The topics in this section are intended to encourage you to look at your future plans from different perspectives – perspectives strongly associated with achieving sustainable success and happiness. They are not only focused on edge in the strict sense – they are embracing what it means to be successful in the most fundamental sense.

“I don’t believe there is such a thing as ‘work/life balance’. You don’t hear people talking about finding a ‘family/life balance’ or an ‘eating/life balance.’ IT’S ALL LIFE.”

Holly Hamann

Some of the topics may lead you to radically change your action map – so have it open ready .

ACT: Think Positively … and Negatively

I talk about being ‘happy’ and achieving ‘happiness’ in many of my videos. We can sometimes lose sight of the fact that ultimately, we do what we do to be happy. We get sidetracked and lose sight of the big picture.

“Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”


By happiness, I don’t mean ‘in the moment’ joy but ‘baseline happiness’ – how you feel about life generally. Contentment.

In a professional context, it encompasses being in a frame of mind that is conducive to doing your best work – we don’t perform well when we are anxious, frustrated, angry …”

Two Types of Happiness

In this module, we consider 4 key factors for developing personal edge: 

  • Focus
  • Intensity
  • Reflection
  • Energy

In the second section, we follow Steve Jobs’ advice and delve into how you can find work that inspires you. We will pay particular attention to ‘broken paradigms’ and the need to question conventional wisdom. 

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking … “

Steve Jobs

REVIEW: Annual to Daily

Through a series of reviews, you will ensure that your plan for success remains relevant and effective. You will move from a strategic perspective, looking into your long-term future, through to a daily analysis. The approach I share will guarantee that you extract maximum learning from your experiences and that your bigger goals remain in focus – and, crucially, get acted upon.

We know change is inevitable but we can still experience powerful negative reactions. I will show you how to counteract these and immunise yourself so that you anticipate and prepare for change.