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Reduce the impact of uncertainty and take control of your life

Date: 15 Apr 2019 /
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“I can only control myself, my actions, my work ethic, and my attitude.” Ali Krieger. A common source of stress for many people is a fear of the unknown and facing uncertainty. Life is unpredictable and whilst we know that we can’t control every last detail of outcomes and situations, it doesn’t stop us trying […]


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Developing healthy habits is key to being the best you can be

Date: 08 Apr 2019 /
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“The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation rather than upon mere survival. “Aristotle. As it was the end of March last week and the end of the first quarter of 2019, I took some time out to reflect. I reviewed the progress I’ve made since the start of the […]


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The value of self-care

Date: 01 Apr 2019 /
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“You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” Author Unknown. I have had the mis-fortune of suffering from a cold over the past week. Whilst feeling a little out of sorts and not full of my usual vibrancy and positive energy, I reflected on the value of good health. I concluded […]


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Do you need to let go of anything?

Date: 25 Mar 2019 /
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“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci. In the early hours of this coming Sunday, clocks in the UK will need to be adjusted by one hour as we will enter British Summer Time. It’s always a great moment for me because it means we get to see more daylight and experience longer evenings. […]


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Do you need to play to your strengths more?

Date: 18 Mar 2019 /
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“Success is achieved by developing our strengths, not by eliminating our weaknesses.” Marilyn Vos Savant. As part of the process when I start coaching a new client I ask them to tell me about themselves. Over the years many people have responded to this by telling me what they aren’t very good at and what […]


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How do you measure your success?

Date: 11 Mar 2019 /
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“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” Swami Sivananda I was watching a documentary last week about some celebrities who had spent some time working as volunteer Police Officers with Cambridgeshire Constabulary. At the end of the programme, the celebrities were reflecting on their experience. […]


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Staying alert to new opportunity

Date: 04 Mar 2019 /
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“If you keep an open mind, you can learn so much from the people around you.”  Lynn Good. I can’t be the only person in the UK that feels like I am watching a scene from the film Groundhog day when I watch news coverage covering the latest position regarding Brexit (the UK giving up […]


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The importance of listening to the right voices

Date: 25 Feb 2019 /
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“A word of encouragement from a teacher to a child can change a life. A word of encouragement from a spouse can save a marriage. A word of encouragement from a leader can inspire a person to reach their potential.” – John C. Maxwell. In the blog over the past two weeks, I have discussed […]


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Be Brave

Date: 18 Feb 2019 /
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“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.”    –  Eleanor Roosevelt. I was talking with a friend last week and the subject […]


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What stops us taking a leap of faith?

Date: 11 Feb 2019 /
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“Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.” – Theodore Isaac Rubin. Over the years I’ve come across many people who have resisted taking a leap of faith to something new despite being deeply unhappy with […]


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