marathon … Read More

How strong is your core as a leader?

“Effective leaders are individuals who help us overcome the limitations of our own selfishness and weakness and fears and get us to do harder, better more important things than we can get ourselves to do on our own.” David Foster Most humans I have ever met want to rise to their best selves. We all have aspects of self that … Read More

Business Hacking- future ready your business

Business Hacking Purpose. The purpose of a business hack spans several spectrum’s. 1. If you want to ensure your business is best equipped to stay healthy and viable now and into the future (5 plus years) when taking into consideration all the changes globally, nationally and locally then a business hack is one of the best ways to do that. … Read More

On endurance, starting a business and running a marathon

Yesterday I ran my 9th Gold Coast Marathon, and about my 20th marathon in total. There is no easy way to run a marathon. It is a test for anyone who shows up at the start line. A marathon has a mythic quality to it, carrying the history of the first marathon and all the millions of people around the … Read More

The greater conversation. Living on the edge.

No one knows what will happen in the next second. It is in the second that life changes forever. We say yes. Or no. A phone call comes. Someone dies. Someone is born. Something precious breaks. Living on the very edge, the place of unknowing, is a practice. Few people are comfortable in this space. The unknown is so very … Read More

Naivety as a value

When is naivety a value worth holding? ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from French naïve, feminine of naïf, from Latin nativus ‘native, nature Hard hearted comes from being broken down by life. Deceived, not trusting. Defensive. If we do the ‘all in’ cost accounting for taking the stand of protectionism, the cost of the legals, time, energy, and then the emotional … Read More

To tinker, or to shake…that is the question?

You know that your business needs change. I know it. Most of your people know it.Your customers absolutely know it. But do you have the guts to shake things up? To really step into what needs to be done, rather than just dip your toe into the water? No more re-arranging the deck chairs. Real change that does shake things … Read More

Pick Yourself. Again. And then again.

Its the old story. Wanting to be picked. For the sports team, the school play. For your work.  For the job. As we get older the stakes seem to get higher. Especially when we pour our heart and soul into our art, and then put it out in the world. Do we get picked? Do people say yes? And if … Read More