Day 38 – It always comes back to Cookies

A friend asked me today how things were going since I finished my thirty days of healthy focused living and I had to answer truthfully. It's been really hard. Thirty days was definitely enough to change my hardware so to speak. Sugar tastes too sweet, large meals give me stomach aches and I'm wearing a … Continue reading Day 38 – It always comes back to Cookies

From Intentional Business to Intentional Living – Adapting the Flywheel concept to drive your personal development journey

I am a student of business as much as a student of life. I am fascinated by what makes a good business great and no one has done more research on this topic than Jim Collins, the author of “Good to Great” and “Great by Choice” Recently I have been studying Collin’s concept of the … Continue reading From Intentional Business to Intentional Living – Adapting the Flywheel concept to drive your personal development journey

Slowing Down Time With Intentional Living

I have been working hard on living intentionally over the last few weeks and I’ve noticed one key thing. Time slows down when you focus on what’s important to you. After work, the evening often flies past as we manage meals, homework, showers and stories for the kids before collapsing on the couch for some … Continue reading Slowing Down Time With Intentional Living

Minimalism – The difference between Need and Want

School is about to go back here in New Zealand and our family has been discussing covering exercise books. Now I hate covering exercise books with a passion. I'm sure whoever invented contact paper was a sadist. Every year as the holidays end, the reality of covering exercise books looms and this year we have … Continue reading Minimalism – The difference between Need and Want

Intentional Living – I don’t need a target to make progress

How are you going with living your intentions so far this year? As usual, I’ve been struggling a bit as I continue to adjust from being on holiday to living in a more structured, purposeful way. This morning, I realised that the way forwards is easy. All I have to do is just keep doing. … Continue reading Intentional Living – I don’t need a target to make progress

Intentional Living – Why I’m building new habits for a new year

As part of my intentional living plan this year I am working on building some better habits. Now I’m not a huge fan of exercise. Mostly because it’s hard, uncomfortable and never involves sitting on the couch watching Netflix while eating cookies. However, as I move further into my forties I know that staying fit … Continue reading Intentional Living – Why I’m building new habits for a new year

Intentional Living – Why a plan is not going to be enough for 2019

As the end of the year looms, I'm beginning to think about catching up with my intentions for 2018 and recommitting or re-evaluating these for 2019. Today I came across an amusing but oh so pointed reminder about how our plans are only set in stone for about a minute after we make them and … Continue reading Intentional Living – Why a plan is not going to be enough for 2019