What is your mantra? Several years ago, I was invited to a job interview. Arriving in usual early fashion, I perched myself on a bench inside Leeds train station, killing time with last-minute research. Prior to the interview I was a wreck. Getting this job wasn’t about a promotion or more money – it was … Continue reading What is your mantra?
In January, I challenged readers of this blog to Take the Real World Offline Challenge! This was motivated by my own anxieties triggered by spending too much time plugged in, not dedicating enough time to personal passions such as writing because I was so busy on social media. Since that time I have spent more … Continue reading Take the Real World Offline Challenge! (Infographic)
Having the ability to control your emotions is a great skill to possess. When you choose how your react to a situation you become empowered, not allowing how you feel about a situation control your mind. If you want some tips to take better control of your emotions - whether it is reacting in anger, … Continue reading 4 Tricks To Take Control of Your Emotions (Infographic)
How do I find myself a mentor? Is a question often asked by anyone fully invested in their development. Because a mentor offers experience, encouragement, growth and many other benefits, it’s no wonder they are so highly sought. From observation, I notice a lot of people make the same mistake – they desire attaining a … Continue reading So You Want to Find a Good Mentor?
In the category of “I can’t believe I’ve never seen it until now” is Stand by Me, based on the Stephen King novella The Body. The film is an enjoyable ride, falling into that old cliché of “they don’t make them last they used to” The audience is given a snapshot of the life of … Continue reading What Does Stand by Me Teach You About Life?
I recently wrote a new article for Tribe Media all about a formula that helps you understand why change happens. It's a useful skill to understand the basics of change management in both our personal and professional life and I wanted to share the highlights from my writing here in this infographic. 4 elements to … Continue reading 4 elements to understand change (Infographic)
"Pressure makes diamonds" Even in a life of routine and control, its inevitable things don’t always go to plan. This is when the mettle of a person gets tested – will they lose their nerve? Their temper? …Or will they stay calm and calculate their next action? How do they handle this pressure? People are … Continue reading 3 Tips to Develop your Resilience to Pressure
It was my birthday last month. As I get another year closer to death, here are the seven most important lessons from my life (so far): Prioritise getting your own life in order first, before you try to help anyone else I’m a massive advocate that if you haven’t sorted yourself out first, you have … Continue reading 7 of the Greatest Life Lessons Everyone Should Follow
How dividing time into quadrants… 3 approaches to help you manage your time more effectively Last week I discussed the book by Stephen Covey The 7 habits of highly effective people, covering the four quadrants to manage your time effectively. As I’m going to heavily refer to theories presented in the book, then I recommend … Continue reading How Splitting Tasks into Quadrants Helps to Manage your Time
Last week I discussed the idea of sacrificing sleep to enable you to dedicate time to goals, testing this out in practice, where I found it only left me feeling sleep deprived. This made me conclude it wasn’t we needed to hack our way to having more time in the day, we just need to … Continue reading How applying the 7 habits of highly effective people quadrant theory helps manage time
When you let people drive you to anger, they control you. When you control your anger, you can drive people. A common misconception about assertiveness is it is just something for a meek shy pushover to develop, when actually, people who are quick to anger should study assertiveness to help establish more appropriate methods to … Continue reading The art of assertiveness: anger and picking your battles wisely
When I first started setting goals I used to pump myself listening to YouTube motivational porn like this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mgmVOuLgFB0&t=280s Fantastic motivator to pump you up for doing something (as long as you don't fall in the trap of consuming more videos). Something which always peaked my curiosity was a sound bite from a motivational speaker … Continue reading I took the Eric Thomas ‘No sleep’ advice literally, here’s what happened…