Five Wise Women

So when we have Three Wise Men, why might there be Five Wise Women?

Well men aren’t all dumb. It’s mostly, but by no means all, men that have flown other men to the Moon and split the atom asunder … but I reckon it’s long overdue that we started listening to the wisdom of women so I felt it intuitively right to tip the balance a little.

I consider myself lucky to have had the opportunity to chat to so many wise people over the last few years. If I look back though, the number of wise women I have spoken too far outweigh the number of wise men. So I reckon it’s high time that we take notice and listen to what they have to say. Men have had a crack at running the planet and look what sort of mess it’s got us into after all.

Have a listen to the chats below and have a listen to the interviews with Three Wise Men and make your own judgement on the shape and colour of wisdom that currently abounds us. In my view, neither is wrong, right or better but in both we should celebrate such wonderful different-ness and insight-fullness …

Kuumba Nia on the Circle of One

Kuumba Nia : Circle of One (mp3)

June Maffin on the Art of Soulistry

The Art of the Soul with June Maffin (mp3)

Sharon Eden on why to take a whack around the head

Whack around the head with Sharon Eden (mp3)

and last and by no means least, Violeta and Jutka Zuggo with Entrancing Tales

Circle of Influence

I was reminded recently of the power of gathering a Circle of Influence around you from an email I got a lovely soul in my networking circle, Amanda Goldston. On my desk, I then spotted the book by author Kuumba Nia called The Circle of One. Then I had a conversation about collaborating with a circle of complementary archetypes with Lillian Ogbogoh.

When you get messages in threes, it’s time to pay attention !!!

As I am now entering a new phase in my life and career as a speaker and author. I thought it would be handy to garner together as much support around me as possible.

So I had a musing on a dog walk on which people and souls, both living and departed, I would treasure having around me over the coming months and years. I’ve come down to a short list of seven of them whose wisdom, experience and achievements I admire greatly. I will be checking in with them regularly in meditation and while talking about existing books and creating the next ones. For the three that are still living, I would dearly like to connect with them by electronic means and ideally meet them in person one day.

My thinking is that achieving just 1% of what one of them had done individually would be a fabulous goal in itself. Where this might lead when some of their guidance rubs of collectively, God only knows.

I thought too it would be fun to run a competition based on my Circle. I’ve now augmented my book Flavours of Thought: Recipes for Fresh Thinking into a Second Edition with loads of new recipes and some more insights. It will be available in print and as an ebook by Autumn. I will send a pre-release copy of the ebook version to the first person to identify all the seven people in my virtual Circle correctly.

Here’s my Circle below – click on the image to see a higher resolution version.

To enter the competition, put your answers below as a comment to this blog. I will respond to each entry telling you how many you have got right. Multiple entries are accepted …

So Good Luck and why not have a go at assembling your Circle of Influence too?

That was 2010


GerminationSo another year is nearly behind us and what a year it’s been.

For me, much of the ground work I put in place in 2008 and 2009 came to fruition and I’d like to send a big thank you out to all that have helped and contributed along the way.

Before launching into another year – and I already know 2011 has some real treats lined up – I thought it worth just capturing some of the highlights and outputs from the year.

My own scribings

Blocks available for Kindle

Flavours of Thought: Recipes for Fresh Thinking – available in print and for Kindle

The Art and Science of Light Bulb Moments – published by 0-books mid-2011

Both Blocks and Flavours of Thought are being made into Enhanced Edition books in the New Year with embedded video and audio …

iPhone apps

100 Years of Ermintrude

Cards of Blessings


Gems of Wisdom

Crystals of the Divine Reality

Train in the Night

Client books

– many congratulations to you all and I’m honoured to have helped, even if in a small way

The Circle of One – Kuumba Nia

They Thought It Was All Over – Jo Simpson

Practical Spiritual Living – June Harrison

Chocks Away – James McBrearty

Addicted to Wedding Cake – Keith Churchouse

Sign Here – Keith Churchouse

A Vibe Rant Pearl – Elizabeth Campbell

Using Other People’s Money РVicki Wusche

These books were either self-published or published by independent or cooperative publishers.

In addition, I helped three clients with their submissions to publishers who all got deals for books being published in 2011 … more news on these soon

Odds ‘n Sods

Moments of Light radio show

Train in the Night – Guildford Book Festival Short Story Anthology

Launched Flavours of Thought Facebook Page

The Master Chef Training programme – a spin off from Flavours of Thought

The Cube of Karma – a -1-2-1 mentoring programme spin off from the Master Chef Training programme

If I’ve missed anyone or anything out, many apologies please add it as a comment below … a Happy New Year to you all and may 2011 be your best year yet …

If you fancy writing that book, I can guarantee it will open doors for you that you will never have imagined … watch this space for an interesting new programme I am launching in January …