Success and Motivation

What Marque Will You Leave on the World?

Adele Barlow | Posted 13.08.2014 | 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 13.08.2014 | 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 05.08.2014 | 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.

New Academic Year's Resolutions: Facilitating Motivation or Encouraging Failure?

Blaize Henry | Posted 09.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Blaize Henry

I've always been sceptical of New Year's resolutions. I've never understood the reasoning behind waiting until January 1st to miraculously improve one...

It Is a Beautiful Thing to Lose

James Saward-Anderson | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
James Saward-Anderson

If we want to become better people, we must know what it feels like to lose or to be in the presence of someone who surpasses our own skill level to such a degree that our abilities pale into insignificance. This is something which should be cherished.

Why She Left Google

Adele Barlow | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

Maybe it is narcissistic to expect spiritual fulfilment from our jobs. Maybe any quarter-life 'crisis' is only ever a result of adolescent navel-gazing. Maybe we should all just shut up, get on with the task at hand, and learn to distinguish reality from impractical expectations. Or maybe we should question the cultural definition of success.

Lessons From the River

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 08.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Almost everyone I have been speaking with this month has been experiencing some kind of challenge around letting go. Letting go of expectation, letting go of outcomes, letting go of an image of themselves, letting go of doing things in a certain way or like myself, letting go of being the doer. So as I contemplated my float down the river I began to see that it had some valuable lessons about letting go.

Third Metric - Be the Change

Chantelle Smith | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Chantelle Smith

I'm an ordinary, hard-working woman and have climbed the corporate ladder vigorously. At 25 I was already earning a 6 figure salary & won every award along the way. At 26 I was managing employees 20 years my senior and hosted a business radio show on the side. My whole life up to this stage has just been: Go, go, go! But something lacked.