If you weren’t the most popular kid at school, or the best looking, or the most gifted, or the richest, you should probably be really grateful. As humans we do things either to avoid pain, or to gain pleasure. When we are younger it is generally more about avoiding pain.
I think that often the people who change the world start by trying to escape something; they work like demons to prove themselves, to get themselves out of poverty, to ‘be someone’.
As they mature they shift gears from running from something to running to something, but it often starts with running from something.
So if you are running from something, or were, then perhaps it’s time to realise that this is the gift you got to make you everything you can be.
I run a course called Board of Directors. Business owners join me for two days every three months and we go deep on their businesses, and their own personal psychology.
Recently we got some HR people in to help us improve our professional development program at MedRecruit.
People often talk about the impact they want to have… In the future.
After a crisis, most people aim to get back to the state they were in before the crisis.
Recently the World Medical Association ratified a change to the Declaration of Geneva, the modern-day Hippocratic Oath, the value-set of doctors worldwide, to include the health and wellbeing of doctors.
I was recently speaking to a group of corporates.
And I had to smile.
I speak to a lot of groups of people AND Purpose is something that I’m big on, and it invariably leads to someone asking the question, “I don’t know what I want to do. What should I do?”
“When is it giving up, and when is it changing direction?” is a question I get asked a lot.
Some people like beer.
Some people like wine.
Recently I was fortunate to attend a good friend of mine’s wedding in Bali. He’s a partner at a well-known law firm in Singapore, and many of the attendees were merchant bankers, venture capitalists and other people in the finance space.