Beware the Seduction of the Perfect Plan

   We all have that one thing we want to do. For some, it’s running a marathon, for others, it’s starting a business, and for a few, it’s getting off the couch at half-time. So, you start planning. You research the best running shoes, download business plans, and determine whether it’s better to do the…

Understanding the Phases of a Dragon Hunt

   Many an aspiring Dragon Slayer is defeated long before they come face to face with the Dragon.  One of the more common reasons for this is getting mired down in a single phase of the hunt.  While some phases are more prone to this than others, an understanding of the different stages and their…

The Importance of Choosing a Dragon

   You’ve started Dragon hunting.  You know that you’re going to have to hunt many Dragons to be able to join the ranks of the Legendary Dragon Slayers, and this scares the crap out of you.  You see, the problem with hunting multiple dragons is that you let them all know of your intent.  And…

Momentum and the Little Dragon

   Momentum is a great thing. It’s what makes it effortless to keep going once you’re moving in a specific direction. Unfortunately, it’s also what makes it really difficult to change direction. It’s kind of like a train, really good at keeping on set tracks, really bad at making new ones. And if momentum is…

The most important step, is the next one!

   This is it.  You’ve decided to live a life full of awesome. You are going to track down every one of those Dragons on your list and make them rue the day you got them in your sights. And yet…. It’s been a week, a month, a year or a decade since you lined…

Hope and the unexpected delight

I watch a lot of bad movies.  Well, strictly speaking that’s not true.  I watch a lot of what most “normal” people would consider bad movies.  If there’s a chance of a gunfight, explosion or bloodspatter I’ll watch it.  if there are capes flapping in the wind, I’ve probably already seen it. Unfortunately, this means…

The fine art of saying No!

No.  Two little letters, one syllable and yet, when it comes to conversation, more difficult to say than antidisestablishmentarialism.  Why is it so difficult to say, and, Why is it so important that you learn how to say it? It’s difficult to say No! because we all crave acceptance.  Regardless of whether you choose to…

Change is in the air

As you may have noticed, last week there was not a daily post.  Now I could claim I got into battle with the Dragon, but that would be a lie.  Rather, this is a result of preparation for future Dragon hunts. This change has been building for a while.  but it was catalysed during one…

Aspiring Dragon Slayers Wanted

The Dragon Hunting Task Force Needs You. I’ve had it with the Dragon. I’m sick of his taunting, I’m sick of his smug grin. Most of all I’m sick of the way he picks on individuals. I decided enough was enough. It was time to go out Dragon Hunting. In a group. That way, we…

Intent – The Difference Between Procrastination and Time Off

Everyone knows there’s a difference between procrastination and time off.  But what exactly is it, and why do we need to understand the difference. Procrastination and time off are two sides of the same coin.  So much so that often they can encompass the same activities.  Games, reading, fiddling with design, consulting sessions, e-courses, even…