Category Archives: personal success

The Great Power of Valuing Others

Probably one of the most destructive mantras of the 21st Century is ‘Do What You Want.’ This notion that we are islands in a big sea & that somehow just following our own path will make us more significant or … Continue reading

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When Did Relationship Become Personal Ambition?

Do we need to tackle the current obsession with personal wealth, personal success & personal gain? Friendships & relationships are much more than just ways to get where we want & get what we need. They are two-way & often costly in time, money & energy. Is it really all about me? Or is it also about you? Continue reading

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Is The Grass Greener?

The grass is not greener on the other side of the fence: the grass is greener where it’s watered most. True? Take care until next time …

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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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People Still Like The Personal Touch

I am currently reviewing my business activities for the coming year & as part of that exercise I look at what I am currently doing well & what I can improve. One thing I have noticed above all else is … 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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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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