Monthly Archives: February 2021

Fun facts

A smart way to create the life you want is to find the FUN in the journey. Beyond a serious and sober existence lies a playground of possibility – it all doesn’t have to be so serious. Remember the little you in pre-school days – with play time, eat time and sleep time? Your learning and development was done through play. Fast forward – is playtime still there or is it a distant memory? Do weeks pass by with no play, fun or laughter? Faced with a fork in the road and a choice between a “fun road” or “humdrum road” which would you choose? Do you value fun as a way to high achievement and fulfillment? I value fun, so I wasn’t surprised when a values inventory given by The Corporate Anthropologist – Michael Henderson identified some of my top values as: Simplicity/Play: To see simplicity in complexity and take a playful attitude towards organisations and systems that is energising and positive Fantasy/Play: To enrich personal worth through fantasy and play. I do seek fun and playfulness over dull routines. Sure, we can reach high achievement but without finding the FUN, fulfillment may escape you. As a Thought Leaders Mentor, I help…

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Love your work

The fact is that the high cost of living, combined with our desire to have more and more, often means we are under constant pressure to get ahead. When we are aware of what we need to live, and what it will cost to get the extra things we want, we can often experience fear, which may either help us to achieve, or hinder our progress. In the short-term, fear of not meeting our commitments may motivate us, but in the long-term, there are negative consequences by being driven by fear, including stress. When we work each day and are motivated in a sustainable way, towards achieving success and meeting our commitments, we will thrive in the long-term. Thriving in the long term is summed up well by Thought Leaders mantra: Do work you love, With people you like, The way you want. As one of the Mentors at Thought Leaders Business School I not only live each day doing work I love, with people I like, the way I like, we also help others realise the same. As a faculty, we get to spend time with motivated people who have hope and see the possibility for a better life, a life by design with greater purpose and fulfilment. It’s also…

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