How doing this regularly can save you from the mundane

We all have our own specific routines for work and other habits that we do without having to think too much about them. What you do when you first wake up in the morning. How you commute to work.  What you cook for dinner most days.  What you do before going to bed.  How you spend your Friday/Saturday evenings. While routine helps to bring structure to your day, you can inevitably get too comfortable with this way of living. You begin to feel secure with what you know and go ...
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Five Reasons 2017 will be the Year of the Peer!

The world is changing and growing increasingly complex. Technology is being introduced at a faster pace than we can adopt it, and events halfway around the world can have immediate ripple effects no matter where we live.  In the face of all this rapid change, the 2016 Edelman Trust Barometer tells us that institutional trust is at an all-time low.  So if you’re starting a new venture or leading an early-stage company, where do you turn? How will you meet the challenges of a future you ...
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VARD Marine Design Selected For US Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter

​ Heading Singapore, 19 September 2016 – Vard Holdings Limited ("VARD"), one of the major global designers and shipbuilders of specialized vessels, is pleased to announce that a design developed by its subsidiary Vard Marine has been selected for the US Coast Guard's new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program.  VARD congratulates Eastern Shipbuilding Group and its team partners on being selected for the detailed design and construction phase for the US Coast Guard's Offshore Patrol Cutter (OP...
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Become the CEO of your own life

Sometimes as an entrepreneur you can help shape the odds in favour of others whilst shaping them in your own favour too. That’s a real win-win and exactly what the dynamic duo behind CEO WORLD , Miguel and Rosario, does with their online mastermind group for CEOs, Founders and Owners from around the globe who come together every month to collaborate and support each other’s success.   Read more about peer advantage here The Power of Peers. The founder and CEO of CEO WORLD, Portuguese born M...
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When you appreciate this, you begin truly living

After a somewhat busier week than usual, it’s been great to have some warmer weather here in London this weekend. It’s not quite the t-shirt and shorts kind of weather just yet, but the sort where you’re compelled to spend more time outdoors. And that’s exactly what Laurie and I did yesterday. We turned our smartphones to ‘flight mode’ and explored London like tourists. Our first stop was at an award winning restaurant based in Covent Garden for lunch; a place that I’ve wanted to eat at for some...
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Face the fear

Ask people what's the opposite of love and most will respond 'hate', but to me it's fear. Fear leads to all manner of negative emotions, including hate. If love is a driving force for good in our lives then fear is a driving force for things that are not good, like not doing something that could change your life because you're fearful, and then living to regret it. As entrepreneurs we tend to love what we do and therefore we're more afraid of what would happen if we didn't pursue our entrepreneu...
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The 7 habits of highly happy people

Ever since I began working with people to help them achieve incredible success in their personal and professional lives, I’ve been experimenting with ways on how I could lead a happier and more fulfilling life. I’m not saying that we should be happy all the time and smiling until our cheeks ache, but by committing to the practice of some basic habits on a regular basis, we can be happy most of the time. The most important thing I’ve learnt is that happiness doesn’t come ready-made off a shelf, b...
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How questions create opportunities

The other day as I received an email invitation to take a quiz about entrepreneurship, and I accepted. The results claim I'm a 'highly sensitive entrepreneur'. By 'sensitive' they mean having an awareness of energy and being intuitive. We all have an awareness of energy and an intuition, it's just that some of us are more acutely aware and intuitive than others, either naturally so, or because we've worked to be more conscious of energy and develop our intuition, or both. As part of the process ...
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Think you’re not good enough in any way? Read this…

An interesting subject cropped up in a discussion on the ShapingTheOdds community the other day about self-limiting beliefs. It was after Rahfeal Gordon had posted one of his motivational videos, which was basically saying don't give in to self-limiting beliefs, remain focused, do something everyday that takes you closer to your dream and come up with a one-sentence personal statement that clearly summarises who and where you want to be. It got me thinking about self-limiting beliefs and the wor...
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Benefits of Failure. Speech by J. K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling, author of Harry Potter, Speaks at Harvard Commencement.

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