Author: Howard Tinker

Purpose and Direction

purpose with a little p

Whenever I hear someone ask “What’s your life purpose” I squirm inside.  I think it was the philosopher Alan Watts who said, “The true meaning of life is no meaning, that ‘its’ purpose is no purpose …”  It seems quite omnipotent to think that I am so enlightened that I have the meaning of life

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Getting Support

What is support?

The kind of support we are discussing here is in the realms of tough love support. The world that I live in is inhabited by people who want to change, grow, develop and experience more. People who are striving to change living in a state of “change”. As you no doubt know, change is tough.

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Powerful questions

Bloody Good Questions

I confess, I love questions. A good question can elicit answers, stories, insights and a whole pandora’s box of content. One of my favourite authors, coaches and podcasters is Jerry Colonna. He writes and speaks in the voice of a gentle soul… but his questions reveal his courage to go places that most other interviewers

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hack for your happiness

Everyone wants a hack

These days it seems that everyone wants a hack, to develop a new set of skills or an advantage so that they can get somewhere. My daughter is on a 30-day challenge, my wife is in a readers group with weekly projects, my colleague is on a 5-day asset sprint and I’m intermittent fasting. We’re

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