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Archive for September 2011

“You taught me to find things others could not see”

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This is a quote from a student I recently wrote to complimenting his photography. I did not send him the email looking for this reply, I sent it because I noticed. I noticed how good this young man was becoming as a photographer. I wrote it because I thought he should know. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 23, 2011 at 6:19 pm

Performance – Talent vs Practice

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My daughter started surfing this holiday. She completed her first 15 hours of practice and the improvement was huge.

Working with people as I have for 30 year, I have learnt to recognise many factors in the way people perform. I have had arguments with parents about their children when they believe that their talent will get them through, I have seen some highly skilled individuals rely on their attributes and receive praise only to end up failing and not understanding why. And I have seen child prodigies who, by the time they reach 18, are no different from their peers.

I have, however, Read the rest of this entry »

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September 23, 2011 at 4:05 pm

What is EyeforLife

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Open your eyes to the world around you... Join us on EyeforLife.

EyeforLife is a a name that Yousef Al Qanai (or was it me?) came up with in Kuwait. We had already run a series of unique workshops where I take a coaching role as well as a photography instructor primarily because of my background in performance coaching. Read the rest of this entry »

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September 22, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Posted in Coaching, Life, Photography


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Eye for Life workshop registration is well under way…  Our season starts in October when I will be in Kuwait with AYMSTRONG. The two key workshops are Eye for Life and the Next Right Answer. The latter being for those who wish to embark on a programme of study with coaching over 8 months. This is an exciting new development for us and one that will keep your interest throughout the year with workshops, assignments, critique and group meetings.

We also offer the one day workshops which can be found on the same link on the right of the page so please drop by EyeforLife and see what we do.

In short, we “do” our dreams and work with you in “doing” yours.

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September 22, 2011 at 8:16 pm

Favourite phone……?

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Just thought I would try to create a huge thread somewhere…. Facebook or here on the blog. Whats your favourite phone, old or new? For me it has to be the 6210i.. Post!

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September 7, 2011 at 7:49 am

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Learn to look at your world from a different perspective. Take an EyeforLife course.

Exciting times ahead with EyeForLife…. We have our new courses starting in October. Checkout the website for all the latest info. In late November we will run a trip to South Africa on safari, this is not to be missed. All details are on the site too, or just email me or Yousef.

We will also take online participants if getting to a course is not possible.. Obviously the Safari is not possible online, well, not yet anyway.

Back to breakfast now!

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September 7, 2011 at 7:42 am


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I just dug out one of my old phones, a Nokia 6210i, and wow! What freedom. Freedom from the clutches Read the rest of this entry »

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September 7, 2011 at 6:52 am