The Rocket Principle By John Counsel People who think that everything should be exactly right before attempting to launch their small businesses (or a new project, new product or new service) fall for the same trap that prevents most people ever achieving anything in life. It’s true that if you never take a risk you’ll …

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 …

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 …