The Bow and Arrow Principle

By John Counsel The Bow and Arrow Principle is one of the highest forms of leverage you’ll ever use in your business. It says “if you want to hit your target with greater speed, power and accuracy, the first thing to do is… pull back!” This applies particularly to planning and preparation — the highest …

Blowfly Logic By John Counsel If you ever need a bunch of dead blowflies, the best place to find them is along window ledges, especially in summer. Nowhere else comes close as a place for blowflies to congregate and die. They perish there for several reasons. Persistence – nowhere on earth will you find greater …

The Hat Pin Perspective By John Counsel This is a wonderfully clarifying perspective when it comes to disciplining ourselves to invest the time and effort needed to apply the Bow and Arrow Principle in our businesses and in our lives! In 1980 I was Marketing and Advertising Manager for a large automotive group in Melbourne, …

The Gordian Knot Perspective By John Counsel Legend has it that Gordius, king of Gordium in ancient Phrygia, tied a massive, intricate knot that an oracle declared could only be unravelled by the man who would rule Asia. Any man who attempted and failed was put to death. Alexander the Great, who obviously understood this …

About Me

By John Counsel This profile was written by me for my personal profile at About.me, a couple of years after my diagnosis with Asperger's Syndrome in December 2002. It appears here as an example of how I declared my condition as an Aspie to the world. I still use this explanation. Dates and relative ages …

Neurofibromatosis Type 1

NF1 is a common co-morbidity with Autism Chances are very high that if you’re diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder — including Asperger’s Syndrome — you also have Neurofibromatosis Type 1, because they share a common cause that’s genetically transmitted. https://youtu.be/cWIvZR3YI44 Video by Columbia University Medical School, NY on synaptic pruning and autism What are Type …

“Zingers”: why they feel good short-term, but undermine us long-term

By John Counsel Q: Anyone else get angry outbursts? I’m finding I feel good at the time even though I know it’s wrong, but I don’t know of any alternatives; applying that filter is like bottling it up and the anger comes back with the memory of the situation and me wishing I had “given them …

Aspie Tip: How to avoid “log-jams” in your personal interests and projects

By John Counsel If you’re an Aspie, chances are high that you already know the frustration and stress — and the feelings of failure, guilt and self-contempt — when your overactive brain finds itself “log-jammed” with too many exciting new ideas, interests and projects… and little or no worthwhile progress or productive outcomes from your efforts …