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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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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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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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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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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