• The Matrix
    Inspiration

    What would your life look like if you were a character in a computer game?

    A number of independent thinkers and scientists are leaning into this idea – or the broader one that our current reality could simply be a simulation in a computer. It makes for an excellent thought experiment. Not for what you can do to change this – you are the ghost in the machine if we accept the idea – but if you are simply a character in a grand simulation, a great game or story, which future or story would you choose for yourself? One of pain and anguish, or one of fun and adventure? One of poverty and servitude, or one of wealth and service? And what’s stopping you?…

  • Your Stand is Your Brand
    Book Reviews,  Character,  Career

    Your Stand is Your Brand

    Outstanding and pivotal. This book applies as equally to personal development as it does to business since Your Stand is routed in your own identity. I found it to be ‘the missing link’ in my personal journey and Patrick’s 5P Expansion Sequence is one which is easy to understand yet requires focused effort by the individual (or business team) to truly dig deep and understand your inner workings and then apply conscious choice to embrace your truth, instead of unconscious choice and operate with your conditioned choices which are often in conflict and, ultimately, lead to your lack of success in any or all areas of your life. The book…

  • A boat at sea
    Character

    A Question of Values. What are yours?

    A ship in harbour is safe. But that is not what ships are made for. John A Shed There are a billion stars in the sky and there are a billion values you can follow. But if you set sail in your life without deciding which key stars you will follow in the sky you may find yourself lost at sea, running into heavy weather or even aground on the rocks or reefs of hostile shores. Our stars are not astrology, but our core values which are there to guide us on our path through life. Your values are your base program against which you test environments and make the…

  • A Buffalo (Bison) on the Savannah
    Book Reviews,  Character

    The Lakota Way

    I was not sure what to expect when I started out with this book, but what I found in the covers is a concise lesson in what it takes to be human, a citizen of this planet wandering the cosmos. The book quotes Lakota stories and myths to explain the 12 virtues that are key to The Lakota Way: humility, perseverance, respect, honour, love, sacrifice, truth, compassion, bravery, fortitude, generosity, and wisdom. As we are read these stories, along with more modern interpretations that bring them to date, we learn about ourselves and how we should be living, and how to be better people. Many of these virtues are also…