I have never been happier in my working life now I am plotting my own course and living by my own wits, creativity and hard work, but inevitably being your own boss brings its own special challenges! From my experience so far it clearly does take time i.e. years to build any business and the … Read moreHow to run your business without going crazy
I had a fascinating experience recently. I have been trying to move house, but like many, struggling to sell, and the situation had been consuming a large amount of mental energy and attention for several months. In essence, the scenario that I had been hoping to avoid at all costs – that we wouldn’t be … Read moreStress – fact of life or all in the mind?
Did you see the post post match interviews after the England World Cup game? I was really struck how much they put down their victory to mental attitude. They repeatedly mentioned the value of staying ‘in the moment’, their ability to remain mentally fully present in the face of the challenging situations they found themselves in … Read moreResilience 4 – Colombia 3 : a winning mentality
On this Go Home on Time day I hope you are making a timely return to domestic bliss. An appropriate moment to challenge the conventional thinking about the myth of work life balance. Working with a group of entrepreneurs this week we had a fascinating discussion about what work life balance really is. We … Read moreWork life balance does not mean getting home on time (except when it does)
I’ve been attending a triathlon training group for the past five months, a big deal for me as I have never done any kind of competitive physical challenge before. Week after week I have been at the bottom of the group, regularly lapped in the pool and on the track by my peers. Despondency crept … Read moreThe power of just sticking with it
It may seem odd to start the blog on this note, but actually it is when we are not at our best, operating at well below full capacity, struggling to maintain clarity and motivation and as I was recently, that we get to see how unstoppable we really are. Ironically this should have been one … Read moreWhen unstoppable is the last thing you feel!