What’s your story?

Language is frequency.It is not just the words we use but how we use them.It's not just the stories we tell but how we tell them.If you speak to someone's mind they analyse and are likely preparing their response before you even finish.When you speak straight to the heart of a person they sense your communication knowing it is for them. We communicate to reach and penetrate the hearts of others, we listen for ourselves. The stories we tell from...

Do your stories stand up?

Facing into the inevitable storms that your organisation and your life will meet as you do your good work needs a robust strategic narrative aka own your sh*te or be willing to watch what you've tirelessly built crumble or prepare to give half of it away in divorce or worse. We've been taught for decades to separate your personal self from your professional self: that corporations are entities separate from people but the word itself is 'incorporated'. The bodies running...

Contained Beauty

I remember coming across this house years ago and whenever I think of a holiday house this is the first one that comes to mind. I love the ingenuity of it folding up and the anticipation each visit of unfolding it. It's a whole new take on the castle moat, the murphy bed and what a beautiful sense of arrival. Nice work Crosson. When you think of a holiday house where does your mind go? http://crosson.co.nz/coromandel-bach-coromandel/

Want to breathe a little easier

Could you believe that in every moment your breath is your friend? Yes even when you panting up that 6th floor walk up. As a yogi I spend a lot of time teaching and talking breath. You see control of the mind depends on the ability to control the breath. In business circles people throw around the word mindset like a chef tosses a salad but the more conferences and meetings I attend, blogs I read, it strikes me that...

Bliss balls recipe

These are a regular at my workshops and people ask for the recipe so they must be good. They’re not only delicious but filled with antioxidants. Antioxidants apparently help remove free radicals (personally I always like my radicals to be free :-) from the body to keep you looking and feeling vital and healthy! So even more reasons to make them. Raw Cacao has been deemed the highest food source for antioxidants!! Ingredients 1 cup pitted medjool dates 1 cup activated...

Branding in 3

Do you do what you say you will? That’s your brand. People want you for your dependability and reliability; whether its creativity, cleaning or accountancy. 1 If you set expectations and fail to meet them. Your brand does not deliver on your promise. We're unlikely to return for more.This equals poor perception aka all talk and little action 2 If you set expectations, meet them but there's no story worth telling. Your brand fulfils its promise but unlikely excites or...