Wednesday, May 12

Personal Life

Peace in a Storm
Health Life, Personal Life

Peace in a Storm

I may not be able to control the storm, but I can determine whether it controls me.  I choose peace to fill my mind, not the storm clouds.  So be anxious for nothing! I first published this blog at the end of last year, but it seems worth re-publishing given our global current circumstances. It is so important to keep everything in perspective, to use calming language, not alarmist language, but of course we can best do this if our internal world is experiencing peace. Please read on .... Philippians 4:6,7 NIVDo not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. How com...
Personal Life, Uncategorized

I’ve got a control issue!

Ever wondered why you like to be in control? You may not be a 'control freak' but if you don't have somewhat of a control issue then you are probably not fully human! We have an innate desire to control our environment, our lives, relationships and, well, pretty much everything! In turn we fall in the trap of things controlling us; our money, our performance, habits, desires and, well, pretty much anything! Yet, if we could resist the slightly freakish internal control demand for a moment we might discover some powerful tools that will break this control issue. In the words of Clay Scroggins in his book ‘How to Lead in a World of Distraction’ you need to ‘Turn down the noise long enough to be curious about what’s inside of you.’ As we turn down the distracting white noises ar
Leadership, Personal Life

A leader is born through vulnerability and courage

Reconciling vulnerability, leadership and courage It requires courage to be vulnerable.  A vulnerable leader is a strong leader, if he or she chooses courage. The age old debate is whether leaders are born or made.  Well, actually, it’s probably not much of a debate any more, I think it is pretty accepted that it is a mixture of both.  There is a certain personality mix that gives some people a head start on the leadership path.  However, the qualities, capacity and design of a leader are made, developed and forged.  Furthermore this would be by far the more significant factor to whether someone is a leader or not, well above personality, having the right start in life or any other inherent factor. In the process of being formed as a leader, it is my
Family Life, Personal Life, Work Life

Try This 30-Day Process for a Happy and Productive 2018

Plus a free productivity worksheet Happy New Year! For a lot of us, a new year means a new start. Maybe you felt a little stuck in 2017, like your days weren’t adding up to the life you really wanted. I can relate. Not that many years ago, I was stuck too. I’d put two books on the New York Times bestsellers list, but the days of sitting down at a coffee shop and easily firing off words seemed long gone. Instead, I’d become a horrible procrastinator. The process of writing a book was taking years instead of months. And worse, writing had become a chore rather than a positive work habit. I thought the problem was with me. But as I researched procrastination, I realized the problem was in how I was structuring my day. It turns out, the brain works like a muscle, growing weary and
Personal Life

LEADERS LEAD YOURSELF

It is impossible to be able to lead others before we have learnt the art of leading ourselves. A leader must lead from a place of progress in personal victories. Whilst it is also true that our strength is in our ability to connect through our brokenness, this only remains true for as long as we are learning to live well in and through our brokenness. This is about personal leadership. You can only lead where you have gone yourself. Proverbs 25:28 NKJV Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls. What does this require? A healthy self-awareness - It is essential we are aware of how we are being toward others.  The ability to take a helicopter view over your own life enables you to avoid pitfalls, see your weaknesses and pre-addres