Half Empty, Half Full? Optimise Your Optimism

Amisha Bhavsar | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amisha Bhavsar

When you think of a situation as a 'problem', tension, worry, disappointment, frustration are most likely to arise. Now what happens if you were to think of the same situation as a 'challenge'? And what happens if you think of it as an 'opportunity'?

'You Are the Average of the Five People You Spend The Most Time With' - Can This Be True?

Sofie Sandell | Posted 21.10.2015 | UK
Sofie Sandell

I've heard the quote used over and over again by motivational success speakers. They have even suggested that you must get rid of some of your old friends and family members to reach the next level of success. Is that a sustainable solution for personal development and becoming successful?

Why Life Being Good Can Be Such a Worry

Sandi Mann | Posted 13.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Sandi Mann

Some people even feel that by worrying, they are somehow protecting themselves against the feared drop coming; they have learned that most things they worry about don't come to pass, so fear that if they take their eye off the ball and stop worrying, they will allow a calamity to creep in and take them by surprise.

What Is the Purpose of Education?

Frederika Roberts | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK Politics
Frederika Roberts

What do you think the purpose of education is? If you agree things need to change, what will you do about it? Whether you're a headteacher or a class teacher, at any stage of education, whether you're a parent, or a pupil, you have the power to make a difference in the small daily deliberate actions you take.

This Jamaican Kid's Motivational Speech Is Better Than Any Personal Trainer

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Comedy

We've been fairly well motivated ever since Shia LaBeouf uploaded his "Just Do It" speech, but it's been waning a little recently. Luckily, we've been...

'Koinophobia' - (n) The Fear That You've Lived an Ordinary Life

Sasha Govor | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Sasha Govor

I guess my plea to the other generations that are so quick to dismiss us as self entitled prats, is: don't give up on us. We are curious beings bursting with ambition. All we need is a hand to guide us and help us harness that thirst for success...

Five Outstanding Interview Tips

Ife Ade Tokan | Posted 02.09.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ife Ade Tokan

For every great job there is always a face-to-face interview. Interviews can be nerve wrecking because of the unknown, which is perfectly normal. Howe...

Success Through Connection - Or How to Find Magic in Your World

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

I see it every day. The people I work with create incredible change in their lives leading to more fulfilled relationships, greater business and financial success and a more wonderful, empowered sense of happiness than they previously have thought possible.

What Happened While I Was Gaining Weight

Jamie Khoo | Posted 09.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jamie Khoo

Yes, I have gained weight. I'm bigger and rounder and fleshier than I've ever been. But I've gained so many other things in the process too; the extra pounds of flesh and fat are just a tiny part of all the other abundances.

Who Are The Most Successful and How to Be More Like Them

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Successful people come from all backgrounds, you can be a success at any age and men and women have every chance of being a success at what they do. This means that personality traits and actions are more likely to be an indicator of success, and these are some of the traits you will find in a broad range of successful people.

How to Increase Happiness and What Really Matters

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

When it comes to aims and ambitions in life, most people admit that their main aim in life is to be happy. This will mean different things for different people, but when you feel happy, you are relaxed, you are content and you are more confident.

What Is the Best Form of Therapy for Personal Growth?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Given that everyone is different and we all have our own ideas about what constitutes personal growth, it stands to reason that some people would benefit from one form of therapy while other people would benefit from another form of therapy.

Whatever We Believe Becomes Our Reality

Maggie Currie | Posted 10.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

We usually act in a manner consistent with our beliefs. The most important belief system we can build is one where we absolutely believe that we are going succeed. This is called positive thinking, confirming our reality that we absolutely know that no matter what, we will be successful.

Why Successful People Don't Talk About Their Kids

Charlene Allcott | Posted 04.06.2015 | UK Parents
Charlene Allcott

Children, they're everywhere. They're like a plague. You can't take a casual stroll anywhere without tripping over a couple. Now more than ever the mantra of 'seen and not heard' has been replaced with seen, heard and instagrammed. Yet even amidst the kid friendly revolution it seems that people who don't bang on about their children get better breaks and here's why.

The Job Hunting Game: How Arnold Schwarzenegger Keeps Me Motivated

Lewis Barton | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK
Lewis Barton

Yes, you did read the title correctly - Arnold Schwarzenegger! The sixty-seven year old former bodybuilding champion, turned actor, turned politician, turned movie star again may not be everyone's first choice role model. Most prefer to attempt a bad impersonation of him, quoting one of his many famous one-liners.

Autopilot Your Way to Success

Malminder Gill | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malminder Gill

Performing activities on autopilot is actually a lot more common than you might think. According to research by Harvard psychologist, Daniel Gilbert, our minds wander for almost half (46.9%) of our waking days.

Being the Best You That You Can Be

Elizabeth Venzin | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Venzin

Sometimes when we don't feel good enough about ourselves, we can let our internal negative self-talk determine how we act and treat others. Having a successful life depends on our self-worth being powerful enough to treat ourselves as well as we hope to treat other people.

80/20 Reflections on an Election 'Surprise'

Richard Koch | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Koch

The only thing surprising about the British General Election was that everyone was surprised by it. Herein lie some valuable lessons for business and life. What were the fundamentals?

Losing Hope for the Future

Danielle Lowe | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Danielle Lowe

Success and happiness cannot be measured but personal satisfaction in life and aspirations for the future can be. Think of all those things we said we wanted to be as children and how few of those involved fancy letters after our names? Very few and there's a reason for that - as children we don't see why they should matter, we dream big and freely and we refuse to be chained by societies expectations and views of what makes a successful person.

Why Good Students Struggle to Get Jobs

Julian Tan | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Julian Tan

I recall memorising the timeline of human prehistory when I was twelve - Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic - from the fresh first pages of my history textbook. It was past midnight, and their quirky names numbed my tongue and befuddled my brain. Nevertheless, I forcibly committed them to memory, motivated by the promise that hard work at school will one day pay off...

Promotion - In a Rut or on a Rung!

Shirley Palmer | Posted 15.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Shirley Palmer

It takes a bit more than your academic credentials, your job skills and your performance to help you attain the executive level but first and foremost you need to have a plan and the right mindset. In order to help you focus on what you want I have listed some key steps to help you gain that promotion.

Sober for the Sake of It

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 13.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

Sobriety for the sake of it has a very short shelf life. So knock it on the head. Today. Delete your blog you were busy writing on the brave struggle you are having today on your staring-at-the-four-walls sobriety and write one about learning to play the banjo instead.

In Defence of the Introvert

James Whittaker | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
James Whittaker

The introvert's power of observation is acute because we are so practiced at watching. I learn faster because my mind naturally turns inward toward my thoughts and doesn't covet what it's missing in the world outside.

Flights of Fancy: The Journey From Bar to Boardroom With Skyscanner's CEO

Heather Irish | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Tech
Heather Irish

How did a high tech startup, headquartered in Scotland's historic capital, become the global travel gateway it is today? And how does it maintain that startup culture, seemingly so crucial to its success, now that it is much more than a dream etched on a beer mat?

More Than Enough...

Malcolm Levene | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Malcolm Levene

Often, I hear people say, I'm doing my best, or, That's it, I've given it all I can give. I can identify with these comments, can't you? Sometimes, we tend to beat ourselves up, for not doing more. In fact, we often do that when we've done more than enough.