31st – The Top 10 Most Popular Posts of 2012
28th – The Man Who Lived By the River – A Story About How God Helps Us
27th – The Nefarious Cuckoo and Your Career Aspirations
26th – Trees and Matchsticks
25th – 10 Things I’m Grateful For This Christmas
24th – Don’t Be a Goat
21st – How the Third Wise Man Was Chosen – A Christmas Story
20th – The 2012 Christmas Message From Darren and the Family
19th – The New Illiterate
18th – How Can You Hear a Moth’s Wings Flapping?
17th – How To Make Better Decisions
14th – Losing Your Marbles – A Story About Making the Most of Your Life
13th – Coaching and Encouragement, Solicited or Unsolicited?
12th – Why Today Is Called the Present
11th – Who’s Your Pacemaker?
10th – When You Climb Into the Ring
7th – The Many Women I’ve Been Married To
6th – Release the Hounds!
5th – You Have to Believe Before You Can Achieve
4th – What If I Fail?
3rd – Blackbirds and Parenting
30th – The Two Polar Bears – A Story About the Need For Initiative
29th – Wisdom From a Man Who Died Smiling
28th – Do It With Elan
27th – To Those Who Dare
26th – The Rifleman’s Creed
23rd – 3 Reasons To Finish the Year Strongly
22nd – Don’t Be Like the Paradoxical Frog
21st – Human Connection and Why It Matters in the Digital Age
20th – You Don’t Drift Your Way To Success
19th – How To Get People To Care More About What You Have To Offer
16th – The Big Race – A Story About Relying On Your Talent To Succeed
15th – DUMB Goals
14th – What’s Scarier?
13th – Help Someone To Turn It Around
12th – A Big Announcement
9th – The Most Important Decision Regarding Your Children’s Education
8th – Pushing Through the Wall
7th – Want is Better than Should
6th – The Dog’s Diary and the Cat’s Diary
5th – There Are No Monsters Under the Bed
2nd – Inspirational People – Eilmer of Malmesbury
1st – Before you Give Up
31st – What Can We Learn From Grizzly Bears?
30th – 10 Reasons To Say No To Your Life’s Calling (and One To Say Yes)
29th – How To Start Changing the World
26th – A Man of Prayer and Action – A Story About Finding the Right Rhythm in Life
25th – Who’s Right, the Pessimists or the Optimists?
24th – Don’t Worry About Making the Wrong Choice
23rd – Death By a Thousand Cuts
22nd – Opportunityisnowhere
19th – The Goose and the Horse – A Story About Maximising Your Strengths
18th – What if Nobody Appreciates Your Work?
17th – Televisions and Libraries, Big or Small?
16th – It Starts With a Blank Page
15th – Keep Your Eyes on the Prize
12th – How to Get Sudden Insights
11th – There’s No Such Thing as a Million Dollar Idea
10th – I Can’t Run a Marathon… Yet!
9th – A Lesson From a Lazy Kestrel
8th – Brilliant Quotes – Rumi
5th – The Street Merchant – A Story About Knowing Your Value
4th – Sometimes, I Don’t Have Any Words
3rd – Once Upon a Time… They Lived Happily Ever After
2nd – Even Optimists Have Bad Days
1st – Someday, Somebody
28th – Stop Aspiring and Start Doing
27th – It’s Time to Sit in the Reserved Seating
26th – How To Overcome Depression When Job Hunting
25th – What’s Harder, Wood or Concrete?
24th – The Alternative to Murphy’s Law
21st – The Unemployed Entrepreneur – A Story About Old-Fashioned Hard Work
20th – How Many Times Have You Been Told No?
19th – Look Up, Not Down
18th – Safety and Success Don’t Go Together
17th – Why Didn’t I?
