Discovering My Purpose

So often life just feels like a series of random days and events that come and go one after the other with no meaning and no purpose. Good follows bad and bad follows good, and most often, it seems, bad just follows bad, making life seem like a total mess of nothingness! Is this how you feel? What a way to begin an article that I intend to be very positive and meaningful for you! I have often found, however, as I talk to many folk I see, that one of the most common challenges we face in our lives…

Living Beyond Success

I often wonder if we have totally missed the point in our lives. As I look around me, it would seem that we have changed our focus from family to fame, from purpose to prestige, from meaning to madness. Most of us are chasing a strange animal in life: SUCCESS. But when I ask what is meant by success, no one has ever been able to give a tangible and coherent definition of success! So many folk set goals for their lives, and devise and implement fanciful vision for their future, with one goal in mind: SUCCESS! But, what is…

Choose To Live!

Life is like a road. There are long and short roads; smooth and rocky roads; crooked and straight paths. In our life many roads would come our way as we journey through life. There are roads that lead to a life of single blessedness, marriage, and religious vocation. There are also roads that lead to fame and fortune on one hand, or isolation and poverty on the other. There are roads to happiness as there are roads to sadness, roads towards victory and jubilation, and roads leading to defeat and disappointment. Just like any road, there are corners, detours, and…

Identify Yourself!

I was stopped recently at a road block in my neighbourhood, and the police officer who came to my car window demanded my driver’s licence as proof that I was in fact who I said I was. During the rest of the car trip that day, I couldn’t stop thinking about who I was! The question kept going around in my head: Who Am I, really? Perhaps I overthink things, but this question really bugged me. I play many roles in my life: Husband to a gorgeous wife, Father to two amazing daughters, Company Owner (of 2 companies), Successful Life…

Dream – Plan – Act – Achieve!

I remember as a child spending hours dreaming and pretending. In fact, a lot of our time as children was spent dreaming and pretending. Growing up in a poor mining community in the 60’s and 70’s meant that most of our games together with my brothers and sister involved a lot of pretending and make-believe. During those years I could be whatever I wanted to be: a fireman, a policeman, a famous singer, a shop keeper; the list was endless. As I work with many folk in my business today, I still see a lot of dreaming and pretending going…

Knowing What’s Important

Every day I come into contact with people who seem to be on a fast track to nowhere. There ultimate goal is to accumulate as much wealth, the latest gadgets, the newest and biggest electronics, the flashiest car, experience the most thrilling holiday. But, at the end of it all, those same people say to me over and over again that there is something missing. Having everything that there is to have still leaves them with an acute sense of being unfulfilled in their lives. So, what is missing?  Our current world is so desperately caught up in achieving success,…

Making Sense of Living

Have you ever felt that you seem to be drowning in the ‘stuff’ of your life? There just seems to be so much that demands your attention, so many things that need to be done, things that are so urgent that they just cannot wait. I have just had a weekend like that. Friday was a public holiday here, and it was with some excitement that I looked forward to the long weekend. I had a list as long as my arm that needed attention over the weekend. Just where do I begin? By lunch time on Friday I had…

In Praise of Slow Living

Living in a fast-paced world has its benefits. Technology has allowed us to speed up how we do things. Fast food (food chains, microwave dinners) have enabled us to eat ‘on the fly’. Smart phones have even allowed us to conduct our relationships via email, text messages and video clips. And yet, when I sit and think about all of this development in my life, I can’t help but think that none of the above examples actually benefits my living! All that these advances have done is isolate myself, and has helped me to spend more time on the silly…