You Are A Hero – Live your own story

You Are A Hero – Live your own story Every single one of us is. Consider this – you are, at this very moment, living, breathing and planning your very own story where you are the major character.  You are the star in your own story.  The person sitting next to you has their own […]

The Benefits of Walking Away

The year 2018 seemed to fly past and, with so many changes in the pipeline, each year appears to pass faster and quicker than ever before.  Yet it is important to take some quality time out in order to remain strong, supple and resilient. When time is short and tasks never ending it is very […]

What Business Model Do You Follow?

If you are part of a large organisation you probably won’t know the specifics however, in general terms, you probably follow a similar business model to the rest of your competitors. Does your business model still work? Big banks follow the same basic methodology as everyone else in their field as do investment houses, insurance […]

The Power of Thank You (the personal power tool that costs £0!)

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Have you ever been in the situation where you have held open a door for someone and they sailed through without saying a word? Or how about letting someone in front of you in a line of traffic and they make no sign of acknowledgement. Or, as happened to me recently, you spend an entire […]

Are we really all born equal?

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I was recently watching the movie Made in Dagenham which is based around the story of the 1968 female workers at Ford walking out in protest over unequal pay.  They succeeded in their battle and it led to the 1970 Equal Pay Act being introduced. Have things changed since the 1970’s? Or, is being born […]

4 Tips Guaranteed to Increase Productivity

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Sleep – increase productivity You simply cannot take getting enough sleep for granted.  Without enough sleep you will, literally, slow down. Whether you work shifts, or 9-5 you need enough sleep if you want to increase productivity. Forget about our concept about time – the minutes and hours we stipulate as day and night.  The […]

Unlock the creative brain – try being a southpaw

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about a study I found intriguing with some interesting findings around the brain and its function with creativity. I decided to try an experiment to unlock my creative brain. Your brain has 2 hemispheres, left and right.  Your left hemisphere functions  with things such as logic, practicalities, reason etc. […]

Resilience and being tested

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Some time ago I wrote an article around resilience as I am asked so often how I find the resilience to keep doing what I do and then something happened recently that highlighted what I had tried to explain in a simpler and more human way: It was an example of being tested. Though I […]

Don’t be too proud to ask for help

Ever had one of those days when your decision to be an entrepreneur seems like a mistake? Do you ask for help? It can be tricky, especially if you are a solopreneur. Everything seems to have gone belly up and you are soldiering on trying to ignore the feelings of doom and gloom. To quote […]

Interdependence vs independence; the argument for cooperative working

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In today’s workplace I hear a lot of verbalisation on giving employees ‘independence’ in their jobs to promote greater productivity. Is independence the right route to follow?  I believe not. I would argue that interdependence is the way forward. Independence isolates, interdependence brings together Independence is the ability to live your life without being helped or influenced […]