Category Archives for "Achievement"

How successful is your project? (A short quiz)

Are you a Career Project Manager that has suffered the ‘ups and downs’ of Project Success? One minute your project is a roaring success the next minute it’s falling behind and over budget. Well if you said yes, then you’re in the company of thousands of others in the same predicament, and you’re also probably […]

Are you living your dream life (most people aren’t)

Are you living the life, you love, want and deserve, your Dream Life? One of the constant discussions that I have with friends and clients alike is around work-life balance, or as I prefer to call it, life-work balance. In fact, I’d rather call it something different like Life! You see I keep reminding them, […]

Work Life Balance Myths: Myth #3 – Your can’t change your futrure

In the first article in the series, we introduced the idea that work life balance is seen as something of a “holy Grail”  and that working longer and longer hours just to keep your head above the water, is keeping everyone happy except yourself.In the second article, we explored how most people believe that they […]

Work Life Balance Myths: Myth #2 – Your family will be happy while you put your business first

11 1 In the first article in the series, we introduced the idea that work life balance is seen as something of a “holy Grail”  and that working longer and longer hours just to keep your head above the water, is keeping everyone happy except yourself.Work Life Balance Myth #2: Your family will be happy whilst you put […]

Work Life Balance Myths: Myth #1 – You can’t run a business and have a social life.

Are you one of those managers who is constantly being told about work life balance? You know, where you’re expected to juggle long work hours, ever increasing targets and family life, keeping everyone happy in the process including yourself?11 You are, well have you also noticed how everyone talks about work life balance as though it’s the […]

Success and Achievement: Why you should never pursue success and achievement as a goal

Are you one of those people who strive for success and achievement, yet the goal that you crave, always seems to elude you?You are, great because you’re in good company.Most people that I meet are striving to achieve goals in one way or another.The big myth though, is that pursuing achievement or success as a […]

3 Big Success and Achievement Sapping Mistakes – Mistake #1: Letting the past dictate your future

In the first article in this series we looked at the big success and achievement myth. That myth was that the pursuit of success as a goal is achievable. Success and achievement are such abstract and undefinable concepts that pursuing them as an outcome is too vague and woolly for the mind to grab hold […]

3 Success Tips That Project Managers Can Learn From Luke Skywalker and Star Wars

​ Many years ago in a galaxy far, far away, operation Death Star was launched; the young intrepid Project Manager Luke was summoned before the Project Board, headed up by the Sponsor Leia. He had been allocated a team in the form of Hans a senior supplier, a senior user Cieu Baka (he was from […]

Achieving Goals: The Big Issue That Stop You From Achieving Your Goals – Part 3

​ Are you one of those people who starts each year with a clear plan of the goals you want to achieve, and then towards the end of the year you start looking at what you’ve actually achieved? It’s quite painful when you realize that the year hasn’t been quite as successful as you had […]

Achieving Goals: The Big Issue That Stop You From Achieving Your Goals – Part 2

​ Are you one of those people who starts each year with a clear plan of the goals you want to achieve, and then towards the end of the year you start looking at what you’ve actually achieved? It’s quite painful when you realize that the year hasn’t been quite as successful as you had […]