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ON a recent 2 week work trip, I was struck by how I wasn't at my best. I was struggling to articulate & convey ideas, didn't have my usual upbeat vibe, felt like I was more on survival then thriving. Upon a little more reflection, I realised that I've become... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2018 at Paul's Blog
Admit something: Everyone you see, you say to them, "Love me." Of course you do not do this out loud; Otherwise, Someone would call the cops. Still though, think about this, This great pull in us To connect. Why not become the one Who lives with a full moon in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2017 at Paul's Blog
In our tough days we can often feel like a scribble on a page. Our emotions up and down, heightened anxiety, our outlook flicking back and forth and our sense of understanding what's happening limited. As time passes the scribble moves further into the distance till it becomes a blob... Continue reading
Posted Apr 22, 2017 at Paul's Blog
"Unless the male is led on journeys of powerlessness... He will always abuse power" Richard Rohr Poiniount quote for the current political climate (#trump). There's a story about a respected Roman farmer called Cincinnatus who was living in extreme poverty. Though incredibly poor, he was well respected by his community... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at Paul's Blog
Couldn't resist the title :) Something I'm discovering is that after nearly every person there's a 'but': "He's really creative but he's a bit too intense." "She's a great speaker but have you seen how she treats her staff?" "He's a really nice guy but he's got a real temper."... Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2017 at Paul's Blog
"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." Eleanor Roosevelt (1987) / Henry Thomas Buckle (1901) We've all met people who are constantly excited with new ideas. We often come away feeling equally as inspired. With this quote in my head all week, I've found myself... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at Paul's Blog
I've been hearing and noticing a lot about the importance of structure in life. After moving to a different country, I've kind of come to crave a more daily structure but not really known why or had the language to put around it. In planning a new morning & evening... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Paul's Blog
Texting, facebook alerts, instagram likes, 24hr news, twitter mentions, coffee's with friends whilst texting... the common thread among users of technology is an ever growing fragmented attention. The technology we all use is specifically engineered around a rapid reward cycle, designed to keep us coming back for more. Big tech... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at Paul's Blog
I love the line from Radiohead's track DayDreaming - "Dreamers... They never learn", they don't! Dreaming approaches life with no barriers, nothing holding you back, dropping all things we've learned and allowing our minds to drift into the world of possibilities (This is starting to sound like a Microsoft ad!).... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Paul's Blog
If our focus determines how we're feeling and the direction we're heading - why do most of us allow the world to dictate our focus? 24hr fear based news to determine what to be afraid of each day. our jobs determine what we should be anxious about and our Instagram... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Paul's Blog
I keep pinching myself. Imagine if we were to forget everything about out history and be born right now, into this moment, into our present age... How mind blowing would everything be. Nature, humans, cities, emotions... Everything becomes our first time and everything is in a state of wonder. It... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Paul's Blog
In the Bible, there's a great quote from Paul in the book of Romans. "I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do." I really hate it when people are too cool to make time for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2016 at Paul's Blog
Trump & Clinton. It seems the US voters are stuck between a rock and a hard place. Two candidates that will divide the US and likely divide and conquer even more countries during their presidency. With Clintons history and Trumps rhetoric, the language of hate has never been louder. "Hatred... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Paul's Blog
We can do no great things - only small things with great love Mother Teresa Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2016 at Paul's Blog
Momentum is one of life's greatest gifts. When you know you're in it. Harness it. When you know it's coming. Plan for it. Use it to aim higher, push further and stretch more into the unknown. Its a wave that can carry you over hardship A cavalry of optimism that... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2016 at Paul's Blog
I'm currently reading the beatitudes in Matthew with Jesus sermon on the mount and it's blowing me away. Knowing how revolutionary this speech was back then, how much it rocked the boat and caused a sensation across the nation. This was bigger than Dr. Martin Luther King's "I have a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2016 at Paul's Blog
The internet has revolutionised the way we share ideas, insight and experiences with public forums such as TED take centre stage in this idea sharing in an increasingly connected world. If the idea is strong enough it can reach the furthest, most remote village and back again. Complete industries have... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2016 at Paul's Blog
Sending a thank you text. Buying a 'just because' gift. Calling an old friend. Honouring all people, always, by not gossiping. Buying the person behind you a coffee. Giftting a book you to someone you love. Creating a moment with a friend to tell them how much you rate them.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Paul's Blog
The connection between music and life is so intrinsic, patterned through history and woven through cultures. If life is like music, then we’re called to dance to it’s varying rhythms. So often we put life as an end destination pursuit of money & achievement, yet if music was all about... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Paul's Blog
To the world you may just be one person, but to one person you may be the world... Let me unpack. Imagine sitting in a coffee shop and it's full, but the person you know isn't there. The coffee shop doesn't feel full to you, instead it feels like it's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Paul's Blog
"I know" If placing yourself in a position where you always know the right answer, the right response, the correct thought... you're no longer experiencing life. Closing down the options of the unknown, filtering the colours of life that flow through adventure, selecting only the known grey and excluding everything... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Paul's Blog
Some moments in life I have total clarity on my goals, ambitions, drive etc. Then distraction comes and I forget everything! On his podcast, Tim Ferris regularly interviews the worlds top achievers in all spheres, politics, sport, entertainment, business etc. He recently said that among the 100's of people he's... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2016 at Paul's Blog
How do you know where you're going if you don't where you are? A line I've heard a lot from various life coach's but I think often life throws moments our way (good & bad), to help us evaluate exactly where we are, who we are and what direction we're... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2016 at Paul's Blog
Taking 10min each morning to mediate and being intentional about your day... that's simple. Start thinking about your life through a more positive lens... that's pretty simple. Exercise & eat well each day... again, it's pretty simple. Yet our our ego will say "It can't be that simple!" Know that... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2016 at Paul's Blog
Some weeks each day your feet hit the ground every day, intentionally running in the direction you want to be. Other weeks, often when we're out of our usual weekly rhythm, your feet don't touch the ground yet when you look around you realise you've moved without realising it... usually... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2016 at Paul's Blog