Enduring confrontation

Nietzsche is often quoted for his stance on pain and discomfort, but sometimes when one is faced with surviving a challenge, often we’d prefer to remain weaker and avoid the trial altogether. This is frequently true when it involves speaking to someone difficult....

Mindfulness and leadership

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and...

Do yourself a favour – get a business coach

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you not know what to do next? Would you love a sounding board? Or do you need some guidance? You need a coach! So many people wait until their situation feels so heavy, so desperate, that they then frantically search for a solution –...

Getting it done: making your to-do list work for you

Creating a to-do list has long been known as an effective tool for getting things done. There are several reasons for this. One is that when you put things into a physical list, you release yourself from the stress of trying to remember all the things you need to do....

Mind over mattress: why waking up earlier matters

Have you ever been so inspired by what you do that you jump out of bed early in the morning, filled with energy and ready to start working on your passion? For many of us this is unfortunately something we only see in the movies! The funny thing is that people who...

Tactful talking – managing confrontation in the workplace

We’ve all had to have awkward or difficult conversations with someone at work. Many of us spend enormous amounts of time considering how the other person will respond, and forget to concentrate on how we can put our message across in the most effective way. The...

Work-life balance and optimising support

We’ve heard it said before: “No-one lies on their deathbed and wishes that they’d spent more time at the office.” The irony is that this is often said to those who desperately need to hear it, but although most of us would agree with the sentiment, there is frequently...

Handling stress before it handles you

Every stress management article out there promotes identifying the cause of your stress – treating the source and not the symptom. The problem with this is that for most people who are active in the economy, life in general is the source of stress. Trying to get...

Wake up to your passion

You know what’s amazing? If you look at great inventors, composers or artists, there are always stories detailing how they spent hours as children investigating, growing and cultivating their competencies in one way or another. That passion then grew into an art form,...

Get into your flow

In 2009, Vishen Lakhiani was asked to speak at Engage Today in Calgary, alongside such luminaries as Sir Richard Branson, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Stephen Covey, Nobel Prize Winner F.W. De Klerk, Tony Hsieh, the founder of Zappos.com, and world-famous artist...