Posts tagged achievement
Why “If You Believe It, You Can Achieve It” Is the Worst Possible Success Advice and What’s a Much Better Plan for This Game of Life...

A popular self-help rallying cry “if you believe it you can achieve it!”. But where has that led us other than to hard work and more hard work? Let’s take a look whether it’s true and what else we could believe in instead…

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We’re Never Done…. and Why That’s Great News!

It looks like much of development and innovation is to find a great solution and then scale it, roll it out to other areas, other countries, other contexts. But what if we’re missing something in this model? What if we’re missing the very thing that makes that first solution so brilliant?

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Confidence, Courage and Conviction: a Conversation on How to Be Brave in Any Situation

“I used to be super-reflective on all the reasons I couldn’t do something…” Sound familiar? Talking ourselves out of something? Listen in to hear a brilliant interview about confidence, courage and conviction…

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My iPhone, the Weather and Controlling Results

I can drive myself crazy planning my day around the weather forecast on my phone—just as a client was doing with the results of her project. “It’s not on the forecast!” she exclaimed. Well… here’s how it actually works!

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Preparing Versus Recovering

Yeah, I’ll take a break after the big event, said a client to me recently. I was puzzled. This was the exact opposite of what I thought she should do—and yet it’s so typical for most of us to work flat out to a deadline or a big event, and then rest after. Here’s what I think will keep you going longer and help you perform better…

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Are You Moving Too Fast?

At a certain stage of life ambitious, driven, talented people (like you and me!) find ourselves going all out for what we want. And that can mean working long hours, ‘getting out of our comfort zone’ or ‘doing whatever it takes’, all language you’ve heard before. But what if this is holding us back from success? What if there’s another, easier, and more effective, way? Read on to find out more…

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