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Resilience, Grit and the Growth Mindset - UK College of Personal Development

By on26th May 2017 in Coaching, Leadership Development, Personal Development<p><b>Not just bouncing back – bouncing forwards</b><p>Resilience is that hard to …

How to Stop Procrastinating by Using the “Seinfeld Strategy”

Jerry Seinfeld is one of the most successful comedians of all‐time.<p>He is regarded as one of the “Top 100 Comedians of All–Time” by Comedy Central. He …

Procrastination

6 Things I have learned about Bullet Journaling

It’s been 3 months now since I started on this bullet journal odyssey so I thought it would be good to look back at what I’ve learned in that time. …

Productivity

TOTE: How to Stop yourself going round in circles

By onAugust 1, 2016 in Coaching<p>At the weekend, I spent an enjoyable day at the Silverstone Classic motor racing event. We watched all manner of …

Classic Cars

6 Inspirational Quotations to Improve Your Public Speaking

By onJuly 26, 2016 in Coaching, Quotations<p>Recently I have been putting together a presentation skills course; in doing so I have come across a wealth …

Public Speaking

How to organise time: My journey into the Bullet Journal

By onJuly 15, 2016 in Coaching<p>Analogue planning in a Digital Age – How I became a Bullet Journal junkie<p>I’m a bad juggler (literally and …

Productivity

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

Why Bad Habits Are So Easy to Make and So Hard to Break

Intelligence, ambition and hard work will take you a long way, but nobody’s perfect, and we each have a few weaknesses and distractions that seem …

Bad Habits

5 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem

The trick is knowing which actions will make you feel better instead of worse.

Self-esteem

Habits and Tying up Cats

By onApril 15, 2016 in Uncategorized<p>At this week’s NLP Practice Group, habits were a theme. Whether they were habits of getting into a particular …

Meditation

People With Anxiety Perceive The World In A Fundamentally Different Way

Can't argue with science: A person isn't responsible for having a mental illness.<p>People who still believe the outdated notion that mental health conditions are "all in a person's head" have yet another reason to stop believing the myth: According to a new study in the journal Current Biology, those …

The Brain

If You Want to Change Your Results, You Have to Change Your Thinking First

My team and I constantly ask ourselves, “How do we make the biggest impact on helping our clients get the results they want faster?” The powerful …

Happiness

9 ways to be a better public speaker

I read recently that people placed death third in a list of their biggest fears. The first two were: walking into a room full of strangers and …

Public Speaking

3 Steps to Interview Success

I have spoken many times to groups of students and coached many individuals about the ingredients for interview success. Competition for jobs or …

Self-improvement

Imagineering success

By onMarch 24, 2016 in Coaching<p>If there was a way that would help you to achieve your goals more quickly, more of the time, would you be prepared to …

The Brain

Under Pressure!

Coping under pressure. What a topic for me to post about – today of all days!<p>I’ve just returned to work after a nasty two-week stint of tonsillitis. …

Freddie Mercury

Escape the Perfect Trap – Be Yourself

The perfectionist refuses to accept anything less than perfection and consequently defines imperfection as total failure. However, to truly perfect …

Self-improvement

BrightSide — Inspiration. Creativity. Wonder.

What Makes an Original: Psychologist Adam Grant on the Paradox of Achievement and How Motivated Dissatisfaction Fuels Creativity

“The hallmark of originality is rejecting the default and exploring whether a better option exists.”<p><i>“To be perfectly original,”</i> Lord Byron famously quipped, <i>“one should think much and read little, and this is impossible, for one must have read before one has learnt to think.”</i><p>In <b>Originals: How</b> …

Creativity

The One Sentence Employee Engagement Course: 20 Words To Gain Emotional Commitment

One sentence engagement?<p>Is it truly possible to condense the science of employee engagement into a single sentence?<p>It is and I’m about to convince you of that. But first I need to explain why I’m taking this extreme exercise in reductionism.<p>Studying leadership and employee engagement has been a …

Employee Engagement

Imagineering Success

If you knew of a way that would help you to achieve your goals more quickly, more of the time, would you be prepared to give it a go?<p>Have you ever …

The Brain

All in the mind? How research is proving the true healing power of the placebo

Jo Marchant, author of Cure, explains why the mind’s ability to heal the body is now being taken seriously by scientists who question alternative medicine<p>Chronic fatigue syndrome: ‘It was like being buried alive’<p><b>Why did you write this book?</b><p>We know that our thoughts and perceptions affect our …

4 things you can do to become a better manager today

Effectively managing people is difficult, and no one is born knowing how to do it.<p>Fortunately, management can be learned. We suggest following these four steps, which are simple, but time tested:<p>1. Set appropriate goals.<p>Goal-setting is essential. It helps employees prioritize their activities and …

Self-improvement

8 Ways to Create the Discipline Habit

Discipline is the greatest obstacle in preventing most people from achieving the levels of success they desire. Take a moment to process that if you had the discipline to do everything you knew you should do, even when you did not feel like doing it, how much more successful you will be in …

The Science of How What We Believe Becomes Our Reality - Part I

<b>"Mind is the Master Power that molds and makes, and we are mind. And ever more we take the tool of thought, and shaping what we will, bring forth a thousand joys, or a thousand ills. We think in secret, and it comes to pass, environment, is but our looking glass."</b> <b>-- James Allen</b><p>At some point we have …

Pain

The Reticular Activating System – Use your Brain for a Change

By onJanuary 15, 2016 in Coaching<p>Have you ever wondered why “lucky” people seem to attract opportunities and those who believe they are unlucky are …

The Brain

Amygdala Hijack – Don't panic

By onJanuary 27, 2016 in Coaching, Uncategorized<p>We have all had the experience of doing or saying something “in the heat of the moment” and then, …

Emotions

Adult Colouring Books – Really?

By onJanuary 3, 2016 in Coaching, Uncategorized<p>At some points in 2015 half the entries in the Amazon top 10 bestsellers list have been adult …

Books

You Can’t Manage Emotions Without Knowing What They Really Are

At this point, everybody knows emotional intelligence matters in the workplace. Yet there are two aspects of emotions that make it hard for people to exercise their emotional intelligence. First, most people are still not completely clear about what emotions actually are. Second, even when we …

Harvard Business Review