Have a Feeling You’re Wasting Money on Personal Development? The Ebbinghaus Forgetting Curve Explains That Too. You go to a conference and listen to inspiring speakers – but the next day you’re not quite clear exactly what they said. You read a book and tear through its compelling pages, just to think at the end: […]
Building Momentum for Change Beats Goal-Setting. Goals are some of the most important instruments in our toolkit for change. Yet, when given too much attention, they can seem to get in the way. Goals can become the be-all and end-all of change – and make you blind to the reasons you were changing in the […]
Swap the Buzz for Zzzzs: How to Cut Down on Caffeine In my previous article, I wrote about the real effects of caffeine on you and your brain. Here, I want to look at how you can turn that knowledge into action: here’s how to cut down on caffeine. In a culture that seems to […]
In my previous article, Technology is Stealing Our Time and Attention, I shared scary facts about the impact that technology has on our lives. Here, though, it’s time to look forward and get serious: here’s how to quit your smartphone addiction. Try to Do Some Proper Work for Once. Here’s How to Quit Your Smartphone […]
You know that we don’t achieve New Year’s resolutions. It’s literally almost certain that you won’t. Here’s what you should do instead: tiny habits.
Try Integrating Moments of Pause into Your Day. Sometimes, random moments in life get you thinking about wider issues. And this happened to me just the other day whilst I was grinding my coffee. This is not something I normally do – grind my coffee I mean. I receive coffee on subscription and, whilst it […]
It’s Really Important to Make Time to Reflect on Your Life. That’s Why I Use a Journal. Having been away last week – that’s why there was no newsletter, apologies! – and given that there was some long travel involved, I enjoyed a bit of time to journal and to reflect a bit upon my […]
Here’s HOW to Give Your Daily Routine a Bit of Variety. It’s been a busy week this week. But I still always make time for a bit of quiet thinking time amongst all the tasks! Funnily enough, during one of these quiet times out walking Milo this week, I thought about the power of variety […]
The HOW Skill Set is all about the creation of structure, rituals, and routine in your day. It makes you more productive and enables you to make your implementation plans a reality. Find out more about this in my article on work-life balance. Now, let’s talk about why you need routine in your day. The […]
Regain Control of Your Inbox with these Simple Tips. In my last article, Take Back Control of Your Email Inbox, I discussed the problems that email creates for productivity and time management. Here, I want to show you HOW to stop drowning in your email inbox – with some easy tips. One of the main […]
The Freedom to Choose So, last Monday was interesting… It was a gorgeous frosty morning and I was out early walking my dog Milo (quite slowly, as he’s thirteen now). It was going to be a beautiful day and the Lakeland hills were calling me! So, I did something I don’t usually do. I decided […]
Without Control of Your Email Inbox, You’ll Never Get Anything Done. This is the first of a pair of articles on taking back control of your email inbox. Look out for the next one (it’s now here)! These days, all of us in business seem beholden to our emails. From the moment we come into […]
Burnout is the worst feeling in the world – I know it myself. Here, I’d like to show you HOW to deal with burnout – and how to avoid it again forever.
The HOW skill set contains the essential tools for you to make change happen: the 5is, taking you from the germination of an idea to its execution.
There hardly seems any point going to them if you don’t know how to implement ideas you’ve learned at events. Here’s my strategy on how.
You probably keep wondering why a particular habit just won’t stick – no matter what you do. Look to effective reward systems to make it happen.
Bad habits can be defeated – even when we think we are doomed. It takes two little changes in our mindset: awareness of cues and replacement of responses.
So many people want to have better work-life balance. But do you know HOW to achieve that? Using the 5is and the HOW skill set, I show you.
If you have an inability to finish projects, you’re in the right place. The HOW skill set gives you the tools to improve execution in your business.
Change, we are told so often, can be hard. Let’s state the case for effective rewards in habit formation. Here’s why you should reward yourself.
As a manager, you know that there are many obstacles to implementation. Yet, there’s a way to overcome them: the HOW Skill Set for Managers.
Let’s think change differently. It’s time to think how we can thrive in change – how can we can create an image of change that is no longer painful.
Around 45% of your behaviour is habitual – meaning that you’re not really thinking about it. But how do these habits work, and how do we improve them?
Achieving consistent performance is not just about changing your behaviour. You need to look at what affects your behaviour itself.
Taking a break can feel just like wasting time. I want to show you why it isn’t!
Make your habits more productive – by habit-stacking.
Not yet convinced that you should turn off your computer and get into bed nice and early?
You sleep for 36% of your life. That’s 32 years of sleep across a lifetime, if you live until ninety…