Too often our minds are caught in a cycle of stimulus and responses; The Art of Being Still may be a helpful read to help achieve an uncluttered mind. Often, the easiest way we can figure out who we are is in moments of solitude; but too many people have a fear of solitude. Some … Continue reading The Art of Being Still
At the end of an otherwise successful interview for a senior position at a new company a candidate was asked, “what motivates you?” Without barely a moment’s hesitation and with a deadpan delivery, he replied “sex, money, and fear.” The room erupted into laughter; it may have cost the candidate the opportunity, but was the … Continue reading Why Do People Do the Things They Do?
Do you know who you are? It sounds like an easy question, but if you spend a little bit of time reflecting on that question, the answer might not be so obvious. According to the Ancient Greeks, the source of all wisdom and clarity is to Know Thyself. That Motto Know Thyself was one of … Continue reading Do You Know Who You Are?
Christopher Isaac "Biz" Stone is the Co-Founder of Twitter, who once said: “Timing, perseverance and ten years of trying will eventually make you look like an overnight success.” But, how to define success? Is it a fluid concept? Well, I guess it depends a lot on who you are and what you want to achieve … Continue reading How To Define Success?
Happy New Year! We've left the last decade behind us and are entering a new one. Every year millions will make a bunch of New Year resolutions, maybe to take a more active approach to health and fitness, improved finances, or learning something for personal and professional development. However, year after year, a familiar pattern … Continue reading Why New Year Resolutions Are Doomed to Fail
The festive season is upon us, a time for celebrations, seasonal gatherings and exchange of gifts. For the little ones, Christmas is associated with everything looking a little prettier than usual, with Christmas decorations and lights everywhere. But the excitement really comes from the expectation of a visit from Santa Claus who will stop by … Continue reading The Gift of Clarity
Today, 11th November, we are celebrating Remembrance Day, it is a day of commemoration and the occasion to remember the 8.5 million soldiers who died across the world during the 1914-18 war as well as those who lost their lives in the conflicts that followed. Poppy Memorial - Remembrance Day - 11 November Poppies are … Continue reading Celebrating Remembrance Day – 11 November
Distracted Multitasker or Mindful Zen Master An indisputable fact about modern life is how busy everyone seems to be. There are always more incoming emails, more meetings, more things to read, more ideas to follow up on. Digital mobile technology means you can easily crank through a few more to-do list items at home, or … Continue reading What is Your Superpower? Multitasking or Mindfulness?
The Art of Shedding Tears Charles Darwin once declared emotional tears ‘purposeless,’ and nearly 150 years later, emotional crying remains one of the human body’s more confounding mysteries. Everybody cries sometimes, and if you don’t, perhaps you should. Humans are emotional beings, what we do is dictated by a whole range of emotion. Every one … Continue reading Why Do We Cry? The Art of Shedding Tears
Quotes to Think About “The World needs able men and women, people who can do things that are thoroughly worthwhile; people who can think great thoughts and transform such thoughts into great deeds.” Christian D. Larson What do authors do? They think great thoughts then turn those thoughts into words to inspire others Christian D. Larson … Continue reading Quotes to Think About – What the World Needs
Charlie Chaplin Self Love Poem There are rafts of articles and posts online about Charlie Chaplin being the author of the poem, When I loved Myself Enough (also titled ‘As I began to love myself’). This 'Charlie Chaplin Self Love Poem' has become a point of reference for anything to do with self-love; except that … Continue reading Charlie Chaplin Self Love Poem and the Subtle Art of Myth Busting
"Why things are not always what they seem; first appearance deceive many, the intelligence of a few perceive what has been carefully hidden" Phaedrus, c. 444 – 393 BC "The mind is strange in the way that it picks and chooses what it wants to see. The way people let their emotions, conditions, and state … Continue reading Why Things Are Not Always What They Seem