Get What You Want – Even When You Don’t Get What You Want!

Pivot - Hari Kalymnios

Confused? Yep, me too. How can you get what you want when you don’t get what you want? Last weekend I went to a national convention of professional speakers – the MEGA conference for the PSA (Professional Speaker’s Association). I was there (amongst other reasons) to speak in the semi-finals of their annual competition for…

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The Secret to Accomplishment

Just Do it

JUST DO IT!  Nike said it best and it’s true. Last weekend I ran a two day business event with a business partner. It was about how to successfully start and maintain an entrepreneurial venture and I was speaking specifically about goal setting and then also the importance of your health and well-being when going…

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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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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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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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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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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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