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Why Aren't I Motivated?

One of the most common comments I hear from elite sports people is “I’ve got no motivation”. “I’ve got no motivation to train.”  “I don’t feel motivated to play.” So, why aren’t these people motivated? Simple. There is no benefit to do what they would like to do. In order to be motivated, there has […]

Are We Losng The Plot?

Wedefinitely are.   We appearto be heading down the road of nobody is allowed to say anything that mightupset me – either intentionally or unintentionally. This includes politicalcorrectness.   TheAustralian Prime Minister’s partner, Tim Mathieson, was accused of making a”bad taste” joke about Asian women and prostate cancer during a speech at TheLodge recently. He […]

To Be A Champion …

Have you noticed how champions excel? How they do things better than others? For example, the 2013 Australian Open Tennis Championships.Compare the way Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic play compared tothe rest. They have studied what it takes to be the best. They knowthey have to be able to continually hit the ball […]

The Most Important Part …

Pick your favourite sport.   What is the number one part of your body used in it?   While some say “the legs”, others say “the arms”. Some say“the chest muscles” or “lungs”.   While these are correct in a small way, they are not thenumber part of the body that is being used.   […]

Can You Speak Your Mind?

Through working with people in consultation, I often see them feeling fearful of saying what they think. A lot of people say they “hate conflict”. This means they totally avoid any situation where there may be in conflict with another person. They have a problem with someone and instead of speaking to them about it, […]

Are You A Control Person?

Do you like to control others? You may be surprised to find out you are. Yes, nearly everyone is a control person to some degree. Some people take this to an extreme and are labelled a “Control freak”. They have to know what is going on and control others to get what they want. I […]

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

I’m currently working on a project with a person I’ll call “Sandy”. Sandy promised she could fulfill what I was asking for within the specified time period. That time came and went. I call Sandy and she says Part A will be finished by Friday. When it isn’t, I call her and ask if she’s […]

Are You At Your Peak?

I can’t help myself! With the Olympics and Paralympics over, they provide some interesting things we can learn from. I love watching elite athletes compete. They are forever pushing boundaries to get the best out of themselves. And how about the Paralympians? They are the athletes with some disability. They may be missing a limb […]

Are You At Your Peak?

I can’t help myself! With the Olympics and Paralympics over, they provide some interesting things we can learn from. I love watching elite athletes compete. They are forever pushing boundaries to get the best out of themselves. And how about the Paralympians? They are the athletes with some disability. They may be missing a limb […]

What Is Self-Esteem?

One of the things I discovered from consulting with peopleis they are confused with self-esteem.   One client said “I have good self esteem when things goright yet it falls when things go wrong. Right now I feel fine so myself-esteem is fine”.   This got me thinking.   Should self-esteem go up and down? […]