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New day sunrise in the woods

Doing more than nothing

We are very seldom operating at our peak – our most productive, our healthiest, or our best-balanced life. I am sure, like me, you have areas in your life you would like to improve. And, you know, it’s easy to …

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Capability at Work book testimonial April 2021

Capability at Work book testimonial

“I’m currently nose deep in Capability at Work (Chapter 4 to be exact) and my mind is absolutely blown!! I’m so grateful for this body of work because it’s completely shifted my perspective on my purpose, and is giving me …

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Light at the end of the tunnel

The shadow

This is something I have come to appreciate more during the pandemic… The bad casts a shadow. And if you keep thinking too much about what’s bad, you may lose what’s good. As an experiment, notice how much time you …

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HowNow podcast.The 3 L&D Elephants in the Room

99 Problems But Work Ain’t One Podcast

99 Problems But Work Ain’t One Podcast: The Three L&D Elephants In The Room In this 1st episode of ‘99 Problems But Work Ain’t One’, Paul Matthews joins HowNow’s Nelson Sivalingam. Learn about the three elephants in the L&D strategy …

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Dog comfortable in a chair

The secret to changing your life

Do you want to change something in your life, in your work, in your relationships; your health, weight, happiness, job, confidence…? Here’s the secret. You can change your life only to the extent that you can tolerate a little discomfort. …

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Lawn mower cutting down flowers

The sadness of dead daffodils

It is spring, and the daffodils are coming up. In a park near here, the lawnmower cut down a bed of these budding daffodils. What a shame. Perhaps the lawnmower driver did not see them. If a plant sends its …

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Call of the siren

Are you listening to the siren call from the past?

It is often in the times that we think of as hard, tough and difficult that we make the biggest changes and develop the most momentum. When everything feels good enough, it’s easy to do nothing to change, even if …

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Squirrel studying and learning

Knowing about stuff is overrated

We are encouraged to learn. Fair enough. Why? To improve our lives and the lives of those around us. (That’s the best reason I could come up with) Does it work? Only if you do something with what you have …

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