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Ep 10: A World Champion’s Approach To Meeting A Challenge

Imagine you had a make or break challenge to overcome. What would a world champion do to increase their chance of success?


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Ep 9: What Does Brexit Have To Do With Personal Change?

Can you explain Brexit? If you think so, there’s a load of other commentators who have different reasons for it. Can we ever know for sure why things are as they are? And what does that mean for therapy and personal change?


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Ep 8: Why I Swore At Eckhart Tolle – And What Happened Next

In this episode, I tell you about the time I swore at Eckhart Tolle – and what I learned from what happened next.


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How To Be An Exceptional Leader

Two months ago I was sat in front of Netflix. Exercise meant flicking through the shows. My thumb was superfit!

Today, I’ve just completed a 5k run. So what happened? How did I do that?

The answer is at the core of what it means to be an exceptional leader.

How To Review Your Amazing Life

How to review your amazing lifeThere are times during the year where it pays to step back and review how life is going.

This reflection allows you to celebrate your victories, and plan to beat your challenges.

In this post, I will walk you through the review process I invented for myself. True to my own practice as a coach, this process is solution focused.

How To Say No With Class And Power

There’s one way of saying No that’s easy. Say Yes to something that you don’t want to do.

In that moment, you have just said No to all the things you could have done instead.

Every Yes brings with it a thousand Noes. That’s opportunity cost.

There are two ways you can deal with that.

3 Ways To Crush Your Negative Inner Voice

It doesn’t matter how successful we become. There are times when we all doubt ourselves.

A big presentation. An important meeting. A new challenge.

The negative inner voice relishes the chance to have its say.

For many of us, that negative inner voice is a regular companion. It never help us. It instead gives us criticism and undermines our confidence.

What Is The Weak Point In Your Castle?

We were stood outside Caenarfon Castle in Wales.

Many years ago, people used to live in this castle. From time to time, their enemies would try to attack it.

I thought of how to attack a fortress like this. What were its weak points? There didn’t seem to be any. As defences go, it was formidable.

What Is The Answer To The Question Of Your Life?

Pixar learned how to tell stories from a comedy improviser. She learned it from another comedy improviser. His name is Kenn Adams.

All those big movies used a structure that was for telling stories without a script.

Life is like that too. It all happens on the fly. We don’t have any lines.

Ep 21: From Murder To Nonviolence

This episode blew my mind. Don’t miss it. I’m talking with John Lash. At 18, he pulled a pistol on someone and shot them dead.

He got a life sentence in a US jail. But inside prison he went on a journey that led him to a passionate belief in the ideas and practices of nonviolence.

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