We seem to be moving to an age that values access over ownership. In this shift towards experiences rather than possessions, a "sharing economy" spurned by the technology sector, is growing. Millennials increasingly stream music, films and TV, rather than buying physical copies. We download books and audiobooks to our phones. We rent out our homes, spare bedrooms, and take rides in other regular people's cars.
What about the child's potential? All of us, from the moment we are born, have an innate potential that we can achieve in life. Depending on whether we are given the right support, conditions, and development, AND Self Belief, we will succeed ... or not
All the creativity in the world means nothing without a pragmatic plan of action. In terms of turning an idea into a reality, always start with the most ambitious version of what you want to achieve and work out which parts of your idea are most important to the success of the project.
Would you like to be more persuasive with people? How can you get people to like you, respect you and listen to your suggestions? Studies have shown these five simple expressions to be highly effective when used in the right circumstances:
After becoming convinced through two decades of research and scholarship that policy for children, young people and families in nations dominated by n...
The million-dollar question then is how do we cultivate an attitude of patience. The answer, ironically, begins with patience. The ability to be patient is like a muscle, the more you use it the stronger you get.
Success in life and in business is about having a sense of purpose. It's about focusing on results management instead of time management. In short, what people need instead of To-Do lists is To-Achieve lists.
For myself; surviving the train crash was my first personal best. We never really know what we are capable of until we are tested. The ensuing 15 years have been about a variety of personal milestones. Nobody would have judged me if I had given up. The odds on occasion seemed insurmountable, but I am a stubborn woman!
Moving from an extrovert to an introvert has to be the toughest thing, as people assume there is something wrong with you. "Are they ok " they ask you umpteen times throughout the night.
Both personally and professionally it has always been important for me to talk openly about myself and what I'm going through and for those around me to know that they can too - without apologising.
It is becoming increasingly necessary for technologically advanced societies to become more consciously aware of the ways in which they introduce their children to the essential, complex human mediation of narrative, and how this might be more effectively managed to nurture healthy psychological and social development.
For many of us, the arrival of summer means excitedly counting the days until we down tools and set up the out-of-office before we head off to warmer shores for a fortnight in the sun. For those with a flying phobia, however, that dream holiday can become a nightmare plagued with anxiety and fear.
A month ago today I had a particularly rapid downwards spiral after work one evening. I turned up at the wrong venue for a gym class and before I knew it, I was reevaluating my life choices, questioning my relationships, and worrying about money - just like that: a Tuesday night ruined. So when I arrived home later that night, I decided it was time to start my gratitude diary, an idea I'd been toying with for a while...
Can you communicate without nagging? Especially when someone neglects to do their bit, at home or at work? Or when there's a difference of opinion? Or when someone really irritates you? Do you quibble? Quibble is what we do when we find fault with small things, it's nit-picking unnecessary details.
Chasing corporate success is one thing. When you're chasing the success of your own business, your business often feels like your baby. You nurture it...
I first experienced sleep paralysis a year ago, and at the time, I knew nothing about what it was or what caused it. I remember crashing out having come in from an early shift at my old job, completely exhausted from yet another 5.30am alarm. After what must have been a solid hour's nap, I awoke face down on top of my bed. As I went to roll over onto my side, I realised that I could not move.