Feeling Overwhelmed? Then Break Things Down!

When life is complex and overwhelming, don’t give up or compulsively dive into action without thinking. Stop, reflect and break things down.
Here’s what I did a few years ago when my chook shed was destroyed in a landslip…

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Want the secret to success? Grow slow.

Overnight sensation or slow, sustained growth? It’s counter-intuitive, yet research suggests that slow might be best. Give up the dream of instant success in exchange for slow, measured progress…

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Freeing The Monster

Our monster project has been frustratingly slow and personally challenging. We’ve been forced to take a good look at ourselves and face feelings of self-doubt (can I really do this?) and fear (will anyone actually want this thing?)…

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What Everyone Should Know About Sleep Debt

In my experience there’s a lot of pressure to sleep less and work more. Burning the candle at both ends is often seen as a commitment to your work. Funny thing is, this badge of honour is exactly what prevents you and I from doing our best work…

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4 Reasons Why You Need A Killer To-Do List

A killer to-do list is like a well packed caravan. Everything that you need for the trip is organised and in one place. You’ve added the obvious stuff, like soap, sleeping bags and spare undies. ‘Just in case’ items are also included — like Scrabble and a first aid kit…

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How To Become More Grateful Everyday

What’s so important about gratitude – particularly for busy, organised people – that it features in the morning routines of a modern day warrior, a spiritual leader and a productivity consultant?

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3 Ways To Setup A Standing Desk

Standing is the new sitting! More and more people are standing at their desks at work — to stay alert, reduce back ache and get productive. If you’re convinced but don’t know where to start, here’s 3 great options to buy, make or modify your existing desk.

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The Secret Of Losing A Grand Final In Style

But just before the game, my 6 year old daughter said something that I found very helpful: “Well daddy, the most important thing is that you try. Just try your best. Then I’ll be proud of you.” Sweet. That’s what I needed to hear at the time and it changed my perspective…

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Why I End Each Week With A Digital Detox

By disconnecting from technology I find that I reconnect with life. I switch off from the work in my head and live out a full day in an undistracted, unstimulated and unmediated type of way.

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