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Personal Development

Let the Good Stuff Soak In

Picture the scene….you’ve come up with a great idea on how to streamline and improve a process at work. It is genius, you are really pleased with yourself and so you decide to share your ideas with a few people. The first 6 people you speak to […]

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Training your Mind for Success – Part 10 – The Value of White Space

What is going on in your head right now?  A list of tasks, a running commentary of what you are doing, memories of something that happened earlier, a new idea, questions about whether you have time to read this…. And that is just the stuff you are […]

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Get resilient about change

I had my resilience tested recently, two weeks in a row. I found my entire week being thrown into disarray when training courses that I was due to run were cancelled at the last minute (on one occasion I didn’t know this until I turned up at […]

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Training Your Mind for Success – Part 9 – Change

How well do you deal with change?  Do you take it in your stride or do you find yourself going in to an emotional melt down?  (or perhaps somewhere in between these two extremes!). ETC – is a simple 3 step dialogue you can have in your […]

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Developing a Beginner’s Mind

If you’ve been reading my blogs for a while you will have heard me talking about Developing a Beginner’s Mind before. Let me remind you what I mean…..   Well, with every day that passes your brain is collecting data and information about how to interact with […]

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Training Your Mind for Success – Part 8

Continuing the Training Your Mind for Success series this month talking about “noticing”.  How much do you notice in your every day life?  How observant are you? Most of us are not as observant as we might like to think. Watch my 3 minute video to find […]

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Training your Mind for Success – Part 7

Ok, so what does relax actually mean?  The dictionary tells us that to relax is “to make or become less tense or anxious”, “to make (a rule or restriction) less strict”. Aha!  So, it’s not just about doing nothing!  In fact, it is about being less strict […]

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Relaxation for people who can’t relax

“I just can’t seem to relax” is something that many people with busy lives say.  If you read last month’s blog on “Managing your Mind Chatter” you will have a sense of why that is the case.  For many of us the voice in our head is […]

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My Week on Holy Isle

A week spent on retreat on this beautiful Scottish Island was an incredible experience and one that I’d like to share with you. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to “get away from it all” or to “go on retreat” then you will […]

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Manage your Mind Chatter

The mind is prone to chatter.  That is what it does.  All day, every day it is providing us with a running commentary about our experience, what we like, what we don’t like, what is working, what is not, what we are doing right and what we […]

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