Mixing strength training with combat sports

I rolled (or sparring in BJJ) 4 times this week, including an open mat yesterday. It was fun and educational. I’ve got to up my game if I am to get better. And the only way to do that is to go from training twice a week to thrice a week or more. The challenge, […]

Teach them all that you were never taught

“Instead of buying your children all the things you never had, you should teach them all the things you were never taught. Material wears out but knowledge stays.”Bruce Lee Spending time with your kids is the most important investments you’re going to make. Some people say it’s ‘non-negotiable,’ but I think it is very much […]

A ‘yes’ is great, a ‘no’ is okay too… what’s not is a version of “I’ll think about it”

It’s the worst place to be in particularly if you’re into sales, recruitment or staffing. Nothing wastes more time than being “in-between” a decision when one has all the information that’s needed to make one. (I’ve spoken about it at length previously but this keeps coming back to me every now and then.) No, I’m […]

Putting together a presentation — not as easy as you think

Instinctually, I think most of us know precisely how to organise and deliver a presentation. I most certainly do know my stuff when it comes to creating, organising and delivering a presentations. And because everyone fundamentally knows how to present, we screw things up more often than needed. Sadly, the ones who’re at the receiving […]

They ask, you answer… redux

I still think answering the most pressing questions on your website is a great idea for small (yet busy) companies to create valuable content. I’ve talked about this before and there’s a great book about it too! More people are consciously putting out content in the name of content marketing. Right now, I believe that’s […]

The 6 universal principles of persuasion and the most important one…

I originally found this gem of a video on Tina Roth’s (swiss-miss) site. It describes the six universal principles of persuasion based on Robert Cialdini’s seminal work, Influence. It’s informative, subtle and quite powerful. Look, it make me post this video here! https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=710&v=cFdCzN7RYbw Science Of Persuasion – Influence at Work In case you don’t have […]