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.

What I learned while running

While out running one beautiful, early summer's morning, nearly 20 years ago, I learned a simple principle that has stuck with me, and guided me, ever since: the principle of 'The Next Step'.

The sun was low in the sky, the breeze was refreshingly cool, and it was too early for the morning...

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Who owns you?

Let's talk about ownership. Not ownership of houses, or cars, or crap you don't need, but ownership of your life.

The question of who owns your life is a biggie - much, much bigger than who owns your house, or cars, or the crap you don't need - because whoever owns your life, owns you. And...

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It's about who you are, not what you do

I’m going to come clean, and tell you something I’m not very proud of. And it’s this: one of my most used phrases is "I'll just...". 

There, I said it. And you’re probably thinking “OK, and…?”.

I agree, on the face of it, it doesn’t sound like...

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First, help yourself

Live a Big Life is an adventure. It is an outworking of everything that sits at the core of who I am. It flows out of a burning desire to stir up a revolution that equips and empowers an entire generation to pursue the adventure into their real lives.

But, as admirable as it may be, the burning...

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Make sure your head is in the game

How many times have you watched a sportsman, or sportswoman, implode? Standing on the verge of greatness and, suddenly, out of no-where, they have a meltdown? A rush of blood to the head, an overdose of adrenaline, or an explosion of passion, whatever causes the meltdown, the result is the same -...

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Are you living more than one life?

Let me ask you a question: is your life a congruent life? Are all the different parts of your life in harmony - I mean, do they fit together? Or, is your life littered with inconsistencies?

The reality is that most of us live with inconsistencies in our lives. Life is complex and full of...

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Are you playing it safe?

You may be one of the few people walking the earth who is genuinely living their real life. But, if you can’t count yourself among that number, why is that? Why aren't you already well on your way to living as your best self in the life you were made for? 

Instead of living a life...

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Are you talking about me?

[SPOILER ALERT: THIS IS QUITE A LONG STORY, BUT IT’S WORTH THE READ]

Allow me to introduce you to Jay (not his real name, by the way). I ran into Jay when I was taking the opportunity to step away from my desk and into a rather nice coffee house to grab a coldbrew and some clear air to...

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Who do you think you are?

There's a particular scene in the movie Ice Age 2 that I love.  It's the part where the three main characters - Manny (a mammoth), Sid (a sloth) and Diego (a sabre-toothed tiger) stumble across another mammoth, Ellie. 

The thing is, though, Ellie doesn’t realise she’s a...

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The Key to Happiness

A couple of weeks back, I was easing my way into the day, enjoying the peace and quiet before the rest of the house began to stir. 

Gathering my thoughts and skimming through that day's edition of the newspaper on my phone, as I like to do, I was sifting through all the usual blah blah blah...

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