Tag: Stephen Covey

Discipline and Motivation

Recently, I’ve found motivation hard to come by. I’ve been thinking hard about what I do, and why I do it. Should I change direction, or go all in? Stay here, or move on? As part of the figuring out process, I am re-reading Stephen Covey’s ‘7 Habits’. Among all the other brilliant insights is this nugget:“A satisfied need no longer motivates.” Ah. That makes sense. Fundamentally, my ‘needs’ are met. I am in the

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Whose Story Are You Telling?

I’ve been massively inspired this week by an extraordinarily moving talk I heard on The Moth podcast. Elizabeth Gilbert – she of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ fame – tells the story of the last months of her partner Rayya’s life. The piece that particularly resonated with me was when Liz talks about her plans for Rayya’s last days … without giving too much away (please, please listen to the talk – it’s wonderful), Rayya and Liz

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Don’t Sweat The Big Stuff

People say “don’t sweat the small stuff”. Let’s turn that around. What happens if you decide not to sweat the big stuff? Today, 20 January 2017, Donald Trump officially became the 45th President of the US. On social media people are essentially claiming this is either the end of days … or the dawning of a bright and bold new future. It’s very black and white. It’s much too early to tell what the long-term

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