Tag Archive: success

The Mystery of Mastermind Groups!

Mastermind groups are fantastic. I’m in two of them, and the opportunity to hang out with a fantastic group of bright, intelligent established or up and coming people from all around the world and bounce ideas off of them and help each other on a weekly or fortnightly basis is just invaluable. And it constantly…

Exercise: Your Ideal Life

Internet Marketer Frank Kern recounts an interesting exercise where he ‘thought differently’ by figuring out what his ideal life would look like – and how his life transformed as a result! Here Frank runs through the results of the exercise for him: And here Frank runs through how to perform the exercise yourself: You can…

20 Years To Becoming An Overnight Success

I think by now most people with access to a TV or the internet have seen the ‘overnight success’ of Susan Boyle from Britain’s Got Talent when she entered the competition with a performance of “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Miserables. For those who haven’t seen it, the video of the performance is available on…

The 10% Rule

I was talking to Andrew O’Brien, director of Organisations That Matter recently at an event about how he and his partner ran 8 marathon races together in 8 countries in 8 weeks earlier this year. That’s a pretty impressive effort in itself. It turned out afterwards that he had run the last 6 marathons with…

The Ten Roads to Riches

I have recently been reading Ken Fisher’s book The Ten Roads to Riches and enjoying and learning a thing or two from it.  Ken should know a thing or two about riches: as founder and chairman of Fisher Investments, he manages around $45 Billion of other people’s assets – and gets to talk to a lot…

Book Review: Malcolm Gladwell on Success

Over the Christmas break, I had the chance to read Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, Outliers: The Story of Success. In a nutshell, Gladwell argues that extreme individual success – the success of people who are “outliers” in terms of performance and outcomes – is not due to levels of IQ or what specifically they are…

3 Powerful New Years Questions

As is traditional for this time of year, many of us are beginning to review our past year and to set goals and resolutions for the year ahead. I have written previously on a tool for goal setting and for tracking progress towards goals, which I called the Personal Balanced Scorecard, which contains a method…

7 Steps to Developing And Using Your Own "Personal Balanced Scorecard" (PBSC)

A while back I developed a tool for personal growth and motivation based around developing a balanced set of criteria for personal growth and performance that I called a Personal Balanced Scorecard (PBSC). I decided I’d put it out here now on the internet under a Creative Commons license (i.e. you can use it and…

Personal Development – A List of Leading Bloggers

Priscilla Palmer has been collating a list of blogs that write on the topic of personal development. So far the list has reached over 200 bloggers, and it’s still growing. It’s well worth checking out – there are some great blogs listed there!

The ZenHabits Blog on Motivation and Getting Out of a Slump

Zen Habits recently posted an interesting article on getting motivated, getting out of a slump. The 16 action steps were: (the text below is from ZenHabits, edited for length and so that I am not blatantly copying absolutely everything! 😉 ) Focus on One Goal . . . if you are trying to do two…

Tag Archive: success

The Mystery of Mastermind Groups!

Mastermind groups are fantastic. I’m in two of them, and the opportunity to hang out with a fantastic group of bright, intelligent established or up and coming people from all around the world and bounce ideas off of them and help each other on a weekly or fortnightly basis is just invaluable. And it constantly…

Exercise: Your Ideal Life

Internet Marketer Frank Kern recounts an interesting exercise where he ‘thought differently’ by figuring out what his ideal life would look like – and how his life transformed as a result! Here Frank runs through the results of the exercise for him: And here Frank runs through how to perform the exercise yourself: You can…

20 Years To Becoming An Overnight Success

I think by now most people with access to a TV or the internet have seen the ‘overnight success’ of Susan Boyle from Britain’s Got Talent when she entered the competition with a performance of “I Dreamed A Dream” from Les Miserables. For those who haven’t seen it, the video of the performance is available on…

The 10% Rule

I was talking to Andrew O’Brien, director of Organisations That Matter recently at an event about how he and his partner ran 8 marathon races together in 8 countries in 8 weeks earlier this year. That’s a pretty impressive effort in itself. It turned out afterwards that he had run the last 6 marathons with…

The Ten Roads to Riches

I have recently been reading Ken Fisher’s book The Ten Roads to Riches and enjoying and learning a thing or two from it.  Ken should know a thing or two about riches: as founder and chairman of Fisher Investments, he manages around $45 Billion of other people’s assets – and gets to talk to a lot…

Book Review: Malcolm Gladwell on Success

Over the Christmas break, I had the chance to read Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book, Outliers: The Story of Success. In a nutshell, Gladwell argues that extreme individual success – the success of people who are “outliers” in terms of performance and outcomes – is not due to levels of IQ or what specifically they are…

3 Powerful New Years Questions

As is traditional for this time of year, many of us are beginning to review our past year and to set goals and resolutions for the year ahead. I have written previously on a tool for goal setting and for tracking progress towards goals, which I called the Personal Balanced Scorecard, which contains a method…

7 Steps to Developing And Using Your Own "Personal Balanced Scorecard" (PBSC)

A while back I developed a tool for personal growth and motivation based around developing a balanced set of criteria for personal growth and performance that I called a Personal Balanced Scorecard (PBSC). I decided I’d put it out here now on the internet under a Creative Commons license (i.e. you can use it and…

Personal Development – A List of Leading Bloggers

Priscilla Palmer has been collating a list of blogs that write on the topic of personal development. So far the list has reached over 200 bloggers, and it’s still growing. It’s well worth checking out – there are some great blogs listed there!

The ZenHabits Blog on Motivation and Getting Out of a Slump

Zen Habits recently posted an interesting article on getting motivated, getting out of a slump. The 16 action steps were: (the text below is from ZenHabits, edited for length and so that I am not blatantly copying absolutely everything! 😉 ) Focus on One Goal . . . if you are trying to do two…