The Bin And The Banana Skin: A Story About The Problem Of Trying To Change Habits

When I was first training to be a Business & Personal Coach we were told the following story during one of our seminars by one of the guest speakers, which I like to call The Bin and The Banana Skin: ‘When I worked in an office, everytime I went into the kitchen I remember thinking … More The Bin And The Banana Skin: A Story About The Problem Of Trying To Change Habits

When Your Emotions Take The Driving Seat And Go For A Joyride

Last night I was in a bad mood. No. Correction. I was in a really foul mood. As I was coming up out of the underground station at the same time everyone else was in the midst of the commuter rush at about 5:30pm I thought to myself; ‘It’s Friday, I bet everyone’s relieved it’s the weekend, … More When Your Emotions Take The Driving Seat And Go For A Joyride

Deadlines: getting it all done at the last minute…in a rush…as always.

Love them or hate them but deadlines really are one of the best tools at your disposal. Although I definitely wouldn’t have agreed with this statement when I was a teenager. Throughout secondary school I was alwaysa lastminute.com person when it came to revision and getting my work handed in. I would get it done, … More Deadlines: getting it all done at the last minute…in a rush…as always.

‘Now for the six o’clock news…are you ready?’

‘Good evening everyone, thank-you for joining us and welcome to the six o’clock news. Here are the main headlines. *tap papers on the desk* Impending war, terrorism, housing crisis, rise in homelessness, rise in hate crimes, mass murders, armed robberies… To sum up, the world is in bloody crisis and is doomed. Find a place … More ‘Now for the six o’clock news…are you ready?’

Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset – get stuck into trying new old things!

‘Nope. I can’t do it. I listened to everything that you said, I still tried but it didn’t work. I knew it wouldn’t work. I knew I wouldn’t be able to do it’ *whilst crossing arms as if to say ‘I told you so’*  Does that sound like you? Have you ever heard yourself say … More Fixed Mindset vs Growth Mindset – get stuck into trying new old things!

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks…or so the saying goes….

Ever thought about wanting to throw in the towel at your current job? Does your mind constantly wander off as you think about pursuing something you’ve always wanted to do? After five minutes of daydreaming do you snap yourself out of it because you have no prior experience or not enough/no knowledge in that area, … More You can’t teach an old dog new tricks…or so the saying goes….

Your phone called, it wants a trial separation…and it’s keeping custody of the apps!

If our phones were able to talk and we sat them down in a room I am pretty sure this would be some of the things they would say: ‘My human is so needy, she never puts me down and is always asking me stupid questions. It baffles me that she can tie her own … More Your phone called, it wants a trial separation…and it’s keeping custody of the apps!

Remember, don’t try to eat the elephant all at once, eat it bit by bit…

So you have made that life changing decision (for me it was going into the world of self-employment so I can start my own business and finish writing my books). You hand your notice in at work, spend the next four weeks of your life sat at your desk excited to be on the precipice … More Remember, don’t try to eat the elephant all at once, eat it bit by bit…

Two weeks ago I left my job. I don’t want to fit into a box anymore…

  ‘Just write and see what comes out!’ is what other bloggers I have spoken to have said… ….so here goes… my first blog post…. Hi! I’m Angela, I am 31 years old and I live in London, and although I have enjoyed my previous jobs there has been a core essence of my being … More Two weeks ago I left my job. I don’t want to fit into a box anymore…