Tag: Effort


Jun 2013

Rudderless Ships Are Only Good For Drifting…

You’d likely think poorly of the CEO who had no long term vision for the business.Maybe you would raise an eyebrow to find the MD with no medium term biz objectives or, doubtful of your Project Manager with no plan. Pretty basic stuff really. My old boss used to come...

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May 2013

Wise Up About Time.

The top 5 classic cons, misinformation, red herrings, and self-sabotaging beliefs about time: You will one day ‘find time’ for those things that you know that you need to be doing now.You will never find time. It’s not hidden under the bed, or in the biscuit tin or manifested as...

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Dec 2012

Look How Far You’ve Come…

Measuring your progress against what is left to be done and what’s next can be uninspiring and downright demotivating. Notice how the horizon always moves away from you as you walk or sail towards it? It is far healthier, accurate and spirit lifting to measure progress against how far you...

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Nov 2012

Our Habits Define Us

Want a good look at what your future looks like? Check out your habits and the results they produce and you’ll see a pattern that has history repeat itself. Our habits, which, we likely have many, will either support our endeavours or stall them – they are never neutral. We...

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Jan 2012

Creating a Life of Opportunity – By Dan Rockwell

The following was such a powerful message to start the new Year I copied it ‘as is’ direct from Dans’ blog. He deeply resonated with me at this time. Check out Dan’s blog at http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/ Creating a Life of Opportunity Life without opportunities is dull and unfulfilling. Lost opportunities discourage;...

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Dec 2011

Wrapping Up 2011

Bring your year end to a definite conclusion and start 2012 with a clear direction. (Why wouldn’t you?) Myself and Mrs. Fox sit down every year about this time with a glass of sherry and a mince pie and run through the following ‘completion exercise’. In doing so we have...

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Nov 2011

Force Generates Resistance – Excellent News!

Everyone’s heard of resistance training right? You get on a machine in the gym, load it with with weights and will your muscles to move the stack. The resistance of the load is what make your muscles scream in objection, break down and ultimately repair and become stronger. Resistance to...

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Aug 2011

Change is not Difficult at all. Transition is the Killer

Change is not difficult – Transition is difficult. It’s not starting something new that is tricky, we are good at that. It’s leaving what’s old and familiar behind that we find painful, messy, awkward or just in the too hard category. Change is easy…Transitions are hard. Yesterday you were single,...

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Jul 2011

The Confidence Game

People and their confidence is not a fixed relationship. The significant people around you often have their confidence dwindle, sometimes to almost nothing. The ‘cost’ of that is they’ll play a smaller game and avoid being extra-ordinary. Don’t even bother asking ask ‘Do I impact on staff confidence?” You do. Every...

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Jun 2011

Effort – Yes. Struggle – No.

All great endeavours require effort? You better believe it. Let’s stop confusing struggle with effort though. Effort is energy optimised to reach the outcome. Struggle is wasted effort – not moving the outcome forward very efficiently. How about the ‘principle of least effort’ which, is often confused for laziness –...

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