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

Life’s Success Lessons Learned In The Gym

When I was younger, all I wanted to do was study the human body. I was a sports addict and wanted to discover how to push the boundaries of human physical performance. How could people keep breaking records in marathons, sprint events and weight lifting. My final degree mark reflected how I allocated my time between the library and the gym. However, when I went back to study my masters a few years later, it was psychology, not physiology, which grabbed my attention. I started learning about mental techniques and success lessons that could create the same results in minutes as months of training in the gym could accomplish. All of a sudden, the mind-body connection that everyone talks about was very [...]

By | 2018-01-31T16:53:32+00:00 January 20th, 2015|Categories: Personal Development, Success|0 Comments

Why You Should Set Impossible Goals

Right now, you should be working on at least one or more impossible goals. Whilst that advice might initially seem to lead to inevitable frustration and lifelong failure, if you think about it, all goals were at one time impossible. Everything you take for granted in your life was at one time impossible. Walking, tying your shoe laces and riding a bicycle were once things you aspired to be able to do, but at the time felt so far away. However, through persistence, observation, coaching and cute little nursery rhymes (something about bunny rabbit ears??) you were eventually able to master these skills. So why then, when we get older, do we decide not to take on impossible goals? […]

By | 2018-01-30T09:10:02+00:00 January 19th, 2015|Categories: Goal Setting, Success|0 Comments

Why Being Whole Comes Before You Reach Your Goal

How many masks do you wear? I don’t mean physically, but more of a metaphor. Maybe you wear a particular mask to work and when you get home, you change it to be someone else. What mask do you wear in your relationship, with your family and friends, with your boss? We wear masks to hide what lies beneath, pretending to be something different to who we really are. We do this because we believe the people we encounter want to see something different than what we can offer, and so hiding behind a mask, we can play that part without risking the rejection of our own personal self. When I was younger, it seemed as though I had a different mask [...]

By | 2018-01-31T16:50:10+00:00 January 17th, 2015|Categories: Success|0 Comments
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