Why use peer pressure to stay on track in your long term projects?

The power of small groups to stay on track

Say you’ve started a course to build some skills.  You need these skills to help you make progress on a long term project. Maybe you joined the course to help you stay on track. When it starts you no doubt feel motivated, even excited! You eagerly watch the first videos or start reading the notes. You’re moving toward your goal finally. It feels good to have taken action. You are still glowing from the sales copy and the testimonials that gave you the confidence to buy… Once started. Long term projects can start to feel daunting can’t they? Once started. … Read More

Are you driving under the influence of fear (and what to do next)?

If you have driven a car for long you are likely to have experienced the fear of being pulled over by the police at least once, most likely many more times than that… The sight of the red and blue lights in your rear view mirror can be intimidating. Imagine you are waved down by a police office just after you have turned a blind corner or driven over the crest of a hill.   How would this feel? Unfortunately this experience is likely to happen to all of us.  We’re not talking about being pulled over for speeding here. … Read More

How to overcome fear (without being a hero)

Fear is like having poor eyesight

Have you ever started to sweat or get tunnel vision before speaking in public? Fear is innate. As humans we are all familiar with it, aren’t we? Some of us learn to transform it into useful energy and others more often fall victim to it. For example, when I was in high school I discovered I was short sighted and needed glasses. I had been surviving school by copying the notes from the person sitting next to me in the classroom. I was completely in the dark about my problem until I was asked to visit the school nurse. When … Read More

How decisions create confidence (even if they scare the heck out of you)

In 2016 I was feeling pretty stuck. Over the previous 4 years I had spent thousands of dollars taking online courses on topics including programming, business and marketing. Even though I actually went through most of these courses in detail… …there was always another course I had to do before I would be ready to implement. Another guru to listen to. I realised I was at a crossroads. I had wanted to start a business of my own for as long as I can remember but there were always excuses. Here I was, 43 years old and my results were … Read More