14th – The Five Seagulls – A Story About Decisions
13th – You Can Never Be Whelming
12th – When I Look At the Mountains
11th – Stockholm Syndrome in the Workplace
10th – A Certain Amount of Arrogance
7th – Leave No Stone Unturned
6th – Wishing For the Wrong Thing
5th – Inspirational People – John Henderson
4th – Where There’s a Will
3rd – Before You Try To Climb Everest
31st – What Cain and Abel Saw – A Story About How We Reflect the World
30th – The Pain That Comes With Living Your Purpose
29th – The New Persistent Salesman
28th – What the Conformist Asked the Rogue
27th – The Best Kind of Training
24th – Three Horses – A Story About Working With Your Strengths
23rd – What You Feed Grows, What You Starve Dies
22nd – 4 Investments You Can Make In Your Career
21st – The Importance of Positive Self-Talk
20th – Inspirational People – Tim Harris
17th – When is the Best Time to Plant a Tree?
16th – What Are You Adamant About?
15th – When the Dark Clouds Gather
14th – The Ripple Effect and Making Waves
13th – Are You the Pilot or a Passenger in Your Life?
10th – Are You Where You’re Meant To Be?
9th – Why You Need Passion When You Communicate
8th – The Romance of Baseball
7th – Light the Fuse
6th – How To Respond When You Come Second
3rd – The Average Person
2nd – Why I Don’t Ever Want To Retire
1st – What Can We Learn From the Mindsets of Olympians
31st – You’re Never “Just” Something
30th – The Appeal of Expensive Restaurants
27th – Faster, Higher, Stronger
26th – Creating Tomorrow’s Memories Today
25th – Consider Your Epitaph, Not Your Resume
24th – Why You Need To Face Your Fears
23rd – Welcome to Apple Letter
20th – The Two Prisoners – A Story About the Value of Hope
19th – The Pretend Optimists
18th – What Are You Looking For?
17th – Inspirational People – John Stephen Akhwari
16th – It’s Only a No, If You Accept It
13th – Three Questions – A Story About What We Should Be Doing
12th – What I Want To Tell My Kids and What They Need To Hear
11th – The Connection Between Idleness and Ideas
10th – What Every Hiring Manager Does When They See Your Name
9th – The Difference Between the Trams in Melbourne and Moscow
6th – A Celebration of Life
5th – The New Guy
4th – Brilliant Quotes – Nelson Mandela
3rd – What Lions Teach Us About Our Careers
2nd – The Most Important Step on Your Journey
29th – The Antelope and the Desert – A Story About What To Focus On
28th – How Do You Communicate Your Message?
27th – Why We Don’t Need You (and Why We Do)
26th – 3 Reasons To Delegate More
25th – Do You Get Paid to Be Unhappy?
22nd – The Karate Students – A Story About Learning to be Great
21st – Who’s Going To Be You?
20th – How To Respond After Making a Stupid Mistake
19th – The League of Ordinary Gentlemen
18th – Don’t Eat Fortune’s Cookie
15th – Waiting For Success – A Story About Making it Happen
14th – The Difference Between Spending and Investing Time
13th – How Optimists View the Current Job Market
12th – The Glory Days Aren’t in the Past
11th – Build Your Wings on the Way Down
8th – A Crash of Rhinos
7th – How to Become a World-Class Skateboarder
6th – When You Feel Like Stopping
5th – How To Become More Interesting
4th – The Sky Is Not the Limit
1st – The Cry of the Desert – A Story About Finding Purpose
31st – Just Jump!
30th – Asking the Right “What If” Questions
29th – Get Off the Travelator
28th – How Beavers Change the Landscape
25th – 3 Ways to Respond to Being Made Redundant
24th – Rise and Shine
23rd – The 10 Commandments of Resumes
22nd – The Unfair Advantage That Winners Have
21st – When Is the Best Time to Encourage Someone?
18th – Use Speakers, Not Headphones
17th – I’m Not Responsible, But I Am Responsible
16th – 5 Little Goals a Day
15th – Inspirational People – Gac Filipaj
14th – Do You Attack Life or Do You Retreat From It?
11th – The Ceramics Teacher – A Story About the Benefits of Mistakes
10th – Stop Sharpening Your Pencils
9th – Every Job Is Temporary
8th – The Cement Truck and Our Minds
7th – The Two Ceiling Painters
4th – How Greatest Hits Albums Are Made
3rd – How To Help Our Kids Reach For Their Dreams
2nd – Every Setback, Every Obstacle, Every Time You Hear the Word “No”
1st – 3 Statements To Help You Overcome Your Fear of Public Speaking
30th – How to Turn Mission Impossible Into Mission Possible
27th – The Wise General – A Story About the Value of Self Belief
26th – 6 Job Hunting Tips For Over 50’s
25th – Where Does Inspiration Come From?
