How to Get Better – Faster!

Better Faster

Last week I was a general evaluator at a local Toastmasters club. Toastmasters is an international organisation that helps people develop their public speaking skills. As a general evaluator, it’s my job, being an outside observer to that particular club, to comment on various people fulfilling roles at that meeting. And what I noticed with…

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Is Your Thinking Holding Back Your Success?

details-thinker

Are you a details person? Or a big picture person? You might well be both, but just in different situations. The thing is, that dependent on which you are and when, it can hold back your success in certain areas. Why? It’s this idea that you might see way too much detail before even going…

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What’s better than being perfect at work?

Perfect

Perfection is a myth. It’s a lie we “perfectionists” tell ourselves to keep us from producing. We wait for circumstances to be just perfect to launch that new business, change jobs, release a blog article, release a new product, deliver that pitch, pick up the phone and prospect. But (and we all know this), perfection…

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The Real Value in Life

Seconds

What if I were to give you $86,400 today? And you put it into a special kind of bank. One that each day gives you an additional $86,400. But….. There’s a catch. You have to spend all $86,400 today because not only does each $86,400 not roll over to the next day, but your balance…

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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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