“Do what you love, the money will follow.” The rest of the story.


Do what you love, the money will follow. Popularized in the 90s by a self-help book of the same title this idea was then revisited 15 years later in another successful book, The Secret. Ideas like these have led millions of  personal development seekers to believe that all you have to do is change your thinking, and your life will change. But when you do and it doesn’t you’re left wondering, “What did I do wrong?” Too good to be true?  What’s missing in this magic formula...

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Success has 2 personalities: Why you need both


In last week’s post, I asked you to define your success formula and score yourself at the end of the week according to how your activities added up. (If you didn’t see that post, have a quick look and create your own personal formula for success now.)   This week I have four questions for you. What’s your formula? How did you score? Is it working? If not, what’s missing? Success is something you must define for yourself. For the relief worker, it’s saving lives....

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What’s Your Success Formula?


How do you measure success? How do you assess your strategy for life? Is it based on how you feel? How much money you make? How many likes you get on your Facebook posts? “Before you climb that ladder of success make sure it’s leaning against the right wall.” Stephen Covey wanted you take time now to ensure that your life today is taking  you where you want to go. So how to do that? What is the right success formula for you? I first asked myself this question when I...

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Your thoughts become you.


Look around you. Go on… look up from your screen right now and take a look around you. Everything you see – everything in this physical world – got its start with a thought. Someone like you had a problem and looked for a solution to that problem. Because they looked, they came up with an idea for a pen or a phone or a computer or the stand the computer sits on. From their idea they developed a product, they branded it and they marketed it. Then voilà. Somehow...

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Your splendid torch… But what can I do?


Almost daily I hear these words uttered in some form of despair. “But what can I do?” Our world today seems small, yet its problems overwhelm us. This place where global problems meet personal passions is where we discover who we are and why we’re here. IMHO, George Bernard Shaw has always described it best. “This is the true joy in life, the being used for a purpose, recognized by yourself as a mighty one; The being a force of nature instead of a...

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Heaven and Hell are Here and Now


“A soldier went to a sage and asked, ‘Is there really a paradise to live for and a hell to avoid? I sincerely request you to favour me with a clear answer.” “Who are you?” asked the sage. “I am a veteran soldier who has been honoured several times, but I am not satisfied. I am not fulfilled.” “You, a soldier!” exclaimed the sage, “Who would give you the honours? You look more like a disappointed beggar.” The solider was...

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