Tag: failure

Lost Your Focus? How To Move On…

Lost your enthusiasm? Overwhelmed by circumstances? Disillusioned or spinning your wheels? Here’s my experience: I hope it helps you turn things around…

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In June this year I went quiet. My weekly blog posts and newsletters abruptly stopped and I disappeared from your browser and email inbox. Apart from automatic emails to my subscribers, there have been four months of silence. So what happened? Today’s post explains all… Continue reading

How To Transform Your Life in 30 Days!

Do you struggle to get started or stay motivated with your Self-Improvement? The answer might lie in today’s tip: the 30 Day Challenge!

30 Day Challenge

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This technique is simple but very powerful, so don’t dismiss it until you’ve tried it… Continue reading

Me And My Big Mouth…and a dilemma?

Have you ever said something harsh to someone, only to regret it later? I did it just this week and I could kick myself…

(This blog post is probably more self-indulgent than most. You have been warned)

Me And My Big Mouth!

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You know what it’s like: you try to be nice but sometimes people just “get your goat”…yes?

This week’s incident involved Continue reading

9 Tactics to PROTECT Your Motivation INTELLIGENTLY (3 of 3)

As promised here’s the 3rd part in my Motivation series. If you missed the first two you can catch up here:

14 Ways to POWER-UP Your Motivation INSTANTLY (1 of 3)

14 Tips for PLANNING Your Motivation INTENTIONALLY (2 of 3)

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Hopefully in my last two posts you’ve picked up a couple of ideas how to instantly power up your motivation and intentionally plan for even more. But we’re not finished yet: there are  Continue reading

14 Tips for PLANNING Your Motivation INTENTIONALLY (2 of 3)

In my last post (here if you missed it) were 14 “quick fixes” for instant motivation. But to maintain your motivation consistently and effectively you may need some more long-term strategies… 

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Today I’ll give some tips for planning in advance to deal with those moments when Continue reading

Shocking Discovery: Every Day Is A New Year!

Did you make a New Year’s Resolution this year? Statistically, the chances of keeping to it by now are quite small (so “well done” if you have!) But are we missing a trick? This Christmas, I discovered something quite shocking…

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The 1st of January is traditionally when we start the new diet, begin a new exercise regime, join the gym, stop drinking, smoking or whatever other excess we believe is standing in our way. But as I discovered this Christmas, the calendar may be playing tricks on us… Continue reading

How To Fail Successfully

Self-Improvement doesn’t always go the way you want. Despite our best efforts, things still go wrong. But how we respond to failure may be more important than you think…

Didn’t make it to the gym today? Fell off the diet wagon with a huge piece of pie? Turned over and went back to sleep? Dealing with failure is an essential ingredient of Self-Improvement. Continue reading

Seven Secrets for Successful Sleep

Do you wake refreshed and energised every morning? Or is the first hour of your day one of the hardest? Getting enough high quality sleep can help…

7 Secrets To Successful Sleep

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How much sleep?

Sleep research studies (often involving rather uncomfortable experiments) have indicated that we all require a certain number of hours’ sleep in order to operate successfully. There seems to be a lack of consensus about Continue reading

Getting Up At 5am: 11 Reasons Why You HAVE To Do It…and 8 Ways To Make It Easier Than You Think

Apart from for caring for a sick child or catching an early flight, you may never have considered getting up as early as 5.00 am. For most of us it sounds like torture – but a few months ago I bit the bullet and began to do it anyway. I have never looked back; the Self-Improvement factor from this one change is huge! Here are some great reasons why you should join me…

Getting up at 5am

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ELEVEN reasons to rise early:

1) Successful people rise early.

Several studies have shown that early risers in college are more likely to be academically successful. Sound far-fetched? Maybe, but if you were to get up at 5.00 am you’d be in good company. Among early risers past and present are: Continue reading

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