• Comparing
    Richard Branson, Alan Sugar and Peter Jones. All three are very successful in what they do and get a mention in a lot of other people’s marketing (including this one!) on how to achieve success. But the point is this – not everyone wants to be them and have a multi-million-pound empire and a long list of employees. What’s your true meaning of success? Being rich for some means a bank full of notes. For others, a rich life could mean a healthy work / life balance, feeling mentally and physically fit and doing some volunteering in the local community. […]
  • Beating procrastination
    Whether it’s completing a project or everyday chores or finishing off something at work, most people are prone to procrastination – even the most productive among us. To be fair, it’s an easy pit to fall into because at the time, it feels so blissful to postpone undesirable responsibilities in favour of doing something more enjoyable instead. Or does it? While many of us might think we’re enjoying what we’re doing in this ‘free time’, it’s possible we might actually just be enjoying not doing what we’re supposed to do and because we’re conscious of that fact the whole time, […]
  • Are you READY?
    If you consider what you want your future to look like, what does your ultimate success story hold for you? What does it look and feel like? Can you picture yourself punching the air or raising a glass or two in acknowledgement of your achievement? It’s a great feeling, isn’t it? What would happen if you got offered this opportunity tomorrow? Would you be ready for success? Successful people remain focused and are always R.E.A.D.Y for success. They are R-esilient, they create an E-nvironment that supports success, they adopt a positive A-ttitude, they’re D-isciplined and they know that the only […]
  • Your Why
    Are you sticking to your New Years’ resolution? Or maybe you haven't made any. The gyms will in no doubt be packed to the rafters in January and Feb with people looking to shed those extra few pounds post-Christmas. And if like previous years, the vast majority will be long gone by early March and back to their old habits. The same goes when attending training courses. Only a small minority will actually put their new learnings to good use in their day to day and apply it consistently. So what's the difference between those who achieve what they’ve set […]
  • Stressed out IT Professionals
    It's very common to hear someone saying, “I'm feeling so stressed”, but it could be that the individuals’ pushing themselves way outside of their comfort zone and doing something that’s new and uncomfortable to them. This is what I class as healthy stress, pushing the boundaries and venturing into unknown territory. Unhealthy stress is when you're doing the same old same old day-in-day-out and working under unrealistic time constraints. A recent survey has shown this to be a real problem for IT professionals.  Down to the scarcity of talent in this sector, the pressure on the IT worker to perform […]