By Jen Smith
I don’t know about you, but I am never short of good intentions or ideas: the difficulty that I encounter at times is maintaining that enthusiasm over time. How do we do that? How do we make sure that our great ideas and intentions make it into reality? Through trial and error in my own life and observing the people I coach and mentor, I have found that there are things that we can do to increase and maintain our motivation. Read more
By Adam Pash
Nothing’s better than sinking your teeth into a satisfying after-hours side project—or what I guess most people may just call a hobby. But after 10 hours at work, it’s not always easy to muster the energy to switch off your TV and go to work on your project. The trick I use is simple, self-evident, and it works. Getting started is everything.
While setting big dreams and goals can come easily, actually making things happen for yourself doesn’t. In fact, it’s the hardest piece of the puzzle and one I struggled with for years.
I’m talking about five years of literally just spinning my wheels. Every single year I’d declare, “This is the year I’ll finally make things happen,” only to end up watching another year move by where I stayed stuck in every area of my life. Read more
By Chris Helder
When Melbourne author and public speaker Chris Helder’s father died four years ago, little did he know that in the midst of his grief he would come up with a philosophy that he would live by.
Not only did this Eureka moment alter his own belief system, but it also influenced his public speaking subjects and his latest book, Useful Belief. Read more
Endurance is an essential quality for anyone who sets their mind to cut fresh tracks — whether starting a new business, achieving big aggressive goals, or anything that requires you to accomplish great and powerful tasks.
Endurance is the power to withstand something challenging, the ability to do something difficult for a long-time. Read more
By Tammy Kennon
It’s May. Do you know where your New Year’s resolutions are?
There’s a reason we rarely talk about long-term goals after January: We don’t want to be reminded that our stick-to-it determination is, in fact, not so sticky. Most of us think of willpower as a fixed commodity, something we are either blessed with at birth, or doomed to suffer without for life. But psychologists who study willpower and self-control say that’s not the case. Read more
Most professionals are familiar with the importance of setting SMART goals. They should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-focused, and Time-bound.
Setting SMART goals is a great way to stay focused and advance in your career. But sometimes we focus too much on a goal being SMART and we forget to ask ourselves if we even like the goal, are inspired by it, or if it’s the right one. Read more
Tim Ferriss, author of three bestselling books, investor in Uber, Facebook, Shopify, and more, knows a thing or two about the importance of asking the right questions, especially when others can’t or won’t.
The world-renowned boxer Mohammed Ali once famously said: “I said I was the greatest, before I knew I was”.
Visualisation is an important tool in the goal-achieving process. When you visualise something, you are more likely to get it done. Athletes, particularly marathon runners, are often asked by their trainers to picture the end result – the finish line – to help them achieve their target. Marathon runner Mark Plaatjees did this during his training for the World Championships in 1993, a process that helped him take home the gold medal. Read more
If you think becoming rich is about luck, think again. It may have more to do with how you spend your day, beginning with the hour you wake up. Read more