A ‘Life-Changing’ Weekend

A ‘Life-Changing’ Weekend

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates The inaugural Gen-i Implementer is over. After a wonderful weekend at Silverholme Manor, I can safely confirm that I am still on cloud nine! The...
The Secret to Bad Habits.

The Secret to Bad Habits.

Your Bad Habits Are Just the Symptom of Something Else. You’re probably a little ashamed of your bad habits. The extra glass of wine or chocolate bar you didn’t need. The hours you can spend watching the television. Maybe the way you chew your fingernails or endlessly...
Use Mindfulness to Break Bad Habits.

Use Mindfulness to Break Bad Habits.

The Secret to Breaking Bad Habits: Mindfulness! Habits, to me, are an inexhaustibly interesting phenomenon. But whilst we’ve talked a lot about building new habits, it’s worth taking a moment to gain some perspective on those bad habits – and how to break them. The...
What’s Your Zone of Genius?

What’s Your Zone of Genius?

Find Your Unique Ability. I knew a young man once upon a time who was really struggling at school. He didn’t get great grades, he spent the whole time bored and frustrated, working on homework tasks he spent hours on, and he hated every single class. Apart from one....
Do Less, Then Obsess

Do Less, Then Obsess

The Secret to Achieving More? Do Less. This is the argument of the award-winning academic, corporate thinker, and motivational speaker, Morten T. Hansen – who has spent his life studying the theories and structures of management and performance in the workplace. His...
HOW to Use Consistency

HOW to Use Consistency

The Role of Consistency in Making Change Happen. We often think that, to succeed with change, what we need is self-discipline. That we can make any number of changes stick if, with will-power and gritted teeth, we doggedly perform them day after day. That, ultimately,...
The HOW of Structure in your Business.

The HOW of Structure in your Business.

Your time is under pressure from all sides. From your business, from your home life, from the little voice – easily forgotten, but ever-present – that requests, pretty please, if there could be some time you could have to relax. In all this, there may not be the time...
Thriving Through Change.

Thriving Through Change.

Thrive. The verb ‘to thrive’ is one that has become quite in vogue – uniting organic cafes, horticultural charities, and sites for health and well-being advice. With its sense of health and activity, fertility and beauty, it points toward a holistic vision of...
Habit Formation

Habit Formation

The Natural Process that Makes Your Behaviour More Efficient. There have been a lot of studies in the last decade or so which have confirmed something pretty special about our brains – and the way it organises our behaviour. This is the fact that forty-five percent of...
Impostor Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome

The HOW of Managing Disabling Emotions. At the back of our minds lurks an annoying voice, an obstructive voice, an often-disabling voice. It tells us that we aren’t qualified to be in our field. When we are applying for a new grant or pitching our business to someone...
The HOW of Motivation.

The HOW of Motivation.

In the business world, many people seem to be coming around to the idea that we need a new way of doing things. These days, work doesn’t work the way that it used to, say in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Jobs don’t revolve around values such as obedience to...
The Power of Intention.

The Power of Intention.

I Want to Talk about Intention. Firstly, let’s deal with the definition. When we say ‘intention’, what do we actually mean? In spoken language, we use it in a lot of different contexts. Someone who has been thinking over their to-do list might say ‘today, I’m...
HOW to Use the Six Influencers of Change.

HOW to Use the Six Influencers of Change.

People are endlessly trying to make changes in their lives. They want to stop smoking, do more exercise, use their phones less. And at work too, the desire for or management of change is an ever-present phenomenon – especially today. However, making changes happen in...
Insights for this Week

Insights for this Week

As I do every week, I want to share the most interesting, insightful, and inspiring things I’ve read during my research this week. I hope you find them as helpful as I did! Three Things I’m Doing to Find My Own Definition of Success, by Mary Sauer...
Motivation

Motivation

I like hill walking and trail running – and many of my friends do too. One of them, with two of her friends, came from Italy where they live to do some hiking around Skye a couple of summers ago. They had heard that the island was exceptionally beautiful. But they had...