Why You Should Do Your Best

Do Your Best

Recently I went in for a speech competition. I give speeches from time to time and my usual approach is to leave it a bit last minute! I can write a pretty decent speech with not much notice, but that short notice never leaves me enough time to practice it enough usually. I sometimes only…

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Change Your Perception, Change Your Life

FAIL

“Sticks and stones might break my bones, but words can never harm me.” Who heard that growing up? Well, what a load of tosh. Words have the power to shape and shift your destiny. Have the power to help or harm. Just look at the speeches given by people like Martin Luther King Jr or…

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Lessons from London’s 7/7 Bombings

I'm Awesome

As I’m halfway through the year, this morning in the shower I was reflecting on the year to date. I almost got caught up in my own story of how the start to this year was actually not great so far – had a few simultaneous big expenses to sort out the flat, bust my…

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The Difference Between Successful and Unsuccessful People

Success

OK, so there’s not one difference. There’s many. But there is one really interesting one that I’ve found to be true in many cases. And that is this….. Well, actually first up, let me just clarify something. Often, in order to be successful, you have to do things that gradually build up to success. You…

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How to See The World

See As Is

Something I learnt quite literally and experientially from my time doing Vipassana meditation was the realisation to see the world as it is, and not as you want it to be. When I filmed the video about it – see below – I got a comment about shouldn’t be see the world better than it…

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The Real Reason to Take Responsibility

Responsible

Here’s the thing. Until we start to take responsibility for everything in our lives – careers, relationships, business – whatever, we are powerless to change things. It’s not about assigning blame. The new CEO who takes over a failing company really can’t be blamed for what it did before he arrived – but yes, even…

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The Value of Persistence and Consistency in Life and Business

Bamboo

The problem with overnight successes that we see on TV and read about in the newspapers, is that they are so rare! That’s why we hear about them. And truth be told, it’s never normally overnight. So many celebrities and people of note have quoted that it often took them 10 or 20 years to…

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How to Deal with Rejection and Disappointment at Work

SWSWSWSW

We all have to deal with both rejection and disappointment. And it can be hard. It really can. But it’s also a part of life. A part of development and advancing. Be that at work, in relationships, business – wherever. In order not to get rejected you have to not go for anything – ever!…

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Your Career: To EARN more LEARN more

READING

You want to get ahead in your career? You want to be more successful in life, love and livelihood? My advice today is to learn more. To earn more, you must learn more. Sure, there’s a time when you must take action – that goes (almost) without saying. But even taking action forces you to…

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Why doing this (although tempting) can be harmful for your career and life

Comparing

What am I talking about? It’s something we all do – myself included. But yet it doesn’t really benefit us as much as we think it might. That’s comparing ourselves to other people. Whether that’s at home, work or in social situations. He’s got more money than me, she’s got a better body than me,…

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