Failure and how to recover from it

Often we are advised to just pick ourselves up when we’ve fallen down.  It’s easy to say, simple to understand, but can be almost impossible to do when it’s you who has fallen.! The greatest approach to overcoming failure to have the mindset that failure isn’t...

Inspiration from TED

Inspiration is defined as ‘something that makes someone want to do something’.  TED is probably one of the most inspirational platforms in the world. The myriad of talks and topics are an essential component of any coach’s toolkit. Often this is because...

Emotionally intelligent self management

To show you a graph proving how managing your emotions impacts positively on your career and life is probably a waste of time. Not because the data isn’t valid, but rather because it is only in the experiential management of your emotions that you can actually start...

Make your emotions work for you at work

Every cowboy sings his sad, sad song Bret Michaels One of the greatest misconceptions of modern times is the belief that ‘happy workers are productive workers’.  As much as there is evidence to back this up, there is just as much evidence to disprove it. Our emotions...

Self-care – Paying yourself first

‘Pay yourself first’ is a well-known business principle. For many entrepreneurs however this is a foreign concept, because the business always comes first, the creditors second, and the business owner last (if at all!). ‘Pay yourself first’ does not refer to today’s...

Work-life balance and optimising support

We’ve heard it said before: “No-one lies on their deathbed and wishes that they’d spent more time at the office.” The irony is that this is often said to those who desperately need to hear it, but although most of us would agree with the sentiment, there is frequently...