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...]

Taking the Online Offline- 7 Ways to Help People Know You’re Trustworthy

Taking the Online Offline- 7 Ways to Help People Know You're Trustworthy We've gone through three different stages when it comes to people's interaction with others on the Internet. Stage 1- Get people online. Stage 2- Get people interacting online. Stage 3- Get people interacting offline using online tools. I love Stage 3. Do you regularly meet people we find fascinating in an offline context that we're connected with online. And … [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...]

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...]

Todays Revolutionaries Become Tomorrows Dictators

Todays Revolutionaries Become Tomorrows Dictators I think Mark Zuckerberg has got a good instinctive gut and I highly rate him. When Zuckerberg was at Harvard, students wanted the university to develop an internal website that would include photos of people and their contact details. The University was reluctant and Zuckerberg created Facemash. It was popular. Servers crashed. Facemash was shut down. Zuckerberg was slated and apologised. … [Read more...]