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Our Mental Scripts

A dangerously underweight fifteen-year-old girl looks into the mirror and sees herself as disgustingly fat. Such extreme conditions as anorexia nervosa are shocking in their effects upon people. However, could we all have milder distorting self-beliefs about ourselves, perhaps? How about this: We walk into a room and believe everyone is looking at us critically? Or, we […]

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Never enough time? It that really your problem?

I was talking with one of my clients the other day, and as I asked how he was doing, he replied with an ironic smile, “Never enough time, Patrick.” “Never enough time.” This cliché rolls off the tongue too quickly when we describe the state of overwhelm.  But what we say matters. What we say can often […]

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Empathy + Compassion

Some of the most influential people I know do more than empathise with me. Empathy is important. But when it comes down it, what truly separates world-class influencers from manipulators? One of the most acutely painful moments in my life made me quite vulnerable. I approached a man who was a leader. Len was also a […]

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Life in the Way

We plan, we organise ourselves, we budget, we set goals. But sometimes life just gets in the way. For much of what I write and teach around self-leadership and personal productivity, I use myself as the laboratory. This approach seems to me to be the way of integrity. As someone once claimed, “We eat our own dog […]

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