The success checklist

Developing your own success checklist... Sounds simple enough but I need to be honest there is no shortcut to success as such.  I'm talking about about something a little different, I'm talking about short circuiting the way you think!  It may sound complicated but it's really not, it just takes practice.  Trust me when I tell you, you can learn to ‘short circuit’ how you think and feel about the concept of failure.  This then will help you to reevaluate what success looks like for you… If that makes sense.  And just like in the last post and exercise - 4 steps...

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4 Steps to beating the fear of failure

  We know it, we've felt it, it sucks! In fact this very feeling has been what stopped me from finishing this post for so long!  Feeling trapped because of a fear of failing!  Let's think about, the fear of failure is actually far worse than actually failing.  If you actually fail then at least you have moved forward and done something rather than being stuck in the one fearful spot! It's a little like quicksand really, that fear of failure, keeping you bogged down in one place and of course the more you worry, mentally thrash around, the further...

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How to avoid failure

Avoid failure

Welcome to the 'how to avoid failure' series!  A whole series of posts on how to avoid failure... sounds funny I know but it's really not.  Let's be honest failure is the one thing that can really hold us back, stop us from reaching our potential and keep us waiting until we feel 'ready'.  One of the tricks to this is to actually completely readjust our thinking, it's not so much about how we avoid failure but more so to do with how we view failure! To avoid failure we need to rethink it, reassess what it means to us and find ways to stop...

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3 questions to ask yourself when planning anything

3 questions to ask yourself

What are the 3 questions to you ask yourself when planning anything… I’ll give it to you straight… What is the BIG idea… (so what are you trying to achieve!) How can I achieve it in 3 steps What's my reward? It's pretty much that simple, the magic 3 questions to ask yourself that will help you refocus your mind regardless of what you are planning!  But all though it is that simple (and it really is) lets look a little deeper into the WHY of it all! How BIG can the big idea be? I definitely believe that we should always...

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The journey begins

A new beginning

What makes a person decide it's time to slow down? Especially someone who at 45 is a LONG way from retiring and really having the opportunity to 'slow down'.  I thought it was just that I was feeling tired, but then I would push myself, like we all do, because... well... we all feel tired, it's not unusual, especially when you have a toddler!  But then over a series of weeks as I actively began to brake this feeling down further I realised it was far more than just feeling tired. The biggest clue was that I realised I was...

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