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How to Stay Motivated After the Summer: 5 Ways to Avoid the Post-Holiday Blues

How to Stay Motivated After the Summer: 5 Ways to Avoid the Post-Holiday Blues

Whether you’ve stayed home and simply enjoyed the summer, or been away somewhere exotic and found that one minute you’re sipping a glass of something chilled in a beachside bistro without a care in the world; and the next there’s that despair as you realise all those problems you promised yourself you’d deal with ‘after the holiday’ are there waiting for you — along with a large credit-card bill. So […]

5 Essential Steps to a Successful 2010

No Excuses – Just Do It!

No Excuses – Just Do It!

No Excuses – Just Do It! Great Nike Commercial. I had to post this video as it cuts straight to the chase. No excuses! Isn’t it just so much easier to find an excuse not to do something, not to push that bit further/harder, than it is to dig deep and push through that boundary – whether it’s be a physical, psychological or emotional one. I’m training for a half […]

How are you intelligent?

How are you intelligent?

Looking at ‘smart’ in a whole different way… Ever wondered how smart you are? Traditionally intelligence has been understood as a single measure of ability that is largely set in stone from birth. In this conventional view, smart people have greater abilities and resources they can apply to any situation. The smarter you are, as often measured on an IQ test, the better you can handle anything in your path. Much […]

Give Thanks and Tap into the Power of Gratitude

Give Thanks and Tap into the Power of Gratitude

Thanksgiving may primarily be an American holiday, but it’s one I genuinely believe we should all embrace. It’s not only a sentiment that holds true value for us a individuals and communities, but Science now shows just how much celebrating Thanksgiving and practising gratitude can truly elevate our levels of happiness…

Winning in the Game of Life and Business

Winning in the Game of Life and Business

What does it take to consistently perform at your best and produce the results that you desire? There’s no ‘one’ answer to that question. In my experience it’s about having a multitude of tools in your arsenal that you can draw upon in different situations to bring out your best self and ‘hit it out of the park’. One such tool that we use with our clients is called Pitching […]

Have You Overlooked the Most Underrated Key to Success?

Have You Overlooked the Most Underrated Key to Success?

In fact, far from overlooking it, most people strive to avoid this at all costs fearing that it will be their undoing. That humiliation and disaster lay just around the corner. Yet, contrary to popular belief, it really is one of the fundamental keys to success. So what is this hidden key…? Conversely to what you might expect – it’s ‘Failure’. Many people perceive failure as something to avoid at […]

Flying Solo – Recipe for Success or Failure?

Flying Solo – Recipe for Success or Failure?

I was coaching one of my clients recently and what we uncovered during the conversation was the impact that his close family are having on his life and his efforts to change it. And how, whilst having the best of intentions, they were part of what was holding him back. Now this is very common, and also a somewhat complex topic, which I’m not going to dive into right now. […]

5 Essential Steps to a Successful New Year

5 Essential Steps to a Successful New Year

As we embark on a New Year, many of us are focusing on what we want to achieve in the next 12 months and what we want to change in our lives or do differently. This is often referred to as making ‘New Year’s resolutions’ What New Year’s resolutions did you make this year? Like many people, you probably started off the year hopeful and determined to make changes that […]

ShortList Feature: Find the Right Holiday for your Head

ShortList Feature: Find the Right Holiday for your Head

Ever thought of getting away from it all to clear your head and get some perspective? Then check out this article in ShortList Magazine this week – I’m featured as one of their experts. Just click the link below to read the article: Download the PDF version  

 

Double Your Income and Halve Your Stress

Double Your Income and Halve Your Stress

What better gift could you give yourself than greater prosperity and substantially less stress… Seriously! If you could unwrap that as a present, wouldn’t you be ripping the wrapping paper off like there was a winning lottery ticket inside!  If it was offered to you on a silver platter, who wouldn’t want that right? In the game of life and business, two of the key questions I ask clients are… […]

