Taking Off

Taking Off

We are not simply at the mercy of our circumstances. Although this is about our attitude it’s much more. It’s about the initiative we have to take to move forward on our terms rather than wait for conditions to flatten us. Jim Collins and his team of researchers have...

Getting Unstuck

Getting Unstuck

My husband and I walked a 10km trail that took us up and down a rocky path through grass that reached up to our shoulders. Then it meandered along the damp, shaded bank of a stream hidden amongst the winding roots of a copse of trees. It was peaceful and invigorating....

Here’s Looking At You

Here’s Looking At You

It is told to us over and over that the road to personal growth starts with self-awareness. By looking at ourselves in the mirror we can trace patterns that are directing us away from what we really want out of our lives. This is not an act of self-recrimination but...

Failing Is More Important Than Ever

Failing Is More Important Than Ever

Oscar Chalupsky is a South African sports and business hero. He was the youngest Springbok lifesaver in 1979. He captained the South African kayak team in 1992, reaching the semi-finals in the K-4 1000m event. He has many sports accolades including South African...

Do We Need Inspiration?

Do We Need Inspiration?

The interesting thing about social media is that the thoughts and opinions of diverse people are available within arm’s reach. This means that you need to be constantly filtering what is being communicated through your own values, beliefs and opinions. In order to...

Fear: The Doorway to Courage

Fear: The Doorway to Courage

Mostly I have found that courage feels an awful lot like fear. At the moment of being courageous the overwhelming feeling is “I am terrified!” Will Smith is hilarious when he tells story of his first parachute jump. He talks about the stress and panic of the night...

Delighting In The Moment

Delighting In The Moment

Don’t know if this has ever happened to you. I decided this morning that I would go for a walk later in the afternoon. But when it came to 5 o’clock I just didn’t feel like it. So the silly to and fro internal dialogue began — between adult and child. The adult...