Category: Personal Development

I’m fascinated by the way we interact with ourselves. For some this is life design, for others it’s spirituality, but I like to call it innergagement. These are a mix of thoughts rising from my former life as a minister, and my joy of tweaking my workflows and productivity.

How to Write SMART Emails

Perhaps the largest time suck in the world of emails is responding to emails to get more information. This is unfortunately because most people’s emails stink. We save all of us time and energy, and focus our own minds too, when we write smart emails. Poor emails are rude – they are forcing others to ...

Productivity vs creativity and the creative’s problem

We need to get things done. And there was a point in my life 2 years ago when the book, Getting Things Done literally saved my life. I want to break down the 5 pillars of productivity in preparation for a seminar I’m given on this on Sunday at The River Church. (If you’re in the ...

Why you must see yourself as the leader that you are

Last week I did an interview on leadership, community and social media with Adrian Swinscoe, which I thoroughly enjoyed and you can listen to here. At the end of the blog post in which the interview was posted, Wendy commented and talked about a situation where others might regard her as a leader, but she ...

Video: What One Man Can Do, Another Can Do

Many, many years ago I was frustrated that I wasn’t experiencing the successes in my life that I saw others were. People would do things that I wanted to do, but I excused them as impossible for me to ever attain. There’s no surprise then that I was also jealous of people – wanting what ...

Something Beautiful Podcast

I was recently interviewed for the Something Beautiful Podcast, a Christian leaders podcast hosted by Jonathan Blundell. In this episode, I’m interviewed about my work with Like Minds, how much of that is a mirror of my church, and my draw into Christian work and the subsequent way that I went into business. I’m introduced about ...

Video: From No Limbs To No Limits (Must Watch)

Watch this and you’ll never clammer for the victim seat again. I love this guy already. I want to get him to our church and to Like Minds without a shadow of a doubt. What resonates with me the most? “I may not be able to hold my wife’s hand, but I can hold her ...

Who Is Your Phyllis Wills?

Recently, a woman by the name of Phyllis Wills passed away. Type her name into Google, and you’ll find nothing about her. Ask people on the street about her, and you’ll find no body knew her. In fact the only person I know who knows much about Phyllis is my dad.

Exposure

I think one of the greatest gifts you can give someone is exposure to new things. Exposure opens the mind, giving it new possibilities and fresh perspective on it’s current place in the world. My favourite thing to do is to take kids who have closed mindsets and show them around places they’ve never been ...

Top 10 Productivity Tips

On yesterday’s post Ian Mcleary shared his 10 top productivity tips. Very useful: 1. Sort out my to-do list every morning 2. Start at 7 every morning. 3. Review my 99 day goals every week 4. Review my stats every week 5. Keep my CRM system up to date 6. Bring my laptop to meetings ...

And then, and then, and then

Whenever I talk with too much certainty about what I’ll do then, and then, and then, I know that I’ve become arrogant and lazy. One of the gems from the Like Minds Summit back in February was short term execution with a long term goal. In other words, it was “there’s where we want to ...