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It's Not Magic It's Mindset

Mar 08, 2018

It's not magic, it's mindset!

Debra Searle discovered this the hard way whilst rowing solo across the Atlantic. In her book ‘The Journey’ she shares the mindset tools that kept her moving forward on her journey and will help you keep moving forward too. 

Her words of wisdom she shared with us at Pendulum Summit will provide you with a flavour of her truly inspirational Pendulum masterclass.

  • I’m one of those people that likes to set certain goals every year in December. I only have one this year, and it’s to start living in the moment. Enjoy the present. Taking more encouragement from how far I’ve come rather instead of how far I have left to go.
  • Words of encouragement are free but they can make the difference between quitting and carrying on. Those free words empowered me to achieve my goals of a lifetime and it really challenged me when I got back to my business. 
  • I am not one of those people that leap out of bed...
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Your Well-Being Is A Serious Business Matter

Mar 08, 2018

When organisations invest in their employees’ well-being they reap significant reductions in costs and increases in value over time.

The pressure to undo the damage of the past few years may tempt the leaders of many businesses to focus only on the balance sheet and ignore what turns out to be a quantifiable and manageable lever that is proven to affect the bottom line: the well-being of workers. You might assume that well-being is a “soft” issue and not a management problem to solve. That would be a mistake.

It turns out that well-being, like many other management matters, is both quantifiable and manageable. After extensive research, in partnership with leading economists, psychologists, sociologists, physicians and other scientists, and various in-depth analyses, including random samples from more than 150 countries spanning 98% of the world population, we at the Gallup Organisation have identified five universal, interconnected elements that represent what...

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Marci Shimoff: The Pursuit of Happiness

Mar 08, 2018

 

Marci Shimoff is a bestselling author and a transformational expert on happiness and love. Speaking with Raidió Teilifís Éireann, she outlined how she actively pursues happiness. Hear more from Marci and a host of other teachers on Pendulum Talks.

 

The Pursuit of Happiness

I would describe myself as a transformational leader. 

I'm an author, teacher, speaker, and mentor. I do all this because of the saying: "We teach what we most want to learn." The things I speak and teach about are what I want to learn and remind myself of all the time.

So, for people who want to do this kind of work, the first thing is: Do it on yourself - it matters. Secondly, find a mentor. Find someone you resonate with. My mentor was Jack Canfield, the originator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. I ended up co-authoring the women's books from this series with him - find people who are doing what you want to do, and learn from them.

 

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Dr. Martyn Newman: Leading with Competence

Mar 06, 2018

Dr. Martyn Newman is a leading expert on the science of mindfulness and emotional intelligence. Hear more from Martyn on Pendulum Talks - here is a brief taste of what to expect from his day one presentation at Pendulum Summit 2018.

At some point in my career, I pondered what psychologists would achieve if we channeled our resources away from defining mental illness and toward understanding nobility - moments where individuals rise to the occasion of life and respond to life’s struggles with creativity and courage.

I wasn’t alone. There was a group of fellow psychologists who felt the same way, together founding the positive psychology movement. Back in the 1990s, however, we lacked any well-formed model of wellbeing.

That’s precisely why, when Dan Goldman published Emotional Intelligence in 1995, nobody saw it coming. Overnight, he announced that everything we thought we knew about the intellect, elite performance, and what has driven that relationship for...

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Brad Sugars: The Art of Leverage

Mar 01, 2018
 

Hear more from founder of ActionCOACH and expert on business process Brad Sugars on Pendulum Talks. Here is a brief taste of what to expect from his presentation at Pendulum Summit 2018.

When it comes to business growth, there are two goals.

One is 30% growth, and the other is 30 times growth. The difference in thinking here is fundamental. To achieve 30% growth, all you have to do is a little more, a little better. You don’t have to implement massive change. But to grow your business 30 times over, drastic change is non-negotiable.

30% growth is thinking about securing one more customer. 30 times growth is thinking about securing a thousand more customers. 30% growth is hiring one more employee. 30 times growth is opening another office.

When it comes to improving employees, it’s not about motivation.

It’s about education. People can’t outperform their training. All I’ve ever done is buy broken companies and fix them. I’ve bought everything...

