Personal Development

Next Point!

Malcolm Levene | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

Last year while watching Wimbledon on TV, a well known American tennis player mentioned how, after losing a game, her first thought was 'Next point.' I was rather taken with this attitude/approach. It kind of sums up how I coach - I focus on what's next, rather than what's happened. As you know, we can't change our past, but we certainly can influence our future.

Tackle Your Self Doubt

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Sometimes we convince ourselves before we start that that, we shouldn't even try! All it takes is one small doubt to give up and to send our dreams and aspirations into a tailspin. Simply put, doubts sabotage you. They do not nurture or serve you.

The Hard Truth: Learning From Loss

Kate Taylor | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kate Taylor

Talking about death is never an easy thing to do. It's certainly not something you save for the dinner party conversation; unless you want to clear the table of guests before the cheese and biscuits have arrived. Death and grieving are often hidden, private subjects; saved only for those who've been there, or your CRUSE counsellor.

Nine Ways to Grow Your Business and Enjoy the Journey

Maite Baron | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

If you're ambitious for your business, you won't want to hang about. So here are nine growth strategies to help you get the most from your time and effort as a business owner or as an entrepreneur.

The Three Best-Kept Secrets to Overcoming Shyness

Kim Davies | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kim Davies

There must be thousands of other people out there who also live with the secret shame that is shyness, the most prevalent of all socially transmitted diseases. I hold out hope that one day there will be a cure as opposed to the band-aid solution that is a wide-mouthed funnel and a litre of gin.

The Three Best Pieces Of Advice I've Ever Received

James Caan | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK
James Caan

Whether it's in business or life in general, good quality relationships are crucial... if you're following the herd then you're too late... learn from your mistakes and go again.

My Leadership Speech

Jane Fuller | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Fuller

Self responsibility and accountability are key to future happiness. Have a vision and communicate that vision. I wanted my work to have meaning. I wanted to inspire others to heal and align themselves to their spiritual path and to help them dig deep into their authentic selves and activate their true drivers and passions.

Wake Up Your Entrepreneurial Genes

Maite Baron | Posted 02.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maite Baron

You are almost certainly well-educated, quite possibly with a university degree that has equipped you with an excellent foundation of knowledge and skills - theoretically that's a pretty good starting point

Five Ways to Relieve Boredom

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

If you're bored of routine, try doing the same thing, differently. Change the way and the time when you do the dishes or laundry. Do you drive the same way to work? Maybe take a different route. Eat the same food at the same restaurant? Try something completely new.

The Reluctant Jihadist

Geoff Thompson | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Geoff Thompson

People presume that you cannot find much of God in these dark places. Personally I find nothing but God here; in the cracks, in the vulnerabilities, in those delicious human fractures - that's where the light gets in.

Why Bother About Your Personal Brand?

Malcolm Levene | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

Our Personal Brand is a little like our home. We must keep it clean, and ensure our Inner Brand (the internal workings) are kept in good order. Taking full responsibility for your Personal Brand can almost be a full-time job. And like any job that consumes us, we must endeavour we do our utmost to ensure our job is secure.

Boxing Clever for Resilience

Nigel Rayment | Posted 09.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nigel Rayment

In general I'm about as fond of boxing as I am of packing and unpacking boxes. But if you were seeking an example of what resilience might look like in action, you could do worse than watch Muhammed Ali at his peak. Ali, of course, famously spoke of his capacity to "float like a butterfly and sting like a bee," and there's no denying his ability to meld grace with power.

Everybody Wants the Perfect Partner, But Have You Considered This?

Liberty Forrest | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Everyone sits down and says the relationship is in trouble and then tells me the many ways in which the other person is lacking. The conversations are always about what's missing between them or how thing have changed, and a litany of the other person's shortcomings, long before they might mention their own contributions.

Love Does Not Conquer All

Liberty Forrest | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

I've been down the aisle more times than I care to consider, and I've got an equal number of divorce papers. So who the hell am I to talk about relationships? Well, I'm happy to say I've learned an awful lot about the truth of them, both good and not-so-good, and how they impact our lives and decisions.

Ten Things Highly Confident People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Highly confident people are their own master and are best friends with their inner voice. They are comfortable being in charge of what they think, do and say, as they trust themselves. They ask for guidance, support and often flesh things out with advisers, coaches, and mentors but at the end of the day they trust their intuition as they know it will never let them down.

Coaching for Trust and Engagement

Nigel Rayment | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nigel Rayment

If educationists are to seriously challenge the credibility of Pisa it might be productive to make common cause with employers who are alive to the business case for embracing the whole employee.

The Fashion Dilemma...

Malcolm Levene | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

Your body shape is such that the latest hip-hugging pants don't suit your frame. Or, the newest shorter length jackets don't flatter your body shape. Perhaps this season's colours don't complement your skin tone, or current wardrobe.

Making the Impossible Possible

Simon Stevens | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simon Stevens

The motto of 'Making the Impossible Possible' has stuck with me and remains central to my own working ethos. I strongly believe if you really want something, it is possible to get it but you have to put in the work and commitment to achieve the impossible and make it possible.

Seven Ways to Conquer Fear and Live the Life You Want to Live

Annie Ashdown | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

If you are not living the life you want to be living, then firstly get rid of the idea you can't as generally the biggest obstacle is your mind set, so that has to be changed. The best way to measure success is by your own happiness and if you are not happy take a look at why and how you can begin to make changes.

Inspiring Leadership: Time to Go Back to School

David Lancefield | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK
David Lancefield

In Francis Ford Coppola's 1983 movie Rumblefish, Mickey Rourke's doomed anti-hero Motorcycle Boy mutters: "If you'd going to lead people, you have to have somewhere to go." It's a thought that CEOs of today's entertainment and media businesses might usefully ponder as they strive to lead their organisations - and their people - through the turbulence of digital disruption.

Redefining Success - How to Create a Happy and Successful Life

Anna Roth | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Roth

I am not a trained dog coach. I approach dogs from a soul-searching and creative angle. In overcoming my dog phobia by painting their portraits, I came to realize how sensitive they were. Having lived with several dogs and taken care of them at the Friends of Animals rescue center in Athens, I've learned how to live in the present.

Three Simple Rules for Easy Parenting

Karen Pine | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Pine

Research shows that adults who can delay gratification and regulate their behaviour are more likely to be high achievers. They're also the savers with long-term plans, quietly gloating over the live-it-up splurgers.

How Would You Like to See Yourself in a Year's Time?

Maggie Currie | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

If you were to look ahead one year, how would you like to see yourself? Would you like to see you exactly the same as you are now, or are there some slight, or even major, changes you would like to make to your behaviour, your look, your attitude or something else?

Do You Always Need to Be Right?

Annie Ashdown | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Acts of kindness are only kind when you feel good about ourselves. Caretaking is the neighbour of martyrdom. Many who lack confidence have a compulsion to be perfect. I found being a control freak exhausting.

Spring Fever: Five Ways to Open Up and Find New Love

Julie-Anne Shapiro | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Julie-Anne Shapiro

Spring is here and love is in the air! Flowers are blooming, trees are turning green again, birds are building their nests and we all naturally become more interested in love, sex and romance. With longer, lighter and brighter days, you have a spring in your step as you start to think about new beginnings.