Savings That Keep On Giving

How much do you enjoy driving your car? How about looking in the bathroom mirror, how much do you enjoy that? Or drinking a cup of tea from your favourite mug? I’m going to tell you why I love all three and what these three things have in common for me. It’s all to do with savings that keep on giving which I want to tell you about in this article. First of all, I LOVE driving my car, and not just because I enjoy driving. The same goes for every time I look in the bathroom mirror and every … Read The Full Article …

Rules of Thumb & Why We Love ‘Em

How many ‘Rules of Thumb‘ do you know? Probably more than you can remember. How many do you live by? Here are some popular Rules of Thumb which you may have heard of: “Measure Twice, Cut Once.” “Red Sky At Night: Shepherds Delight, Red Sky In The Morning: Shepherds Warning” (meaning if there is a red sky at night, the weather the next day will be dry and pleasant, but if there is a red sky in the morning the day is likely to be wet and windy). “What Gets Measured Gets Improved” (This does two things: 1) focuses attention … Read The Full Article …

Qigong, Accidental Discoveries & Table Tennis

Often the most wonderful things in life happen or are discovered entirely by accident. In my view this is the best way to discover. I’m fascinated by mindfulness, by living in the moment (or at least trying to, as we’re all guilty of drifting off into the past or into possible futures from time to time). The question for me is often if we are paying attention or not. If we are paying attention, if we are in the present, if we are mindful and truly appreciating what life has to offer, then we can pick these moments, these opportunities, … Read The Full Article …

The Pyramid Technique: How To Communicate Effectively with The Pyramid Technique

“The problem with communication is the illusion that it has occurred.” ~ George Bernard Shaw Many people if you asked them would consider that they communicate well… …in answering that question, the majority of people are most likely considering how good their spoken and written skills are, how good their grammar and vocabulary are. All important points – but are they the most essential skills for effective communication? It is also important, if not, most important to consider the appropriateness of the message to a given audience, both in terms of timing, structure and content and also to understand not … Read The Full Article …

Outside Thinking: Why The Experts Don’t Always Know Best

No, I don’t mean thinking outside, though that definitely has its merits too 😉 Although we could include thinking outside the box in this concept. Has anybody ever said that to you? That you need to try and “think outside the box”? What they’re asking for is a fresh perspective on something, probably to help solve a niggling, persistent problem. What they’re asking for is some outside thinking. Cynical With Expertise? Whilst it is natural when solving a problem to look for the biggest expert in that field, believe it or not the experts aren’t always right… … because they … Read The Full Article …

Limiting Beliefs: 3 Different Approaches To Tackle Them & Find More Confidence

Something that affects us and can make a huge difference in our everyday lives: The difference between ‘I can’t…‘ and ‘How can I…‘. We’ll explore this in more detail and I’ll give you three different approaches to tackling this particular habit. This will get us thinking a little more positively about how we go about things in our everyday lives (because dealing with Limiting Beliefs is pretty powerful stuff but also pretty easy to start making progress on once we recognise this is what we’re doing). A Quick Story/Example Yesterday I had a chat with my daughter about her maths … Read The Full Article …