1 percent brains, 99 percent hard work

1 percent brains

In my first week of university, I recall sitting in a lecture doubting my ability. My lecturer said, “Look to your left. Look to your right. By the end of your first semester, one of you won’t be here because you failed or quit”. Such inspiring words for an already nervous 19 year old! I […]

Productive Work Teams

Productive work teams

Productive work teams are few and far between. Synergy means your team should achieve more together than each individual contributing team member is capable of. Synergy should be your goal. Few teams I observe ever achieve that level. Leaders understandably get frustrated at the many challenges of building a great team. People can be complex […]

Life is about choices

Life is about choices

Life is about choices. If you live long enough, I believe life will get hard. Whoever you are; life can be unfair. Life can break you down. You can stay down or you can get up and start jumping hurdles. Anything worth doing in this life will challenge you. You may not win every challenge […]

American billionaires talk about the rich life

American billionaires discuss the rich life

What’s it really like for two American billionaires living the rich life? I stumbled on this interview by Charlie Rose, during which he talks to American billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett about what it really means to have a rich life. I have been teaching the importance of being careful with your time. More […]

Knowing is not enough. We must apply.

Knowing is not enough

Bruce Lee famously once said, “knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do”. You and I live in a time when information is plentiful. Almost anything you want to know or learn is at your fingertips. It is understandable that many people still think we’re in the information age. […]