Cultivate the positive mental qualities you need to reach the pinnacle of excellence

The Winning Factor


“What I am looking for is not out there, it is in me.” –Helen Keller   It’s the second week of the New Year. I believe you have already set, or are in the process of setting your goals for 2015. I would like to make a daring statement: whether you achieve those goals or you don’t is not […]

New Year Tips for Goal Setting Succes...


“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.”   ―Brad Paisley   Most likely as the curtains draw on 2014, you are already walking through your life, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done and cracks to be patched. Suppose, however, you walk through these […]

Achieving Personal Excellence


“I visualise where I want to be and what kind of person… I want to become. I approach the goal with the end in mind. I know exactly where I want to go, and I focus on getting there.” –Michael Jordan   Recently, a friend asked me to write on time management and work/life balance; […]

Memories of Close Friends


“Strive not, my soul, for an immortal life, but make the most of what is possible.”   –Pythian Odes, 518-438BC   There are people who have had significant positive influence on our lives. Sometimes, these people may not even know it. One such person is my good friend Graham. I met him in the late 90s […]

15 Ways to Tell If You’re on th...


  “I’m unhappy, unfulfilled, and I feel like I’m in a quarter life crisis.” Those were the first words out of the very first client I ever worked with. Two years out of college and working her butt off in the start-up world, something was missing. She no longer jumped out of bed each morning with excitement, […]

The Voices In My Head


“I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.” ―Louisa May Alcott   I have this feeling that we are rapidly becoming a society of adrenaline junkies. You only need to observe how we behave on our roads to understand how fast and furious our lives have become. With […]

It Takes Time


“The most important thing is to enjoy your life—to be happy—it’s all that matters.” —Audrey Hepburn Kids. I recently read a staggering statistic: kids smile an average 400 times a day while adults smile, well, just a mere 20 times a day! Could this happy, blissful and worry-free attitude result from kids’ general outlook to life? […]

How To Get Up When You Get Knocked Do...


“The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. Thats the essence of it.” ―Vince Lombardi   I have often wondered why there is so much talk about intentions, hopes, dreams, goals, and visions, but so little to show for it. Ever since I was ten years old, it […]

Courage Under Fire


“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.” ―Malala Yousafzai   In the sweltering heat of Swat Valley, northwest Pakistan, the engine of a school van revs as children stream in and take seats, happy to go back home after a full day in school. A rather awkward character waits for all the […]

You Can Bounce Back


“Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” –Napoleon Hill   Most tragedies never make the news. Say, your eyes have been set on the peak of high achievement. Life has been good, except for the occasional bumps. Then, out of the blues, something happens, leaving you […]


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