I have to confess that I am a bit of a football fan (soccer for my American readers). I find the complexity of a fast-paced game where 11 players compete against another 11, following well-defined, but often ‘loosely’ interpreted rules, an interesting miniature experiment of life itself. What casual observers who are not remotely interestedContinue reading “Stick to the Plan”
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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?”
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?”
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”
The Art of Bounce-Ability
For most people, the thought of losing everything they have equates to their worst nightmare. The idea of being deprived of our financial safety net, our health and close relationships is one which is able to make our heads spin and cause us to break out in cold sweat. Most of us have been raisedContinue reading “The Art of Bounce-Ability”