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Three Words To Define Your Year

I’m back with gusto to writing Possums! All because of three words which have inspired me to make 2019 awesome. Read on for the magic…..

2018 was good, but tough. Frantically busy, ‘successful’ first half. Reflection, soul-searching, recalibration in the second. In looking for inspiration to channel energies into 2019, I stumbled upon this razor-sharp idea. It will ensure I keep strong and on track as the grind unfolds. It will for you too. Start by imagining this – it’s the last day of this year….

The Trust Test: Do You Pass, or Fail?

Trust is at the very core of reputation: for businesses, and for you and I. How’s your Trust score right now? Try my simple test to find out.

I’ve been thinking of Harvey Weinstein. And of reputation. And of our careers. Reputation is made up by two things. Each as important as the other. You can’t be good at one, and poor at another. Both have to be thriving. Here are those two pillars:

We Love You, Steve

Some say Bill Clinton is the world’s most seductive human being – because of his deep listening and storytelling skills. It’s not true. Steve is. Here’s why.

Steve Lyons passed away in a Kuala Lumpur hospital 16 years ago last week. PK was holding his hand. Mine was on Steve’s knee. He was surrounded by love. And all those who knew him and hear his name today still feel that love- just as deeply as we did all those years ago. Why? Quite simply this:

The Best Advice You Will Get All Year

The new year is winking optimism, opportunity, freshness and renewal at us all. And to help make 2018 a great year, I am again sharing brilliant advice. Promise. Here it is.

I repeat this same post every Christmas. It’s that important. And somehow, I always seem to do a pretty poor job at following its key message.

I know if I can do this, it will make this year a triumph of mindfulness and happiness. It can for you too. If you’re up for it. Here’s that gem.

2017- A Success For You, Or Not?

Has 2017 been a ‘success’ for you? Here’s a great way to work out what success means to you. It will give you real clarity. Give it a read.

An amazing thing happened while sitting a few weeks ago with loved ones in a cafe in Sintra, just outside Lisbon (as you do). I’d just ordered lunch, and a bottle of red wine, when I realised this powerful truth:

Why This Post Is A Blank Page

This Possums post’s beautifully powerful idea is best read in a quiet moment. It contains life changing potential. But it needs reflection. Ready? Here’s that idea.

I never was a huge Bruce Springsteen fan. Recently I have come to appreciate his genius and insight. No more so that this snippet of video I saw of his one-man stage show that’s just kicked off on Broadway. It completely floored me, this idea. Here are Bruce’s words:

The world you’ve gotten used to… that you love and that you hate.
And your life laying before you, like a blank page.
It is THE one thing I miss about getting older…….