In his classic book ‘The Concept of Mind’ philosopher Gilbert Ryle argues against the concept of the ‘Ghost in the Machine’: the idea that our mental and physical worlds are two distinct realities which we vainly try to reconcile in illogical ways. Ryle argues that there is no such thing as a ‘ghost in theContinue reading “Are You a Ghost in the Machine?”
Category Archives: personal development
On Freedom and Gratitude
Freedom and gratitude are two of the most widely used words in the modern coaching world. Tons of books have been written about them, and about their importance in our lives. Just like with any widely used terms however, their omnipresence means that they sometimes lose their meaning and significance. It’s important to understand theContinue reading “On Freedom and Gratitude”
We Are Robots, Not Humans
The title of this article, are the literal words of the line manager of Shona Hirons, which were spoken to her when she was being reprimanded after having made a mistake at work. Working for a highly competitive law firm, Shona was told that people in her position are not allowed to make mistakes. JustContinue reading “We Are Robots, Not Humans”
What is Your One Thing?
In his seminal book The One Thing, Gary Keller states that success is the result of narrowing your concentration on one thing. Success is the result of discipline, and discipline is created by consistently doing what needs to be done. My 70-year old neighbour is in the swimming pool by 5am, swimming 14 rounds everyContinue reading “What is Your One Thing?”
11 Ways to Stop Overthinking
Are you one of these people who think a million thoughts a minute, ruminate about the smallest detail and regularly struggle to find the serenity and peace you crave? Then I really feel for you. The good news is that you are not alone. As a notorious ruminator myself, I sometimes struggle to keep myContinue reading “11 Ways to Stop Overthinking”
Cultivating a Champion’s Mindset
Last week, I had a fascinating chat with Kickboxing Champion Jessica Fleischer. In this fascinating conversation, which can be viewed above, we learn about what it takes in order to develop the mindset of a champion. What can we learn and apply in our day-to-day business as solopreneurs? Some highlights: Know your mission: Jess didn’tContinue reading “Cultivating a Champion’s Mindset”
Why Do I Still Have Unhelpful Beliefs?
When you hear coaches and therapists talk among themselves, the term limiting belief will be inevitably dropped at some point. This is ‘therapy talk’ for what I would describe as an unhelpful belief, or a self-sabotaging belief. I can give plenty of examples of such beliefs being expressed from my own practice. Here are someContinue reading “Why Do I Still Have Unhelpful Beliefs?”
How Comfortably Do You Sit?
In order to make all important changes to our lives, to become experts in our field or to learn something new, we will need to get out of it. And there in the cold, outside that comfort zone, that’s where fear resides.
Not Another Cemetery Of Dreams
Why wait for an arbitrary date in the future to start taking action? What is the message you unconsciously give to yourself when you state that you will start doing it later?
My Story: How I Came to Help People Overcome Adversity and Find Personal Freedom
I have always believed in personal freedom and everyone’s right to be given the space and time to become the best version of themselves. At the age of 15, I was already on a mission to become a psychotherapist. Way before my classmates had figured out what they really wanted to do, I had takenContinue reading “My Story: How I Came to Help People Overcome Adversity and Find Personal Freedom”