New Year, New Look, New Book, New Brand

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My intention with each of these posts is that you’re challenged to interrupt the noise and routine in your life, just for a moment, to think more deeply about what really matters in life… your relationship with yourself and with others in your professional and personal life.


You might notice my greying hair? The reality is after 38 years I’ve stopped dying my hair. I turned grey when I was just 24 (a gift of some gene my dear mum passed on to me).

I decided after a visit to my youngest son Anthony in Sweden in September it was time. Not long after we’d arrived, Anthony and his partner Sara told Lizzie and me that the only two words we needed to know in Swedish were Farfar and Farmor – to our joy, those two words in English are Grandfather and Grandmother.

So, the decision was made, and with a new look for the new year, it’s also an opportunity for new branding … stay tuned on that.


LIVING in the Light of Day | David PenglaseAlso new is my latest book to be officially launched in 2023 – LIVING in the Light of Day: How to avoid the ‘success trap’, strive to be at your best, and live a meaningful, flourishing and prosperous life. I have a pre-release special edition hardcover version available now, and for my Australian readers only, there’s a special price that includes a personal note from me and postage.

I’m really proud of this book and the testimonials from global researchers and thought leaders that you can see here are humbling.


Have you already chosen some goals, a theme or a word that you’re going to be focused on in 2023?

My word for 2023 is VITALITY.

It’s one of my five core values … Vitality, Contribution, Authenticity, Learning, Love … which I have created the acronym V-CALL or my Values CALL.

One of my greatest lessons from years of research into human behaviour is the importance of being clear on our personal values. Without considering and determining your personal values, you are left without a compass upon which to turn for guidance in life’s many moments of choice.

For me Vitality is not just about energy. It is an energetic zest to be striving to be at my best. It is striving to be mindfully present. It is striving to nurture my mind and body. It is striving to notice the awe and wonder around me. It is striving to accept my imperfections and to find joy in this gift of life.

What about you? What’s your word for 2023?

What Really Matters

My theme for 2023 is What Really Matters and I will be writing and speaking a lot about this next year.

In this fast-paced, disruptive world we live in, there are competing priorities in our business and personal lives that can easily distract us from What Really Matters.

When we humans are distracted from What Really Matters, we lack meaning in our life.

Why is that a problem you might ask?

We humans are meaning makers … meaning in our life plays an integral part in helping us to strive to be at our best.

In future posts I will be sharing with you evidence-based research that guides us on how to easily and practically bring more meaning into our lives, and how it can positively impact almost every measure of success in your business and personal life.

Well, that’s it for this year. I wish you and yours all joy for the festive season and hope we reconnect in the new year in some positive and mutually beneficial way.


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