Abracadabra …..

December 15, 2014 |  by  |  Humour, Linkedin Blog

The word abracadabra is an Aramaic term which means, “I will create what I say.”

It’s a powerful concept.

  • It’s why Muhammad Ali wrote the round he would stop his opponent inside his boxing gloves
  • It’s why Thomas Edison often announced the invention of a device before he had invented it
  • It’s why Jim Carrey wrote himself a cheque for $10 million before he had ever made a movie.

The most important story you tell is the one you tell yourself.


You’re either held captive by your story or captivated by it and inspired to take action. Suspend your belief for a moment and let possibility feed your soul …..

At this very moment the ground beneath your feet is spinning at about 930 miles per hour and is orbiting the sun at 66,486 miles per hour. But unless you’ve imbibed copious quantities of falling down water these facts aren’t easy to believe.

Last month, my wife told me that the astrology column in my local rag read, “Be very careful what you do this month. Because your stars aren’t in alignment, it’s not your time to shine.” I wondered about this for a moment and stuck to my schedule, regardless.

Fast forward a month: fantastic feedback from three conference keynotes and several new bookings.

Your stars will align when you do.

When the story you tell yourself matches your DNA.

When what you think, say and do are the same.


Saint Peter is sitting at the Pearly Gates when two guys wearing dark hoodies, and sagging pants, arrive.

St. Peter looked out through the Gates and said, “Wait here. I’ll be right back.”

St. Peter goes over to God’s chambers and tells him who is waiting for entrance.

God says to St. Peter: “How many times do I have to tell you? You can’t be judgmental here. This is heaven. All are loved. All are brothers. Go back and let them in!”

St. Peter goes back to the Gates, looks around, and lets out a heavy sigh. He returns to God’s chambers and says, “Well, they’re gone.”

“The guys wearing the hoodies?” asked God.

“No. The Pearly Gates.”


Have a great week.



Sunil Bali

As well as being a recognised authority on personal branding and peak performance, Sunil is a critically acclaimed author and blogger. His corporate experience includes roles as Head of Talent on behalf of Vodafone Group, Santander (UK) and Cable & Wireless Europe. Sunil has also run a multi-million pound recruitment business, and is a Non Executive Director. Sunil’s first degree in Sports Science and Psychology fuelled his passion for the psychology of human achievement and well-being. As well as possessing an MBA, he is a qualified Psychotherapist and Executive Coach. www.sunilbali.com

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