WELCOME TO THE BIG LIFE BLOG

Sometimnes there's just more to talk about than Twitter's 280 characters or LinkedIn's 1300 will allow.  When that happens, I come here and let my thoughts unfold.  I'd love you to join the conversation, to get your take on things and hear your questions.

It's OK to admit defeat

I’d felt like this before.  Nearly twenty years ago, in fact, right before I had a complete and catastrophic meltdown.  Not the most treasured period of my life, but a period that I’d like to think I’d learned from.  And, as events of recent weeks showed (but only...

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Messy adventures flow out of tidy beginnings

There is a belief (maybe you subscribe to it) that, in order to stand any chance of success in the adventure of becoming your best self, you need to clear the decks and put everything in order first. To ‘have all your ducks in a row', as they say. And I get that.

But here's the thing: your...

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Live strong

What's the meaning of your life? What's its purpose? What are you living for?

To raise happy kids? To be a great husband, or wife? A good dad, or mum? To reach the top of the tree in your career? To be financially secure? Surf the biggest wave or scale the tallest mountain? To travel the world...

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Inside, the heart of a lion roars

There was a time when everything was possible. It didn't just seem possible, it was possible. Nothing could stand in your way. No obstacle was too big, no challenge too great. Those were the days. Remember them?

Maybe you do, or maybe they have slipped from memory, nothing more than a vague and...

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The pursuit of [real] happiness

Are you happy? I mean, are you really happy? Not happy with the model of your current car, your current relationship, your current job, or house, or wardrobe. Happy with your life? And how would you know if you were, anyway? After all, isn't happiness subjective? Isn't it something that's...

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Learn to love yourself

Last week, I introduced the idea that too many of us spend far too long living as an interpretation of who we are meant to be. I want to expand on that, if that’s OK?

I want to expand on that by exploring the cornerstone of that epic adventure into becoming the real you - your best self - ...

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The mother of all adventures

If you've ever found yourself driving behind a Land Rover, you've likely seen the bumper sticker that reads "One Life. Live it". That message on that sticker seems to be the mantra of Land Rover die-hards, but should it not simply be a mantra for how to approach life, period?

It certainly should...

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Everyone needs someone

Whether it's in your business, your family, your wider social circles, or in the adventure into your real life, without relationships - good, healthy, solid relationships - you, and your endeavours, will never reach the heights you dream of.

And yet, especially when it comes to the adventure of...

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Success is over-rated

Success is over-rated.

OK, let me qualify that statement a little: to be more accurate, it's not so much success that's over-rated, but the deeply flawed projection of success that has seeped into our thinking and governed the trajectory of our lives - the projection of success that pulls...

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This, too, shall pass

Do you ever feel like you've hit a plateau?  Like you've hit a hump you can't get over, run into a blockage you just can't dismantle - reached your limit, and gone as far as you can go?  Do you wonder if, maybe, that dream you have, that real life that you are creating, is, in fact,...

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