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The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

The two mental shifts highly successful people make

<b>“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”</b> — Max Planck, German quantum theorist and Nobel Prize winner<p>There are two primary mental shifts that occur in the lives of all highly successful people. Many make the first, but very few make the second.<p>Both of these …

Self-improvement

The Benefits of Handwriting

A professional contact giggled when I jotted down her phone number in a little notebook instead of entering it directly into my phone.<p>“How quaint,” …

Doodling

Rohn: These 5 Questions Will Define Where You’re Going in Life

Goals are important for a genuinely success-oriented person. Without them, you’re just playing around. The difference between a goal-directed …

Our Words Have Power (So Speak Kindly To and About Yourself)

<b>“I monitor my self-talk, making sure it is supportive and uplifting for myself and others.” ~ Louise Hay</b><p>Three years ago, I ended up with no work in a …

Positive Thinking

7 Self-Caring Activities for When You’re Stuck in Your Head

Sometimes we all feel stuck in our head, where we experience obsessive and overwhelming thoughts and emotions. This can be extremely exhausting, …

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 …

Self-improvement

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

5 Ways to Boost Your Self-Esteem and Make It Stick

John was 25 when he came to see me for psychotherapy. The previous year he had quit his “boring office job” and moved back in with his parents to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Goal Setting

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 …

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 …

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. …

Escape the Perfect Trap – Ian Alexander Scott – Medium

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> …

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 …

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 …

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

Jo Marchant, author of <i>Cure</i>, explains why the mind’s ability to heal the body is now being taken seriously by scientists who question alternative medicine<p><b>Why did you write this book?</b><p>We know that our thoughts and perceptions affect our physiology – in situations from stress to sexual arousal – but …

Immune System

4 things you can do to become a better manager today

Fortunately, management can be learned. We suggest following these four steps, which are simple, but time tested:<p><b>Related: The 10 Golden Rules of Effective Management</b><p>1. Set appropriate goals.<p>Goal-setting is essential. It helps employees prioritize their activities and focus their efforts. When …