Don’t be a professional pretzel …..

by Sunil Bali. 01-04-2018

In their book “The Power of Full Engagement”, psychologists Tony Schwartz and Jim Loehr say that human beings require four sources of energy to operate at their best: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. All are necessary, none is sufficient by itself. They go on to say that the most successful, happy people are fully energised each day because they:

  1. Are totally focussed on creating work which means something to them.
  2. Have positive and deep social interactions with others. Know what drains you and what sustains you. Avoid pity parties, psychic vampires and dream stealers.
  3. Develop spiritual stamina and unleash energy by being authentic and living their truth, so that when a problem occurs they react from wisdom not emotion. Being a professional pretzel on the other hand – twisting yourself to be something you’re not – will leave you unfulfilled and drained of energy.
  4. Develop mental stamina by reflecting, recovering and reigniting at regular intervals. Human beings are not machines. We’re designed to move rhythmically between spending and renewing energy, so focus on managing your energy, not your time.
  5. Develop physical stamina through high intensity interval training, a low carb/high protein diet and resistance training. (I would add intermittent fasting)

….. And in so doing are their own Chief Energy Officer’s.



Sir Tom Jones makes a surprise visit to an old people’s home. But is a little taken aback, as after he’s finished singing "Delilah" (3 min video), none of the residents seem to recognise him.

So he takes an old lady aside and says, “Excuse me, but do you have any idea who I am?"

The old lady replies, "Sorry dear. Ask one of the nurses. They’ll tell you."

And finally, Happy Easter …..


Live big & love deep.


A successful life requires 3 things …..

by Sunil Bali. 25-03-2018

A successful life requires 3 things, a

  • Wish bone – You can’t hit a target you can’t see. Having a clear vision of what you wish for keeps you on the right path.
  • Back bone – to keep going when you’re going through hell, and a
  • Funny bone – laughter is the shortest distance between two people, and given that great relationships drive business and life, putting a smile on people’s faces is both an enjoyable and profitable strategy.

Regardless, don’t you find that people with a good sense of humour have a better sense of life?



The average person thinks he isn’t – Larry Lorenzoni

Lawyers believe a man is innocent until proven broke – Robin Hall

Having more money doesn’t make you happier. I have 50 million dollars but I’m just as happy as when I had 48 million – Arnold Schwarzenegger

When they circumcised you they threw away the wrong bit – David Lloyd Jones

As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind: every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder – John Glenn

The first piece of luggage on the carousel never belongs to anyone – George Roberts

When there are only 5 minutes left on the test:


Live big & love deep.


Wet wisdom …..

by Sunil Bali. 18-03-2018

Over 70% of our body is made of it, we can’t survive a week without it, and we can also learn a few lessons from it.

Here are six of the best:

  1. Boiling water softens potatoes and hardens eggs. Its about what your made of; not your circumstances.
  2. Don’t water the concrete. Nothing grows there. Stay focused on doing what matters most.
  3. Don’t water yourself down, because you’ll be less palatable to yourself and cheating those who matter. Don’t water yourself down, simply because someone can’t handle you pure, undiluted and 100% proof.
  4. At 211 degrees fahrenheit water doesn’t do very much, but at 212 degrees its boils and produces steam which can power trains weighing over 500 tons. That’s a change in temperature of less than half a percent. Small differences in behaviour can create huge changes in results.
  5. Ships don’t sink because of the water around them. They sink because of the water that gets in them. Be careful who you let into your head. And finally,
  6. When life pees on you, remember the words of Billy Connolly who said, "Todays rain, is tomorrows whisky."



Journalist: Mr. Trump. Is it true that you had a fire at your home?

Mr. Trump: Yes its true. There was a fire at my house. No one was hurt, but sadly the library burned down and both books were lost. I hadn’t even finished colouring one of them in.



  • Apparently RSVP’ing back "maybe next time" to a wedding invite isn’t the correct response.
  • I just found out I’m colour blind. The diagnosis came completely out of the purple.


Live big & love deep.


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