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?”
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The Fallacy of Perfection
It’s remarkable to see how many talented people are walking around this world with unhelpful ideas of perfection in their heads. Like some sort of abstract Platonic Idea, perfection is an ideal scenario of things we expect or demand to happen in any given situation. The theory of Ideas, also known as the theory of FormsContinue reading “The Fallacy of Perfection”
Freedom Is About Being In Charge Of Your Time
In the coaching and mentoring circles I frequent, I am often told by marketing gurus that being self-employed is the essence of being free. All you need to do is give up your job, start your own business and you will get immediately a taste of personal freedom and unlimited potential for abundance. As aContinue reading “Freedom Is About Being In Charge Of Your Time”
The Business of Making Art
Tomes of books have been written about the Art of Doing Business, but today I want to say a few words about the Business of Making Art. As a part-time musician and composer, one of my obsessions is helping musicians and artists in general to achieve their goals. These goals vary, and I can confidentlyContinue reading “The Business of Making Art”
Why Doing Less Will Help You Achieve More
3 Ways to Beat Procrastination The 7 Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs The Truth About Why Most Start-ups Fail I’m willing to place a bet that at some point, as someone motivated and determined to improve your personal or professional life, you will have been swayed by a headline similar to those above. We feel anContinue reading “Why Doing Less Will Help You Achieve More”
The Art of Conversational Sales
I recently spoke with hypnotherapist and sales expert Philip Carrington-Spence about the art of conversational sales for coaches and therapists. In this almost hourly live chat we discussed some typical pain points for solopreneurs when it comes to making sales calls.
The True Reason Why You Are Self-Sabotaging
We self-sabotage for a number of reasons. But procrastination is often related to powerful processes in our heads which play out at a deeper level.
7 Questions to Help you Create the Best Version of Yourself
While change needs its time to fully unfold and show its long term benefits, approaching your current reality armed with the right set of questions, will get you in a position where you will be able to accelerate that change and make the most out of it. Taking the time to reflect on these questions and answer them for yourself honestly and transparently, will be your guide to start creating the new ‘you’, the best version of yourself.