Success and Motivation

Seven Reasons Why Some People Will Never Succeed

Annie Ashdown | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

There are no short cuts to any place worth going. Making changes that are tangible come from yourself. Ask yourself this: 'Am I on the right route to get to where I want to be or am I aimlessly wandering around, stuck because it's safe and familiar?' Do you have a strategy for your life? Do you know the rules of the game and have a map, a plan and a timeline?

Should Flexible Employee Benefit Schemes Replace Wellbeing Programmes?

Adam Strong | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK
Adam Strong

It appears that some employers just don't get it, using flexible employee benefits schemes to make us work harder, I don't think so! Employers are cut...

Seven Steps to Stop Playing Small

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

Sometimes it feels too big, maybe overwhelming. But it doesn't have to be like that. I will share what I've learnt along my way. When year after year I was coming up with ideas and I saw the vision of where I wanted to be but something was still preventing me from stepping up to the field when game was actually happening. Things changed with time and this is what I've learnt.

Avoiding Hibernation Mode by Putting Neuroscience to Work

Magdalena Bak-Maier | Posted 10.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Bak-Maier

Clocks are turning back soon - October 26 to be precise. The long mornings and evenings where we can attend to our life and show up to our work feeling satisfied that we're generally on top of life will shrink considerable.

When I Grow Up...

Caragh Little | Posted 08.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caragh Little

When I grow up, none of my lessons will be boring. None of my jokes will be bad, apart from the ones which are intentionally terrible for ironic effect. All of my lessons will be planned to the last second and will never be derailed by tangents or contingencies or people falling asleep.

What Marque Will You Leave on the World?

Adele Barlow | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

It is also good to talk to your family and friends who will, I hope, give you an honest assessment of you as you are today. This is not always easy, but at the same time will show courage, humility and integrity. This may, in turn, be guided by what you have achieved in your schooling and early life.

How to Make a Great Decision... Every Time

Rebecca Fredericks | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rebecca Fredericks

Decisions, decisions, decisions. Life is made up of a million decisions. Some of them are big decisions, like whether you want to have children, and what you want to do for a living, and others are little decisions, like what to have for breakfast, or what to watch at the cinema this Saturday.

The Athlete: The Next Generation's New Role Model

Sian Elvin | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Elvin

What better example can we use for children when explaining that sometimes, you will have failures, but if you work hard enough then you will succeed eventually? Athletes also prove too that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.

Finding the Big Happy

Chantelle Smith | Posted 21.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Chantelle Smith

I've always been slightly obsessed with the pursuit of happiness. Not the movie. The real thing. How do we attain happiness and how do we damn well keep it.

The All or Nothing Approach: Is It Damaging Your Self-Esteem?

Caroline Keetch | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Keetch

The reality is that repeatedly setting a goal and not achieving it isn't a good thing. It holds us back and makes us doubt ourselves. It's confusing too - because for some reason, it is hard to act consistently in our own best interests, to better ourselves and commit to things that will serve to improve our life experience.

The Bald Truth About Success Through Stress

Rosanna Savone | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosanna Savone

A traumatic life event? I had recently ended my engagement to my Italian fiancé just three weeks before our romantic wedding in Rome. This whooper of a break up left me devastated for over a year. On top of it, the canceled wedding had eaten up my savings and put me into credit card debt.

Seven Key Factors to Creating Resilience - Propelling Entrepreneurs to Massive Success

Dr Michelle K. Nielsen | Posted 14.06.2014 | UK
Dr Michelle K. Nielsen

There are many examples of people who have failed repeatedly, before they managed to achieve success. These examples are interesting, motivating and inspiring...

Is Your Life on Hold?

Bev James | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bev James

It's easy to be swept along with the motions of life. You have an idea about what you want, but life events and circumstances sweep you up and time quickly moves on without your awareness. But how much do you have to let the waves of life drag you along?

A Quiet Word...

Amanda Prowse | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Prowse

here was evidently some form of disconnect between my son's verbal acuity and his ability to write things down. His math's skills soared and he remained bright and questioning with a fascination for the world around him, but reading and writing were still huge hurdles.

The Madness of Forced Ranking

Dominic Irvine | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Forced-ranking of employees means that all the employees within an organisation are compared or ranked against one another in order of performance. Then, using the statistical bell-curve specific numbers of employees are placed in categories ranging from: exceeds all expectations; exceeds expectations; meets expectations; partly meets expectations; fails to meet expectations.

Feedback for Starters

Dominic Irvine | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Ken Blanchard wrote "feedback is the food of champions". This eloquent summary of the power of feedback makes it difficult to understand why organisations do not invest more heavily in creating an environment rich in high quality feedback.

Top 10 Ways to Avoid the Mistakes of 2013

Realbuzz.com | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Realbuzz.com

As the delight of Christmas begins to fade, our minds turn to 2014. Will we be bigger, brighter, and better in the New Year, or will we just repeat the same mistakes that plagued us in 2013? If you want to shake things up and have a wonderful 2014 take a look at these top 10 tips.

Top Three Excuses for Being Fat

John C. Parkin | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
John C. Parkin

It's January and most of us are concerned about being fat after the over-consumption of the festive period. Here are your best excuses for being fat: that you can use throughout the year, not just in January.

Twenty-Five Ways to Find Self-Acceptance

Annie Ashdown | Posted 02.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

OK, so be honest, do you accept yourself exactly as you are right now? Did you parents convey to you constantly that you were acceptable just as you were and that it was okay to make mistakes and get things wrong?

20 Most Inspirational Quotes by Highly Successful Women

Annie Ashdown | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

"Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a checklist of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications are not your life."

Get the Winning Feeling, It Works

Andrew Cunningham | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrew Cunningham

We have a natural distaste for confidence, a distrust of feeling good in this way. We fear that confidence is actually over confidence and not healthy. It seems safer to struggle a bit in order to be sure that we are not committing the deadly sins of arrogance and laziness.

Teambuilding Events - Doing the Right Thing

Dominic Irvine | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Dominic Irvine

Over the years, we've worked with many, many teams - some of whom we were very thankful we not to have been a team member. More positively, other teams were so good we learnt more from them than any value we delivered...

Three Factors Reshaping Our Attitude Towards 'Self-Help'

Stephanie Holland | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

The desire for self-improvement is natural, even if we don't put it into action. We want to look healthier and more attractive, and be more fit. We might start eating more consciously, or working-out, or look into the latest skincare formulations.

How to Find Your Miracle - in Just Two Simple Steps

Liberty Forrest | Posted 31.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Liberty Forrest

Do you need a miracle? Have you been waiting for that golden opportunity, that one big break that would finally change your life? Do you have an image in your head about how it will look, the route it will take, and what it will mean for your life when finally, it lands on your doorstep? By no means have I learned all there is to know. On the contrary, the more I learn, the less I know.

How to Unleash Your Creative Genius

Stephanie Holland | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Stephanie Holland

There's no such thing as creative people and non-creative people. Yes, some of us have an obvious 'raw' talent, but the rest of us have the same potential for unlimited creativity as soon as we discover what our innate talent is.