Tuesday, 25 June 2013


When I think of the word mountaineer, it builds a sense of excitement and inner wildness within me.

How much excitement and inner wildness is there in your current workplace these days?

When we feel excitement, it gives our lives meaning and hope, two of the most needed words in today's work environment.

As I travel the world I still see too many workplaces that are filled with the living dead, who say on a Monday morning, roll on Friday, living lives of quiet desperation always wishing for the weekend to come.

The leader as a mountaineer has the ability to change that.

  • They realise every day is a new day.
  • Every day is the chance to climb a new summit together.
  • Every day they bring the presence of who they are to the workplace.
  • Every day they lead from the inside out.
  • Every day they bring meaning and creativity and it affects everyone around them.
  • Every day they know and understand that being outstanding makes a difference.
  • Every day they take small steps knowing that over time, it will have an incredible impact.
  • Every day they are a mountaineer in the workplace, encouraging and supporting everyone in their team to leave the Valley and live from the mind set of the Mountain.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013


Has anyone else out there carried around a little too much weight for most of their lives?

Well that was me until recently.  I decided to give up the excuses and make changes.  I had many times over the years dabbled with making changes, yet the same old habits came creeping back... and isn't it amazing the lies we tell ourselves like 'I am big boned' or 'It's just my metabolism' and on and on...

The funny thing is for many years I used the excuse that I was big boned, then one day as I was speaking on stage, I had my hand held high and I looked at my wrist and realised I had a tiny sparrow's wrist.  Time to let go of that excuse....

What will it take for you to make changes and let go of the excuses.  Far too often we spend our lives living with the brakes on and yet our past need never be our future.

Why not start carving out a new future for yourself today and let your unique light shine...

Imagine all the extra energy you will have for starters!

Monday, 3 June 2013


What are you doing every day to help build this new and better world that is emerging?  Are you stuck in the victim paradigm or feeling your way into the possibility paradigm. The times are changing quickly and somehow right now it's as if we are in between worlds.  Some leaders are still blaming the Politicians, the Banks, each other and on and on...

The front covers of most newspapers have become so negative that the vibration of negativity just hits you like an arrow as you pass any news stand.  What will it take to stop playing victim and take responsibility.

When we as humans take responsibility our inner and outer world changes.  We find the courage from the inside to give up our excuses.  We build bridges instead of barriers.

How do you stop playing victim?
One way is to get a large sheet of paper and on the left hand side write down all the reasons why you feel dissatisfied with the world and yourself right now.  Then on the right hand side, write what do you want and then do something to improve yourself, your family, maybe even your country.  I passionately believe that sometimes in life we need to get over ourselves and wake up to the fact that life is short.  Just one long moment, made up of many small moments.  Why not use every moment to make a difference.

You, your family, work colleagues and even the world will be better for it.