Tag Archives: achieve

Don’t Listen.

The world is full of successful people, who were at one time or another told over and over, that their dream, their goal was impossible. They chose not to listen. For me, I love impossible. To me, impossible means “well…it’s crazy…but it’s possible..”. In this context, I’m not only talking about BHAGs (big, hairy, audacious […]

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Why Things Don’t Go to Plan.

I recently read about a 40 year old man who had worked his entire working life in a saw mill when his supervisor came in one day and told him he was fired — no redundancy payout, no retirement, nothing. He had no other skills, no other job training or experience. When he went home […]

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Join the Dots.

When I was a little kid in school, doing join-the-dots exercises were one of my favourite things to do. They were easy enough to navigate and complete, but I was always fascinated with how I was able to simply join one line with another, and given I had joined the lines together in the right […]

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I Can.

A younger mate asked me earlier this year if I thought it was important for him to go to university if he wanted to become an entrepreneur. I won’t tell you what I told him because although I think that education is important for various reasons, I also think in the end it’s a personal […]

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Balance Sheets.

Call me boring, but I love reading my company data. From the Dashboards to P&L’s and Balance Sheets – all this data tells the story of how we did, where we are, and how we’re going. The Balance Sheet is a key piece of data. It tells me what our liabilities are and what our […]

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Safety First.

Catching a flight or two is almost a daily occurrence for me in this particular season of my life. When my on-ground schedule is tight I tend to become annoyed when the Captain makes an announcement informing the passengers that they’ve been told by ground control to keep flying in a holding pattern and avoid landing – either because the […]

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Going Through Something?

Have you ever used the expression “I’m going through some stuff right now…”? I have, and I’d be correct – I am going THROUGH it, but I’m not permanently staying in it.Friend, you might feel you are going THROUGH something at the moment – and that’s the truth – but you’re really going TOWARDS something.So be encouraged, your destination […]

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Destination Detours.

Just because you are not where you thought you’d be right now, it doesn’t mean the plans for your destiny have been cancelled. It’s just taken a different route for you to get there. The single greatest thing standing in-between you and where you should be is your preconceived notion of the road you should […]

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Did You Hear The One About the Two Farmers?

When the rain fell, one farmer said, “Thank God, our crops are being watered.” But the other farmer said, “Yeah, but if the rain keeps up, it’s going to rot the roots or even put it under water!” When the sun came out, the positive farmer said, “Thank God, our crops are getting the vitamins […]

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Look back…

…at what you’ve been through; don’t look at how far you have to go. Instead, look at how far you’ve come. You’ve done pretty good despite it all. And since you’ve made it this far, the best is yet to come!  

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