We all eventually realise, if courageous enough: that the best way – and the only effective way – is to end our mechanical approach and make all things new, untested and unexampled

It’s never too late to be the person you might have been

George Elliot

Then, try this on

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The Big Challenge

“To be nobody but yourself – in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else – means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight”

E E Cummings

Are you up to it ?

Oscar Wilde has some doubts:

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else’s opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation”

Nearly two centuries after Baudelaire observed that “genius is nothing more nor less than childhood recovered at will”  and, a generation since Dylan Thomas insisted “children in wonder watching the stars, is the aim and the end”  we think, firmly wedged in our little private “la la land” that we are makin’ progress.  Seriously?  Have a close look, are you really better than you were?

Rule  # 1

The person who consciously creates their life discovers the domain of mastery and, that which lies beyond suffering

Rule  # 2

(There are no other if you can master Rule # 1)

We live out of the deep seated illusion that we need to be, or must be, a particular way.  The more we are aware of this (our tiny selves) the greater our attachment to our opinions, entitlements, and fears diminish and, we are empowered, and able to consciously, and responsibly, create our life

However, like addicts, we get caught-up in a relentless urge to feed our habits, and bathe in the pain that’s ultimately fueling them.  Stubbornly wedged in a mindset colouring complacency, we end-up grappling with, and living with, a very limiting, and lukewarm, status quo


Try as we might, despite best efforts, our false selves keep getting in the way.  Wary and on guard, acting like small narcissistic trolls twitching into life in response to the slightest touch of reality

Striking bold protective poses behind exotic masks of creeping insecurity, our painted faces betray a naked existence of thinking not good enough, making excuses, blaming, procrastinating, and avoiding taking responsibility

Satisfaction and peace of mind have long taken wing, happiness and freedom too.  Life dipped in the constructed-science of fine, getting-by, holding-on and making-it with people, when once there was the sweet artistry of adventure.  This scenario playing-out over, and over.  Our very own groundhog-day and, perambulating human conditionSatirist and cultural commentator Michael Leunig vividly captures the complex world of personal angst and frustration, as well as the caring, and innocent question being asked of the dark collective – “who have we become”?

Had enough?

You’ll be amazed at what is possible

Elite training  &  self development

 But, first

A few home truths

  • Most of the time we cruise through life on automatic pilot, gliding across the thin ice of denial.  Spinning and turning with desired perfection – using habit, pretence, self-image – as a means of trying to avoid the still black water of disappointment, inadequacy and fear that sit below.  But it doesn’t work, or not for long
  • We get into a spot of bother.  Becoming fixated and rigid, stilted, wooden to the point of petrified-unnatural, firmly set in our ways.  And suffer.  Pretending that we don’t, deep-down knowing that we do
  • Life taking-on a beige pastiche of getting-by and trying not to fail.  Working hard at eliminating, diminishing and camouflaging our inadequacies.  Needing to be careful, else small slip-ups might trigger weaknesses into view, shaming, leaving us exposed.  Efforting manages to dull the vulnerability, but not making it disappear
  • Unwittingly also, destroying the top, our unrealised higher potential, by replacing with a tepid, average-middle-zone.  Personal upper and lower control-limits put in place, acting as self-imposed boundaries, to live within.  Cautiously staying in between, cocooned, in an intimate pod of fortified-protection, supposedly keeping us safe, and secure
  • It takes something significant to shake us from this malaise.  Usually something cathartic like a divorce, death of a loved-one, loss of a job, major setback or health scare can ‘unwelcomely’ jolt and catapult awareness into view
  • But who we are for ourselves remains doggedly fixed; and, linked to an underlying and persistent sense of not being good enough.  Amid the constant humiliation, the natural thing to keep doing is deliberately shrinking our world, playing small, withdrawing, eliminating close relationships, and making ourselves separate, and alone


Growing new versus going through

  • Taking a walk on the wild side, Mark Twain captured wonderfully well, the unheralded shortcomings and frontier-foibles of our rudimentary-view (life) – “when we remember we are all mad, the mysteries disappear and life stands explained”
  • An interesting take on what Shakespeare might not have meant by ‘to thine own self be true’  nonetheless, right-on-the-money.  And, it doesn’t just end there; as our ‘madness’ comes with close related ties
  • For, only by realising the extent to which we are driven by the sibling vanity of our endeavours, smallness of our attachments, urgency of our aversion, can we free ourselves from our walled-constraints, and the “stuckness of our situation”.  Ceasing the mindless chatter, needless action, mirage-like daydreaming, of seeking a more comfortable, controlled way, of skating through life
  • We can awaken to self-knowledge and, a sense of who we are, through the relentless practice of observation
  • Self-awareness is not analysis; nor meditating silently under a tree or, needing a mindfulness retreat to reach higher ground; it is simply noticing what we think, how we react, and what our subtle, over-used strategies for coping are
  • If we notice, notice, notice; observing ourselves objectively – that is, without judgment – we can begin to see clearly our limited ideas of how we are supposed to be, how others are meant to behave, how life should turn-out


What you need to know

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  • Uniquely targeted at the who and why.  Then, what and how.  Socratic personal development first and foremost, followed by appropriate action
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  • If you’ve ever wondered…. “I want to do something really special for me; worth my time and effort; personable, informal, professional and highly sophisticated; exceptionally well-credentialed and world-class; guaranteed to have impact and lasting results; focused on potential (‘even at my age’), capacity, happiness and output, but doesn’t take months or meetings to finalise; not out-there alternative or “fluffy”; something that is value for money, and outstanding, with strong effect on improving key relationships and outcomes”?

Then, finally

Stop wondering

 Looking back it has been a fantastic journey and this is the first time in years I feel motivated and energised”

Senior Executive with mojo back

“It’s the best development program I have ever done (and I have done a lot).  It has made a significant difference to my work and home life – people who have known me for years have noticed the difference and my connection with my teenage son has improved as a result”

Senior Executive making a difference

“For so many years it was like I was waiting for something (for what exactly, I have no idea).  Hoping everything would somehow get better or, all turnout and fall into place.  My real life would start soon.  Things were fine, no real complaints but, being honest now, not really fulfilling.  Not really me.  Not anymore!”

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