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March 2014

When Life Knocks You Down, Get Up with Grit

Stefan Wissenbach

“I grew up in the 70’s when the careers advisor used to come to school . . .  and he took me aside and said ‘what do you want to do kid? What do you want to do? Tell me, tell me your dreams!’ I said ‘I want to be a space astronaut, go to outer space and discover things that have never been discovered!’ He said ‘look, you’re British, so scale it down a bit, alright?’ ‘Alright, I want…

You Can’t Be on the Harbor and on the Boat at the Same Time

Stefan Wissenbach

Quite often, what holds people back from achieving their goals is that they’re trying to stay on the harbor and get on the boat at the same time. It’s been said that sometimes you need to burn your bridges, and while that might be a bit extreme, actually committing to something and throwing yourself into it with passion and intent is always much more likely to deliver a successful outcome than going after it in a halfhearted way. The only…

Life without challenges would be boring…

Stefan Wissenbach

I recently spent an afternoon interviewing Stephen Sutton, a 19 year old diagnosed with terminal cancer who has accomplished remarkable things in just over a year. He’s raised thousands of pounds for charity, achieved most of his 46-item “bucket list” and has lived more life in one year than many people do in a decade. My interview with him will be released with a short film and an eBook that tells his story, but I wanted to share this thought…

No pain, no gain

Stefan Wissenbach

I’ve just finished an early Pilates session with my new trainer, Jess. She always comes to our morning sessions with a bubbly, can-do attitude, even when we’re starting when it’s still dark and cold outside – epitomizing what it is to start your day with a spring in your step and a smile. Her energy is infectious, and that kind of positive outlook not only helps her stay on top of her game, it helps everyone around her as well.…

Set up a game you can win each day

Stefan Wissenbach

I was talking to a friend the other day about how busy life is at the moment. He was telling me about all the priorities he has to juggle, the projects he’s managing, the many responsibilities he has, and how he was feeling a bit overwhelmed by it all, and a little out of control. The fast pace of his lifestyle was clearly unsustainable for the long term, so we looked at what might be done to put things back…

The Dream Achiever Competition

Dream Achiever

The Magic Future Foundation

The Magic Future Foundation