How To Be A More Assertive Confident Communicator

Assertiveness is about taking a positive, direct approach allowing you to resolve problems and address issues. It's clear confident people are assertive communicators... but how do they do it?

What To Do When Your Dream Passes You By?

Recently I enjoyed reading this inspiring article by Jordan Thomas in The Independent:  Losing my chance to compete in the Tokyo Olympics taught me valuable lessons about mental resilience: by Jordan Thomas  Jordan shares his personal experience where he failed to achieve his dream to represent his country in the sport, he loves the most … Continue reading What To Do When Your Dream Passes You By?

The Hardest Decision I Ever Made…

Whilst at university... Whilst at university, I met a guy on my course who happened to be from the same town as me.  As we were living over 100 miles from our home town and the course only had 23 people taking it, I figure the odds of that happening were pretty small.  Because of … Continue reading The Hardest Decision I Ever Made…

Starting a New Job: How to Defeat Imposter Syndrome

New job... and imposter syndrome returns... Recently I’ve been offered a new job, after a number of issues in my current role I decided to make the difficult decision to make the move trying something a bit different to what I’m doing.  Although this is a slight change in the career path I envisioned, it … Continue reading Starting a New Job: How to Defeat Imposter Syndrome

Is it Bad to Change Jobs Within 2 Years?

Recently a friend got the chance of a big promotion.  Although they weren’t 100% sure about the role, they dismissed this as the mind trying to talk her out of it, and so she took the opportunity.  Unfortunately, they ended up being stretched thinly across the team, struggling to compete with the demands of several … Continue reading Is it Bad to Change Jobs Within 2 Years?

What the UK Petrol “Shortage” Taught Me About the News

A couple of weeks ago...  A couple of weeks ago, I pulled into the forecourt of my local Asda petrol station.  This probably a piece of information of no interest, not even if I add that it was a dark Wednesday night following my gym session.  No none of this is the formula for a … Continue reading What the UK Petrol “Shortage” Taught Me About the News

8 Mile: The Powerful Psychological Trick Of Stealing Thunder

8 Mile is a 2002 drama, telling the story of Jimmy “B-Rabbit” Smith Jr (played by Eminem) a working-class factory worker from Detroit.  The viewer experiences the struggles in his daily life, working a low paid job, and getting into scraps with a rival rap gang, and trying to launch a career in hip-hop, where … Continue reading 8 Mile: The Powerful Psychological Trick Of Stealing Thunder

How To Turn Failing Goals Around (That Actually Works…)

You’re in a situation where you find your goals aren’t going to the plan you set earlier in the year.  Don’t despair, it is possible to turn your failing goals around…  As we approach the last quarter of the year, I realise how little progress I’ve actually made with most of my goals.  It’s a … Continue reading How To Turn Failing Goals Around (That Actually Works…)

The Introverts Guide To Survive The First Year At University

The first day…  “What the hell have I let myself in for?...”  Here I was, a quiet, shy, introvert, living his first day, of the university experience – and I hated it…  I’d left my safe boring job, and my safe quiet home, to move into a pokey student terrace house sharing the space with … Continue reading The Introverts Guide To Survive The First Year At University

6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Twenty

It’s so long since I was anywhere near my twenties, that the digits on my birth certificate are much closer to the forty mark, rather the days of discovery and lack of responsibility.  During those ten years I did a lot of dumb things, some I regret.  But in reflection I also did things I enjoyed, … Continue reading 6 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Twenty

Keep Calm and Stay Awesome

“Good morning.  How are you?” is a pretty standard greeting.  Usual etiquette is to provide a pretty neutral response, with platitude returning that you too care about the feelings of the individual posing the question”  “Yeah, not too bad, how about you?...”  Once I worked under a guy who always used to respond with a … Continue reading Keep Calm and Stay Awesome

Thank You / When Life Gets In The Way

Thank You... It all started with a blog... Seven years ago I combined two desires together - my new drive to have ambitions, with one of these goals - my aspiration to setup a regular writing habit. I never quite knew where it would take me. Now we are in the present, the first month … Continue reading Thank You / When Life Gets In The Way