How to strive and thrive by using fuzzy goals and mental models

Smart goals, stretch goals, fuzzy goals....huh? I learnt about the concept of fuzzy goals during a personal coaching session with Tom Barrett. I have been a long time fan of Tom Barrett's work and was thrilled when I found out that he was going to be expanding his services into professional coaching. When we talked... Continue Reading →


Creating a personal Learning Board of Directors

You are the sum of the five people you spend the most amount of time with. Jim Rohn Header image source: This quote while powerful has always felt a little off for me. The first reason is that for many of us, we may not be in a position to control who we spend... Continue Reading →

Seeking high performance? Frame your day with clarity

How deliberately do you live? Some days, do you feel like you get up and move through your day on autopilot routines? I do. Not every day but there are days that just feel fast forwarded. Days where you get up or go to work and lack clarity. What is it that I am supposed... Continue Reading →

See one, do one, teach one. Using the Generation Effect to improve your memory

A few weeks back Dean Pearman and I had the great pleasure of interviewing Steve Glaveski on the Design and Play podcast. Steve is an extremely successful person and our chat with him provided an incredible window into his ability to optimise his learning. In fact, there are so many amazing insights on this episode... Continue Reading →

Stuck on a problem? Ask MacGyver for help!

Do you get constantly stuck on problems? Do you hit mental walls that you can't climb over? Well, what if MacGyver could help out? Huh??? MacGyver was one of my favourite shows growing up. It was a show you could watch as a family as MacGyver was a non-violent creative genius who could outwit and... Continue Reading →

Making friends with the fear of public speaking

My pulse is racing The sweat starts My knees start to tremble The dry mouth kicks in. I try to swallow but there is a massive lump in my throat. I walk onto the stage and those sensations go into overdrive. For as long as I can remember I have had a fear of public... Continue Reading →

Take your learning to the stratosphere with flow

After about ten minutes of thought, I began to lose myself in the variations. It is a strange feeling. First you are a person looking at a chessboard. You calculate the various alternatives, the mind gaining speed as it pores through the complexities, until consciousness of one's separation from the position ebbs away and what... Continue Reading →

Take a walk and increase your creative output by 60%

Image source The following is the second post in a four part exploration series on the known stages of Flow as defined by the Flow Genome Project, an organisation dedicated to furthering the research on optimal performance and human potential. This builds on the extensive research of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. In my last post, I explored... Continue Reading →

Embrace the struggle and get into FLOW

"Flow is the state in which people are so involved in an activity that nothing else seems to matter; the experience itself is so enjoyable that people will do it even at great cost, for the sheer sake of doing it." Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - Flow The following is a four part exploration series on the... Continue Reading →

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