“Sometimes all you need for exceptional results is average effort repeated for an above-average amount of time.” James Clear Consistency beats brilliance. The 20 mile march. Daily progress. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step… and you’ll reach it within a year if you go for 3 miles a day. I’ve…
Consistency… the key to Long Term Positive Impact
It is not what we do on our best day that will truly make an impact on the quality of our lives, it is the habit we can stick to on our worst day that will make a lasting difference. For the last 2 years, I have joined a strava monthly 100kms run challenge every…
Addition More, more, more… more projects, more goals, more connections… is the path to overwhelm. Subtraction Less, less, less… less projects, less goals, less connections… is the path to focus and renewal and energy. I heard Mathew McConnachy in an interview yesterday. He said that back 10 years ago he was a movie actor, he…
The Last 5% is the Hard Part
Starting is easy. There are no prizes for starting the marathon. You get the medal for finishing. Most people I know are good at starting. Few people I know are good at finishing. Who do you know who is good at finishing? What do they do differently? The closer you get to the end, the…
Standing out from the Crowd: If you are going to be Different, Execution must be Excellent
This video is from Bilbao in front of the Guggenheim Museum. I was in Bilbao for the launch of Vistage in the region. In my courses I often have participants who hate following standard processes. Sometimes this is a good thing. When you decide to break the rules, you better do your homework and preparation…
TEDx Talk Summary: Who would you bet on?
3 Ingredients for Success in Life @Saminsights shared a wonderful 1 page graphic summary of my TEDx talk from 2013. View this post on Instagram A post shared by 👁🗨 Insightout (@in.sight.out) The Original Talk Who would you bet on?
3 Steps to Improve Your Concentration
I recently shared a TEDx talk from Dandapani on How to Concentrate. This is a follow up post, with 3 specific steps to improve your concentration (here Dandapani refers to it as willpower). 3 Steps to Practice that Will Improve Your Concentration Dandapani tells us that there are 3 steps to practice that improve our concentration:…
Culture: by Design, or by Default?
“Only 3 things happen naturally in organisations: friction, confusion and underperformance. Everything else requires leadership” Peter Drucker Mediocrity is effortless. Excellence requires effort. Excellence requires a culture of excellence. In the absence of cultures of excellence I will find an excuse to let myself slip from my best. Do you surround yourself with cultures of excellence? “Great…