When was the Last Time You Sharpened Your Axe?

I'd love to tell you a story about two woodcutters named Laurie and Sam.

Laurie and Sam had worked for Wood Are Us for many years and were the company's top performers, consistently meeting the company target of 15 trees per day.

One week, the boss scheduled them onto the same tree-felling team. Having never worked side-by-side before, Laurie the more competitive of the two, was curious to observe Sam's wood cutting style.

On the first day, Laurie noticed Sam had felled 15 trees by 3pm and left for the day. It was another two hours before Laurie had reached the target and was able to depart for home. 'Okay', decided Laurie 'Clearly I am not working quickly enough. Tomorrow I will work faster and also be finished by 3pm'. But, alas, Laurie was not. Sam's performance, however, remained consistent - felling 15 trees and leaving at 3pm.

Over the next few days Sam continued to complete the required amount of work and leave by 3pm. Laurie vowed each day to work harder and faster but, drained of energy, became slower and the hours spent cutting wood in the forest grew longer.

On Friday, the final day of the week, Sam was even quicker - felling 15 trees by lunchtime. As Sam prepared to leave for the weekend Laurie, exhausted and frustrated, could take it no more. 'Sam', Laurie cried out 'All week I've watched you fell the same amount of trees as me, but in less time. I've tried to match your pace but I'm only getting slower. How are you doing it? What is your secret?'

'Well, Laurie' replied Sam, 'When I leave at 3pm, I go home and sharpen my axe. When was the last time you sharpened yours?'

My question to you is, when was the last time you sharpened your axe? When was the last time you paused to clear and sharpen your mind?

Look, I get it. It's been a weird and whacky 12 months. You've had to change plans quickly, adjust, adapt and flex. You've also had to support family, friends and colleagues. You set up a home office and school desks. You worried about your health, your family, your business, your employment, your employees, your clients, your bank account and sometimes if there was going to be toilet paper in the supermarket that day.

And maybe, like me you grieved for those who left us.

If there wasn't the time, the energy or the inclination to sharpen your axe, maybe now there is.

What if you spent the next six months focusing on you?

// Creating a vision, renewed or brand new, that feels so very YOU that nothing will stop you from stepping in.

// Visiting, or revisiting, your unconscious programming - the things you do on autopilot.

// Releasing the fear of scarcity and limitations.

// Renewing your energy.

// Revamping your relationships.

// Embracing your body and your health.

// Deepening your emotional intelligence.

// Stepping into the next extraordinary version of YOU!

If the above created some feelings of excitement within you AND you are ready to invest in yourself (which is also investing in your family + your career or biz + your relationships + more!) AND you love working in a group, the Sky High Coaching Salon is now open.

Curious? Intrigued? Feeling some tingles?


It all begins with one conversation.


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