About Gratitude

Modern life is quite busy and fast paced. Today we may conceive of a new idea, take an important decision or tell ourselves to adopt a new habit. But tomorrow we may find ourselves forgetting why we decided to do any of this in the first place. It’s good practice to regularly remind ourselves ofContinue reading “About Gratitude”

Are You Functioning, or Languishing?

Until recently, most coaching models have been focusing on creating high individual and team performance and helping people to increase their motivation to take action. Seldom was much consideration given to the effects of that singular focus on our mental health and wellbeing. The coaching world is now catching up with the reality that focusingContinue reading “Are You Functioning, or Languishing?”

You Don’t Need Motivation, You Need Commitment

I’m willing to place a bet that every single day, you are doing a number of things that don’t particularly fire you up. Consider the following questions: Do you wake up every day motivated to be at work on time? Are you jumping with joy whenever you embark on another trip to the supermarket forContinue reading “You Don’t Need Motivation, You Need Commitment”

We Are Robots, Not Humans

The title of this article, are the literal words of the line manager of Shona Hirons, which were spoken to her when she was being reprimanded after having made a mistake at work. Working for a highly competitive law firm, Shona was told that people in her position are not allowed to make mistakes. JustContinue reading “We Are Robots, Not Humans”

Why I Would Prefer a Magic Penny to Three Million (and You Should Too)

In his classic book ‘The Compound Effect’ Darren Hardy describes how the key to long-term success lays in small everyday decisions and positive actions that are repeated consistently. He gives a hypothetical example of having the choice of either accepting three million dollars now, or being given a magic penny that multiplies every single dayContinue reading “Why I Would Prefer a Magic Penny to Three Million (and You Should Too)”

What is Your One Thing?

In his seminal book The One Thing, Gary Keller states that success is the result of narrowing your concentration on one thing. Success is the result of discipline, and discipline is created by consistently doing what needs to be done. My 70-year old neighbour is in the swimming pool by 5am, swimming 14 rounds everyContinue reading “What is Your One Thing?”

What Type of Imposter are You?

The Imposter Syndrome is a psychological pattern in which an individual doubts their skills, talents and accomplishments. It is accompanied by a persistent fear of feeling exposed as a fraud, and feelings of self-doubt. These feelings are not always there. Typically they come and go, regardless of the success you are already experiencing. I know of coachesContinue reading “What Type of Imposter are You?”

Slow Down in Order to Go Faster

Like many others, I have been fascinated by the Olympic Games and the thrills they bring. Despite empty stadiums and the lack of an audience, top athletes have been pushing their boundaries and setting new Olympic records every day.  Of course, not all favourites have performed well. In fact, some of them have not performedContinue reading “Slow Down in Order to Go Faster”

How To Measure your Power and Determination

I was recently invited to participate in a board break during an NLP Master training session. When my mentor Dr Bridget invited me to attend, I first thought that a ‘board break’ was some sort of clever NLP metaphor. I was expecting detailed mindset work that will bring to the fore the dirty wash ofContinue reading “How To Measure your Power and Determination”

You Are the Fortune Teller

Earlier this week, I asked my Facebook tribe what a famous fortune teller would predict about their future. Some people took this question literally (“Why should I go to a fortune teller if I knew what they are going to predict?”). Others aligned themselves with the spirit of the question, talking about how their futureContinue reading “You Are the Fortune Teller”