Commitment, the Secret to Success

Recently, we had cause to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the launch of New Insights in South Africa (and fourteen years since the brand was originally established in the UK).

A good friend asked me about how the business had changed over the years.

He looked curious when I explained that ten years ago our biggest challenge was to convey an understanding of what life coaching is, whereas today the challenge is to stand out of the ever-increasing crowd of life coach training institutes.

“So, to what do you ascribe your success in staying in business for so long in what is a pretty fickle market?” he asked.

“Most people fail, not because of a lack of desire, but because of a lack of commitment.”

– Vince Lombardi


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This Year, Make it Happen

It seems like just a few days ago that I was writing a brief review of 2016 and looking forward to a few weeks break. And now, here we are, well into a brand new year!

Well, they say time flies while you’re having fun! How true.

Welcome to another year and one in which I hope some of the dreams you have for yourself and your loved ones will be fulfilled.

“Don’t just wish; be passionate about what you wish to see happen. Rise up and make it happen.”

– Israelmore Ayivor


make it happen

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Live Your Dream

No matter who you are you deserve to live your dream.

At New Insights dreams are very much our business – that’s making them a reality, of course.

Our methodology is a simple yet powerful one.

We train those people – who are passionate about helping other people – to become great life coaches. Then we encourage them to go out into the world using their newfound toolkit and structured coaching system to bring personal freedom, self confidence and growth to what we hope will be dozens or even hundreds of others from all walks of life!

“The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.”

– Oprah Winfrey

If you have a dream

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A Life Transformed

This week, I would like to demonstrate the power of life coaching – when administered by a passionate and caring coach – to transform lives.

I am privileged to have received an inspiring and beautiful account from a lady who, just yesterday, we featured on our Facebook page for having achieved New Insights certification as a life coach.

Whereas most trainee life coaches expect their coaching efforts to start bearing real fruit for their clients only after they become qualified and start coaching for reward, Carli Clark was able to experience the fulfilment, that comes with seeing someone grow and develop through coaching, long before achieving certification.

I’d like to thank Carli and her client Zanele for submitting this story and giving me permission to share it here on the Blog.

“Those who hunger and thirst after the right use of prosperous ideas shall find their lives filled with abundant blessings.”

– Catherine Ponder

a life transformed

Zanele Mabaso

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A Letter From the Future

Today I’d like to share with you a very powerful tool that we use to great effect in the New Insights Life Coaching System.

As you no doubt know, life coaching is all about building better futures for people and we do that through showing clients how to overcome a variety of mental obstacles that impede them and harness the inherent power that they have been born with to achieve amazing things.

The subconscious mind plays a vital role in this as any good life coach will know.

“Create your future from your future, not your past.”

— Werner Erhard

A letter from the future

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Dream Big!

Posting while on holiday was not part of the plan … but I am excited to share with you my experience of Beijing thus far as I feel it has relevance in this Blog on human motivation.

Let me start by being completely honest with you. China is not a country that even featured on my list of places I’d love to visit. For whatever reason, I have never had much of a fascination for the far East.

My son, on the other hand, has always been keen to visit Asia and for him a five month ‘gap year’ internship to teach English in China has extended to an entire year with him staying on to study the Chinese language. Currently he is in the process of applying for a long term study towards a degree in either medicine or languages.

Confronted by the thought that our erstwhile child might not be coming home anytime soon, my wife Jenni and I decided that ‘the mountain would have to visit Mohammed’ … and here we are.

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

– Harriet Tubman

Dream Big

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