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November 2011

Perform your own magic!

Stefan Wissenbach

Magic has a mystery and fascination to it. If you have ever watched a great magician perform, you can’t help but wonder how the magic was created.  And, from a very young age, I often wondered – why is it that so many people lead lives of quiet desperation and unfulfilled potential whereas a small number live truly rewarding and fulfilled lives?  The answer is the ‘magic’!  The ‘magic’ of doing the right things that make a difference and practising…

If at first you don’t succeed…

Stefan Wissenbach

You will no doubt have heard the famous phrase ‘if at first you don’t succeed, try and try again.’ It has also been said many times that ‘persistence prevails when all else fails.’ To achieve great things in life it often takes grit, determination and persistence. But what both of these famous phrases miss, is that persistence without learning is ineffective. I remember many years ago listening to a speaker at a conference who said “if you first you don’t succeed…

Being extraordinary – and how to move a ship…!

Stefan Wissenbach

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is often just a little extra. Putting it another way, if you want to move a ship, how far do you have to move the anchor?  The answer, not much! To create greater movement and change in your life, and generate extraordinary outcomes, this often just takes a few simple disciplines practised daily!

What’s your pringle?

Stefan Wissenbach

I was at a meeting with my coach in Chicago pondering a particularly big goal and challenge. I was working out how to tackle it when he asked me “what’s your pringle?”  I asked him what he meant. He asked me if I’d ever eaten a pringle – the perfectly formed chips in tubes. I said, “of course!”. “Great” he replied. “You know how it is with pringles, you pull off the lid, pop the can, take one, put the…

The definition of insanity…

Stefan Wissenbach

Most people do the same things, day in, day out. Very little changes. Yet the same people often talk about how their lives will be different one day and how things will change. Sadly, they probably won’t. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing day in day out and expecting things to change. If you don’t change, nothing changes. Remember, imperfect action is better than perfect inaction – except when you want to be motionless!

You’ll often achieve more by focusing on less – and how to catch a rabbit…!

Stefan Wissenbach

We’ve been busy creating a wonderful goals tool for clients of magicnumber.com which will go live in a few weeks time. Working with the creative team is great fun and we were talking recently about how people who focus on less often achieve more. What do I mean by this? Imagine you are sent out to catch rabbits. You walk into a closed field and there in front of you are ten rabbits. If you go and chase all ten,…

Action leads to progress and progress leads to success (and how to cook)!

Stefan Wissenbach

When you take action and learn from it, you create progress. We all love to feel a sense of progress. It’s rewarding, uplifting and it leads to success. And it ONLY comes from taking action! Here’s a great example. I love cooking. I have always been amazed at the number of people that I speak to who say they can’t cook. Not because they don’t want to cook, they think they can’t. Henry Ford famously said “whether you think you…

Know your path – and how a son made his dad proud…

Stefan Wissenbach

I was out walking the dog with my 17 year old son the other day and we were talking about his future. He said he was finding it difficult to set long-range goals because he was unsure at the moment about where he wanted to end up. He is still at the stage where he is at college and is working out what he wants to do with the rest of his life. I explained to him that it was better…

Prepare to be kissed!…

Stefan Wissenbach

Last night, after a busy day working on magicnumber.com, a friend and I visited my favourite local restaurant. We received a warm welcome from Tony the Maitre’d, who asked about our day and what had happened since I last saw him. I explained about the exciting progress we are making with magicnumber.com and how the site will help people to set and achieve goals, ultimately be in the position where work is optional and at the same time, have a…

Your vacation or your life…

Stefan Wissenbach

What’s more important, your vacation or your life? Sure, vacations are important. They enable you to enjoy great experiences, relax, recharge your batteries and spend time with loved ones. However, your life is much more important. Vacations come and go but life goes on. I think it’s important that you live the best life you can. I find it astonishing that most people spend more time planning their vacations than they put into planning their lives! They wouldn’t dream of…

The Dream Achiever Competition

Dream Achiever

The Magic Future Foundation

The Magic Future Foundation