How to achieve your goals
When you fail at something, how long should you keep going? I often hear famous people saying that you should “never” give up on your dreams. But is that really realistic for most of us?
Say you want to be an artist or a TV presenter. Sure, you can keep applying for jobs. But if you’re not earning much money at all – how long can you keep going?
Some … Read more
Want to thrive in the future? Have a vision.
I’m working with a team of advertising executives at the moment who want to grow their agency. I’m also working with an individual in the music industry to plot a course to a better, more successful life.
What do these have in common? Both involve putting together a vision.
I’ve written in the past on the topic of visioning – the skill of putting together a vision. But I know … Read more
Do you want to feel more positive about the future?
Do you “live in a perpetual state of triage, doing whatever seems most immediately pressing while losing sight of any bigger picture”?
That’s a quote from an article in an old Harvard Business Review I was reading last week. I love the analogy of some people behaving as if they are in triage. Of course it’s the right thing for an emergency room doctor to rush around trying to … Read more
Can we learn about life from Star Trek’s Captain James T. Kirk?
You can tell that summer is here by the big blockbuster movies on at the cinema.
If you have seen either the 2009 or 2013 Star Trek movies, you will know that actor Chris Pine plays the lead of Captain James T. Kirk. He’s also playing the lead in the new Jack Ryan movie late this year opposite British star Keira Knightley.
I was interested to read an interview with … Read more
How can we all sell more effectively?
I was asked to speak at a media organisation’s sales conference recently on the psychology of selling and the mindset that it takes to succeed. Towards the end of the day, there was a panel discussion in which five people (who had all been nominated by their colleagues as inspirational people) took questions from the room.
One of the questions asked of the panel was: ‘What qualities do you most … Read more