Books

Did I ever mention that I read a lot? A LOT. In fact, I’ll often read a book on behalf of a busy client, then work through the insights at our next meeting. Just part of the service. And another service I realised I can give is to share my top picks of the two […]

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Happiness as a Choice

Whatever happens in our lives, we choose whether to be unhappy or happy. Michael Singer’s book, The Untethered Soul, puts it beautifully when it says: “Even if they take you away and put you in solitary confinement, have fun with it. Enjoy the experience.” Will we choose to be happy no matter what?

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Why So Big?

I was asked this morning—after talking 80/20 with a chap  for a while—why Richard Koch’s book “The 80/20 Principle” is such a thick book. Surely that goes against his own teachings. And I had to agree! That’s why when I wrote my book on the subject – The 80/20 Blueprint – I made sure it was very concise and […]

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Owning Your Shadow

Continuing from yesterday’s talk about the truth, one of the really inconvenient truths we don’t want to deal with is our shadow. This is the taboo stuff, the ‘bad’ stuff, the thoughts and feelings we have that we know society won’t approve of. So we push them down and pretend we’re not having them. The only problem […]

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Self-Selection

There are those who complain about the ‘successful’ which is interesting because everything is available to these complainers to follow suit (or find their own ‘success’ path). But even if you lay out the instructions in fine detail and list the tasks required and the order to do them in, you’ll find that many will continue […]

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Contradictions

Have you noticed how often we have to choose between contradictions? I want X, but I also want Y… I want the cake, but I want to lose weight… I want to stand up for my rights, but I don’t want to upset him/her… It can drive us mad going round and round the contradictions, […]

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The Presence Process

I mentioned in June that I’m going through an exercise in presence at the moment. It’s still ongoing, but I have to say it’s one of the most transformative things I’ve ever done. I won’t recommend it per se, but I’ll throw it out there… the book I’m following is: The Presence Process: A Journey into Present […]

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