This morning I received an email from a friend, in which she shared a beautiful and profound metaphor for life – it took my breath away and I thought it would make a cool guest blog. Therefore, this one comes with grateful thanks to Marnie Shaw for sharing her insights with us.
According to the Cambridge dictionary an insight is a clear, deep and sometimes sudden understanding of a complicated problem or situation. If you know a better way to navigate life, please let me know!
Last night’s Casterbridge Speakers philosophy discussion explored the meaning of ‘Love’. Did you know that ‘Love’ is both a noun as well as a verb? The difference between these two uses was central to the discussion. In the sentence “my heart is full of love” – love is a noun, whilst in the sentence “I love you” – love is a verb. The problems associated with love appeared to be with the second of these two uses; acts such as domestic violence, where feelings of love and hate are confused and volatile.
Today I took delivery of 80 copies of my new book “More than you think”, which I’m planning to sell via my website. Why 80 specifically? Well at the beginning of this journey a friend shared an interesting statistic with me – a significant majority of authors don’t sell a hundred books. That figure has therefore become a personal target.
At last, I’m ready to launch the book out into the world. Please come to the launch party on YouTube Live. Meet the team and hear about the special launch offers that are available via the website, including access to a FREE live webinar about the Inside Out principles that I’m sharing in the book.
It is incredibly helpful to know that you can be in the flow of life as it is or you can entertain your thoughts, but not both at the same time. It is entertaining our thoughts that limits our opportunity to connect with the deeper spiritual truth of who we are. Intrigued… then come to the launch and read the book to find out how you are so much more than you think!
We go Live on Friday 10th July at 5pm, following this link
Is it true? – Such a great question to ask yourself and others, when faced with an unpleasant experience or insecure feelings. As a race we’re notoriously bad at determining the difference between something feeling real and it being true.
Depending on your experience, you may be aware of the term ‘change fatigue’. Research show that up to 70% of organisational transformation efforts fail, leading to apathy and resistance. It’s easy to become cynical, leading to assumptions that any change is ‘bad’.
There is a growing appreciation of the level of disruption being created as a result of this pandemic. It would be a missed opportunity if the focus of leadership were to be just on getting back to how it was before. In the words of Churchill: “Never let a good crisis go to waste.”
I hope you might be sufficiently intrigued to read my new book; but here is a short video to introduce what I hope will be a short series of videos over the coming days featuring snippets from the book to whet your appetite further.