Making Plans

  “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.” – John Lennon Do you like to plan? Are you someone who crafts carefully thought out ‘to do’ lists or spends days, weeks, months making meticulous plans that ensure every detail is tweaked to perfection? If so, answer the next question honestly: do you […]

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Bad Hair Days

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.” – Aristotle The inner environment you create inside your head with your thoughts is responsible for the outer environment you experience as your reality. In other words, if you think you’re having a bad day, you are having a bad day – but only because […]

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Living the Dream

“Dreams are extremely important. You can’t do it unless you imagine it.” – George Lucas What does “living the dream” mean to you? It’s a commonly used phrase, but can you instantly answer the question of what it means to you? Probably not, unless you’re focusing on what living the dream isn’t. You see, “living […]

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Ringing in the Changes

“Instead of trying to change your entire life in January, the simpler strategy is to adopt a 12-month plan where you’re making constant improvements.” – S J Scott New Year is often a time for reflection, or as John Lennon put it… “And so this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, […]

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Shifting Men’s Mental Health Awareness

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candour, and more unashamed conversation.” – Glenn Close According to a survey carried out by Priory in 2018, 40 per cent of men won’t talk to anyone about their mental health. This is not great news when 77 per cent of the 1000 men surveyed have suffered […]

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Is Christmas Just for Extroverts?

“Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.“ – Oren Arnold Every year it feels like Christmas celebrations begin earlier and earlier. In fact, for some, social calendars can be fully […]

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Keep on Upgrading Yourself

“The heroes are the ones that are still changing, while the villains are locked and petrified into what they are.” – Akira Kurosawa Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa knew a thing or two about heroes and villains. What’s interesting, is that his observations about film characters and storylines make sense to ordinary people in real […]

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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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