How The Wright Brothers Found Success Against All Odds

When you think of successful people in history, Wilbur and Orville Wright are often highlighted as exemplars of being able to achieve your goals against all odds. In this post we explore what were the values that made the Wright Brothers a success, and what can we learn from them to achieve our own goals?

Thinking About Changing Your Career? Here’s How To Do It!

For many of us when we started our career we were different people - through time it can become boring that we seek a new challenge. There are many benefits and challenges to changing your career - this post explores these, along with the steps to take to help you make the move.

Always Giving Yourself To Others?: Why It’s Okay To Put YOU First!

A study found that 74% of people feel overwhelmed and unable to copy. Yet for many of us we will put the needs of others before our own. In this post I argue the importance of putting yourself first and highlight the benefits of having some 'you' time

I Switched Off Social Media For 31 Days: How Did I Survive?

Last month I decided it was time for a switch off from social media. Throughout May I spent the next 31 days with the intention of cutting down on some platforms (YouTube), and having a complete switch off others (in a personal capacity) all together (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn).  What happened during my social media … Continue reading I Switched Off Social Media For 31 Days: How Did I Survive?

I Took A Blog Break. Here’s What Happened…

Thinking about taking a blogging break? In this post I look at my reluctance to take a break from blogging, and what changed my mind. Where my fears about taking a time out realised?

Feeling Down? How Social Media Is Killing Your Wellbeing

Do you feel burned out with social media? Maybe you find using social media trigger depression, anxiety or other mental health issues? In this post I explore how social media is impacting your wellbeing, and some suggestions how to help yourself.

The 31 Day Social Media Switch Off Challenge 2022 

Call me insensitive, call me judgemental, call me whatever you like... ... but LinkedIn is not the place you should be to declare to your network that a family member has died of cancer.  Yes I'm sorry for your loss but with personal tragedy I choose to keep quiet on social media as I don’t … Continue reading The 31 Day Social Media Switch Off Challenge 2022 

How To Be More Decisive When Overwhelmed With Information

Do you find the amount of information out there difficult to make a decisive decision? In this article I explore tactics to stop you getting overwhelmed and manage the overload, so you can use your decision making energy in the situations where it matters most!

2022 Goals Review (Quarter One)

Towards the close of 2021, I decided to share a review of how my goals had gone in the year.  This was done more to keep myself accountable, and motivated, so I was surprised when the post was well received by my regular readers (thank you!). Therefore, at the risk of over staying my welcome, … Continue reading 2022 Goals Review (Quarter One)

55 Random Acts Of Kindness You Can Start Doing Today

If there is one thing I have learnt over the past couple of years – it can be really easy to get trapped in your own world that we forget about the importance of kindness – the act of giving ourselves generously without expecting anything in return.  Being kind to loved ones, work colleagues or … Continue reading 55 Random Acts Of Kindness You Can Start Doing Today

How To Deal With A Bragger

It was the late eighties when my family went back up North to return home, though as a toddler, I had no memories of where I was from, so the concept didn’t mean much.  But here I was back knowing none of the children in this new neighbourhood.  My loneliness didn't last long as I … Continue reading How To Deal With A Bragger

How To Get Your Colleagues To Meet The Deadline

As a Project Manager, my responsibility is to ensure that the people I work with are contributing the required information by a specified date.  One of the struggles I’ve found moving into a management role is the expectation that I need to make people take action.  I know there are people who relish the opportunity … Continue reading How To Get Your Colleagues To Meet The Deadline