The Inner Coach On the Line

“Just stick to what you know and don’t waste your time thinking about the ‘what ifs’ – always trust in yourself.” – Flt Lt Roger Cruikshank We all suffer from moments of doubt in life and hear the little nagging voice of self-doubt that creeps to the forefront of our minds when the pressure is […]

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 Facing Failure, Reflection and Learning

“Move fast and break things.” – Facebook Move fast and break things used to be Facebook’s famous mantra. It summed up the need for speed in the tech and social media industry, and the fact that failing to get an innovative idea out there quickly meant risking someone else beating you to it. So, is […]

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Distraction Control

“We are creating and encouraging a culture of distraction where we are increasingly disconnected from the people and events around us, and increasingly unable to engage in long-form thinking. People now feel anxious when their brains are unstimulated.” – Joe Kraus Joe Kraus is a Partner at Google Ventures. A few years ago, he gave […]

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What Does a Growth Mindset Look Like Today?

 “Think about your intelligence, talents, and personality. Are they just fixed, or can you develop them?” – Carol Dweck Carol Dweck, professor of psychology at Stanford University, published Mindset: The New Psychology of Success in 2006 after decades of research into achievement and success. In recent years, she has revisited the topic to add greater […]

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The Springboks Totemic World Cup Victory

“We had one goal, and we have achieved it.” – Siya Kolisi South Africa beat England 32-12 in the 2019 Rugby World Cup, making it the nation’s third title win. Although the Springboks had been world champions twice before, the last win was back in 2007, and it’s fair to say they were the underdogs […]

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Leonard Cohen and “Letting The Light In”

“There is a crack in everything – that’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen died in 2016 at the age of 82. He was known the world over as a singer and songwriter, but his career in music didn’t begin until he was 33 years of age. He achieved stardom, although […]

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