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Is Motivation Destroying Your Identity?

An outstanding life is NOT about littering your day with lifehacks hoping for that magical transformation to your health, relationships and bank account. Transformation is such a misused word that has somehow become synonymous with ‘instant’. The reality is that it takes much longer than that. It’s a process of […]

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How to Get the Best Sleep- Part 2

The Definitive Guide to Sleeping Longer and Deeper In Part 1 of this article on sleep I outlined the latest stunning research which shows that sleep is more important than any other health protocol and impacts not just the body but cognitive performance and emotional wellbeing in a profound way. […]

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Is Sleep the Fountain of Youth? – Part 1

I really dislike this cliché “This will change your life” but, in this case, sleep will literally do so. What happens to us during sleep is truly remarkable. It is the ultimate detox for the mind and body. It is a reset button. A reboot. In fact if there was a […]

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The power of WHEN

WHY ignites motivation. WHAT clarifies outcomes. HOW is the process. but WHEN is your point of difference! There is no doubt that we should all start at WHY. WHY sparks the motivation for change that shapes your beliefs and defines your identity, which is critical for behavioural change. But in my opinion, if you […]

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12 Rules for Ageing Boldly

It comes to all of us in the end: that crushing moment when you suddenly feel Old. The trigger might be a milestone birthday, an illness or an injury, a romantic snub or a missed promotion at work. For me it was discovering that – at the age of 48 […]

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The Biggest Relationship Mistakes Can Happen Very Early

When couples come to therapy to work on their relationship and present their problems, the therapist usually asks when these issues began. More often than not, couples can trace the seeds of the problem(s) to their earliest dating days. They might not have had big fights about the issue at that time, but it […]

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Valentines Day Do’s and Don’ts

Don’ts Don’t – Buy flowers Don’t – Say ‘I love you’ Don’t – Book a restaurant  Don’t – Overspend on gifts Don’t – Post a valentines day picture on social media Do’s ·     Do – Look at old photo’s together ·     Do – Write each other a love letter of what you love […]

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Lies, So Many Lies

The last two centuries has seen the biggest cons perpetrated by mankind on mankind. As a result, health is deteriorating, relationships are breaking, conscious parenting is declining, time is accelerating, sleep is a luxury, socialising is erratic, anxiety and depression are skyrocketing. It makes no sense because we live in […]

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9 New Rules For 2019 Headstart

New year resolutions are as outdated as the fax machine. And change does NOT have to be grand or radical. The biggest mistake people make on 1st January is to make unrealistic and unsustainable goals. Please don’t. Its best to make none at all. The second biggest mistake people make […]

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The Butterfly Effect

Today you paid a compliment to the barista who served your morning coffee. She was depressed, suffering in silence and beginning to contemplate suicide. Your compliment inspired her to seek help, to enrol in that course, to call a family member or friend, to apologise to their partner, to give […]

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Sex, Lies and Fasting

Should we fast from sex and other pleasures? Before I get into the science of why we should, I want to make one observation about the lies we have been fed by most sexperts who peddle the idea that if you are not having sex with your partner two to […]

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The 10 Attributes Of Greatness

What does it take to live a life less ordinary?  1. Ordinary people can fool anyone in the short term. Great people build trust and earn respect for the long term. 2. Ordinary people panic about deadlines and forget their priorities. Great people know that spending time with family and friends, and doing work […]

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How To Love Your Life

I’ve been asked time and time again, what are some of the practical things people can employ to be happier and more successful on a day-to-day basis? To begin with, focussing on the below eight areas will provide you with an excellent foundation for personal and professional success. Health – Cherish […]

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5 Lifestyle Choices Of The Longest Living Humans

Starting in Sardinia, I have recently travelled the Mediterranean and spent many days visiting the renowned ‘blue zones’ where there is the highest concentration of centenarians. What struck me about the people in these areas is the complete lack of focus on health and fitness, yet they live such a […]

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How To Slow Down Time

Have you ever looked back on a day or week or month or year and thought, “Where did the time go?” You are not alone. Almost everyone is experiencing this phenomenon where time feels like it is flying by. For some limited number of people however, they look back on the […]

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Is Exercise Doing You More Harm Than Good?

You probably are doing more harm than good. I know this sounds shocking, but it’s the truth and somebody needs to tell it. Exercise programs, personal trainers and gyms are a huge fad, and big business is cashing in on people’s insecurity, guilt and FOMO.  What does the science say? […]

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Is Your Food Making You Angry?

