#Ambition

Carrot On A Stick

Tom Cook | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Cook

But we do have a place in the world, there's no need to fashion one out of thin air. We're part of a wonderfully diverse and tolerant society, and an incredibly complex ecosystem. We fulfill our potential by simply living and working, and being nice to each other and the environment.

Has Anyone Told Mr Roberts That Unused Potential Has an Uncanny Ability to Making Itself Known?

Natasha Courtenay-Smith | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK
Natasha Courtenay-Smith

Oh, how I do feel a twinge of envy for the 'happy' women currently enjoying their 'happy' lives at the advertising agency Saatchi & Saatchi. How love...

How a £2 Business Investment Aged 13 Put Me in the Top 100 Most Powerful Entrepreneurs by 18

Solomon Ian-Sangala | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Solomon Ian-Sangala

How had I gone from a 13-year-old, plagued with suicidal thoughts, a stutter and five school exclusions to a public speaker, running my own business, managing 20+ people, and now, being named as one of the 100 most powerful entrepreneurs in the UK at 18? I was lucky enough to find my area of speciality at quite a young age; which has helped me achieve the success I have now. But believe me, it hasn't been easy and never will be.

Why Ambition Should No Longer Be a Dirty Word

Rachel Bridge | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bridge

The problem is that this cartoon image of ambition is not what true ambition is about at all. In reality, ambition is simply the desire to make the most of your potential to achieve something special, which would make a profound difference to your life and to those of others, whether that be through success, achievement or distinction.

How To Get Ahead In What You Love

Anisa Haghdadi | Posted 15.02.2016 | UK
Anisa Haghdadi

I'm often asked for advice from emerging artists and entrepreneurs so here's the top things I have taken away from my mentors and personal experience to get ahead in what you love...

Travel Is..: What I Experienced On My Solo Quest To Southeast Asia.

Lucy Wilson | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lucy Wilson

Travel is being independent and going along with my gut instincts. It's about trusting and building a relationship with myself. Travel is about finding myself as a person.

To the People Who Try to Keep You Small.

Amber Bell | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

It takes a lot to lay your heart out on a platter, hopelessly preparing yourself for the vultures to attack. To put yourself in the firing line and risk losing your passion forever. To wait for that lethal knock to your confidence, the bruising of your ego.

Charity Giving, UK and US Style

Reverend Simon Barnes | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK
Reverend Simon Barnes

Interestingly there's more of a Christian cultural overlay in America, yet the Christian faith in the UK still has more of an influence - so you'll get the Archbishop of Canterbury quoted on the evening news talking about economic issues, something you'd never get church leaders doing in America.

How to Get What You Want

Steve Miller | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Miller

Yes I acknowledge life has changed in many ways, but in my view it is very much for the better. I speak as someone who had a council house upbringing with my mum working as a cleaner and dad working in a factory type of environment.

Get Rich or Die Trying

Inez Sarkodee-Adoo | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Inez Sarkodee-Adoo

The seduction of becoming rich has the power to grip the imagination and inspire endless daydreams of 'making it big'. Moreso for those from less privileged backgrounds, the prospect of escaping the struggles of financial lack can drive a particularly all-encompassing pursuit of large living.

If You're on the Wrong Path, Find Another One

Suzanne Hoare | Posted 25.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Suzanne Hoare

When considering my 16 year old self, I see a naïve, but ambitious, girl who wants to make her parents proud. At 18, she knows she is good at Law - her exam results say so - and she can't think of anything she would rather do at university. So, that's the path she chooses.

What's All This 'Women in the Workplace' Stuff About Anyway?

Helena Eccles | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Helena Eccles

I was speaking at the 30% Club from "Schoolroom to Boardroom" seminar: an afternoon where new initiatives which target young women, at school, university and early careers, were being launched. Needless to say, I was a small fish in a very big pond. Or, to continue the rowing analogy, a novice in a Blues boat.

