You’re Not Smart When You Multi-Task

You're Not Smart When You Multi-Task Reports have repeatedly shown we ‘multi task’ our concentration away and get less done. We’re distracted and lose the focus of delivering and completing projects. It leaves us frazzled, irritated & stressed. And when it comes to conversations with others this is not only an unproductive way of communicating, but it's potentially rude (put your phone down) and risks details and depth being missed. … [Read more...]

7 Easy Steps to Better Listening

7 Easy Steps to Better Listening Are you a good listener? It's often the small things that make the difference between good listening and bad listening? I'd always considered myself a good listener, but recently I was talking to someone, and experienced a layer of listening that far surpassed my abilities. I shared more of my life than I had done for some time. We talked with ease, excitement, passion and a complete lack of fear. I walked away … [Read more...]

Pause Social Media. Be Socially Present

Pause Social Media. Be Socially Present We all experience it, and many of us are guilty of it. Social Ineptitude. But sometimes, it's hard not to be addicted to our phones and the instant fix of communication that we miss the depth of significant conversation when it's right before our eyes. As a result we don't make the most of the opportunities before us, what we can achieve through them, and the impact the connection could have. This can … [Read more...]

12 Ways To Grow Self Confidence And Personal Security

12 Ways To Grow Self Confidence And Personal Security I love people who are secure in their identity, yet are not verging on arrogance. Their self belief doesn't leave a bad taste in the mouth, and carries with it both authority and humility. Here's ways to grow self assurance and not need to look to others for approval. 1. Understand Our Strengths Strengthfinders, Myers Briggs, Belbin and the Enneagram are all great tools for this. Get … [Read more...]

Be The Person You Can Be Proud Of

“A person of knowledge uses words with restraint, and a man of understanding is even-tempered.” Proverbs 17: 27 Can you recognise when you have been in the company of someone who is inspirational and has left you wowed, having only uttered a few words? They listen to you talking, and reflect upon what you have said. They occasionally nod their head to encourage you to say more and then with a warm, smiling face and a sparkle in their eye, … [Read more...]

16 Apps I Use Everyday To Help Make Me Grow My Character

16 Apps I Use Everyday To Help Make Me Grow My Character I often get asked what Apps I use and I often find myself wanting to sit down with people and talk through all the benefits of each app. So having been asked a number of times, I've decided to post a blog indicating the apps that I use to make me a better person. All of these help me develop good disciplines of health, spirituality, gratitude, learning, productivity and … [Read more...]

10 Ways To Know You’re Doing What You’re Called To Do

10 Ways To Know You're Doing What You're Called To Do There is nothing like living in the flow of knowing that you're in your groove and that you're playing to your strengths and living out what you've been created to be. For those of you who have lost jobs, found doors not opening up, are banging their heads against a brick wall and have had a nagging feeling inside that there must be more, don't push on regardless- just take a moment to … [Read more...]

10 Steps to Choosing the Best Books to Read

10 Steps to Choosing the Best Books to Read There's an approximate 2.2m books published each year, 48,857 published already this year (as of Jan 8th), and according to Google back in August 2010 there was a total of 130 million books that have ever been published. That's a lot of journeys. So how do you pick the best ones? I wrote a blog about listening and someone responded with a simple comment that it's easy (and enjoyable) to listen to … [Read more...]