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21 Top Productivity Hacks To Maximise Your Output And Drive Results

Productivity hacks are a great way to improve your personal output. Let's face it, when faced with the question would you rather work more or fewer hours each day, the answer is a simple one. In fact, success doesn't depend on how many hours we put in. Rather it is about what we put into those hours that counts. Peak productivity is a trademark of every success story ever told and productivity hacks to maximise your output are everywhere. Every day, a new app is created, a new nutritional supplement hits the shelf and a new self help book on time management appears on my Amazon suggestions (how does Amazon know?). However, with all these different options, how do we know which [...]

By | 2018-03-01T11:02:47+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: Success|0 Comments

De-Stress To Hit Your Goals

If you imagine someone completely focused on achieving their goals, what sort of picture comes to mind? For most of us, we imagine someone working hard, pushing their body and mind to the limits to fulfil their dreams, not stopping until they realise their full potential. Stress and goals just seems to be a necessary combination. However, that stress could be the very reason we are having to work so hard in the first place. Neuroscientists can now differentiate between behaviours that are goal-oriented or habitual as they are supported by anatomically different brain systems. Research shows that goal-directed behaviour is related to the prefrontal cortex, whereas habitual activities seem to be coordinated by the dorsolateral striatum. The reason the prefrontal cortex [...]

By | 2018-02-22T11:51:13+00:00 February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Why New Year’s Resolutions Fail

At the beginning of every year, people set New Year's Resolutions, only to have them fail a few weeks later. In fact, recent statistics suggest that only 9.2% of people feel successful in achieving their resolutions each year. The reason why New Year's Resolutions fail is not due to lack of enthusiasm or passion. If that was all it took to achieve something, we would all hit all of our goals. Instead, the real reason people don't follow through with their resolutions comes down to a lack of understanding of behaviour change. In fact, there are 5 main reasons why New Year's Resolutions fail to work, and some simple steps we can take to fix this. Before we get into those 5 [...]

By | 2018-02-14T02:19:55+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: Goal Setting, Personal Development|0 Comments

Why Don’t We Take More Action

Most of understand that our results are a direct reflection of our actions. If we plant the seeds of an apple, then at some point in the future, we are going to be picking apples from the tree in front of us. If we want cherries, then we needed to have planted cherry seeds instead. It makes no sense to plant apples then get upset when it turns out we actually wanted cherries in the end. So if we know that our actions lead to our outcomes in a cause-effect relationship, then why don’t we take more action? And more importantly, why don’t we take more action in the specific direction of our goals? I mean, we are all busy all the [...]

By | 2018-01-30T09:08:58+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Categories: Personal Development|0 Comments

Be Extraordinary Talk On Fear

I recently gave a talk on fear for Be Extraordinary Talks, a London-based personal development MeetUp group. The talk was on the general topic of fear and how to get over it, which isn’t the ‘nicest’ of topics, and so I decided to attempt to address the topic with a more lighthearted approach. The title of the talk was “Modern Day Fears, Matt Damon & The Correct Use of 4-letter Words” and involved concepts from some of my other posts on Bravery and Getting Outside Your Comfort Zone, but also looked at historical elements of fear written about by Napoleon Hill in The Master Key To Riches. […]

By | 2018-01-31T16:47:39+00:00 July 17th, 2015|Categories: Personal Development|0 Comments

33 Ways To Live A Better Life Every Day

Life is for living, and here are my top 33 ways to live a better life every day. How many will you experience today? Laugh Great abs and happy wrinkles are two by-products of laughing lots. Laughter helps the body heal itself and makes you feel great. Plus it’s contagious. Just don’t watch every single video of pandas sneezing on the Internet. Be Outdoors There is something inspiring and healing about nature. Walk through the trees. Hike in the mountains. Splash through the waves as they lap at your feet. See the sunrise or watch it fall below the horizon. Be Inspired Paintings, music, incredible physical or mental feats, nature, art, simple acts of kindness. There are countless ways to be inspired, [...]

By | 2018-02-22T11:55:14+00:00 July 3rd, 2015|Categories: Personal Development|0 Comments

Could This Be The Root Cause Of All Problems In Life?

Is it possible that the root cause of all problems in life could boil down to the same issue? I’ve been exposed to a lot of people’s problems over the years, both in my coaching and training sessions as well as of my own creation, and lately I’ve been noticing something of a trend. More and more of the problems seem to be caused by a lack of communication, not because the person doesn’t want to communicate, but because they are scared of how the other person will react to the communication. When something goes unsaid in a relationship, whether that be interpersonal, business or friendship, a void opens up. Whilst initially this may appear small, if it is not addressed it [...]

By | 2018-01-31T16:38:45+00:00 June 10th, 2015|Categories: Personal Development|0 Comments

What’s Your Muse?

There have been a number of times in my life when I have been super productive, creative and just overflowing with energy, ideas and passion. I’m not just talking about being motivated, that general state of getting things done and celebrating a completed to-do list. No, I’m talking about waking up in the middle of the night to write poetry, drawing visual masterpieces on every scrap of paper you can find and skipping everywhere because you just can’t wait to get there. There are some funny reactions to finding a muse, and if I caught a glimpse of myself at any of those times, I probably would have checked myself for excessive medication or minor brain trauma. But that’s what a muse [...]

By | 2018-02-02T11:43:39+00:00 June 10th, 2015|Categories: Personal Development|0 Comments

Why Can’t I Step Outside My Comfort Zone?

As I began writing this blog, I had a realisation of how much being a perfectionist has impacted my life over the years. Being a perfectionist stops you starting things, meaningful projects that can have a positive impact on your life and others. You don’t start things if they aren’t going to be perfect. And if you don’t start, you can never create anything of any value. Being a perfectionist is the ultimate vicious circle. I have to keep reminding myself of that fact. So what does being a perfectionist have to do with getting outside of your comfort zone? Perfectionists have three fears which are the barrier to any great project, and once you understand these fears and how they serve [...]

By | 2018-01-30T09:09:39+00:00 March 16th, 2015|Categories: Personal Development, Success|1 Comment

How To Know When It’s Finally Time To Quit

We have all been guilty of it. Staying in a job we hate, waking up each day in a loveless relationship or holding onto an investment waiting for it to swing. Eventually they come to an end, either through our own doing or as a result of external factors (getting fired, dumped or made bankrupt!), and when this happens and once the dust has settled, there is usually a sense of acceptance and calm that ensues. It is almost as if we know life is better now that those situations are not part of our lives but knowing the right time to quit is not easy to identify. So why don’t we quit these situations sooner? Why instead do we hang on [...]

By | 2018-01-30T09:09:47+00:00 January 23rd, 2015|Categories: Relationships, Success|0 Comments