Personal Development

How Do You Get The Best Out Of Your Mentor?

Ife Ade Tokan | Posted 05.04.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ife Ade Tokan

In my previous article, I spoke about the value a mentor can add to achieving your career and personal goals. Getting a mentor is the first stage of career and personal success; the second stage is getting the best out of that mentor. I have found that although a lot of people have mentors, they don't engage enough with their mentors and get the best out of that relationship.

Five Things Mentally Strong People Do

Ife Ade Tokan | Posted 22.03.2017 | UK
Ife Ade Tokan

A wise man once said you could arrest a man, but you can never arrest his mind; his ability to think and his ability to dream. Another wise man advise...

Fed Up With Personal Development And Self-Help?

Becky Walsh | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Becky Walsh

You are always pushing through layer upon layer laid down in your childhood, conditioning, discovering, surrendering, until one day you reach a place where you learn that the only thing you had to do this whole time was accept.

How To Create Lasting Habits To Hit Your Fitness Goals Effortlessly

Theo Brenner-Roach | Posted 16.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Theo Brenner-Roach

They are the things you do repeatedly, every day, over and over. They run in the background and determine the path you take and the progress you make.

International Volunteering Is No Longer Just For The Rich

Philip Goodwin | Posted 06.02.2017 | UK
Philip Goodwin

A couple of weeks ago, it was reported in the national media that, early in her career, Education Secretary Justine Greening had been turned down for ...

The Hidden Power In Saying NO

Ife Ade Tokan | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ife Ade Tokan

The word NO, is a word that we use regularly. Often conveyed as a barrier, as a deterrent, or just negative. However, using the word NO can be the opposite of all that. Saying the word NO can be positive, it can open new doors and most importantly it can be liberating.

Midlife: How To Make The Next Phase Of Your Life Count

Jackie Mendoza | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jackie Mendoza

It's hardly surprising that many of us in our late forties and fifties end up either dreading the years to come or railing against them by trying to pack as much in as possible (younger lover, ultra-marathons, sports car, botox, face lift, breast implants, you name it).

Values Vs Expectations

Amy Shefik | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

A requirement of being a personal development enthusiast and an entrepreneur is to always keep learning and growing. One of the ways I do this is to read, and I read a lot! Luckily I love it so it doesn't feel like a chore.

I'm Grown Up And I Want To Be...

Azhar Kholwadia | Posted 12.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Azhar Kholwadia

A question I often asked myself and ironically still find myself asking this question at the ripe old age of 24.

Keep This In Mind When Starting Something New

Amy Shefik | Posted 10.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

These are just four of the many notes and quotes I got from one of the amazing coaches I have worked with. She and her husband had been to the Titan Summit in Zurich which was four days of talks from some of the best thought leaders and inspirational entrepreneurs the world has to offer.

Five Ways To Reach Your Goals In 2017

Marianne Stenger | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Marianne Stenger

January 1st has come and gone, which means many of us have undoubtedly made a few resolutions and set some goals for ourselves, from getting fit and eating healthier to volunteering or learning a new skil

Why Don't Other People Make The Same Effort I Do?

Sian Morgan-Crossley | Posted 02.01.2017 | UK
Sian Morgan-Crossley

Resentment is often the plight of people who tend to give a lot: a lot of time, emotional energy, empathy, thought, money... As someone who identif...

8 Tips For A Totally Shameless Christmas

Amy Gordon | Posted 19.12.2016 | UK Comedy
Amy Gordon

Holiday season can be brutal for the introverted or shame-afflicted. Here are a handful of tips for safely traversing the parties, from a former wallf...

How To Increase Your Self-Awareness

Sian Morgan-Crossley | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sian Morgan-Crossley

Whether you want to improve a certain area of your life or you just want to improve the overall quality and depth of your experiences, self-awareness ...

Why Are We So Bad At Planning? A Simple Solution

Leila Johnston | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Leila Johnston

Perhaps you're like me on this. I find it very difficult to think very far into the future. Not only do I find it difficult to think about, I find i...

How To Be More 'Emotionally Intelligent' At Work And Earn More Money: 9 Practical Tips

Kat Jackman | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Jackman

Who wants to feel angry or upset at work?! Life is hard enough without added stress at work. So, what if you could control your emotions and enjoy y...

5 Unexpected Ways To Practise Self Care

Miriam Christie | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miriam Christie

When you think about self-care you might think of pricey spa days, holidays, and the sort of indulgences that many of us either can't afford or just d...

Pushing Boundaries

Amy Shefik | Posted 09.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

What could you be doing today to push your boundaries on behalf of your version of success? What could the future version of you be thankful to the present version of you for doing?

Are You Sabotaging Yourself?

Amy Shefik | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

When I think back to the beginning of the year when I was still struggling with my quarter-life-crisis, there were so many things I was doing that were totally sabotaging my happiness and success, I just didn't realise I was doing them.

Make The Most Of Your Regrets

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Regret is a waste of emotion and energy. As you know, there's no use crying over spilled milk. But if you don't recognise the importance of the spilled milk, you may just end up spilling more again. So, what to do, to regret or not to regret? Well, rather than forget your regrets, leverage your regrets to your advantage.

It's Time To Say Yes To Your Potential

Edward Pike | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK
Edward Pike

If what is happening to people around me is representative to what is happening on a more global scale, there has never been a better time to say YES to life's potential - to that wise, wild and creative force within you - and to brace yourself for the ride of your life.

Why Am I Using Digital Media To Engage And Empower The Youth Within The British Bangladeshi Community?

Ibrahim Rahman | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Tech
Ibrahim Rahman

A British Bangladeshi online TV network offered me the opportunity to present a chat show web series called Youth Corner. The aims of the series were to highlight the achievements of young and emerging talent in various fields, providing a platform for guests to share their experiences and inspiring stories

Five Ways To Break Free From 'Imposter Syndrome'

Bev James | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK
Bev James

According to a study conducted by the International journal of behavioural science, researchers believe that up to 70% of people have suffered from imposter syndrome at some point in their career. Imposter syndrome is a term used to describe people who can feel that they don't deserve their accomplishments, aren't good enough or feel like a fraud.

Setting Yourself Up For Success!

Amy Shefik | Posted 23.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Amy Shefik

I was recently having a conversation with a friend where he was doing just that. It was interesting to me because I can definitely remember times where I've done it too. I've initially resisted the paths that I would end up taking, because they felt either too hard or too easy. Yes, you read that right, too easy and it would seem that I am not the only one who does this.

Mind The Gap - How To Find Time In Your Day To Re-energise

David Pearl | Posted 20.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
David Pearl

The pauses between the conversations. The transitions from one place to another. Scientists tell us that matter is mostly space. In the same way our diaries, even the most intense ones, are actually full of gaps. They may be micro-moments but taken together they add up to huge amounts of empty potential