Email Address Encoder – Stop Spam from your Website

Email Address Encoder – Stop Spam from your Website

Cut down on email spam from your website Do you have a contact email address on your website? Most companies do. If so you’re most likely getting lots of unsolicited email or spam. Spammers use web crawlers, otherwise known as ‘spambots’ to crawl through websites, in much the same way as Google and other search engines, but with the malicious aim of harvesting unprotected email address and then adding them […]

How to Find a Great Web Theme for your WordPress Business Website

How to Find a Great Web Theme for your WordPress Business Website

Designing a professional business website that you can edit and update yourself has never been easier! With new technology emerging on to the market at a rapid rate, new or existing business owners can easily take control of their website design and maintenance with little technical knowledge. If you can fill in the relevant fields, click toolbar buttons, type, and click the mouse – then you pretty much have all […]

5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Business Networking

5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Business Networking

And What To Do Instead… As you seek to grow your business you will have plenty of opportunities to network, and I’m sure many of you already actively attend networking events as part of your sales and marketing strategy. If you do, then I hope it is bringing you rich rewards and a steady flow of new business leads. Sadly however, for many business owners I speak to, this is […]

Winning in the Game of Life and Business

Winning in the Game of Life and Business

What does it take to consistently perform at your best and produce the results that you desire? There’s no ‘one’ answer to that question. In my experience it’s about having a multitude of tools in your arsenal that you can draw upon in different situations to bring out your best self and ‘hit it out of the park’. One such tool that we use with our clients is called Pitching […]

How to Choose the Right Email Marketing Provider

How to Choose the Right Email Marketing Provider

There are many companies in the marketplace that provide email marketing and it’s often hard to choose the right one. Especially given that it’s not always easy to predict your future business needs – so what might be the right solution now, may not suit your needs in a year or two’s time. Getting it wrong though… can be costly! One often neglected factor is the potential cost or loss […]

Have You Overlooked the Most Underrated Key to Success?

Have You Overlooked the Most Underrated Key to Success?

In fact, far from overlooking it, most people strive to avoid this at all costs fearing that it will be their undoing. That humiliation and disaster lay just around the corner. Yet, contrary to popular belief, it really is one of the fundamental keys to success. So what is this hidden key…? Conversely to what you might expect – it’s ‘Failure’. Many people perceive failure as something to avoid at […]

Coaching Success in Organisations

Coaching Success in Organisations

“Across corporate America, coaching sessions at many companies have become as routine for executives as budget forecasts and quota meetings.” (Investor’s Business Daily) The benefits of coaching within organisations has long been established and are highlighted in a recent study conducted by Manchester Inc., which quantifies the business impact of external executive coaching. The study included 100 executives, mostly from Fortune 1000 companies. Organisations that provided coaching to their executives […]

Are you making this common error when writing or talking about your business?

Are you making this common error when writing or talking about your business?

I was prompted to write this post after receiving an email newsletter from one of my close colleagues that began by asking a fatal question along the lines of: “Are you are finding my  ‘insert subject of whatever you were writing about‘ tips useful?” Now you might think that’s a quite innocent question and that it’s a good idea to get feedback from you audience, and on one level both […]

How to Use Your Website to Attract More Clients

How to Use Your Website to Attract More Clients

In this day and age almost every business, no matter how big or small, has a website… but is it really doing its job? In the earlier days of the web most websites were simply online versions of the company’s marketing brochure(s) and their purpose was primarily to outline who they were and what products/services they provided to prospective clients. Whilst that purpose still holds true today, the web has […]

 

Have You Overlooked the Most Underrated Key to Success?

Have You Overlooked the Most Underrated Key to Success?

