Monday, 24 April 2017

How To Achieve Remarkable Things

I was doing some research over the weekend for one of my posts in the special series I'm doing next month to celebrate 10 years of blogging. I'm calling the post 'Remarkable is the new normal'.

This ebook from the folk at TomorrowToday offers a lot of great insights into how to make achieving remarkable things a way of life.

You can download it here.

Be remarkable.
Ian

Friday, 21 April 2017

Better practice is the key to better results

I found the video below at this website after reading the book which I recommend.

I actually found the website, which has more excellent videos, to be a great companion to the book which I reflect in my Amazon review here.

Embracing the concept of deep practice presented in the book is a key to consistent optimum performance.

Every day I witness the best performers are those who are mastering deep practice.

There's a great connection to the idea of deep work. See more about this here.



Who will you become? What will you do next?

Be remarkable.
Ian

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Home Ground Advantage




The sign above hangs on the wall at Lisa and Brendan Hanrahan's cafe and cakes shop at 125 Sturt Street Ballarat. 

I stumbled on their place originally. Now I go there deliberately because you get a genuinely different experience on top of the great food (made on the premises) and coffee.

Futurist Roger Hamilton says

"We now live in a world where all content is becoming free. But while people are spending less money, time and attention on content, they are putting more money, time and attention into their experiences."

At Home Ground Cafe and Cakes in Ballarat it costs a little more than down the road, yet the fast growing list of regular customers like me proves we're prepared to pay for our experiences.

Who will you become? What will you do next?

Be remarkable.
Ian

PS something else unique at Home Ground - buy 5 coffees get the 6th free!

Monday, 17 April 2017

3 key ways to set your moral compass


More from Gerd here.

3 key ways to set your moral compass

1) Determine "key human indicators" a concept  from Gerd above. They're of far greater value than the tired, old KPI's.

Ask What does it mean for me to be a human being fully alive? Let people know this is what you stand for. Be a role model.

2) Embrace enlightened self-interest in your own best way

3) Turn your values into virtues

More about this here.

Who will you become? What will you do next?

Be remarkable.
Ian


Friday, 14 April 2017

The delights of decluttering


I found the image above here while googling for more on decluttering by Marty Neumeier after I read the following by him in his great book Metaskills:

Clutter is any element that doesn't contribute meaning or usefulness 
- a form of pollution that make life harder to navigate

I find it very valuable every time I write, prepare a talk, write a report for a client, whatever, to scan for meaning and usefulness and then eliminate anything that doesn't pass the test.

Who will you become? What will you do next?

Be remarkable.
Ian

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Here's my 3 words. What's yours?

The following 3 words are my guides for sustaining positive momentum this year:


Why THREE Words? I'll let Chris Brogan explain. His full post and his 3 words are here.

We choose three words so that you can use them for triangulation. One word seems to fade away from our memory too quickly. Two words sets our brain up to think of “this or that” kinds of logic. Three words gives us a way to think about the situations in our lives from many dimensions.

I’ve tried four words and it was a bad year. Everyone’s tried one word and you get mixed results. Three seemed right, and I’ve been doing it since 2006, so I’ve had lots of practice at this point.

What's your 3 words?

Be remarkable.
Ian

PS Next month I'll be celebrating 10 years writing this blog. Each of the 14 posts in May will be related to my 3 words and I'll be combining the posts into an ebook as a gift for you.

Monday, 10 April 2017

The Gifts Symposium

As you may know I'm in the process of giving away my learning, unlearning, and relearning from my life and work that can be provided digitally, and that I believe you as a purpose-driven leader will highly value.

The access page to my gifts for you is here.

These symposiums are your opportunity to explore with me personally and other people of like heart and mind, the gifts I'm providing. 

Read more of the philosophy here.

The subject for this first symposium on May 4th 2017 is Change Leadership.

We'll be embracing one meaning of symposium - a drinking party or convivial discussion. The drinking is optional. I'll probably be having a whiskey. Convivial discussion will be the focus; to be precise candid and convivial.

We'll be exploring: 
why change management is an oxymoron, 
why we need a change processes and not change programs, 
and why all change is personal first, relationships second, and organisational a distant third.

Registration for this symposium is also a gift. 
You can claim your place here.

Be remarkable.
Ian