Building habits to last: the path to success

Building habits to last: the path to success Habits - it's something that dominates self-improvement thinking. The internet is full of research and opinion on building habits.  The fascination ultimately comes down to the fact that it can be the difference between success and failure (or if you want to get dramatic -  life and … Continue reading Building habits to last: the path to success

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Gratitude 2019

As we head into 2019 - the year which will mark the anniversary of my blog running for five years, it seems the perfect opportunity to reflect what I am grateful for. To feel nothing but gratitude for the year to come is pretty poignant - I remember starting 2014, with feelings of dread as there … Continue reading Gratitude 2019

Perfect father

If I have not said enough already, last year I became a father. It took a while to really get back to focusing on my goals.  Time is tight and there is the obvious distraction (i.e. a baby) but so far its all good, I feel motivated than ever and finding ways to make it … Continue reading Perfect father

Why do you want more money?

In my last post I discussed about keeping goals simple.  A major part of this is how important it is to apply a metric to any goals that you set so that there is room for measurement as you progress. This got me thinking about a goal that is very easy to apply a metric to … Continue reading Why do you want more money?

How to keep your goals simple

The Internet really over complicates goal setting. If it is not recommending the 'best' app to record your goals, it offers a platitude of content at the users' disposal.  Many a cunning person has exploited this, as if by applying a monetary value their advice is seen more impactful, when it is just another piece … Continue reading How to keep your goals simple

Enjoy the journey

Upon undertaking the journey of self-improvement an individual typically finds they go through three stages of emotions in the quest to live a more fulfilling life. Elation When a decision to self-improve is made, one commits to deliberate effort addressing what they want in life; typically this comes in the form of setting goals and … Continue reading Enjoy the journey

Out of step (with the world)

Several years ago my life was a mess, despite ambition and a strong work ethic, I saw little to no results. With hindsight my priorities were out of order I was volunteering for an environmental charity where I was focused on trying to make the world better.  This was not making life better and I … Continue reading Out of step (with the world)

Aim Higher

Many of us setting goals severely underestimate the value of our potential and our ability to aim higher. By the low expectations we have and the lack of self-belief in ourselves mean we are living a life of constant underachievement. We seethe in the corner as people we perceive as 'arrogant' get all the breaks - all … Continue reading Aim Higher

Fight Club: Raymond K Hessel – a near life experience

Fight Club, an entertaining book and film has many teachings for life - not just on masculinity but also on self-improvement, motivation and making the most out of your potential. One of the most compelling scenes is when Tyler Durden or the Narrator (depending on whether you are consuming the film or book version), puts … Continue reading Fight Club: Raymond K Hessel – a near life experience

Do affirmations work?

One habit that I have followed religiously since I read Scott Adams book  "How to fail at almost everything and still win big" to encourage me to think positively and focus on what I want is affirmations. What is an affirmation? An affirmation is basically something that you say to yourself in order to help … Continue reading Do affirmations work?