Movies and Books

Who Do You Spend The Most Time With?

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As an avid fan of the late Jim Rohn’s teachings I am always drawn to his words of wisdom especially when they help me to define how to be more successful in business.  One of his biggest areas of focus is to do with the people you choose to spend time with, in fact one [...]

Is it Time to ‘Adjust’ Your Plan?

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While having dinner the other night with some close friends the conversation turned to our favourite movies; All-time favourites, best action movie, thrillers, and so on until we reached 'best romantic movie'.  Being a die-hard romantic for my entire life I reeled through the obvious list of Nicholas Sparks movies, titanic and so on, before [...]

Finding Joe Movie

A few weeks ago I purchased and watched and uplifting movie called “Finding Joe”.  This unusual documentary pays homage to controversial yet influential mythologist Joseph Campbell (1904-87), and evaluates the impact of his teachings on contemporary culture. The centre of the film is the defining concept that Campbell referred to as "The Hero's Journey" - [...]

“What If”…

I have been wanting to watch the movie “Letters to Juliet” for some time now (knowing full well that it would be a tear jerker) and I finally created the opportunity for myself this week – I wasn’t disappointed. The movie is about an American girl, Sophie, (Amanda Seyfried) on vacation in Italy who finds [...]

Then She Found Me – A Jewish Story

I recently watched the movie “Then She Found Me” directed by and staring Helen Hunt, co starring Bette Midler and Colin Firth.  The storyline follows a New York schoolteacher who hits a midlife crisis when, in quick succession, her husband leaves, her adoptive mother dies and her biological mother, an eccentric talk show host, materializes [...]

The Shift – From Ambition to Meaning – Part 3

Following on from my last post, this post discusses the final two phases on a journey toward meaning. Dr Dyer says that we know when we are approaching the meaningful phase in our lives because we realise that aligning ourselves to ambition, competition and materialism becomes very unfulfilling. In this phase it becomes more obvious [...]

The Shift – From Ambition to Meaning – part 2

In the last post I shared with you a poem that Dr Wayne Dyer had included in his most recent book “The Shift”.  The poem identified one of the greatest hungers that we could experience as being a life without meaning. In his book, Dr Dyer talks about the four phases that some of us [...]

What is Your Opus? The Opus Movie Part 2 – Action and Performance

For those who have read my previous post, I highly recommend that you watch 'The Opus' yourself to fully embrace the concepts of living to your fullest potential.  In the previous post I discussed the first two important steps, Vision and Plan and as a follow on from this I will summarise my thoughts on [...]

What is Your Opus? The Opus Movie Part 1 – Vision and Plan

I was watching the movie 'The Opus' yesterday which was written and directed by Douglas Vermeeren.  For those who have watched 'The Secret' it may seem familiar in its discussion about the importance of the law of attraction but 'The Opus' goes beyond this simple principle to explain what we need to do to get [...]