The C word …..

by Sunil Bali, 25-11-18

In his book "The Champion’s Mind", sports psychologist Dr. Jim Afremow says that when it comes to the big occasions, great athletes don’t overthink things and can be still within themselves.

The automatic negative thoughts that often terrorise people don’t control great athletes. Great athletes control their mind, whereas most people’s minds control them.

Great sports people use thoughts when they want to.

Or as Zen would say, "Stillness is the Masters throne, and the unknown is the Masters home."

Afremow goes on to say that the gold medal mind is one that has mastered the Seven C’s:

- Clarity

- Confidence

- Concentration

- Composure

- Consistency

- Commitment

- Courage

Your life is made up of two dates and a dash.

Make the most of the dash.



- What do you call a bulletproof Irish man?
Rick O’Shea

- Talk is cheap unless you hire a lawyer.

- Meanwhile at the bar at the Xmas office party …..

Man: Will you kiss me under the mistletoe?
Woman: I wouldn’t even kiss you under general anaesthetic.


Live big & love deep.


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.


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