Are You Dead or Alive?

A Blank Space

Right off the bat, I admit that I am not the biggest social media fan. A lot of the time, it feels to me, social media encourages us to be disingenuous. Far from keeping it real, the social media space, often times just that, a space, a blank.  A space where people can pretend, pretend that they have it all figured out, a place where much less than 20% actually take action of any sort.

What makes You tick

Today, I am aware and know how to better use my mind.  I have always loved asking the challenging questions, not to pry.  It’s always from a place of genuine interest.  I want to know what makes people tick, that’s if they are ticking at all. Sometimes, my big personality can be challenging to others and I get that. I am not the guy who will call to have an idle chit-chat, that’s just not me but I am the guy with whom to have meaningful conversations.  That’s why I love coaching.

A Motto by which you live...

Eight years ago, I created a Facebook group because I wanted to know the types of principles by which my family and friends were living their lives by.  So I asked them to post: A motto by which you live your life…  then I looked at some of the profiles of the friends who joined the group. One person in particular’s self description blew me away but not in a good way.  The self description is so unflattering, it bears no resemblance to the person I have experienced. The disconnect here was so alarming, it lead me to take action by bringing the inaccuracy and falsehood to their attention.

Conscious or unconscious

That’s why I ask, are you dead or alive. Are you unconsciously existing in the default position of survival.  Not living your life purposes (plural) or are you living, consciously aware, being who you were created to be.  Imagine being knocked unconscious for several minutes and you are asked to recall the past several minutes. For those brief moments you were as good as dead.  Well that’s how most of us live, unconscious of who we are or where we are etc.

Dead or Alive

To change this situation, spend less time on your cell phone, less time on social media, less time watching the so called news and listen to podcasts like Dana Wilde’s the Mind Aware Show on iTunes.  If you’ve never heard of her, Dana is all about retraining and training the brain. Whether you know it or not, the one constant is change and you and I should be constantly in a flow of change, a better description would alignment. It’s time, it’s time to figure out why you are here if you haven’t already. So are you…

Have a fantastic weekend!

Peak Life.





You Are Not Alone

Happy Friday everyone! April 27th and the last Friday of the month. Can you believe it, May is upon us.

Although I haven’t been in earshot of either of these buzz words recently, I am pretty sure you’ve experienced the felling of ‘Am I the only one syndrome’

The words buzz words I’m referring to are, community and tribe.

In my recent post, How To Start Your Day; I mentioned the importance of energy. I must confess my views are often my own. I work a lot from intuition, one of my key strengths. Imagine how pleased I was to see sitting on my friend Janette’s bookshelf Bruce D Schneider’s book Energy Leadership (Transforming Your Workplace and Your Life from the Core).

This guy has produced a whole concept and theory on the subject. I’m ferociously devouring his work and will share with you over the coming days and weeks. In the meantime the ISBN 978-0-47018636-7

This past week has been about continued alignment towards my desired destination. I’m doing what I can to limit the word goal. Embracing Schneider’s theory, there are no problems, no challenges – only opportunities. Setting goals to me seems challenging.

And then there was Justin Scott Campbell’s interview with activist and author Adrienne Maree Brown featured on Longreads. Here on the WordPress platform.

In my ignorance I had never heard the term “flocking” described by Brown “how do we stay the right distance apart and the right distance in touch with each other in order to actually move together as a unit and stay alive and make it as far as we can.” 

Isn’t that beautiful, whether we acknowledge it or not we’re all connected. Whether we know each other or not this is a community and I am finding my tribe.

Have a fantastic weekend.

The Peak Life.



How to stop the Addiction of Worry


For most, if not all us, the starting point is the belief in one’s self. Getting things done requires the will of self, self will-power or so we have been lead to believe.

In present times, willpower is an essential characteristic, particularly if one is to have it all. For arguments sake, let us accept as fact; the brain we have we under use.

At a conscious level, we see and we react. We respond to life, as it appears to be. The world in its various states of poverty, death, destruction, illness etc.  it is a world full with endless limitation.  It is against this backdrop that the conscious mind struggles, struggles to make sense of it, struggles to survive in it.

It is senseless to suggest that images do not have a significant impact on our senses particularly the emotions. Then, why create them?

Images our impressed on our minds. In other words an impression is imprinted upon the mind.

We must stop telling ourselves, that only some of us are creative. True, some of us are specifically talented when it come to artistic endeavour. But by nature we are creative beings, our often-limited ability to think as well as act, is a creative process. Tapping into the super conscious mind really enables this creativity. A few years ago Rhonda Byrne wrote a book called “The secret.” Upon reading it, it would change the reader and the reader would change their lives and maybe the world too. The reality, for most of us, the secret remained a secret. It was, one of the truly great marketing phenomenons of our time.

Are we not or have we not all been addicted to something.

To avoid pitfalls of worry such as depression, mental illness and above all suicide. One must be discerning and open-minded. The founders of Alcoholics Anonymous discovered this years ago. The success of AA is beyond remarkable. Are we not or have we not all been addicted to something.

Worry, is just another addiction. Before reading their 12-step programme, I always sensed a worldly disdain. Here is why. It is founded upon the accepting principles of powerlessness and surrender, both of which require the disavowal of ones self. It prescribes the acknowledgment of a greater or higher power. May be, they knew it back then or may be not. What they accessed was the super conscious mind.

Addicts struggle have with the programme, inclusive of the eventually successful ones. But here is the nub, the paradox. By giving up control you gain control. And isn’t that what you want. Isn’t it?

The Peak Life!