Maslow’s Hierarchy and Self-Actualisation

“The story of the human race is the story of men and women selling themselves short.” — Abraham Maslow Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is a well-known theory of motivation. Published in 1943, it sets out psychologist Abraham Maslow’s belief that humans are motivated by five basic categories of needs which, in a nutshell, are physiological, […]

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The Wisdom of “Slow”

“The greatest thinkers in history certainly knew the value of shifting the mind into low gear. Charles Darwin described himself as a slow thinker. Einstein was famous for spending ages staring into space in his office at Princeton University.” – Carl Honoré What is now known as The Slow Movement began back in the 1980s […]

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Lessons from Bob Proctor

“Being a winner is never an accident; winning comes about by design, determination, and positive action.” – Bob Proctor Born in 1934, Bob Proctor is one of the world’s best-known motivational speakers and a firm believer in The Law of Attraction. Today, he has an estimated net worth of $25 million, but his journey to the […]

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Lessons from Zig Ziglar

“… do these things and I will see you at the top!” – Zig Ziglar Hilary Ziglar, better known as Zig Ziglar, was born in Alabama in the USA in 1926. He grew up with 11 siblings, but when he was just six years old his father died, followed two days later by his younger […]

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Lessons from Jim Rohn

“If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” – Jim Rohn Born in 1930, Jim Rohn went from Idaho farm boy to Beverly Hills millionaire in 31 years. When he died in 2009, his net worth was an estimated $500 million. His story is a […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo and Growth Mindset

“If you think you’re perfect already, then you never will be.” – Cristiano Ronaldo Cristiano Ronaldo is considered by many to be one of the best soccer players in the world, if not the best, so was he born with a natural talent for the sport? Many commentators fixate on his “natural” talent and abilities, […]

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Resilience, Coffee Shops and Vision

“It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – J K Rowling J K Rowling’s “rags-to-riches” story is well known. In the space of just five or six years, she went from rock bottom to becoming one of the world’s most famous (and wealthiest) authors, after famously being […]

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Where you start from doesn’t determine where you will finish

 “Things always change, as long as you give them the chance to.” – Professor Green Stephen Manderson is perhaps better known by the name Professor Green. He’s a successful rapper and TV personality who appears to have the world at his feet, but appearances can be deceptive. To introduce himself to readers of his column […]

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Seeing the World as it Isn’t

“We pay attention to what we are told to attend to, or what we’re looking for, or what we already know…what we see is amazingly limited.” – Daniel Simons It’s often said that we only see what we want to see, but is it true? Well, if you’ve ever seen the Selective Attention Test video […]

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Your World Map

“Each of us views life through a one-of-a-kind lens and makes a one-of-a-kind inner map of the world around us.” – Patricia Lynne Duffy Patricia Lynne Duffy is a UN language instructor and co-founder of the American Synesthesia Association. For her, words appear as colours, and for other synesthetes, music can be seen in colour […]

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