Eight Sharp Tips to Harpoon That Dream Job

Ed O'Meara | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

Jobs are horrible aren't they? What a waste of a life. Pity people who enjoy their job. They truly must have nothing. Still, while superrich psychopaths run our society you've got to play their sick, soul-destroying game. After all life comes with a monthly subscription charge, so here's how to get the job which will make everyone else think your life is great...

The Paradox of Entrepreneurial Vision

Laura Leigh Clarke | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK
Laura Leigh Clarke

Ever sit down at your desk to get stuff done, and then don't know where to start? Moments before your head had been spilling over with all the things you needed to square away, and yet when your computer is turned on and ready to rock.... sadly, you are not? If this happens to you, you are not alone.

Our Future in Safe Hands

Marilyn DiCara | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marilyn DiCara

I'd find myself grabbing a woollen jumper to combat the goose bumps inspired by talent shining through or when I recognised myself, some years ago, in these young people at the early stages of their careers. Talent in abundance. Ambition and drive overflowing. Desire to develop and grow. If ever there was evidence that young people are the antithesis of the lazy, lethargic stereotype in the media, this was it.

Fighting for Our place as Europe's Silicon Valley

Duncan Higgins | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Duncan Higgins

It is often said that SMEs are the backbone of the economy. They're the unsung heroes, the growth drivers, who always keep our economic engine running.

Harnessing and Nurturing Talent Will Help Women Climb the Career Ladder

Donna Miller | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Donna Miller

There continues to be much conversation about the lack of women reaching senior leadership roles and rightly so. As a nation, despite the many and varied diversity initiatives which businesses have introduced, we still don't seem to be making much progress.

Do You Ask Yourself Enough, 'What Do I Want?'

Gina Lyons | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

Ask any sports star or pop star what they want and, without hesitation, they will say a 'Gold' or 'No. 1.' They set ambitions and then go about achieving them. I'm not saying we should all want a number one song in the charts, but shouldn't we all be setting goals for ourselves? Join a gym? Learn how to cook properly? Find a hobby?

"30 Things Before I'm 30"

Gina Lyons | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Gina Lyons

What with my hangovers taking longer, the inability to lose weight when I want, and the first grey hair on my head I found... I need a silver lining to turning 30.

It's All About Connections When It Comes to Careers - But My Students Deserve the Same Chances as Their More Privileged Peers

Zara Collis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Zara Collis

Our students need to learn how to be in the real world and to know what's really out there in terms of potential opportunities. We want to push them to widen their horizons - literally as well as figuratively.

Soaps, Full of Booze

Gina Lyons | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Gina Lyons

When Gail is visiting her son in hospital, it is Stella who suggests bringing a 'bottle' over the following day. When Chesney is feeling "a bit down", Tyrone pops is head in with eight cans of lager. Now I don't mean to sound like a miserable sod, but how many of us are guzzling back seven nights a week? If you are, please get help.

How Not to Get Promoted: Ask for Work-Life Balance

Adele Barlow | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

She knew that she didn't want to make partner. She knew that her health, family and ability to make a difference in the world were part of her definition of long-term success. Someday, she'd have the luxury of stepping back. But first, she wanted to build something up to step back from. She wanted to get promoted. And she wanted another promotion after that.

The UK Needs Young Ambition

Jacob Fritz | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jacob Fritz

In a media culture dominated by the ubiquitous voices of adult writers, bloggers, politicians and more it is incredibly refreshing to see a rise in the prominence of young and ambitious people, attempting to take some of the limelight, and shed it on their own important and equally interesting projects.

Busting Through the Myth of 'Follow Your Passion'

Alexandra Sheach | Posted 05.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Sheach

Had Lord Sugar been born a girl, The Apprentice might've been a very different show. "Follow your passion babes - you deserve it" and we'd see 12 ambitious young knitters, bakers and producers of vintage bunting battling it out to launch an Etsy store.

It Only Takes a Minute

Michael Hayman | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK
Michael Hayman

Today in the UK around 1,800 businesses will register to start trading. Put it another way, that's 75 an hour or just over one a minute. And by setting up, these young firms join the wave of entrepreneurs starting a phenomenal odyssey of adventurous independence and a life lived on their own terms.