The Golden Rule: To Living A High Energy Life ( 60 seconds read )

I was asked today in a Meeting with a client while we had a coffee break—“ how do You maintain such a high energy level” and he wasn’t talking about the energy in which I keep up with life, but the energy I add to everything around me. The enthusiasm.

I couldn’t tell you I didn’t know what he was asking because I try to live my life as conscious as I possibly can.

—As clear and participative to the decisions I make. Because no one wants to go through life floating, to one day wake up and say, —“how the heck did I get here?”

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The Power of Brand Culture: In (Gender-Equality) discussions

Two days ago I read a shared LinkedIn post from a young lady insisting that a job advertised encouraging “Female Applicants” was “Gender Bias” and not creating Job Equality. It went on to note – ” if we want to preach Equality as women, posts highlighting ‘Female Applicants Encouraged to Apply’ is counterproductive to acquiring ‘Gender Equality’.

The post required the filling of a senior corporate role in the Banking Industry in one of London’s largest corporations long known for its male-driven Board of Directors. I understood the argument at-a-glance, but it perked my interest to learn more about precisely what the company hoped to achieve and why they would see the need to publicly encourage female applications.

-They had not done so before, so why now?

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Perseverance: (The Lemon Tree of Entrepreneurship)

It was about 18 months ago I got all excited about an advertisement in my towns local paper about the sale of lemon trees. On the mid-page, potted lemon trees bore bright, plump and beautiful yellow fruit that made me think of a hot summer’s day squeezing the juice to my personally handpicked lemonade recipe. I’m a botanical lover too, so the idea grew all the more savoury. There’s nothing better than picking the fruit from your own tree on a midsummer’s day.

So the next morning I was off to the horticulturist and found the last standing lemon tree; without fruit and still quite small in size. I figured looking at it, hmm … lemon trees are hard to come by in my region and the thought of an ornamental indoor lemon tree that would one day bear the fruit to the ideas that had taken root in my mind was enough to convince me to buy.

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A daily dose of inspiration: (Mindset Reboot)

Some days are rough. Days when nothing goes right and you feel like you’re doing everything wrong. You know those days when you just want to go to bed and live under your covers for the rest of the day. But even on those days, you’re doing great.

Those hard days are filled with lessons that make you better and stronger and wiser. Instead of looking at everything that’s going wrong look for those bright moments to see the good in a bad situation. When we focus on the good we discover that sometimes what went wrong is really leading us in the right direction and revealing a new path to reach our goal. Embrace each day no matter what it throws at you and see the good in everything and remember tomorrow is a new day.