In fact, far from overlooking it, most people strive to avoid this at all costs fearing that it will be their undoing. That humiliation and disaster lay just around the corner. Yet, contrary to popular belief, it really is one of the fundamental keys to success. So what is this hidden key…? Conversely to what you might expect – it’s ‘Failure’. Many people perceive failure as something to avoid at […]

Essential Skills for Commercial Success

Essential Skills for Commercial Success

The tide is turning in the terms of the skills that many organisations are looking for in their managers, executives and leaders. Whilst education, experience, skills, and training (IQ) are still high on the list many organisations are now realising that ‘Emotional Competencies’ (EQ) are equally, if not more important, for effective performance. Coaching and experiential learning programmes are the most powerful ways to train yourself, and managers and leaders […]

Discover what’s not working in your career

Discover what’s not working in your career

How happy are you with your career? It can often be hard for us to pin down what might be bothering us about our work. The Career Balance Wheel (left) is a very effective tool to help you assess how happy you are with the different elements of your work. Draw the wheel (left) on a piece of paper (or download it here) and divide each segment in to 10 […]

 

Health and Wellness – Keys to Success: Part 2

Health and Wellness – Keys to Success: Part 2

Phase 2 – Adopt Habits that Nurture Listed below are our top tips for looking and feeling great! Drink more water – drinking an adequate amount of clean water is essential to maintaining your health and performance. You should aim to drink 30-35ml of water per kg of body weight, per day, eg: if you weigh 55kg, then you should drink approx 1.7 – 1.9 litres of water per day. […]

The Truth about Cellulite

The Truth about Cellulite

What can you do to help fight it…? Summer is here and the last thing you need to be worrying about is exposing your legs to the world. If cellulite makes you feel uncomfortable about wearing a pair of shorts or a skirt then you’re probably desperate to get rid of it. Well, sorry to disappoint you but there isn’t a miracle cure – although there are things that can be […]

Re-energise Your Body and Mind

Re-energise Your Body and Mind

Don’t let the winter blues get you down. Many of us are trying to implement our New Year health kick, recover from our holiday season indulgences, detox and shift a few pounds, so here are our 5 top tips for looking and feeling great: Drink more water – drinking an adequate amount of clean water is essential to maintaining your health and performance. You should aim to drink 30-35ml of […]

Top 5 Tips for Losing Weight

Top 5 Tips for Losing Weight

Don’t let the battle with the bulge get you down. Here are our 5 top tips for losing weight and keeping it off: Move your body – exercise and physical activity is one of the best ways to shed those excess pounds. Choose something active that you enjoy so that you will make an effort to do it, rather than it becoming a chore. Remember – sex is great exercise too! […]

Health timebomb hits baby boomers: Over 60’s suffer more illnesses caused by bad diet and lack of exercise

Health timebomb hits baby boomers: Over 60’s suffer more illnesses caused by bad diet and lack of exercise

This article was in the Daily Mail a few months ago, but I really feel that it warrants re-visiting. Whilst in some ways it’s no great surprise, I do find it incredible that we’re getting unhealthier as a society, despite our so called advances in modern medicine and free healthcare. Or maybe that’s why? Perhaps many people have abdicated responsibility for looking after their bodies and are leaving it for […]

Health and Wellness – Keys to Success: Part 1

Health and Wellness – Keys to Success: Part 1

Start by asking yourself this question: ‘Of what value is the success you achieve in your life, and work, if you do not have the health and energy to enjoy it?’ When was the last time you felt truly energized both at work and at home? Can you recall a time when you felt vital, vibrant and ready to take on the world? Hopefully you can say yes to that, […]

Sitting down is really bad for your health

Sitting down is really bad for your health

If you’re like most people in a professional job, or running your own business, then you probably spend a considerable amount of time sitting down. Perhaps even most of your day. Have you ever really ever considered the implications of this on both your health and overall performance? I doubt it, few people I work with do. As human beings our historical genetics are still primarily geared towards being active […]

 

There’s no such thing as winning an argument

There’s no such thing as winning an argument

Yes, you did read that correctly! It’s never really a win/lose outcome – it’s actually either a win-win or lose… Why… you ask? Because the minute you view any kind of disagreement, debate or difference of opinion in the terms of winning or losing – you’ve already lost! Hopefully you’ll be familiar with the expression ‘you may have won the battle, but you haven’t won the war’. Well that kind […]

 

Even if you are on the right track, you will get
run over if you just sit there…
(Will Rogers)