Defining Success

Charlotte Ballantyne | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Charlotte Ballantyne

What does it mean to be successful? A high-powered job? Bags of money? A fancy house and expensive sports car? Living up to the expectations others have for you? To me, success is far more personal than any of these things.

Real Fear vs. That B#tch: What's Really Stopping You?

Rosanna Savone | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rosanna Savone

I've heard the story countless times in countless ways. I didn't take the gig because I was afraid of singing in front of a crowd. I'm staying at this job because I'm afraid there isn't anything better out there. I'm alone because I'm afraid if I let someone in, they may reject me.

If Djokovic and Federer Did Start Ups

Vivi Friedgut | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK
Vivi Friedgut

Djokovic slipped a number of times - he took a tumble, shook it off and got back up. Federer's cool demeanor is majestic - the man is almost completely unflappable... If you treat each win (and each loss) as a single step in a long journey then a stumble is temporary, a rejection an opportunity to learn and a criticism a chance to improve and tweak.

The Imposter

Jo Haigh | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jo Haigh

I stand on stage as many as 80 times a year with audiences as big as a 1,000 and as small as half a dozen. The great and the good, the serious and the less so listening intently often making copious notes, the subject could be anything from Corporate Governance to Corporate Finance or even an insight into my so called success...

Is Time Becoming Your Enemy?

Simona Rich | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Simona Rich

We live in an age of unlimited things to do. Some activities are necessary, like earning money and housekeeping, whilst some are optional, like reading books, writing social updates or online gaming...

Seven Things That Fashion School Can't Teach You

Flavilla Fongang | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Flavilla Fongang

The world is filled with young talented people who dream of making it in fashion. They want to be the next star designer like Alexander McQueen or the next star stylist such as Micaela Erlanger and dress fabulous celebrities. With the best will in the world, fashion school cannot teach you all the skills you need to be successful. Here is what you won't learn....but what you will need.

How to Stay Calm During Exams

Cat Williams | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Cat Williams

The key to staying calm in an exam is to keep your fear in perspective. An exam can be a threat to our self-esteem. What if we don't do well? How will we feel about ourselves? What will other people say? What will the short or long term consequences be for our future?

The Bald Truth About Success Through Stress

Rosanna Savone | Posted 19.06.2014 | 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 Things Happy People Do Differently

Annie Ashdown | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

I used to genuinely believe that being happy came from having money, being slim, being in love, but I found out that was SO not the case. Happy people are not always free of doubt, on the contrary, as they do not claim to be perfect, but here's the thing they have a different mindset to other people.

The Truth Behind How Happiness Fuels Success

Susanna Halonen | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

When I discovered positive psychology, I realised I'd had it all backwards. It's not the success that fuels the happiness, but the happiness that fuels the success.

Does Success Have to be So Stressful?

Caroline Keetch | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Keetch

For a long time there has been a cultural subconscious at play that seemed to demand that stress should be pinned proudly to your lapel as a badge of honour. Without it we must be doing something wrong in our lives; not working hard enough, not achieving enough, not taking enough on, not capable.

Building a Brand

Stephen Fear | Posted 22.07.2014 | UK
Stephen Fear

In 1959, Sir Alec Issigonis created a motoring icon, The Mini and when production ceased in 2000 over 5 million had been sold. I have owned a couple of early Minis and as an 18 year old used to run around my various businesses in a grey mini van. It felt like a go cart and went like one too!

High Sensitivity - Hidden Treasure for Organizations

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK
Thomas Gelmi

Highly sensitive managers and employees can provide crucial competitive advantages for organizations. The business world is still about higher, fas...

Positively Negative

Claire Frances | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Claire Frances

I truly believe if I'd listened to my own negativity, and if I'd not gone to see the agent, I'd never have got past the first interview stage. Instead, I decided to believe in my ability and as a result I got down to the final two - out of hundreds of applicants.

9 Pieces Of Advice We Should Take Now We Are In Our Thirties

Philippa Warr | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The right piece of advice delivered at the right time can prove invaluable. It can be the difference between allowing your problems to overwhelm you a...

Shhh....Seven Secrets Of Successful People

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If you listen to tales of success, they usually have one thing in common: an ability to fail. A recent Ted Talk by Elizabeth Gilbert describes how...

Don't Give Up: 9 Successful People Who Almost Didn't Make It

Georgia James | Posted 01.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle

When you watch the endless parade of glamorous celebrities sashaying down the red carpet come awards season, it’s easy to assume they’ve all had f...

Eight Strategies For Success Without Losing Your Mind

Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle

The boss of a big company, a respected artist, a medical researcher, a parent to happy children - whatever form success takes for you it's likely to r...

Don't Worry Moyes, There Really Is No Success Like Failure

Grant Feller | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Sport
Grant Feller

Embrace failure. The taste of it makes our palate for life far more mature. It is the essential ingredient for success. Although, just for good measure, I have my fingers crossed too, just like Moyes and Moores.

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.

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.

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...

Growing Up: Why the Next Generation of Female Talent Deserves Celebrating

Jane Asscher | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK
Jane Asscher

Attending Cosmopolitan's 'Celebration of Female Talent' last week as part of Advertising Week Europe, I was struck by a pervading sense of 'growing up'.

10 Things Highly Successful People Don't Do

Annie Ashdown | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

Over the years I have done extensive research, read endless authorised biographies, studied body language and carefully observed the communications skills of highly successful people. I learnt it wasn't about luck but about choosing the right attitude, taking action, changing behaviour, taking one step at a time, one goal, one priority at a time, a day at a time.

Success in Life and Business Rule Two: Recognise the Difference Between Effort and Results

Jack Kershaw | Posted 27.05.2014 | UK
Jack Kershaw

On my last blog, one of the comments was about recognising the difference between effort and results, which become Jack Kershaw's rule 2. Recognise Th...