Success

10,000 Hours or 10,000 friends? Eight Perspectives on Talent in the Music Industry

Jonathan Schifferes | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jonathan Schifferes

It's about time we reconsidered what we mean by talent: how it is defined, who gets identified as talented, and how they are developed, recognised and rewarded. Is talent the product of 10,000 hours of devoted practice, or the reward of 10,000 followers?

Why Changing Your Attitude Matters

Dmitry Dmitriev | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK
Dmitry Dmitriev

Yes, there is so much pain due to uncertainty (lots of efforts for no results, etc.), however pain is inevitable, but suffering is optional. Instead of complaining being demotivated tweak it to being genuinely curious about upcoming life's gifts.

How Tragic Celebirty Suicides Should Teach Us to Value Simplicity

Laura French | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Laura French

It would be misinformed to imply that the suffering of Robin Williams and so many other ill-fated stars has been brought on solely by their fame, their 'success', of course. It's both impossible and futile to say whether the pressures of fame cause those conditions or whether those conditions motivate the vulnerable to pursue that fame. But what I think is important is to draw what positivity we can from such a tragedy.

Keep Your Ego in Check

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

Ego enables us to see shortcomings and weaknesses in others, but not in ourselves. And when we do see our weaknesses, ego hides them and claims to the world that we have none. How do you know when your ego is at work? If you feel insulted, if a criticism hurts, if you get defensive, lose confidence.... it's your ego reacting!

Seven Reasons Why You Will Never Be Successful

Annie Ashdown | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK
Annie Ashdown

If you don't have self-belief, you allow others to distort your perceptions. Self-belief is the main pillar of success. Successful people have indestructible self-belief. If you live by limiting beliefs, you will keep your world small and safe.

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.

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.

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 19.08.2014 | 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 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 Things Happy People Do Differently

Annie Ashdown | Posted 18.08.2014 | 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 18.08.2014 | 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 16.08.2014 | 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...