Category Archives: encouragement

Some Friends Leave a Hole When They Are Gone

Don’t it always seem to go That you don’t know what you’ve got ‘Til it’s gone Joni Mitchell: Big Yellow Taxi I have come to realise that friends fall into a number of categories, the most valuable being that you … Continue reading

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“I Could Never Do That!”: 3 Practical Steps To Overcoming Fears & Growing In Confidence

We are what we think. Everything we do is controlled by our brain : our thoughts & our actions. Human beings are well-equipped to avoid danger; it’s part of our survival instinct. We see something frightening & our reflexes kick-in: our … Continue reading

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Give Up or Go On?

I think we all, at some point in our life, hit that crossroads where we ask ourself questions like ‘Is it really worth it?’ ‘Can I survive any more discouragement?’ ‘Am I the only one that sees the potential in … Continue reading

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Isle of Man TT: A Lesson in Health, Safety & Taking Risks to Achieve Great Results

My son, Matt, is currently living in the Isle of Man & this year he has had opportunity to witness the Isle of Man TT Races for the first time. As a result, so have I. I cannot believe how … Continue reading

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Building Confidence & Overcoming Fears: Some Personal Experiences

This past week I have been pondering a few lessons I have learnt whilst helping people overcome fears & grow in confidence. Hopefully, they will help you on your journey too. So, here goes … What is Confidence? I think … Continue reading

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Striving For Perfection: A Distraction From The Truth?

“That’s perfect!” “Perfection indeed!” “Aim for perfection & you’ll get somewhere near.” Such phrases trip off our tongue & find their way into so many everyday conversations: at home; in the office; in our training & target-setting events; in our … Continue reading

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Choices, Targets & Perspectives

Sometimes we can look ahead, set our goals & start moving in that direction. Along the way, we will meet some obstacles or challenges. Sometimes they will seem so big that we focus on them & almost lose sight of … Continue reading

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