Your responsibility

It’s great to have a dream. And for that dream to have value, you must be willing to take responsibility for it. You can’t expect someone else to reach your dream for you. You can’t expect someone else to put forth the effort, and to make the journey. Because if that happens, what you get [Read More...]

Enjoying what you do

The only difference between what you think of as a chore and what you think of as fun, is what you think. Imagine how much more productive and effective you would be, and how much less stress you would feel, if you could spend all your time doing only the things you wanted to do. [Read More...]

Behold The Power of Teamwork

By John J. Murphy Behind every winner is a great coach. In front of every superstar is a positive role model. Alongside every great achiever are caring people offering encouragement, support and able assistance. It’s true – the greatest accomplishments in life are achieved by people pulling together for a common good. Embrace this truth [Read More...]

Authentic Desire

Authentic desire is not selfish. It is endlessly empowering. To give value, you must create value. To create value, you must know what value is. The way to know what has value is to know what you desire. What is it about what you want that causes you to want it? What is it about [Read More...]

Leading With Passion

By John J. Murphy Light a match in a dark room and watch as the light instantly overcomes the darkness. Observe the power and grace of that single, solitary flame dancing with life. Now light several candles or kindle a fire and experience the added warmth and comfort extending from that first, vulnerable flame. This [Read More...]

Needing less

We live in a world filled with abundance, and yet most people, if you asked them, would not consider themselves to be living richly. Why is this? Is it because a few greedy people have snatched up all the abundance and are hoarding it for their own? No, the main reason most people do not [Read More...]

Factors beyond our control

There are many influential factors in our day-to-day lives over which we have no control. These things can serve as very reasonable and acceptable excuses. Take the weather for example. If it’s pouring down rain, that’s an excellent excuse for arriving late to an appointment or not arriving at all. In a big city, traffic [Read More...]

Lessons from the Geese: How to work effectively as a team!

By John J. Murphy “Lessons from the Geese” is a powerful illustration from nature of high performance teamwork, as shown in this inspiring three-minute video on this subject. As geese flap their wings, they create an uplift for the bird following. By flying in a V formation, the whole flock adds 71% greater flying range than [Read More...]

A dozen great reasons to persist

1. The time will pass no matter what you do with it, so make the best of it by making it count. 2. You’ve made it this far, and have more experience than ever. Keep putting it to use and you’ll get what you’re after. 3. Your dreams are worth it and you are worth [Read More...]

Don’t get trapped by magical thinking

It may seem that only a miracle can turn your life around, and indeed that is true. But there is something very important to realize. The miracle is already present, and you are it. The miracle is that you are alive, and aware, capable of connecting with the necessary resources, able to take the necessary [Read More...]