Unplugged…

I’m sure many of you will have encountered this situation: you leave the house without your mobile phone. For many this induces a palpable sense of panic and fear. Many people will turn around, even if it makes them late for work, to go back and get their phone. How could we get through the day…

Situational Confidence

Speaking in public regularly tops the list of people’s greatest fears – higher even than the fear of death. It would seem that speaking in public is a common fear; many people don’t naturally have the confidence for it. On the other hand, I love to speak in public; I still get nervous, but I…

Is Unhappy the New Happy?

Life really couldn’t be any better! Perhaps some of you are  disagreeing with that statement, but I’m talking about life in general, for very many of us. We are living longer, we are curing more diseases – opportunities are growing for more and more people. Yes, it’s a far from perfect world. There are areas of…

Antici……pation!

There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it. – Alfred Hitchcock Hitchock was the master manipulator of anticipation, he created so much with so little. He knew the immense power and energy that resides within a sense of anticipation. When you watch his great movies you realise how little he actually…

Breaking Free From The Herd

Like it or not, we human beings are herd animals. We are formed, develop and move within highly structured groups. Individually, we are hardwired to coordinate and align our behaviours with those in our herd. And although we like to think we make our own choices, have our own likes and dislikes, the vast majority…

Breaking the “T.G.I. Friday” Mindset

How do you feel when Friday comes around? “I’ve made it to the weekend!” “I got through another week!” “That’s another week out of the way!” Sound familiar? Does the working week represent a tortuous interlude to be endured – to be survived – between each precious weekend?

“Is It Time To Quit My Dreams?”

Dreaming… When I was a kid this was something that you did, more often than not, when you were asleep, or sometimes whilst awake in a ‘day-dream’. Such dreams often involved being able to fly or possess some other magical powers; they took place in faraway lands where the laws of physics didn’t matter. They…

Choosing Happiness

Are you happy? The reality is that whatever our circumstances, we’re all eligible for happiness. Happiness does not choose. But we can. We can choose… Our daily lives are the product of our choices. It may sound simplistic but on a very basic level, we can allow our experiences to build our mood… or we…