Level Up Your Coffee Game

Coffee can be amazing. It might just be the ultimate superfood. It tastes great boosts cognition decreases perceived exertion stops us from getting [...]

Thinking Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman

Thinking Fast and slow is a classic read by Daniel Kahneman. At its core it’s about how our hardwiring often forces us to take auto-pilot responses [...]

10 Things that Happen When You Stop Drinking Coffee

Coffee. Java. Cup of Joe. Brew. Jitter Juice. A hug in a cup. Morning Tequila ok I made that last one up completely . It’s the one thing that [...]

Five Things Companies Would do If They Were Serious About Productivity

This is a message to all leaders. And I say ‘leaders’ because it is those of you who have influence in an organisation. The time has come for us [...]

Choice Theory by Dr William Glasser.

Choice Theory is an amazing book that delves into the basic drivers of our behaviours and relationships. It tells us some really interesting things [...]

Self Control: How to Build It and Keep It

Is this the most important ‘muscle’ we have? If Walter Mischel’s famous marshmallow experiments show us one thing it’s the number one factor [...]

How Athlete Mentality Can Help You Thrive in the Workplace

When I worked with sporting teams we had a saying about players that had an exceptional work ethic. We called it 'Athlete Mentality'. In the circle [...]

Are you McDonalds or Shang Zen Wu?

There are two elements of your leadership that really matter: A Who you say you are and B Who you actually are Like it or not you have a leadership [...]

BOOK SUMMARY: How Bad Do You Want It by Matt Fitzgerald

Imagine this: A runner or cyclist performs a fitness test. They push to their absolute limits until they almost throw up. How can they improve this [...]

Skipping the Gym or Ordering Take Out? Your Afternoon Decisions Usually Aren’t the Best

You skip that gym session or decide on take out instead of cooking. Is this a conscious decision or is it more biased than that? The more we [...]

Should I Thank People for “Just Doing Their Job?”

“I know I need to say ‘thank you’ and ‘good job ’ but really…… at some point aren’t I just rewarding mediocrity if people are just [...]

I’m Most Productive In The Morning!” … Yeah, Right.

It’s a common proclamation in my keynotes and workshops: “I’m most productive in the morning!” My follow up question usually takes people [...]