Even as a professional public speaker there are times when nerves, self doubt or just having an off day can affect me. Here is my advice for how to overcome these problems. It does work!
Do you find that sometimes you have a nasty, boring or unpleasant task to do and you find yourself putting it to the bottom of your pile? “I’ll just tackle these jobs first, get them out the way which will clear some time and then I’ll get on with that yucky job”. Problem is that […]
It’s just another pressure to put yourself under. We are all going to die at some time or another and what can you possibly take with you when you do? While the train crash was actually happening I remember thinking ‘it hasn’t been worth it’. I was successful, had money, a nice home, a posh […]
How do you like it if people treat you badly? How do you feel if they are rude to you? You want the best for yourself and you do the best you can to achieve this. Why wouldn’t you do the same for other people? When I was a kid I remember my grandfather saying […]
No-one is indispensable. No argument there as I am merely stating a fact. However, do you truly know, believe and appreciate that if you were to be wiped off the face of the earth tomorrow it will not be that noticeable to the rest of the world. You can be replaced if necessary or you […]
There is never one answer to a problem. Use the intelligence you have been given to stop, consider the problem from all angles then work out what you can do to get around it. The way I learnt this valuable lesson was at the start of the rail safety campaign I ran. There had been […]
At several speaking engagements recently I have had cause to shake, quite literally, hundreds of hands. In situations like this I know to expect a variety of styles but what has taken me by surprise is the apparent inattention by the giver as to how their handshake will be interpreted. There is a general rule […]
Do you ever think about your work/life balance? Have you ever stopped to consider whether you have them in the right proportion? Does life ever make you stop to think about it? I’ve just been pulled up short by these exact questions… again.. (read more)…..Read my latest Huffington Post article