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Lady Michelle Mone OBE: My Fight to the Top

Feb 21, 2018
 

See more from founder of Ultimo and formidable entrepreneur Lady Michelle Mone OBE on Pendulum Talks. Here is a brief taste of what to expect from her presentation at Pendulum Summit 2018.

Lady Michelle Mone OBE was born and raised in the East End of Glasgow, a deprived land full of incredible and selfless people. Despite her surroundings, she always dreamt of bigger things.

She established her first business aged 12 running a paper round. When her father lost his job due to paralysis, she left school at 15 to enter the working world. She had no qualifications but passion, determination and a can-do attitude.

“We have to have confidence. We’re only on this earth once. Why not go for it?”

Her epiphany came at 24. She was going to launch her own business creating the most comfortable cleavage-enhancing bra in the world. Three-and-a-half years and many failed prototypes later, she found it. With the product ready, she began selling.

“You can’t sit back on...

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Mind, Body and the Limits of Human Performance

Feb 19, 2018

Alex Hutchinson is a Toronto-based author, journalist and elite distance runner whose expertise lies in the science of fitness and endurance. He is a contributing editor to Outside and writes the Sweat Science column, and has earned a PhD in physics from the University of Cambridge. This is an excerpt from Alex's latest book, ENDURE: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And—which is more—you'll be a Man, my son!

- Rudyard Kipling

On a frigid Saturday night in the university town of Sherbrooke, Quebec, in February 1996, I was pondering—yet again—one of the great enigmas of endurance: John Landy. The stocky Australian is one of the most famous bridesmaids in sport, the second man in history to run a sub-four-minute mile. In the spring of 1954, after years of concerted effort, centuries of...

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Pendulum Profile: Sérgio Vieira de Mello

Feb 16, 2018

 

Pendulum Summit is dedicated to enabling individuals reach their potential.

It’s a celebration of our values and serves as a vehicle to inspire and illuminate. Pendulum Talks was launched this year. It will help delegates sustain momentum and actualise both their personal and professional lives through talks, film, music, masterclasses and more. Join the movement here.

Pendulum Profile will play another role. It will shine a spotlight on an individual whose being embodies the spirit of Pendulum. Who, through their actions, exhibit the qualities we profess to be integral to success.

This week we look at Sérgio Vieira de Mello.

 

On August 19th, 2003, at 16:28 local time, the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, was bombed by the Jihadist group Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad. The hotel was serving as headquarters for the United Nations operation in Iraq, and the bomb targeted Special Representative Sérgio Vieira de Mello.

He was widely considered to be the...

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Dr. Bob Rotella: Good is the Enemy of Great

Feb 15, 2018

Hear more from expert on performance psychology Dr. Bob Rotella on Pendulum Talks. Here is a brief taste of what to expect in a superb verbal treatise on the attitude of an individual determined to achieve excellence. Dr. Rotella is the author of the bestselling How Champions Think: In Sports and in Life and Golf is Not a Game of Perfect.

Good is the enemy of great. The moment you decide ‘good enough’ is acceptable, you’ve given up the chance of being great. You become what you think about yourself, so pay attention to how you think about yourself. This is your life. You get to design it. You write the script of your own story and decide whether you want to be the star or a big player. 

We’re born, we live and we die. What are you gonna do while you’re alive on this planet?

My field is the psychology of exceptionality. I make ordinary people do extraordinary things. When you study people who achieve great things, you won’t find...

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The Perfect Athletic Build

Feb 14, 2018

Jevan Pradas is the author of 'The Awakened Ape' and creator of the blog 'The Tribal Way'. He uses evolutionary psychology to hack the human mind and body and combat the society he deems bored, anxious, fatigued and overweight. In his book he argues how a unique synthesis of a Palaeolithic lifestyle and Buddhist meditation can teach you how to achieve a deep state of bliss and shape your body into the fit and healthy animal millions of years of evolution programmed us to be.

What does the perfect body for all-round athleticism look like?

Is it big and powerful like Adrian Peterson, thin and wiry like a triathlete, or something in between?

How do you even define athleticism?

Let’s start here.

Most would say all-round athleticism is the summation of individual athletic traits, such as strength, speed, endurance, agility and coordination. To find the best athlete, one could then test an individual on each of these variables and come up with some...

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