“We are in an age of unprecedented change, it’s a ‘revolutionary’ time to be alive! The question we need to be asking ourselves is - ‘Am I leading that change?’ I believe we all have a choice to step up into personal, professional and social leadership. We have a choice to become agents for change, amplifiers, thought leaders to upgrade our thinking and lead our very own revolutions.”

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Tuesday
Dec082009

Wells of inspiration

We are two days away from the big annual Thought Leaders Conference here in Sydney.

I am excited...because 'who inspires the inspirers?' The answer is not an easy one.

When you are in the business of being the one who inspires and leads, you have to actively develop 'Wells'.

A 'Well' is a person, place or activity that fills you up.

So who, what and where are your Wells?

Some of mine include:

* Time with family does it for me.

* Hanging with other Thought Leaders is a primary well.

* Once a year I gather with a group of my friends in Queenstown, NZ to check in on the year and check out one of the most amazing places on the planet. (I am just back from that - awesome!)

I have many more...

I am also aware of the 'Draws'. These are the things, people and places that take away from my reserves.

Be clear about the people, places and activities that fill you up and those that do the opposite.

M@

Tuesday
Sep082009

Success versus Happiness

One of the challenges for those who like to achieve is reconciling success and happiness. Most contemporary success formulas, science or systems have an element of drive or doing. Most of the happiness schools of thought talk about being present and living in the moment and being.

This creates a clash...or does it?

Success requires a sense of urgency, a drive to complete a need to fulfill. Indeed it often places satisfaction or happiness in the future somewhere. When we achieve x we will be truly happy.

Happiness on the other hand requires a sense of satisfaction, completeness and being. There is nothing to achieve as you have it all around you.

And that's the challenge when you set them up in opposition, you get lost in either domain.
It's not an either/or proposition, it's an and/also one. It's about walking and chewing gum. Set the goals and intent but then let go and enjoy the process you put in place.

The key idea to mesh these two worlds is to study or consider manifestation as an idea. It's about intent and action. Or put another way, you can pray as much as you like but you have to move your feet as well.

M@

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