In January there will be a topic of conversation on a lot of people’s lips – New Year’s resolutions. It’s highly likely you’ll catch either yourself, or someone you know, saying the following: ‘My resolutions are (insert resolution one here), (insert resolution two here) and (insert resolution three here).’ For the sake of this article, let’s … More Why Your New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Last
If you live to the ripe old age of ninety years old, then thirty years of your time on earth will be spent asleep (based on the recommended eight hours of shut eye you should get a night). Thirty years! So let me ask you, what have you been doing when you look back over … More The Benefits of Sleeping for Your Emotional State
You’ve made the decision that you’re going to buy a new car, after finally choosing the make and model of the one you’re going to purchase, but you can’t decide on the colour. You’re leaning toward the red as it’s your favourite, but you also like the white. Over the following few days until you … More We See What We Want To See
How many times a week do you find yourself saying to yourself, or others, the words ‘I should….’? I should feel happy about this… I should eat more healthily… I should have moved on by now… I should apply for that job… I should try harder… I should be doing more… I should exercise more … More I Should vs I Could
When I was first training to be a Business & Personal Coach we were told the following story by a guest speaker during one of our seminars, 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 that the … More The Bin And The Banana Skin: A Story About The Problem Of Trying To Change A Habit
What does ‘failing’ at something mean to you? Why does that word seem to scare us all so much? What are we afraid of exactly? In general it seems that it’s a deeper fear that sits heavily on us when we think about it’s meaning, with many people making the following link: I failed at … More F.A.I.L = First Attempt In Learning
If someone asked the question… ‘What can ants teach us about ourselves?’ ….it might take a while to come up with any kind of an answer. However, below is a video that shows us in just a few seconds the simplest visual, demonstrated by one single ant, that can be applied to the actions of … More Challenge Your Limiting Beliefs
‘It’s a new week which means a fresh start and a brand new me!’ On Sunday you found yourself sitting on the sofa unhappy with the way an area of your life is going and decided something different has to happen. ‘Enough is enough, tomorrow is when I make the change and become the me … More When Motivation Isn’t Motivating Enough
‘What if I go for something and I don’t get it?’ ‘What if I spend all of my hours trying to make this work and it doesn’t go as planned?’ ‘What if I’d gone for that job promotion?’ ‘What if I’d gone travelling like I’d said I wanted to…..?’ ‘What if I’m not good enough…?’ … More What If You Stopped Saying ‘What If’?
*WARNING* – This blog post contains an image that coffee lovers may find distressing. Please view with caution. This was the aftermath of the scene of devastation I unintentionally created in the kitchen this morning. (I know, I know. If you’re a coffee drinker then this may be hard to look at for too long. If … More There’s No Point Crying Over Spilt Coffee
Jim Rohn was the motivational speaker who shared the following piece of advice; “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” The rule suggests that the five people you spend the most time with shape who you are….and we might interact with many people, but the few who are … More Who’s In Your Circle?
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
I love sports, and when I was growing up it was one of my favourite things to do. When summer came around and it was athletics season I relished getting onto the field, and I particularly loved sprint racing. I wasn’t the fastest in the year, but up there in the top few. I liked … More Are You A Sprinter Or A Long Distance Runner?
When we were asked as small children what we’d like to be when we grew up we would come up with every answer under the sun: Vet Astronaut Firefighter Teacher Circus performer A Ninja Breed fire-breathing dragons Become a dog In a child’s mind it is all completely possible; You’ll to be a teacher in … More What Do You Want To Be When You Grow Up?
When you read about a workshop that offers to help you build your skills around the principles of good leadership what images come to mind? Personally I always think about someone in a power suit stood at the front of a small seminar room, rattling off from a boring power presentation. It’s all very very … More We All Learn In Different Ways
Have you ever noticed when you walk past a school that the world shifts from calm and quiet to hearing a tidal wave of pure energy, noise, and excitement flooding your ears when children are out in the playground on their break time? If the teacher on duty asks them what they’re doing they will … More Dig Out Your Superhero Underwear And Let’s Dance!
‘How long are you going to do this for?’ This was the second of two very interesting questions I was asked by my friend one evening back in July just after leaving my job, with the first one being Part I: So How’s Unemployment Treating You? Once again his words slapped me in the face. Not … More Part II: How Long Are You Going To Do This For?
‘So how’s unemployment treating you?’ This was one of two questions that a friend asked me a couple of weeks after I left my full-time job back in July to pursue my other goals. (The other question I will write about in next week’s post). I remember thinking; ‘Those are interesting words to use to ask … More Part I: So How’s Unemployment Treating You?
There was a post I saw on Instagram recently that made me laugh, mostly because it was pretty true and rather accurate; When I fall off of the ‘healthy wagon’ it goes a little something like this: I’ll be incredibly dedicated in going to the gym and eating healthily, cutting out snacks, doing meal preps … More When The House Of Cards Falls Down
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 always a lastminute.com person when it came to revision and getting my work handed in. I’d get it done, but … More The Struggle To Meet Deadlines
How often do you get to the end of the day, sit down and look back on it and feel like it’s all passed you by in one big blur? In any one day it seems like there are endless tasks and projects to do and not enough time to get it all done. Take … More Slow Down! You’re Missing The World.
‘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, a 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 … More ‘Now For The Six O’Clock News…Are You Ready?’
How often do you find yourself saying ‘I will do it tomorrow’…? You know today was yesterday’s tomorrow right? Tomorrow is not a day yet to come, it’s a day that’s here everyday. We like to think that tomorrow holds so much promise. We didn’t get done what we wanted today, so there’s always tomorrow! … More I’ll Stop Saying I Will Do It Tomorrow, Tomorrow.
‘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!
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’ve no prior experience or not enough/no knowledge in that area, and … More You Can’t Teach An Old Dog New Tricks, Or So The Saying Goes….
If our phones were able to talk and we sat them down in a room, I’m 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 shoelaces … More Your Phone Called, It Wants A Trial Separation…And It’s Keeping Custody Of The Apps!
One morning at the beginning of the the year I was making my way to the underground station to go to work. I was feeling really energetic and ready to make the day happen. I had read a really inspiring book the night before and had woken up that morning still with an incredibly motivated … More You Say It Best When You Say Nothing At All
How often do you hear yourself say ‘I wish I could but I just don’t have the time’….? Or ‘I would do that…but I would need an extra five hours in my day’…? We say it to our ourselves and we say it to others as a way to fool our minds into thinking that … More I Wish I Could, But I Just Don’t Have The Time…
So you’ve made that life changing decision. 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 of a new beginning. You have a farewell party with colleagues, you have plans….big plans….and then…. …..you leave…. ……and its just you. You … More Remember, Don’t Try To Eat The Elephant All At Once…
I don’t for a second doubt that I’ve made the right choice to wave goodbye to full-time employment. Not for a moment. But I have had moments where I’ve sat and questioned myself, and that’s when the lovely feeling of Self Doubt pops in to say hello. Now, Self Doubt doesn’t care when she makes an … More When Self Doubt Ruins The Party…
‘Just write and see what comes out!’ is what other bloggers I’ve 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. Although I’ve enjoyed my previous jobs there’s been a core essence of my being that has felt slightly dead/shut … More Two Weeks Ago I Left My Job. I Don’t Want To Fit Into A Box Anymore…