Personal Development

Triumph or Disaster?

December 7, 2012

A farmer had only one horse. One day, his horse ran away. All the neighbours came by saying, “I’m so sorry. This is such bad news. You must be so upset.” The man just said, “We’ll see.” A few days later, his horse came back with twenty wild horses. The man and his son corraled [...]

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The 2 Minute Body Posture That Can Increase Your Chance of Success

October 12, 2012

Watch Amy Cuddy’s fascinating TED talk:  Your body language shapes who you are. Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” – standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident – can affect testosterone and [...]

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One Big Kick or 100 Little Ones?

July 6, 2012

Does your business need one big kick or 100 little ones? Is there a silver bullet that could transform your business? Is there just one thing that will catapult you to the success you dream of? I doubt it, but a lot of time and energy can be wasted in searching for an elusive shortcut. [...]

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Prestigious Report Confirms: You Need to Drink 2 Glasses of Wine Every Day

June 30, 2012

If you’re middle-aged you should drink two glasses of wine every day to improve your health, happiness and mobility. What we’ve all hoped for has been confirmed in a 14 year study of 5,404 Canadians by the Boston School of Medicine. They looked at health factors like emotion, cognition and mobility. They found “higher indices [...]

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Are You A Demented Dung Beetle?

June 1, 2012

The best holiday I’ve ever been on started with a safari just to the south of the Kruger National Park in South Africa. Joost, our guide was brilliant. Mighty elephants blocked our way, a leopard hauled its prey high into a tree, a cheetah searched frantically for a lost cub and a lean lioness stared [...]

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