24th – You Don’t Have To Be a Back-up Singer Forever
23rd – Are You Excited About Starting or Finishing?
20th – In Every Acorn is an Oak Tree
19th – You Don’t Have To Lead
18th – Waiting For the Right Time
17th – Who Are You Comparing Yourself To?
16th – Who Are You Unavailable To?
13th – The Rabbi’s Gift – A Story About Believing in Yourself (and Others)
12th – I Spy With My Little Eye Something Beginning With…
11th – Keep Fuelling the Fire
10th – Playing It Safe Is Playing For Second Place
9th – Situation Vacant
6th – What I Love About Easter
5th – The Longest Migration and the Necessity of Change
4th – Don’t Wither on the Tree
3rd – Brilliant Quotes – Failure
2nd – Look at the Stonecutter
30th – The Two Bricklayers – A Story About Our Mindsets
29th – My Favourite Definition of Resilience
28th – Stop Stepping on Cockroaches
27th – It’s Never Been Easier to Build an Audience
26th – Which Navy Seal Makes It Through Training?
23rd – The Bamboo Farmer – A Story About Patient Persistence
22nd – Why the Poison Dart Frog is So Toxic
21st – Pushing Through the Lines
20th – What Are You Waiting For?
19th – The Top 10 Lies That We Tell Ourselves About Work
16th – What Were You Born To Do?
15th – The Poet and the Journalist
14th – The Inevitability of Pain
13th – Are You the Exception or the Norm?
12th – Just Think About the Money
9th – The Elderly Artist – A Story About the Value of Encouragement
8th – How Often Should Leaders Communicate a Message?
7th – Be Your Best Anyway!
6th – Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight
5th – 4 Factors You Need To Get To Your Destination in Life
2nd – Are You a Shusher or a Shushee?
1st – What Can We Learn From Owls?
29th – Your Exploits Will Never Exceed Your Dreams
28th – 12 Things You Should Do When You Don’t Feel Like It
27th – What You Expect From Your Children, You Need To Be Yourself
24th – I Could Have Done That – A Story About Acting on Your Dreams
23rd – Ignore the Haters
22nd – How to Start a New Habit
21st – The Magpie and the Mirror
20th – What Are You Going To Do With Your Extra Day?
17th – 500th Post
16th – Inspirational People – Jeremy Lin
15th – It’s Never Too Late
14th – The 5 Love Languages
13th – The Best Time to Say Sorry
10th – The Boy Who Learned to Swim – A Story About Continuous Improvement
9th – Brilliant Quotes – Muhammad Ali
8th – What’s the Greater Risk?
7th – Four Words That Can Change Your Life
6th – Putting a Toothbrush in Your Mouth Doesn’t Mean That You’re Brushing
3rd – 10 Observations From My Stay in Hospital
2nd – Every Little Bit Helps
1st – What Job Hunters Control (and What They Don’t)
31st – Don’t End Up Like the Dead Sea
30th – The Man in the Arena
27th – You’ve Got Eight Seconds
26th – You Don’t Drown By Falling in Water
25th – How to Make the Good Times Seem Longer and the Bad Times Shorter
24th – The Swing That Doesn’t Swing
23rd – The Chinese Word For Crisis
20th – A Carrot, an Egg and a Cup of Coffee – A Story About Dealing With Challenges
19th – Get Rid of Your Alibi
18th – I’m Glad I Did or I Wish I Did?
17th – Why Dragons Are Always Unhappy
16th – Dispatch or Despatch?
13th – The Two Rabbits – A Story About Wisdom
12th – What Can We Learn From Sharks?
11th – The Noble Treadmill
10th – Castles in the Air
9th – Have a Coffee First
6th – The Eagle and the Chickens – A Story About Being Who You Are Meant to Be
5th – Some Day Never Comes
4th – Jugglers Can’t Juggle At Birth
3rd – Keep Going!
2nd – My Prayer For You in 2012