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 successes in your own right.

This can all put a bit of pressure on you where you will just feel inadequate and maybe even think “it’s not even worth trying – I will never be as good at them!”

The temptation is to quit or just be average at best and not care what other people say. But mediocrity is not the best approach to life.  There are other ways of making your own mark – even against someone who sounds like the second coming of Jesus Christ himself! Continue reading “How to make an impact when you follow in a successful person’s footsteps”

The Best Revenge

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Writing this blog gives me a lot of opportunity to reflect on my life – I have referred to it many times as “free therapy” because just by writing through my problems, reflecting and explaining what I intended to do has helped me get through some tough times.

I sometimes come across unwanted reflection as I start to dig deeper and I get that horrible twitch in my head of when I have been truly wronged. Continue reading “The Best Revenge”

Learning how to drive

Trying to Passing my driving test, exposed me to some of the worst advice I ever received.

“You’ve failed your test, just book straight back onto it…”

this didn’t consider that I should reflect where I went wrong or find a better teacher – this resulted in a waste of time and money.

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A Pattern of Failure…

The first time I took my driving test, it was a disaster.  I had got myself all worked about passing my test that I was shaking before I even started. Continue reading “Learning how to drive”

Dreams and Reality

Many years ago I bought a guitar.  This decision was motivated about dreaming of playing in a band.

I never wanted to be the lead singer, but be the cool, sullen guitarist, who stood in the background, but was the real talent that carried the band.  Being the hardworking, introvert really appealed to me.

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What makes success?

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Saw this.

Very true…

I can and I will – watch me (Part 2)

Did I mention I got promoted?  (As I set out in my goal/system… whatever)

It was funny because my assigned mentor had done a lot to protect my confidence.

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2 Months Working – 2 Goals

money  In January I started a new job – something I was quite jubilant about due to the problems in the last place I worked.

This was an evident success of the goals I set in October, as I had tasked my self to find a new job.  So when I set my January goals, I wanted to work of my new found enthusiasm, by developing goals for my new job.

Continue reading “2 Months Working – 2 Goals”