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

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

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)

Focus on routine

If you want to see improvement in your life, the most essential thing that you need to do is ensure you stick to a regular routine "The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine" Mike Murdock One of my biggest mistakes with training at the gym is that I constantly would change … Continue reading Focus on routine

How to make an impact when you follow in a successful person’s footsteps

Following in the footsteps of someone who is exceptionally talented can be a daunting and intimidating prospect. Whether it is with work where you take on the job of someone who is described as “invaluable” “a massive loss when they left” or “did so much for us” to having family or friends who are massive … Continue reading How to make an impact when you follow in a successful person’s footsteps

Aim higher

Some of my success has been limited by my lack of ability to aim higher. The problem with setting goals that are clearly quantified is that you can quite easily set a target that is too small or not challenging enough. One things that sticks in my mind was at an interview where I was … Continue reading Aim higher

You are your friends

This post was originally posted in March 2015 and has been reposted to illustrate some of the work I am writing on Medium.com. "Birds of a feather flock together" Friends are the biggest influence in our lives, even more than family. If you don't believe me, look at many school reports for badly behaved children.  They … Continue reading You are your friends

Use SMART objectives to achieve your goals

The most common about approach to setting successful goals are usually the best and I am sure that you have heard of SMART objectives. But I don’t like to assume - if you have been hiding under a rock, here is what they mean: S – Specific To be specific about what the goal is, … Continue reading Use SMART objectives to achieve your goals