How Did You Fall Into That Ditch?

As humans, we always want something more or better. This is the engine of evolution and progress. Whether we want to find a partner, stay alone, be loved, or be rejected these are all wants or purposes. A purpose is a change we want to achieve, because we think it...

Surprisingly Simple Steps to Becoming Unstoppable

“The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing”. - Brendon Bouchard Are you a big sports fan? If so, what is it that fascinates you with sport? As for me, I am a huge sports fan, simply because, in sports, we can witness athletes pushing themselves to new...

Mental Toughness: Do You Have It?

''If I have to be bribed into doing this, then it must not be worth doing for its own sake.'' (David G. Myers, 2005) How tough are you? What a tough question, right? I know, I am asking myself that question as well. My topic for this week is about Mental Toughness....

The Science of Thinking Smarter

John Med­ina, Direc­tor of the Brain Cen­ter for Applied Learn­ing Research at Seattle Pacific University, and author of Brain Rules: 12 Prin­ci­ples for Sur­viv­ing and Thriv­ing at Work, Home, and School, wrote a great article for us on Brain Rules: sci­ence and...

The 5 Things I Learned From Managing Some Of The World’s Best Tennis Players

As a kid, I always dreamt of becoming a tennis player. Little did I know that as an adult I would be sitting in the player’s boxes as part of the entourage for current world number one, Novak Djokovic, the flamboyant Marat Safin, and some of the other top players in...

Mastering The Art Of Positive Self-talk!

Martin Seligman, a leader of positive psychology, wanted to find out what the key skill was that would determine successful insurance salespeople. This was a profession in which candidates had to expose themselves to a lot of rejection. Can you guess the outcome of...

How to create weekly challenges and immediately level up your game

We all have big goals. And we all want to witness a real change in our lives. So we learn to build habits that move us towards the life we want to experience. However, keeping habits can often become extremely boring, which is why we often stop doing them. We have...

Exploring and Designing Breakthrough Models in Higher Education

With the release of an updated EDUCAUSE on Campus toolkit, Exploring and Designing Breakthrough Models in Higher Education, Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) completes a trio of publications intended to guide those of you who are interested in making the move...

What are your goals for 2015?

This is the time of the year where most people set New Year Resolutions. It is a great time to think about what we really want in life, and then set up a strategy to achieve those specific goals. This is why I plan to write my next few blog posts on this topic. As a...

My first 2 weeks as a second-time dad!

Learning from past mistakes and overcoming three main challenges to stay productive and disciplined even while everything else at home seems to be falling upside down! How time flies! Two weeks ago, my wife started getting her first serious contractions. Every few...

The Three Steps To Effortlessly Building New Habits

 Successful people are simply those with successful habits. - Brian Tracy How many times did you start a new habit, only to realize a few weeks later that you were no longer following through with your good intentions? Maybe you planned to work out five times a week,...

Why we are addicted to our phones, and what we can do about it!

How often does it happen that you allow yourself to be distracted by your phone? If you are like most people, the answer is all the time. Whether you are browsing through Facebook pages, chatting with friends or playing games on your phone, most people I know are...

Changing the Paradigm on failure

We have all heard how important it is to learn from failures, and that making mistakes is actually important. However saying that we encourage people to do and learn from mistakes is of course not the same as creating a safe environment for people to do so. In a study...

The importance of hard work

“The gratification of wealth is not found in mere possession or in lavish expenditure, but in its wise application.” —Miguel de Cervantes I want to share with you this story I found that really explains well how we often find our most valuable lessons when we had to...

Do you want to live longer?

“If you're respectful by habit, constantly honoring the worthy, four things increase long life, beauty, happiness, strength.” - Hindu Prince Gautama Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C. Most people dream to have a long and healthy life. Of course, there...

The biggest moment of my life

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results”.- Albert Einstein I can’t describe the feelings that raced through my body as I was walking towards my girlfriend. This would be the last time she would be my fiancée, as she was...

Never give up!

We have just concluded the first professional men's tennis tournament in Shenzhen. A surprise late entry was former Wimbledon and US Open Champion, and Olympic winner, Andy Murray. And what a lesson he has taught us.. Murray seemed very motivated and eager to win this...

The Connection between Friends and Success. – And Why They Matter?

"If you lie down with dogs, you will get up with fleas." - Proverb If success is what you really want, then ask these questions to yourself: Who are the people you are surrounding yourself with? Are they helping you achieving your life goals? The reason why these...

Episode 1: How thinking influences our life and our relationships with Actor and Dating Expert, Luke Steele.

 Amongst other things, Luke shares: - What it takes to be an awesome actor. - Why thinking matters to be successful in life. - Why success doesn’t always equal happiness. - The habits and the thinking patterns that separate successful people from everyone else..

New Year Resolutions

If you are like me, you are probably planning your New Year resolutions as you read this. You may also know that most people struggle to follow through with their goals. Therefore I would like to share the key steps that have helped me define and follow through with...

Do you want to live longer?

“If you're respectful by habit, constantly honoring the worthy, four things increase long life, beauty, happiness, strength.” - Hindu Prince Gautama Siddhartha, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C. Most people dream to have a long and healthy life. Of course, there...

The Wealthy And The Rich

I know what’s your first question is. What’s the difference between being wealthy and being rich? Being wealthy and being rich synonymously involves with having a lot of money. But, the main difference between wealthy people and rich people is knowledge. Wealthy...

Why we do what we do, without knowing it…

Why is so much of our thinking (that underpins most of our behavior, determines our choices, our happiness, and our lives) invisible to us, and why are our unconscious desires so often the exact opposite to what we think we visibly want? This is one of the key...

5 Morning Habits of the Ultra-Successful

After years and years of studying and managing some of the best of all-time, you start to see many commonalities among them. What is it that they do? What separates them from the pack? What’s the difference between good and great? Those are the questions I try to...

How good are your intuitions: Part 2

Last week we spoke about two different brain functions, which we metaphorically called System 1 (makes intuitive choices) and System 2 (responsible for effort and conscious decision making). We discussed how one of the main functions of the often lazy System 2 is to...

What do you think is possible?

Up until 1954, no person ever managed to run a mile under 4 minutes. This seemed beyond the human limit. Doctors and scientists believed man kind had reached a record that could not be broken. Until Roger Bannister came along. He claimed it was possible and trained as...

Day 14: Creating a lasting habit

I used to struggle going to the gym unless I worked with a private coach. Then I discovered kickboxing and boxing classes. Initially, I would keep finding excuses to miss one class after each other. This continued until I made a commitment: I would go to classes at...

I was told I wasn’t good enough: Why I created the High Performance Project

The reason I have created the High Performance Project Group starts with my story of when I was a small kid who had learning disabilities. These disabilities included motor motion disorder, delayed speech and poor vision, amongst other things. Nevertheless, I was this...

How To Make Every Day Awesome!

“Make every day your masterpiece” – John Wooden OK, you planned out 2019 and spent a lot of time thinking about your goals, so what is next? It’s time to take consistent action. Like the famous basketball coach John Wooden famously said, we want to turn everyday into...

Would you like to live longer?

In an amazing study, Danner, Snowdon and Friesen wanted to investigate the criteria’s that prolong our lives. They took the samples of 678 nuns, from the years between 1930-1940, who were on average 22 years old, and evaluated autobiographies they had written when...

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