Science in the last few years has discovered that your mind is your thinking brain and your gut is your feeling brain. And we all know that your feelings are much more powerful than your thoughts. Try thinking your way out of anger or fear or anxiety? Difficult right? Researchers have […]

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The ONE Big Mistake Parents Make When Raising Children

Using Fear and Guilt to get your children to cooperate is perhaps the most damaging mistake parents can make. Parents don’t realise they are making this mistake until it is too late and their children start experiencing disorders such as anxiety, depression and obsessive compulsive behaviours.  “Tom, get off your […]

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Six Little-Known Hacks To Work Better & Live Longer

Just like meditation, bio-hacking is the new tool used by high achievers to boost their performance to incredible levels. Here are six I use religiously to help me do amazing things.  Always exercise before you eat. Moving before eating cranks up your metabolism. Even 5 – 10 minutes. It doesn’t matter where you […]

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Raising Children in A fast World

Family life is very important to our wellness and work performance. Try being effective at work if you show up with family burdens on your shoulders, if your children are sick or out of control, or if you and your partner are constantly arguing. The biggest lie that most busy people […]

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Can Meditation Help You Outperform The Competition?

We are now ALL competing with a new breed of high achievers! They eat like athletes, train like titans and meditate like monks. Why meditate? Because in today’s world, success no longer belongs to the smartest or the most knowledgeable. It belongs to the ‘energy elite’ who get more done […]

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How To Mend A Broken Heart- By Dr Guy Winch Ph.D.

The emotional pain that heartbreak evokes is excruciating. Nothing else matters, no one else matters. We can barely function, think, or move. We feel removed from everyone and alone in a haze of unreality, trapped in our shattered world. All we can see is the person who broke our heart, […]

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The Power Of Facing East

Which direction does your office desk face? What about your bed? Do you think your work performance or sleep can be affected by whether you are facing north, south, east or west? Recent brain research has shown how facing different directions critically affects our brain’s ability to sustain integrated cognitive […]

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Are You Ignoring Your Inner Instinct?

Your instinct is one of five super powers that you have to help you grow, evolve and survive. Ignore it at your peril. We live in an age of constant distraction where mindfulness of our inner instinct is failing us. This can make us feel lost, uncertain and confused. Out […]

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For All The Kale In The World

Notwithstanding the various juggling acts we perform, nor the sensory overload we experience day to day, we are living in a time that both demands and expects us to be energised. It is no wonder that we seek to nurture and maintain our wellbeing – not only for the sake […]

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The Sex/Sleep Connection

A lot of couples are malnourished when it comes to love, sex and intimacy. That’s one half of the problem. The other half is the guilt and the disfunction in the relationship that goes with it. Couples could get caught in a chicken and the egg negative loop. Is it […]

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Who Will You Be In One Year?

Humans are designed for progress. It’s what makes us happy, fulfilled and excited to be alive. Growing, learning and challenging our boundaries. When we stop progressing, we stagnate, lose clarity and can become lost, and even disillusioned with our life and the dreams we once kept in our heart. Many […]

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Benefits of Walking Barefoot

Have you noticed how children rip off their shoes and socks whenever they can? That’s because they instinctively know the benefits of walking barefoot, especially on the natural surfaces such as grass. This practice is known as ‘earthing’ or ‘grounding’ and studies now show that standing barefoot on earth improves […]

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How to Live ‘Till 100

In the current generation Y and millennials, more and more will get the chance to live until 100. You can be one of them if you play your genetic cards right. There is no doubt that medicine also makes this goal achievable. But if you look closely at the statistics you […]

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Have you lost your mojo?

Attracting good things and good people to you can only happen when you learn to tap into your mojo. Your mojo is more important than you think. Its more important than what you say and do. It’s an invisible force that cannot be explained, only witnessed. We are all born […]

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Eat Clean – Think Clean – Dance On

Everyone is working hard and smart these days. But we are entering an era of competition where this is not enough. You need to be in top physical, mental and emotional condition. To achieve this you need to eat clean and think clean. Or dance on. Read on… Eating Clean Less […]

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Why Do People Disengage at Work?

“A staggering 87% of people worldwide are disengaged at work” (Gallup Poll) Many organisations are experiencing a crisis and aren’t even aware of it. There is one truth that the poll leaves out: Almost all people start a job with enthusiasm and excitement but end up on a path to disengagement. […]

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Is Energy More Important Than Intelligence

Person A has no plan for health and happiness but he excelled at school and university and now has a great job. The education system and his parents taught him the notion that you work hard in the early years so you can ‘have-it-all’ later on in life. So he hops […]

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Is Health More Important Than Intelligence

As I sit here in my office looking through the glass partition at our MSA National team who do amazing work, it strikes me daily how little of a role intelligence plays in our success. Don’t get me wrong, our team is competent and know their stuff, as I am sure you do, but […]

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Why Forgiveness Is Essential to Your Success

However you define your success and wealth, one thing is for certain, you can NEVER achieve it if you are not grateful for the present and have a clear vision for your future. A vision without current state gratitude only leads to anxiety; and gratitude without a vision for the […]

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How to Bond with Your Children

Family life is very important to our wellness and work performance. Try being effective at work if you show up with family burdens on your shoulders, if your children are sick or out of control, or if you and your partner are arguing at home. There are unique challenges to […]

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Yes BUT are you having FUN?

