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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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Roger Federer: Pendulum Profile

Feb 07, 2018

Pendulum Summit is dedicated to enabling individuals to reach their potential.

The annual summit is a celebration of our values, but the spirit of Pendulum is best captured on early Monday mornings amidst cold and rain - when your bed is warm and comfortable but something within inspires you to attack the day.

Pendulum Talks will play a big role this year in helping delegates sustain momentum and refine abilities in spheres both professional and personal. It gives subscribers the ability to replenish their motivation daily - not just through the talks available but also through film, music, masterclasses and much more. Join the movement here: https://www.pendulumtalks.com/store/LP5Ue6wT.

Pendulum Profile will play another role. It will illuminate an individual whose very being embodies the spirit of Pendulum. Who, through his or her actions, exhibit the qualities that we profess to be integral to success.

The first Pendulum Profile is Roger Federer, one of the greatest tennis...

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Jack Daly: Most CEOs are Wrong

Feb 06, 2018

See more from global authority on business growth and sales Jack Daly on Pendulum Talks (https://www.pendulumtalks.com/store/LP5Ue6wT). Here is a brief taste of what to expect from his day two presentation - a fascinating insight into the mindset of a winning salesman.

The majority of CEOs don’t know what the f*** their job is.

To make your business flourish you have to do two things:

1) You’ve gotta have a vision: Begin with the end in mind. You can’t get there unless you know where there is. Communicate your vision every single day. Pull people toward that vision.

2) Keep people in key spots: Grow your salesforce in quantity and quality. The most important position in a company is the sales manager - not growing sales, but salespeople.

If I walked into your company, within ten minutes I could describe your culture. What does it smell like? Do you have a culture by design or a culture by default? Do your people think that where you work is the best place on...

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