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...]

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...]

See How Easily You Can Learn From Your Mistakes By Starting With Why?

See How Easily You Can Learn From Your Mistakes By Starting With Why? I've been fascinated by the question 'Why' for a long time. 'Why' is always a question I love to ask people, as the answers often unlock more interesting and insightful conversations. Our little baby Iona has reached that stage where everything is a 'Why.' Generally I find that her most natural way of observing the world before competition, self image, need for approval and … [Read more...]

Save 1 Hour A Week In The Next 8 Mins

Save 1 Hour A Week In The Next 8 Mins I'm still a fan of email. I always keep my inbox emptied and generally work with a Getting Things Done methodology. But to keep my promise with the timing on the above title, check out these three websites to declutter your email. Between the three of them, you will automatically be able to unsubscribe to emails in seconds, automatically prioritise and adjust the education of which emails are … [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...]

My Top 3 Tech Items Ive Used To Lose Weight

My Top 3 Tech Items I've Used To Lose Weight I like New Years Resolutions, and I got a head start on this from last Summer, but I've shed 3 stone and have a further 2 to go. I thought I'd outline some of the best apps and devices out there that I think can be a good assistance. And before you moan at me, I know that none of this replaces, actually eating well and doing regular exercise. I've just found these additions and extra motivations. … [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...]