Debunking the Status Quo: My Unconventional Path to Excellence

Hey, it’s Stew Darling, and I’ve always been a firm believer that excellence lies beyond the confines of the status quo. The conventional path might seem safe and well-trodden, but I’m here to tell you that it often leads to mediocrity. In this blog, I’m going to share my journey of debunking the status quo…

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Conflict as a Path to Personal Growth: Lessons from My Journey

Hello, everyone! Today, I want to discuss a topic that’s deeply meaningful to me—conflict. More specifically, I’ll share insights from my life experiences and how I’ve come to view conflict as a powerful opportunity for personal growth and transformation. The Fear of Conflict Let’s be honest; most of us have an inherent fear of conflict.…

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Controversial Leadership: My Journey to Heart-Centred Empowerment

Hello, everyone! Today, I’m excited to delve into the topic of leadership. But not just any leadership—heart-centred leadership. I’ll draw upon some of my personal experiences to explain why it challenges conventional wisdom and why it’s such a vital catalyst for positive change. The Traditional Leadership Mould Leadership, as we’ve come to know it conventionally,…

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Cultivating an Unstoppable Mindset: The Growth Journey

“The only limit to our realisation of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt In the immediate years after the 2003 War in Iraq, the coalition fought the same war every six months. The beginning of each new 6-month rotation brought fresh-faced, eager commanders, intent on medals and glory. Despite the…

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From Failure to Unstoppable: The Journey of Resilience and Success

The Essence of Persistence: Blistered Thumbs and Rounds Fired Blistered thumbs and 1,000s of rounds: Embracing Failure “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games; 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And…

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The Power of Communication: More Than Just Words

In this blog, you may find yourself pondering whether what we discuss borders on manipulation. And indeed, it does. But let’s be clear – as Unstoppable Forces, we manipulate the environment, not the individual. Perhaps it’s more palatable to use the word “shape” instead of “manipulate,” but at its core, it’s still about exerting influence.…

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My Journey to Quantum Leadership: Embracing Presence and Energy

Throughout my life and career, I’ve come to realise that effective leadership transcends traditional management strategies. Instead, it hinges on two fundamental elements: presence and energy. In this narrative, I will share my personal journey in mastering these concepts and how they’ve transformed me into an unstoppable force in the world of leadership. Discovering the…

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The Essence of Self-Belief in High-Performance Leadership

Standing in the ‘Killing house’ without a weapon, you must Believe in Yourself. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson The Challenge of the Killing House There I was, at the end of a long training day…

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The Power of Persistence: Crafting ‘Unstoppable’ Success

The Genesis of ‘Unstoppable: Living Beyond our Limits‘ Writing a book – Staying Persistent: “Persistence is to the character of man as carbon is to steel.” – Napoleon Hill The book was 25,000 words long – in other words, not a book. The focus was unfocused; until I committed – to be honest, until my…

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