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The convenience of not setting goals
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The convenience of not setting goals

I learned a new skill last year. In fact, to call it a skill does perhaps not do it full justice. For it is in actuality, a capacity for a fundamental orientation toward life. One that much to my shame, I had hitherto forsaken. In common parlance this capacity would be called “goal setting”. I […]

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How I Coach People

It’s been three years now since I started calling myself a coach. I’ve worked with a whole range of people. It’s been challenging, it’s been enlightening, and it’s been deeply fulfilling. Sometimes, a client’s life has been truly transformed -...

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The Purpose of Life

What is the purpose of life? What is your purpose? My purpose? It’s a word that is as clichéd as it is important. And one I have wrestled with as much as it has inspired me. So often we talk of it as a thing, an ideal we must live up to, a...

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What Makes You Special

Human beings have been trading stuff for an awfully long time. Some say for 150,000 years. It’s one of the biggest differentiators between us and the animals. It’s made our lives rich and cooperative. Here’s how it works… If one guy is great at...

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This Is Not The Way

He whispered to me this morning while I was making coffee. Amongst the sound of the grinding of beans, his voice spoke through my own lips. “This is not the way.” He didn’t refer to the way I was grinding the beans. I don’t think he has much to say...

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Navigating Life’s Turning Points

There are those moments that happen, periods in our lives, when we reach a fork in the road. The wheel of life has revolved, and we’re faced with a choice. A momentous choice perhaps. We feel it, like a beckoning from the future, or an intolerance...

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The Egoic Nature of Growth

We want to change. It’s built into our nature, the very substance of life. We want to realize the vision that we see in our mind’s eye. We want to fulfil the potential we feel in our soul. We’re told it’s possible, just a decision away. We want it...

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What’s the Point of Your Work?

What’s the point? I don’t mean, in the self-deprecating fashion that we can be prone to. The one where the internal voice whines “oh, what is the point?” I mean, what’s the point - the sharpened statement that conveys the essence of what you do? Do...

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