Category: Inspiration

Call Your Chicken List!


Have you ever heard of your Chicken List? You probably have one. I know I have.Chicken

In business and any other activity where you need to interact (call, meet, write to etc) with other people to get things done, there are always those people that you know you should call and yet somehow, you don’t.

They would be good! They have credibility! They have influence! They are resourceful! They have great connections!

Still we don’t call.

You Don’t Have To..

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A friend and mentor of mine has this saying that he learnt from his Mum as a kid – “You don’t have to, you get to”.

He said it started with when he complained about having to make his bed, “Mum, do I have to do it?” Mum: “No, you don’t have to do it, you get to do it. Feel lucky that you are here, fit, healthy, alive and get the privilege of making your bed in the morning”.

My friend says that this was confusing for a while to a 9 year old boy and very slightly annoying! As the years went on though, he began to see the wisdom in this comment.

If you change a few words, it can make all the difference to how you feel about doing something. You don’t have to, you get to.

You don’t have to go to work, school, college, you are lucky enough to get to. You don’t have to help your neighbour out with their car, you get to.

You get the point I’m sure. Too often we are consumed by the have to and forget that much in this life is a privilege, a gift. We get to live another day, to give, to contribute, to love.

Let’s think more about what we get to do.



Happy New You in 2017!

Tony RobbinsThough originally sent out for 2012, this clip from the great Tony Robbins is just as relevant for starting 2017 the best you can.

From his comments on the two kinds of motivation, push and pull and towards the end, great stuff about will power not lasting but rituals can last a life-time, check it out! Then see below for your free 30-day trial for designing the life you want as a digital entrepreneur.

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What is a meta story?

What is a meta story?

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The Law of Precession and how it can help you

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Changing Your Physiology

Changing Your Physiology

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Should you have a business coach?


“If you are not clear on where you want to go, then everything will distract you”. This is aCoaching truth and problem encountered by every business owner, project leader and would-be entrepreneur out there at some point.

If you feel like this is happening to you sometimes, then you are certainly not alone. So should you have a business coach? Not just to help formulate a vision but for all the different issues that arise? Examples of issues in a