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

Annie Ashdown | Posted 22.04.2014 | 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 22.04.2014 | 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 15.04.2014 | 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 08.04.2014 | 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 30.03.2014 | 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 28.03.2014 | 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...

Keep on Going!

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Why do we give up? Because we think that if something has not yet happened by our time scale then it is not going to happen. We assume that when something is not yet alright it is never going to be.

How to Move From Survival and Struggle to Growth and Contribution in Less Than Two Minutes a Day

David Mochel | Posted 10.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

A friend of mine once said to me, "I don't know what God is, but when I look at a butterfly or a flower, I know that I can't do that." It is possible to view the world this way -- with the acceptance of uncertainty and appreciative curiosity for the mundane -- because of a set of networks in the nervous system that I refer to as the "growth function."

What Does It Take to Succeed in Academia?

Athene Donald | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Athene Donald

In the course of my work as the University of Cambridge's Gender Equality Champion, I travel to many other universities to discuss what they are doing on the equality front. Sometimes I meet with Vice Chancellors and senior management, sometimes I meet the students and early career researchers.

Why Competition Is Good For the Soul...

Sarupa Shah | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sarupa Shah

In the circles I keep both in personal and business life there is a real down beat feeling when it comes to competition. It as if it has become outdated and somehow really really wrong.

Six Reasons Why My Attempted Suicide Changed My Life

Mark Bowness | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Bowness

At the age of 26 my wife had walked out the door on our three year marriage. As I sat in our apartment surrounded by the life that we had built together my thoughts turned to a dark bleak future that I did not want to face. In a severe state of depression I turned to google and typed in the search term 'most painless and quickest way to die'.

Confidence Secret Agent 007

Maggie Currie | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

Are you ready to have some fun? Are you ready to go beyond enemy lines in the duty for queen and country? Okay, I know I'm getting carried away - how about completing a great confidence building exercise instead?

How Do You See Yourself?

Maggie Currie | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

How you see yourself begins with a combination of all of the qualities and attributes of other people that you most admire. Your 'self-ideal' is a description of the person you would very much like to be, if you could embody the qualities that you most aspire to.

Mentally Strong People: The 13 Things They Avoid

Ed O'Meara | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Ed O'Meara

In response to Cheryl Conner's Forbe's article, I quizzed London's high flyers about what separates them from the lower tax bracket untermensch.

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.

The Simple Secret to Optimal Performance and Wellbeing

David Mochel | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Mochel

Optimal wellbeing - a combination of physical health, peak performance, peace of mind, and meaningful relationships - hinges on the consistent application of one principle: You get what you practice.

How to Make 2014 Your Best Year Yet

Jayne Morris | Posted 03.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jayne Morris

The New Year offers us an opportunity to make a fresh start and create a vision of what we truly want to be, do, have and create during the year ahead.

Why New Year's Resolutions Fail - And How to Fix Them

Beth Burgess | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Burgess

All of a sudden, you find yourself wine in one hand, Twix in the other, and wondering just how your Auntie Marge gets her potatoes looking so crispy. So what have you done wrong? Why have all your best intentions gone the same way as, let's face it, last year's New Years Resolutions?

How To Fail As A Leader

Colin Hunter | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK
Colin Hunter

Over the years, we've found that failed leaders can be an invaluable source of information on what NOT to do. We've also noticed that these leaders share far too many traits, which successfully undermine their position and future.

The Tragedy of Nelson Mandela

Marko Kasic | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK
Marko Kasic

The biggest tragedy of all is, if we're lucky enough to survive until we're old, grey and wrinkled, and our grandchildren ask us what we gave to the world we lived in, we are only able to say that we took more than we gave. For the man who dies without giving more than he has taken can take no triumph from his life.

Five Must Do's When Things Go Wrong... and You Cry

Monica Millares | Posted 02.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Monica Millares

There is not much you can do to change the facts from the past! But there are powerful things you can do to change how you feel, pick you up and feel awesome regardless of the circumstances in your life.

Changing the Money for Nothing Culture

David Green | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
David Green

The benefits debate is gathering real momentum in the UK. Should the unemployed do something in return for taxpayer's support? Surely the answer is yes. But if governments condition our unemployed to expect money for nothing, then the result is obvious. There is no incentive to find a job. Any smart person will take money for nothing.

Why Innovation Is the Key to Success

Diane Bouzebiba | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK
Diane Bouzebiba

In any industry, innovation is critical. It's how we make progress. It's how we transform and shape the world so that it best suits our needs. It's how we succeed. The travel industry is no exception: innovation is what has given us the ability for commercial flight; to visit different parts of the world frequently and affordably; and in recent years, it's changed the way we research, plan and book travel.

The Etiquette of Asking

Bev James | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Bev James

When someone feels comfortable with you and is confident that you will provide them with a good service, they are more likely to recommend you to their clients and contacts. That has always been the way the world works and I can see no reason why that will ever change.

It's Personal, So Take Responsibility for Your Wellbeing

Joanna Lyall | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joanna Lyall

Our goal is to achieve the holy grail of business success and happiness. I believe this requires companies to create the right environment and for employees to take responsibility for themselves.