My fear almost won…

This morning I woke up after a reasonable nights sleep, took a peep behind the curtain and was pleased to see a hint of blue in the sky and a frost free pavement. This is when it all went wrong. I started thinking! I checked the Met Office who told me with the windchill itContinue reading “My fear almost won…”

The success diet

So I have had reasonable success when it comes to weight loss in the past few years. Helped and encouraged very much by my wife who works for a famous wellness brand. What’s my point? Throughout my weight loss journey and even today when I weigh myself weekly, I keep an eye on what theContinue reading “The success diet”

Why giving 110% is not helping you succeed.

You must have heard this, if not succumbed to the cliche and muttered the phrase “giving 110%” at some point in the past. The thing is, it is unrealistic, in fact mathematically impossible so, it needs to stop to allow for your success to happen. We’re gonna need some metaphors for this discussion, and youContinue reading “Why giving 110% is not helping you succeed.”

Build a back up plan now

With an ever changing situation in the world, businesses being forced to close and our economy on the rocks, now is definitely a good time to consider your back up plan. What are you going to do if it all goes wrong? Presuming you are still lucky enough to be employed/ working in the firstContinue reading “Build a back up plan now”

The Threshold of Acceptance

What have meatloaf and my Mum got in common? They both made me question my personal limits when it comes to accepting an instruction or an idea. Meatloaf famously sang “I would do anything for love, but I won’t do that.” I’ll save you a google; he wasn’t prepared to “forget the way you feelContinue reading “The Threshold of Acceptance”

Listen to the people you don’t know!

Sorry I’m gonna waffle on about podcasts again. But unlike previously when I have sung the praises of specific episodes for getting my head into gear, I’m gonna talk about the guests who join my hosts of choice. One of the issues with having spent a few hundred hours listening to podcasts this year, isContinue reading “Listen to the people you don’t know!”

Interviewing for a new you…

Inspired by World Kindness Day, my mind, free from audio interference on my way home from running this morning started wandering. to be you. What if you had to interview ‘someone’ to be you. What would you write in your job description? Not just the skills required for your day job, but the qualities youContinue reading “Interviewing for a new you…”

You know the podcasts are working when…

Since lockdown I have been tuning into three or four podcasts a day, as an alternative to having the radio on in my office (my bedroom) at home. A mixture of ear worms I have chosen a number of different discussions and stories to listen to. From high flying entrepreneurs through to a bank robberContinue reading “You know the podcasts are working when…”

Do I need to be a millionaire?

I’ve been listening to a lot of insightful podcasts of late, CEO’s, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, sports people and more. They talk about operating at a high level, a determination to succeed at all costs and it’s made me re-evaluate my desires a little. When success is a necessity It seems if you have nothing, youContinue reading “Do I need to be a millionaire?”

Walk in the shade or run in the sun

This is statement that can be read on a number of levels, and it came to me on my morning walk / exercise at 6.30am. The sun was rising, the breeze had a chill, and seeking the warming rays made common sense as I strolled home. Talking practically The sun (in moderation, and with adequateContinue reading “Walk in the shade or run in the sun”