Success After 40

Success After 40

Success after 40. Many believe that if you’re not super successful by 30 or 40, there is no hope. Well, recently I turned 40, so I choose not to believe that. Truth is, I never even imagined as a teenager what it would be like to get to this age. I also (mistakingly it would…

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Leaders are Readers: July Book of the Month

Hari Kalymnios | The Thought Gym

This month, rather than a personal development or business book, I thought I would share with you an autobiography. It’s from Anthony Kiedes from the supergroup The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. The book is called Scar Tissue. I read this book in 2007 and it’s a super addictive read. The way it’s written really hooks…

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Leaders Are Readers: May Book of the Month – Ancient Wisdom

Bhagavad Gita | Hari Kalymnios | The Thought Gym

This month’s book is of a story that goes back too around the 4th or 5th century BCE. It’s called the Bhagavad Gita. A sacred Indian text which is a component of a much larger text called the Mahabharata, which tells of an epic battle. The Bhagavad Gita is the story of a prince called…

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How to Give Great Presentations, Talks and Speeches: 3 Essential Ingredients

Presentation Skills | Hari Kalymnios | The Thought Gym

Over the last 6 years I have both witnessed many talks, presentations and speeches and given a fair few myself. Not to mention the countless amounts of business, work or university presentations I’ve witnessed or given in the last 20 years. And I have to say, a lot of people do a really bad job…

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Getting Over Fear: Scientifically Sound Way

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When we are fearful – real or imagined, we regress into our primal nature. The brain/body shut down rational thought and enters into survival mode. If you are in a heightened emotional state. Like fear, or anger, and want a way out of it, it can be hard. It’s hard because your brain – at…

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The Most Important Blog Post You Will Ever Read? – The Four Keys to Superhuman Living

I can’t believe I’ve not written a blog post about this yet! I am in the midst of writing my second book, which will be about this very topic and idea. (If you’re interested, then my first book – The Thought Gym – is available here) Over the last decade I have progressively taken a…

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Success in 3 Simple Steps – Easy as ABC

Hari Kalymnios | Success | The Thought Gym

I’ve noticed a pattern when it comes to being successful at just about anything. And what I’ve noticed is that success can be broken down into three steps. I’ve found that all success I’ve come across follows this pattern broadly speaking. And I call it the ABC to Success A – Awareness If you want…

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How to Communicate Better

This quick blog is about communication and how to do it better. It’s a lesson I learnt from a child whilst watching a documentary and seeing this in the background: Think Before You Speak But think was written T.H.I.N.K. Why? Because it was a useful acronym for deciding whether you should speak or not. T…

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Don’t do this ONE thing if you want to be successful and happy

A leading statement? Maybe? I’ve been a big student of happy and successful people in the last decade and I’ve noticed a few things. There are patterns. And it’s also a practice. If you want to be happy – study happiness. If you want to be successful, study success. Something that I’ve noticed that is…

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How to Give People Feedback – well!

Giving Feedback | Hari Kalymnios | The Thought Gym

Giving feedback is a bit of an art. Done well, it can help lift and improve the person and want them coming back for more in the future. Done badly, and it can leave a person dejected, and feeling miserable. If you watch X Factor, Strictly or any of the other shows like that, then…

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