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YOU CHOOSE: ADOPT A LEADERSHIP STYLE... OR BE A REAL LEADER
My work is firmly based in modern cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Blending themes such as neural plasticity, mindfulness and the latest in decision-making research, the mix might best be described as the Psychology of Success... and happiness. Do you want to achieve your goals and objectives... effortlessly?
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TRYING TO RUN IN CONCRETE BOOTS
We are tethered, straight-jacketed, trying to run in concrete boots - not the ideal apparel if we want our lives to soar! As things stand, your mind, left to its own devices, is quite content to dwell in the past. This is no idle obsession - it is the means by which you make sense of the here and now, the reference for all that you hold true about yourself and this world of ours. It isn't that we wallow in the past for the sake of wallowing, it serves a purpose, it enables us make it through the day.
Now the key question is: do you want to lie on your deathbed happy in the knowledge that you made it that far? Or do you want not just to leave a legacy, to have made a difference, but to have had a good time doing it... as we Irish would say, to have had a bit of craic along the way?
The concrete boots you're wearing fit so comfortably that you'd hardly know you're wearing them. But look at your life: Do you succeed effortlessly? Does it feel like you can turn your hand to anything and it will come good? Or, when things don't come good, do you find it easy to take your medicine, learn your lesson, move on and soar elsewhere? Or is life more or less the same from one day to the next... apart from the brief respite that holidays (sometimes!) provide?
Those snuggly fitting concrete boots - the ones that are not uncomfortable enough to encourage you to shed them - aren't real. Neither is the straigh-jacket. There are no ropes or tethers, nothing to hold us back but ourselves... but, boy, are we good at that! We're good at it because we've had a lifetime's practice at it. But where has it got us?
Of course, the bigger question is: are you happy where it's got you or would you like to go further, achieve your heart's desire? Would you like your life to truly soar? If the answer is "No" - to quote one of my clients "lie down and die now and stop breathing my air". But, if the answer is "Yes", then all it takes to liberate yourself is a daily few minutes in which you commune with reality. A few minutes meditation each day is the rocket fuel that enables your life reach lift-off... effortlessly. A few minutes in which you will realise: there are no boots!
MY PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT BOOKS AND eBOOKS
Every year millions of dollars are spent on so-called self-help books. Here are my three! However, self help books will only help if you put what you've read about into practice!