Simon Ekin

How striking up a conversation with a stranger landed me a coffee

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  Mary Oliver Please, will you consider what an extraordinary life you have, and how the simple act of storytelling could have a big impact on it? I don’t know about you, but I wasn’t taught to tell stories in everyday […]

How the idea of running changed my life and could change yours

“Hit the road. It will help you to work out where you are going.” Anon. I went for a run that day and I have remembered that line like it was yesterday, not just in running, but in other aspects of my life also. A huge part of my identity and existence is owed to […]

A short story about privilege (illustration)

Whilst money cannot buy happiness, the benefits of poverty have been greatly exaggerated. I have grown up in privilege and I still live in privilege. In some ways I suppose I won some kind of ‘genetic lottery.’ My skin colour, being brought up in a Western, Anglo-Saxon environment, my socio-economic background. I feel like the […]

You know what to do, don’t you?

A Sufi tale tells of an intelligent and talented young man with a great thirst for knowledge. So insatiable is his thirst that he is determined to know everything there is to know. His journey takes him to many countries, cultures, masters and teachers in search of more knowledge. In Cairo, he meets a wise […]

How to behave when you want to punch someone!

“The most important thing in communication is hearing what isn’t being said”. Peter Drucker What would life be like if you didn’t have fear? Perhaps you would take more risks, say what you want to say, how you want to say it, ask someone out on a date, introduce yourself to that interesting looking stranger, […]

What exactly is Mojo?

What is Mojo?

Perhaps you are familiar with ‘Austin Powers’ who for many of us made Mojo a bit of a household name. This is him at the top, played by Mike Myers. Here’s an excerpt from the movie, The spy who shagged me. Basically Mojo – which I describe through the acronym, PEACH (Passion, Energy, Authenticity, Confidence […]

There’s only one challenge to a great life (with fix)

I must admit, I’ve been ‘low-Mojo,’ or ‘Lojo’ for about 2 weeks, dealing with a particular challenge in a significant relationship. I know what to do: speak my truth, share my feelings, be vulnerable, take action, be courageous, etc. And yet I don’t, (which is a particular bother, given that I am a life coach, […]

The 4 biggest challenges my clients deal with

What are the 4 biggest challenges my clients, men and people, face? Here are 3 stories to illustrate, with 4 pointers at the end: Client Steve has a challenge with a boss who he doesn’t get on with, doesn’t like as a leader and thinks that he leaves a trail of destruction in the organisation. […]

Why I work with men

In all honesty it didn’t start off as a noble cause but evolved into something that I find special: Helping men get their Mojo back. Back in 1997, I was a photojournalist, and not a very happy one. I didn’t have a great sense of purpose and direction and was in a career I had […]

Sign up for this and have your best year yet

How is the year going for you so far? Here we are at the start of February 2023. Are you where you wanted to be when you ‘set those resolutions?’ Where would I be without setting goals, having a plan and support structure? The answer is in a very different place that I am now. […]