Just be yourself

Just be yourself

I was honoured to be asked to speak at a summer school graduation ceremony last year. It was a summer school for high school students who perhaps weren’t achieving the grades that they were capable of. For a week or …

Dealing with Facebook jealousy

Did you know that the most prominent emotion that people feel when they are browsing through their Facebook news feed is jealousy? I’m sure you’ve felt it before, I certainly have. It comes as a result of comparing yourself to …

Enchantment – How To Woo, Influence and Persuade

Enchantment transforms situations and relationships, turns cynics into believers and changes hearts and minds.

The book is written in a way that makes it easy to dip in and out of, and it’s only a few hundred pages short. Not everything you read in the book will apply directly to your life, although I would suggest reading the book and using it to pick up the things that you think will work for you….there is always something to learn!

How a sense of mortality keeps you focussed

Having a sense of mortality from a young age isn’t something that you’d ever be glad or happy to have, although I think it can at times give you an edge on life.

The Effect of Your Associations and Environments


The more I read books written by super successful people the more I am able to synthesise key points and key learnings. This is one of the major points that comes up time and again – who you hang around with matters!

What I am about to discuss is mentioned specifically by Jeffrey Gitomer, Darren Hardy, Jim Rohn & Nigel Botterill (my mentors). To add context to this I have reproduced a small section from The Little Gold Book of YES! Attitude.

Stay Consistent!

If you want to make changes in your life, read the Compound Effect by Darren Hardy  and implement the concepts in the book.

This is the basic concept:

You make small smart choices, you apply consistency (i.e. you stick with these changes for a long period of time – creating a habit) and over a long period of time you will eventually notice radical results.

An ‘Ah-Ha’ Moment

Over the past 5 or 6 years I have invested a lot of my time into reading personal development books.

Lately a fire has been lit under my bum, which in turn has led me to read A LOT more than what I used to. It safe to say that in the past year I have learned a lot and also changed personally.

I like to think that I am a positive person, and this was true up until the point I read Little Gold Book of Yes! Attitude: How to Find, Build and Keep a Yes! Attitude for a Lifetime of Success by Jeffrey Gitomer…I had a few changes to make… and I still do.