60 Seconds to Better Handle the Fear of Failure

This post is less than 200 words long. By most read-speed estimates, it will take about 60 seconds to read. I hope it helps you think differently about the fear of failure. There aren't many things that prevent us from things we might really…

The 5-Second, 5-Minute Rule

Some time ago I was fortunate to hear Mel Robbins speak at an event in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Robbins is the author of The 5-Second Rule, a book about taking action, quickly. Says Mel: 5-4-3-2-1 helped me close the gap between thinking and…

On Self-fulness

We hear a lot of advice about mindfulness. And we're tentative about being guilty of selfishness. Perhaps we could think of investing in some self-fulness. About three thousand years ago, the Greeks encouraged us to "know thyself",…

Today Only Happens Once

Today is a once-off. Here for a few hours, and then gone, forever. Just like every day. Today I'm in Brussels in Belgium to give a talk at the Freelance Business Day event at L42 to a room full of bright and ambitious aspiring freelancers…

Keep The Channel Open: Martha Graham and a Message for All of Us

Martha Graham, the Great American dancer and choreographer, urges us to give full expression of our unique selves as an eternal gift to humanity. Sometimes we just need somebody to tell us something true. To show us that we have a place…

The reality illusion

Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. - Albert Einstein I've been toying with the "reality as illusion" idea for a while. There are certain things that are definitely real, definitely not an illusion. Yesterday…

Decision fatigue

How many choices do we make every day? From what to wear or what to have for breakfast to the route to the office, all choices take energy. Making decisions takes energy. Even when those decisions are small and everyday. Decision fatigue…

"That's just your perception"

One dictionary definition of perception is: The way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted. And reality: The state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them. There's a sense,…

The thing about morning routines

I was on the local radio station here in Ireland this week. Part of a Monday motivation series, talking to people about life and what gets them out of bed in the morning. The conversation turned to morning routines. As I believe is typical…

The space between us

In this blog and in other writing, podcasts, interviews and talks, I've spoken a lot about conversation, and the need for honest conversation: conversation as a transaction, where honesty and vulnerability and compassion are offered fully on…

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