We are all in the business of selling ourselves. What sells is not just the product or service, it is the person standing behind it. People connect with you first and if they like you they will use every justification to do business with you. Does having fun make you […]

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You Matter

There is a statistic that scares many businesses: 67% of customers don’t return to do business with a company because of the attitude of just one person. This scares companies with a poor culture, the ones that have no idea what to expect from their team. This statistic is an […]

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Become the CEO of your own brand

Your personal brand is what makes you unique and instantly recognisable, it’s a fact that people with a positive brand are more successful. Here are 5 tips to develop an inspirational brand. Be ridiculously good at what you do. Most people talk about how good they are but the ones […]

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5 of the Healthiest Foods for Women

The following in order of importance are especially beneficial to women’s health: Bone broth – if you want beautiful hair, skin and nails, bone broth made from organic meats is a great place to start. Many people focus on beauty by undergoing expensive treatments and applying liberal amounts of creams […]

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7 Morning Rituals for Success

Developing a ritual for the first 30-45 minutes of your day can be the difference between a mediocre life and a motivational one. I created a morning ritual that sets me up mentally and emotionally to tackle the day like an athlete, I follow this ritual no matter where I […]

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Is speed killing your life?

We live in a culture that is addicted to speed. We eat fast, talk fast, work fast as we try to cram more and more in the day. And this is having dire consequences on our lives at home and at work. Why have we caught this disease called ‘speed’? […]

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How to Find Your Blue Zone

Starting in Sardinia, I have been travelling the Mediterranean for the past 4 weeks and have spent many days visiting the renowned ‘blue zones’ where there is the highest concentration of centenarians. What struck me about the people in these areas is the complete lack of focus on health and […]

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Sex, Lies & Fasting

Should we fast from sex and other pleasures? Before I get into the science of why we should, I want to make one observation about the lies we have been fed by most sexperts who peddle the idea that if you are not having sex with your partner 2-5 times […]

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How do you slow down time?

Have you ever looked back on a day or week or month or year and thought, ‘where did the time go?’ You are not alone. Almost everyone is experiencing this phenomenon where time feels like it is flying by. For some limited number of people however, they look back on […]

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How to Love Your Life

Health – Cherish your body. Nothing else matters more. Focus on the energy you have. Eat well, exercise and relax daily. Fill your daily life with purposeful activities that give your body a reason to manifest energy. Love – Love yourself by looking after your health and guarding your mind against negative […]

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The 10 attributes of greatness

What does it take to live a life less ordinary?  Ordinary people can fool anyone in the short term. Great people build trust and earn respect for the long term. Ordinary people panic about deadlines and forget their priorities. Great people know that spending time with family and friends, and doing work that […]

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Sleep More, Get Smart

Whenever I suggest getting more sleep to motivated people who are always on the go, I am often met with ‘are you insane?!’, followed by a ‘yawn’. Not only because the topic bores them but also because they are sleep deprived. I’m guilty on both counts. We might go through periods where we sleep […]

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Your patch of grass

Imagine there is a severe drought and you only have one bucket of water. You look out onto your lawn and notice that most of it is doing ok, except for one small brown patch. Will you water the green flourishing grass, or will you try and save the struggling […]

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Face-to-face Learning Beats Online

Sharing information by reading posts and watching YouTube videos is okay, but nowhere near as effective as learning and interacting with speakers and delegates in a live environment. We live in a fast-paced world where we rarely get the chance to read and absorb all the information available online. We […]

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The Power of 8

Holistically, there are eight areas of your life that define and complete you. They each make up the sum of you. In order of importance they are your health, love life, family, work, friendships, learning, wealth and charity to others. When you devote your focus and attention and spend time […]

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What is Wellness?

Your overall wellbeing is made up of four layers: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Many people are obsessed with the physical layer but your energy, appetite, liveliness, passion and how you feel is reliant on a symbiotic relationship between the physical and the deeper and more powerful, mental, emotional and […]

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What is Peak Performance?

Peak performance means you are highly energetic, mentally sharp and emotionally solid. It means you are performing at your very best. Not just in the gym, but across all aspects including love, sex and intimacy, parenting and family life, friendships and social life, work performance, leadership and wealth creation. When […]

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What is an incredible life?

Most people are pre-occupied with chasing goals and dreams that are not their own. They don’t realise they are merely mimicking other people’s lives and what they see on social media. They end up doing things, having jobs and associating with people that they don’t really like. They do this […]

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What is Your Type?

What foods suit you best and at what times? What exercise routine best suits your personality and body type? What is your chrono-type and optimal sleep pattern? What are your creative and analytical hours of work? What are your natural talents? What is the best meditation routine for you? What […]

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Do Not Defer Living a Great Life

Some people fall into the trap of compromising their health, relationships and having fun, with the notion that one day they will slow down and design a perfect life. “One day I will pay off my mortgage, start the diet, exercise daily, learn meditation, have more sex with my partner, […]

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