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Authentic Resilience

  "Finding Resilience" - Oil On Canvas    “Find strength in the dark edges. Let light plunder the unknown depths. Find purchase. Find poise. Own your place in this world” A certain level of foresight tells me that this will be a challenging year, yet one of an exceptional kind of growth. In the light of this, I’ve been thinking about how you set an authentic vision, and stay resilient. I write this as much to myself as I do to you. I hope it resonates with you. Resilient Like A Rock We tend to celebrate those people who overcome impossible odds through grim determination. By gritting their teeth, shouldering their burden, and pushing the rock up the hill no...

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The Power Of Attention

“Turning Within” Oil On Canvas (Detail) by Louis Parsons. Seeds of Fire “Seeds of fire, Burn my soul. Uncreated. Unrealised. Time to turn within.” Your imagination is a seed bed of ideas. At the centre of each of these seeds, there is pure, pulsating life.  Not much. But just enough. Just enough to keep it alive. Germinating these ideas takes two core conditions of growth.  The first is silence. In the darkness of pure silence, these seeds absorb the energy that they crave to live, to thrive, to become. The second is attention. By paying attention to these ideas, a supercharging of the growth process occurs. The light of attention reacts and combines with the dark, sustaining, moist earth of...

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Why is this guy smiling? (Because the chances of this happening are 1:31,564,000!)

Recently I held a VisionScaping workshop with Vistage. Vistage are a peer learning group that seek to inspire a new level of leadership through direct strategy, learning and implementation. My session is called “The Art Of Realising Your Vision”, Together we create a vision of your future in acrylic on canvas. Something really quite .... inexplicable happened in the art workshop I ran with a Vistage Group on Tuesday  (12th December). What do you make of this?Mike Hine was just sharing what his painting was about. Take a close look at the second picture and you’ll see the numbers in the top of his painting... 12:12. “What’s that?” someone asked.“It’s the time I ran my Iron Man race in. 12...

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