In 2017 I will aim to post less than I did in 2016 when I was posting one insight a week. Up until August 2016 I was consistent with my posts, but as you have probably read, I have gone through dramatic shifts in terms of my world view.
2016 Was the year that symbolises completion and wholeness for me – the year I realised Read more “2017 – Believe!”
This is the first insight I have written in about 3 months. Up until then I was posting a new insight once a week like clockwork. Why did I stop so abruptly? In order to answer that I want to take a bit of a detour that I think speaks to many people for 2016.
In September 2015 I perceived that a season lay ahead that was going to be bumpy but that we (my family) would be at a higher place after this bumpy period. I saw a vision of an airplane that has to push through turbulence to get above it and fly higher and more stable. What followed was challenging and life altering. Read more “Are You Ready for Your Destiny?”
I have learned a very difficult and deep lesson over the last 12 years. It is a fragile, yet powerful, idea that transforms your life from mediocre to truly significant: You are more than your skills and abilities.
The challenge however is letting go. You have to be brave enough to ask yourself what lies beyond your known, fortified self-image informed by how good you are at Read more “You Are More Than Your Skills and Abilities”
Many people see capitalism and business as evil. …Understandably so. Many leaders in business today are missing the point. Business is there to serve society. The future leader of business needs to be a fulfilled individual if he or she wants to truly lead for good and not greed.
True leaders cannot desire to have Read more “The Battle of the Egos”
I cannot believe how many people in business simply accept the current mediocre leadership culture. I am utterly frustrated with the number of really smart people that will settle for second best when it comes to creating freedom. Freedom?
Simple: free to choose when I work; free to choose where I work (and therefore skipping toxic exhaust fumes on my daily commute); free to choose how work gets structured (so that we can be creative and simply brilliant Read more “Blind Intelligence”
What is the most dramatic change that you would implement in your business?
Would you let everyone do whatever they want whenever they want to as long as the work gets done?
How much are you controlling?
Is it necessary?
How much are you responsible for the innovation and adaptation in your business?
What can you let go of in order to create? Read more “Would You Do This in Your Business?”
Our greatest victories are achieved through the pain that we experience, or should I say perceived pain. So much of what we perceive as real pain is self-inflicted due to the paradigm we choose to believe. If you desire to have a beautiful car or home and everyday you are ‘denied’ this beautiful possession you feel pain.
Our minds are therefore our greatest tool. To spend our time on evaluating that which we believe is the most important to us we can save Read more “Through the Pain”
When it all stands still and you come to the end of the line you have the opportunity to reflect. At this point you have the privilege of 20/20 vision. You can look back and realise that life is a process of becoming and that your dreams guide you to becoming you. It is not necessarily at the end of it all, but it can be at the end of the current part of your journey. It is the time between times.
Dreams are the guideposts to your true self. It is not about achieving your dreams, but about becoming the most beautiful version of yourself. As an acorn grows to become an Oak tree you have inside you the same beauty that desires to grow into fullness.
Unfortunately so many people become distracted with having rather than being. In order to understand that things make being alive possible you have to let go of the importance of stuff. You learn it again and again at different levels of growth in life. Let go and be. So simple; so difficult.
A big part of my life is entrepreneurship. What do I mean when I use the word entrepreneurship? Well, that is actually a highly debated topic. Is a guy who starts selling life insurance and has his own little business an entrepreneur? Is the student selling rusks on the side while studying to become a doctor an entrepreneur? Is the guy with a website helping entrepreneurs become more successful an entrepreneur?
Yes, the popularised stereotype of the entrepreneur is the mad risk-taker that recklessly jumps out of the plane, Read more “Perhaps You Think Entrepreneurship is Not For You…?”