The Key to Achieving Big GOALS at Work and at Home

Goal Chunking

Last weekend I was cycling in Portugal. Specifically from Porto to Lisbon over 4 days. It’s about 400km and was the 6th annual cycle trip I’ve been doing round parts of Europe with a group of friends that started innocently enough with a 600km London to Paris route in 2010. The point is, it’s a…

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Using Visualisation (the right way) for Improved Performance at Work

Visualisation

Visualisation works. Or does it? In the video at the end of this blog I take the stance that it doesn’t work. And that’s because if you do it wrong, it can derail you. What’s doing it wrong? We’ll get to that. First up – what is visualisation, in case you aren’t aware. It’s the…

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Perform Better at Work Through Food

Food

Did you know that although your brain weighs 5% of your total body weight, but uses 20% of your body’s energy needs. In other words, 20% of the food that you eat is going to fuel your brain power. Wow. So that means that the kind of foods you consume is going to have a…

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What to do to feel happy at work

Happy

I get it – work can be a drag sometime. Hell, even sitting down to write articles (like this one) can be a drag – despite doing something that you’re truly passionate about, rather than just putting together an Excel spreadsheet that no-one really wants or cares about! (I used to do that too –…

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Why The Rich Get Richer…..

The Thought Cycle

…. and the poor get poorer. This – ladies and gentlemen – is the secret to everything. It’s what I call ‘The Thought Cycle’ and it’s why the rich get richer and the poor get poorer. It’s also why you get better or worse at something and why you may or may not be getting…

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How to Reduce Work Stress

Forest Bathing

I get it. You get it. We all get it. Stress. Moreover, we get that it’s a part and parcel of life. The truth is that most of the stress we have in our lives isn’t stress that benefits us (and yes, you can be stressed and it be beneficial – for instance when it…

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10 Ways to Improve Your Memory and Brain Health

Memory

Recently I was listening to The James Altucher Show (podcast) and he was interviewing memory expert Jim Kwik from superheroyou.com and Jim was sharing with us ideas on how to improve your memory. It turns out that about 1/3 of your memory capabilities might be genetic, but the rest can be honed and developed. There…

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10 Ways Rebounding Can Improve your Health

Bellicon Rebounder | Hari Kalymnios

I wanted to write this blog post to talk about one of my favourite exercises – rebounding.  A rebounder is pretty much a small trampoline that you can use indoors (or outdoors) and it’s immense fun! Rebounding has taken off in recent years and it’s now even creeping into gym sessions. With many types to…

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How to Improve Your Productivity in One Simple Hack

Bed

What if I told you that you could increase your productivity doing something that you probably know you should be doing anyway. Maybe you already do it? If so, “Well done!”. What is it then? Simply this. In the morning, make your bed! That’s it, you ask? Making my bed. That will increase my productivity?…

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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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