Why Leadership IS the most important thing

Of course most people that write autobiographies in life are successful in some way or another; more likely in a range of arenas, not just the one they are know in. Michael Jordan is an astute businessman, as are Taylor Swift, Tom Cruise and Tony Blair. Plenty of academics write about the traits that make these people ...

Mindfulness – Meditation cheat?

  A few years ago I decided that in order to be a better person, more balanced and less aggressive, I would learn to meditate. unfortunately I didn't last very long as sitting still for more than 5 minutes just drove me crazy. Meditation in itself is simply deciding to do something good for yourself. The ...

Interview – Kurt Camilleri

These interviews are aimed at trying to tease out insight into what makes particular people outperform their peers and stand out as Ultimate Performers. It’s an opportunity to learn from their way of life and philosophy of excellence. UP interviews top business executive Kurt Camilleri.   Full Name (for the record)  Kurt Camilleri   First things first. What is your PURPOSE?  To ...

Are you hidden?

If you had to paint a picture of your spirit, what would it look like?   Leadership remains one of the most elusive 'conditions' of human nature that is required in almost every aspect of society. From sports, business, politics & family, leadership is key to success of groups with common goals or aspirations. Unfortunately, it is a ...

Supercharge Brain Function

Nutritional Therapist Christine Busuttil, from Team UP, asks "What if there were ways to control you biochemistry and increase energy and brain function?" Biohacking is becoming a popular way to increase performance in all areas of life. Here are some simple hacks to upgrade cognitive function and help inspiration flow;   Switch off Stress Stress affects memory, concentration ...

Interview – Helga Ellul

These interviews are aimed at trying to tease out insight into what makes particular people outperform their peers and stand out as Ultimate Performers. It’s an opportunity to learn from their way of life and philosophy of excellence. This blog interviews top businesswoman and leader Helga Ellul. Full Name (for the record) Helga Barbara Ellul First things first. ...

Simplifying Life

It's that time of year when you wonder why the hell you didn't keep up last year's resolutions, and whether it's worth bothering again at all in 2015. The pessimists won't bother and the procrastinators might wait a little longer, but I thought I'd get going. In order not to set myself up for failure, I ...

The Man and his Horse

There was once a passionate young man that loved horses. As he grew older he decided that he wanted to turn his passion into a business, so no day would ever feel like work. His passion shone through everything he did, he was much admired and his business grew. He bred, trained and raced horses that won ...

Sugar-coated truths

So we've gone round in circles with dietary fats, starting with demonising animal fats and suggesting that margarine is the healthiest option, to now demonising margarine and other unsaturated fats as the major cause of heart disease from a nutritional standpoint, bringing back the saturated fats in moderate doses.  So I guess we now have to ...