Archive for April, 2014

Everything That Is Or Was Began With A Dream

Monday, April 28th, 2014

In his book, “What They Don’t Teach You at Harvard Business School,” Mark McCormack made an interesting discovery about the 1979 graduating MBA class. Within the group, 3% had written goals, 13% had thought of some goals and the balance were just thrilled to be out of school.

John Douglas highlights that what’s really intriguing is what happened ten years down the road.

Here are the results and success of the group after a decade:

The group that had not-written their goals 13% of the class, but had thought about them were making TWICE in their Profession compared to the 84% of those who had no goals after leaving Harvard.

Why Self-Help Junkies Don’t Do That Much Better in Life

Friday, April 25th, 2014

Yes it’s true. In our practice, Bruno LoGreco, and I found that women who spend a lot of time perusing self-help material don’t necessarily fare much better in life.

Why? Because they don’t always know how to transfer the self-development material they learn into everyday behaviour. In fact, they have become very knowledgeable of the self-help content and would Ace an exam based on theory… but these same women quite often end up getting only mediocre results in life! (Not significantly better than other women).

So let me make this distinction clear. Being able to regurgitate self-help material, does not automatically improve the quality of a woman’s life. Life satisfaction only goes up when behaviour is changed to match the knowledge.

Why change a habit?

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

While considerations on theory and practice of “How to abandon a habit?” are quite common for many people, the question of “Why should I abandon a habit in the first place?” is often not given its due attention.

What You Need to Achieve in Life

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Our body and minds need certain things to function correctly and work effectively. Among usual things such as positive thinking, stress reduction and getting plenty of exercise, our body needs other aspects, like mental stimulation.

Here are a few of the things we should be doing, to give our bodies what they need to enable us to achieve in life.

1. We need to feel in control
Everyone loves being in control of what happens to them. Feeling in control and actually being in control are two different things though and it’s hard to make that balance. Start to accept that you can’t control everything, and focus on the things you can control in your life. Being able to coach yourself to do this will allow you to achieve greater things, as you’ll realise what is and isn’t holding you back.