- 'Challenger - The Final Flight' An Inspiration to Live.
- 'It's Going A Bit Faster Dad' Holding On To Every Moment
- Productivity: The Power of Planning and Review
- Productivity and Parenting - How not to lose it in the holidays
- How to keep going when your project’s lost its sheen
- Why a Magician became a Leadership Coach
- What is Emotional Self-Control?
- Self Awareness - The Foundation of Emotional Intelligence
- Are you intelligent? - The problem with IQ.
Archive of: Freelancing
This morning I woke up early and enjoyed the Sunday treat of a guilt-free read in bed. What added to the experience was the fact that it was raining hard and there is little in life that will make a person feel so warm and content. This, of course, only lasted for about 20 minutes when the guilt began to set in. As my brain started to come back online, I remembered, with a kind of quiet dread, that there was something to do. I had made a plan.› View Post
Having spent much of my adult life as a magician, and being known as such, I’ve gotten used to the quizzical looks I receive when people discover that I now spend most of my working life as a trainer and coach. Most, understandably, see it as a completely different area.› View Post
Imagine, for a moment, that your phone goes ping, you look at the screen and see that you’ve had a few mentions on Twitter. You feel that little warm fizzle of acknowledgement, which soon goes to shit when you realise, with horror, that you are the subject of a discussion, but not in a good way. That little dopamine drop is soon replaced with a nauseous feeling of dread. (No, this is not based on a true story…ish).› View Post
‘Self-awareness’ is a term that’s used loads, especially in business and self-development, and most of us seem to agree that it’s quite important. But when asked why, most people will struggle to provide a concrete answer, and because of that, we sometimes underestimate just how essential it is.› View Post
…Some people’s voices tell them that they aren’t talented, some tell them that they’re unattractive and some tell them that they’d be better off doing something easier. Many of us seem to have a chorus of such voices, which rise up like backing singers in a musical.› View Post
In the last post, I mentioned that I was experiencing a return to form on the old productivity front. I thought I would share the process, and my approach, as I think it may be useful to those of you who also experience dips in focus (don’t we all?). I’ll just summarise here, and over the next few weeks, go into a little more detail. So here are my 8 steps to getting your mojo back.› View Post
Change is, of course, inevitable: we have children, change jobs, buy houses, experience loss, fall in love, separate, make mistakes, have successes, become responsible, learn to drive, lose loved ones…the list is pretty much endless. Life is change, and some of it is easy and some of it is really not.› View Post