Born to be wild …..

by Sunil Bali, 23-07-2017

Professor of Psychology, Ed Diener, says that "The aim of life is to die young as late as possible."

Here are a few tips on how to do just that:

  1. If you take a £20 note, crumple it up, throw it on the floor, and tread on it a few times, it may be a little dirty and the worst for wear, but it hasn’t lost any of its value. The same is true of you. Remember, what happens to you doesn’t change your value.
  2. Whatever life you have in you, express it. If you have the urge to bake cakes, do stand up comedy, or run a marathon ….. overcome the inertia and do it. The act of expression increases present moment awareness, flow, and therefore happiness.
  3. Take a risk, change your routine and do something which makes your soul soar. Sleep replenishes a tired mind and body, but sleep doesn’t help if its your soul that’s tired.
  4. Make sure that everyday you love someone, believe in something and hope for something. When you’re crystal clear on your why the how tends to show up.
  5. Get outside and get lost in nature because this is our true nature. In evolutionary terms, it wasn’t that long ago that we lived in caves. Humans have become too domesticated and were born to be wild. There maybe no wifi in the forest, but you will find a better connection.



Anarchy in the SMS

An old man was driving his car down a one-way street when a policeman stopped him and said, "Didn’t you see the arrows?"

"Arrows?" replied the old man, "I didn’t even see the Indians."

Two friends were in the wine section at their local supermarket and one said to the other, "How much do you normally spend on a bottle of wine?"

"About an hour," the friend replied.

My boss asked me, "Do you believe in life after death?"

"Yes," I replied.

"I thought you would," he said. "Yesterday after you left to go to your grandmother’s funeral, she phoned the office asking for you."


Live big & love deep.


James Cordon on cutting corners …..

by Sunil Bali, 16-07-2017

In between the success of "Gavin and Stacey" and "Carpool Karaoke," Late Late Show host James Corden suffered several career setbacks.

Adele Carpool Karaoke – You Tube video (162 million views)

These film and tv flops sent Corden into a downward spiral and saw him turn to alcohol and a series of messy relationships.

"Loads of people around me were telling me how great I was, and I believed them, but the public weren’t buying what I’d written," says Corden.

"Suddenly I realised the work I was doing simply wasn’t good enough. I wasn’t taking enough care and was cutting corners."

"As soon as I refocused on producing the best quality work that I could, the success came back," concludes Corden.

Whether its the boardroom or a blank canvas, quality is a great strategy for business and life.



  1. Did you know that you can fly from any airport in the world without announcing it on Facebook.
  2. John’s favorite machine at the gym is the leg press.

    Dave’s favourite machine is the pec deck.

    My favourite machine is the vending.

  3. Hypnotists reckon they can cure alcoholism merely by implanting an idea in the drinker’s head.

    It’s a sobering thought.

  4. Scientists have grown vocal chords in a Petri dish.

    The results speak for themselves.


Live big & love deep.


Steve Jobs’ killer question …..

by Sunil Bali, 09-07-2017

"That’s brilliant. You must have worked very hard," I said to my 13 year old son Aran, upon learning that he had come 1st in his year for Spanish.

"I didn’t work hard at all Dad," came back the reply. "The teacher makes the lessons so interesting that when I came to revise, I found that I could remember virtually everything."

The way we communicate with others and with ourselves ultimately determines the quality of our lives and can change the world.

When Steve Jobs tried to lure John Sculley away from his role as CEO of Pepsi, he asked Sculley, "Do you want to sell sugared water for the rest of your life, or do you want to change the world?"

Sculley promptly joined Apple and helped to change the world.

As the following 90 second video so beautifully demonstrates, Change your words, change your world



1. In the summer, I really enjoy long romantic walks to the fridge.

2. I saw my friend at a fancy dress party carrying a girl on his back. He said that he had come as a tortoise.

I said, "Who’s that?"

"Michelle," he replied.

3. My friend David had his ID stolen yesterday.

We now call him Dav.


Live big & love deep.


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