Business Leadership Personal growth

Make your own fucking art!

Last evening I received an unexpected call from an acquaintance I’d worked with many moons ago. He raved about my career “progression” and his most recent accomplishment (which had absolutely nothing to do with me!) — completing his master’s degree in English Literature from the University of London, I kid you not, at least half […]

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Consistency over authenticity

Authenticity has become one of those overused, misunderstood, and abused word. It sure is one of my generation’s favourite throwaways (I’m an ‘older’… ahem, millennial).  And having heard the word all through the years, I think I may have developed an allergy as I often catch myself wincing in disguise when I hear someone use […]

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Ever wondered where ideas come from?

I’ve pondered on this for years and am yet to find a convincing answer; primarily because there are no right or wrong answers, just observations when it comes to ideas. So, here’s my assertion: The best ideas don’t have a source(s), per se. They can come from reading books, blog posts, articles, opinion pieces, podcasts, […]

Productivity Random Thoughts

What are you gonna do with those 1,000 minutes?

I bumped into Kevin Kruse’s book on productivity while perusing Amazon the other day. A highly rated book with hundreds of 4.5 stars and above reviews! I surely wasn’t going to miss this one, so I bought the book and tore through it. Honestly, it’s chockfull of elementary stuff that most people don’t care to […]

Personal growth Random Thoughts

Nothing’s so practical as a good theory

I don’t know about you, but I used to be that guy who talked a lot of theory. You know the kind of ideas that makes most people uncomfortable or shake their heads because they’re convinced that theories don’t work.  So, yeah, I’m a “type.” And folks like me have a hard time trying to […]

Coaching Random Thoughts

Knowing leads to doing

Think of any writer, artist, athlete, filmmaker, a leader that you admire, and you will notice how deeply they’ve studied the writers, artists, movie directors, and leaders of the yesteryears. It’s their understanding of what’s come before that gave them the insight, context, and perspective to establish a platform for themselves. There’s a reason why […]

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Attachment Is Optional

I’ve been re-reading Seth Godin’s The Practice (as you can tell from few of my most recent posts) for the third time since it was launch last month. It’s one of the best books on creativity I’ve read in the past ten years. And if you haven’t bought it yet, you should. The ideas will […]

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Tips and tricks for creators by Seth Godin

Here’s a round-up of fantastic tips and tricks from Seth Godin’s latest masterpiece, The Practice, that you should, well, practice every day.  Now, it’s not for everyone, particularly the wannabes or people who want to “try” things out. There aren’t any shortcuts. I believe each of the 15 tips below will test your commitment to your craft […]

Coaching Leadership Personal growth

You control how you play

I might have watched this clip from the Daily Stoic a thousand times this year! For a good reason — it’s a tangible reminder that whatever the situation, circumstances, or obstacles, how I respond is all that matters. And I can choose my responses. You control how you play isn’t just for sportspeople or amateur […]

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Chop the wood, carry the water

Oh, I so much love this piece from The Practice by Seth Godin.  161. Layman Pang, more than a thousand years ago, wrote: My daily activities are not unusual, I’m just naturally in harmony with them. Grasping nothing, discarding nothing. Drawing water and chopping wood.  That’s a routine without any drama, tension, commentary, judgement, or […]