I can hear you ……

by Sunil Bali, 18-11-18

Leading performance psychologist and Chairman of the Human Performance Institute Dr. Jim Loehr said, “Your mindset puts a lid on what you can achieve, because your body hears everything your mind says and acts accordingly."

If you go to a restaurant you wouldn’t order your least favourite dish would you?

Yet when it comes to our thinking, we humans have a habit of choosing the most unsavory thought patterns that don’t support what we want to achieve.

If beating ourselves up worked, we would all have a six-pack, a fat wallet and a permanent grin.

When we align our thinking to our vision, move our mental cursor to what we want, and stay on the right page, the universe has a habit of falling into line and producing copious quantities of synchronicity, serendipity and success.

Thoughts can be like X-rays, choose the right ones and they’ll go through anything.



Vampire films aren’t very good these days; fangs aren’t what they used to be.

Sign outside a nudist resort: “Sorry. Clothed For The Winter."

Well it’s,

One for the money

Two for the show

Three to get ready

Four for marketing

Five for customer services

Six to hear these options again


Live big & love deep.



Don’t get even, get odd …..

by Sunil Bali, 11-11-18

When Walt Disney was six years old, he drew some flowers with faces in art class.

His art teacher looked at his drawing and said, "The flowers are nice Walt, but flowers don’t have faces."

Walt looked his teacher in the eye and pronounced. "Mine do."

When we’re young we’re forced to hand over the reins to adults. They’re well intentioned, but give us rules and make judgements on our abilities which make our soul shrivel, make us normal, and forget who we are.

According to
research by NASA scientists, we’re born creative geniuses but then become adulterated by the education system and society.

As Steven Spielberg said, "Being normal isn’t natural. Being normal narrows the imagination and hinders creativity."

No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else.

Be you. The world will adjust.

As for Walt Disney, his animated version of Alice in Wonderland had flowers with faces. Only this time they also had voices, different characters, and loved singing.



The man who invented predictive text leaves behind a whiff, two sins and a doughnut.

  • My husband was hinting at what he wanted for his 50th birthday.

    He said, "I want something shiny that goes from 0 to 200 in about 2 seconds."

    I bought some bathroom scales.

    And then the fight started …..

  • My son got a grade F in his geography exam today.

    I sent him to his room but he ended up in the fridge.


Live big & love deep.



Confucius was a Daydream Believer …..

by Sunil Bali, 04-11-18

"All your dreams are made, when you’re chained to the mirror and the razor blade," sang rock star, philosopher and Ivor Novello award-winning songwriter Noel Gallagher.

When asked where his creativity comes from, Gallagher replied, "In the Church of Gallagher I have a commandment which I never break, "Though shalt not get up before 10am." And when I do get up, I take ages in the bathroom, not preening myself, but daydreaming in front of the mirror, or in the shower. Most of my best ideas come to me around 10:30am in the bathroom while I’m shaving or having a shower."

Gallagher’s non-active action, reconciles with the Taoist principles of,

  • Wu Wei – effortless effort, and
  • Ziran – natural, innate creativity brought forth by an uncluttered mind.

Confucius was an ardent advocate of spontaneous creativity produced by what he called, the "tortoise mind." This has been backed up my research at Harvard which shows that less thinking and more daydreaming results in higher dopamine levels and new patterns of thought, both of which enhance creativity.

Who would have thought that Confucius and Noel Gallagher would both be Daydream Believers (3 min music video of The Monkees)



As I’ve been so busy at work my husband has been helping out with the cooking.

I’d like to congratulate him on reaching a new culinary milestone this week …..

by setting off the next door neighbour’s smoke alarm.


After 20 years working at the bakery, the wife’s suddenly decided she hates it.

She thinks she’s having a mid-loaf crisis and needs a new lease of loaf.


A Saudi Arabian cat,


Live big & love deep.



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