The new normal

When I was a young’n I dabbled a lot in athletics. I ended up being the (heavily disputed) fastest sprinter in my prep school, but in the beginning I was the worst. It didn’t help either that I was tall and lanky. People looked down on tall sprinters at the time, Usain Bolt didn’t bring it into fashion yet. Every …

What is real…

Sometimes... its not true. It's what we believe

“How do you define real? If you’re talking about what you can feel, what you can smell, what you can taste and see, then real is simply electrical signal interpreted by the brain.” – Morpheus from The Matrix It’s generally accepted that the sky is blue and the grass is green, and rightly so, we’ve identified that as the “truth”. …

Enemy at the gates

What to do if we want to influence others to do better

Yesterday I watched a classic movie called “Enemy at the Gates” for the first time. It started out as a gory, chaos and carnage-filled World War II movie, but turned out to be full of romance and heartbreak…. just… wrapped up in a ton of gore and chaos.

The artist vs the businessperson, where do you stand?

Is it shallow to go after riches instead of honing your craft?

Last weekend I got together with a friend to catch up over sushi. Between fumbling with the chopsticks, we got into a huge life discussion and I would love your input on the topic.

Motivation sucks! Or does it?

Motivation is the spark, the habit is the gasoline.... BOOM!

In the past, I’ve been a huge supporter of the “Motivation sucks” movement. Whenever I was introduced on stage as a motivational speaker I would step out and quite smugly proceed to tell the world “I am not a motivational speaker, motivation doesn’t last, and if you wait until you are motivated, you’ll hardly get anything done!”

Why You Should Go Off the Deep End This Weekend

Overcoming Overwhelm in Your Online Business

Overcoming Overwhelm in Your Online Business | Amazing Gains

Last weekend my wife and I went completely off the deep end. It all started on Saturday with us crawling out of bed after more decent people would have been eating their lunch. Actually, because of the 36°C weather, it was more like peeling ourselves off the bed. Despite the late start, we headed out for groceries straightaway. Well… the …