Category Archives: escaping from the trap

I tried & Didn’t Do Very Well: I’m Not Sure It’s For Me

Steve Jobs of Apple fame was one of the most physically awkward & unconfident speakers when he started. He went on to become probably one of the most sought-after & inspirational presenters of the past century. When I was 7 … 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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One Minute Book Review: Managing Oneself by Peter F Drucker

OVERVIEW A short, challenging yet encouraging easy-to-read 55 page booklet identifying the critical elements for making a success in our career & wider life. Managing ourselves effectively isn’t just about knowing yourself; it’s about knowing & understanding those with whom we work. A … 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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Signs of Spring

Waterside trees at Melbourne Hall, Derbyshire. Take care until next time …

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Winter Tranquility

I love to escape for a bit of solitude every so often to recharge, especially places like this lake on a cold winter’s day. Take care until next time …

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