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20 Jul 2011

The Crazy Ones

The unreasonable ones....

I'm reading 3 books at the moment. A new earth, flow and the power of unreasonable people. I'm enjoying them all and would recommend them for anyone interested in raising their awareness, understanding what makes life flow/optimum experience and finally purposeful entrepreneurship - the game changers of the future.

I've interviewed 24 entrepreneurs now and more to come......some of the common characteristics of these guys and girls is the simple internal driver to have creative independence - they can't help themselves they have to create their organisations to make a difference.

Over the course of the next couple of months I will share insights and teasers for the future eBook - released in January 2012.

Some inspiration.....Here's to the Crazy Ones - I simply love what you bring to the world....

Hardly crazy ones but it makes me smile looking at me and my bros [ed - cheesy smiles all around]

If you haven't ever seen this awesome Apple film the crazy have to watch it and be inspired. What's that old famous motor racing driving quote 'if you think that you are in control, you are simply not going fast enough'

Loving the entrepreneurial spirit!


8 Jul 2011

The Games People Play...the Delusion of Superiority...Collaborate, lets not act Stupid!

A week in the News of NOT the World

This week has been a fantastic week for many reasons - my kidsco scholar has 2 potential job opportunities coming her way - both with organisations that are walking their talk. My youngest daughters eye surgery has been so successful that her squint has gone and she may no longer need glasses. I've won more work and I am thoroughly enjoying the projects that I am involved in. MOE has taken another step forwards as has the DR website....the book interviews continue to inspire. And.....I'm finally getting my A*** sorted out to ensure the Kidsco pioneers all have coaches and a chance at a better future.

The Latin of Compete learn together....SO let's make sure we do
SO....what else do I want to share this week - well this lesson. I am proud to be someone who has the privilege of working and leading in the world of the global coaching profession. I fundamentally, whole heartedly and passionate believe in the profession and its influence, impact, reach and long term difference, contribution and legacy we can make.

As a profession we aspire to sign up to a code of ethics, a set of values, an agreed way of being in the world, we claim that COLLABORATION is the only way and then out of the blue some people decide they no longer need to acknowledge, respect and honour this commitment. They decide through their ego based lens that their superior, that they have more right to a voice than the rest of you and your community.

I appreciate I am talking in code and for now I want to, but in essence here is all I want to say to people in the global coaching profession who are privileged to act as a leads and role models - don't espouse the principles, values, beliefs and philosophy of coaching and about being collaborative if you are not going to then have the balls to see it through..........

Short term competitive related plays end up damaging the goodwill, message and brand of coaching - how can we have integrity as a profession espousing the values of collaboration, consciousness and adult to adult based relationships - only for us to then take the opportunity to gain some small don't win - our professional loses.

SO........for those of use who are privileged enough to be in leadership roles in the world of coaching PLEASE stand up be counted, act with integrity, authentically live by the values that WE are so quick to espouse to gain credibility.....and if you can't be least have the courage to say that you DO feel superior and do not need to PLAY by the agreed RULES OF THE GAME.......don't suddenly shift mid play, stand up and be counted - role model courageous leadership -don't play a political game with our profession - its too bloody important for your short term values.

In my opinion, coaching has a global role to play in aiding humanity to realise it's fullest potential and become a more conscious guardian of this tiny little suspended blue/green marble that we call big going forwards because to play small is to disrespect our profession, your own personal/professional integrity and will deflect from playing our role and leaving a positive legacy that I believe we are responsible to and for..............

Rant over for now.......

All the best.