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There is Hope and a Future

This morning I sat in my office watching the birds outside as I always do and I was amazed at the beauty of nature. I spent some time in a mindful state just relaxing and taking in the beauty of

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Is Contentment the Answer?

It has been a great week this week with a Mental Resilience Masterclass delivered to an excellent senior team from Kreston Group on behalf of PDW. The energy in the room was high with great interaction and very positive feedback. I

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What You Think You Become

Mahatma Gandhi is revered the world over as one of history’s most transformative and inspirational figures. Throughout his life in South Africa and India, Gandhi was a fearless campaigner for the rights and dignity of all people, whose constant and unwavering promotion of

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The Butterfly and the Cocoon

As we start 2022 I want to wish you a Happy New Year and to also share something which I have used throughout 2021 to help me tremendously. It’s a belief I have about adversity and struggle, and it has

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The Real Secret

It is nice that this Saturday’s blog falls on Christmas Day a time when families come together to celebrate. This gives me the opportunity to share something I have discovered over the past few years which has given me great

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I have a Dream

“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.” – Martin Luther King Jr  Very few

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14 Peaks

I watched an amazing movie on Netflix called 14 Peaks and I found it to be both inspirational and unbelievable. The man who took on a seemingly impossible challenge to climb the world’s 14 highest mountains in 7 months was Nimsdai

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The Fear of Failure

This information from Word for Today really made me think about initiative and taking action. “Here is what it means to take the initiative: First Know what you want. Humourist and pianist Oscar Levant once quipped, ‘Once I make up my mind, I’m

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Be Careful What You Focus On

This week I have been thinking about our amazing mind and how it can affect how we feel. When we focus on something positive we feel good and when we focus on something negative we feel bad. This is the way

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Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

I came across this article in Word for Today and it really resonated with me.  ‘Country singer Lonzo Green’s nephew Jimmy asked him to tune a friend’s guitar, he agreed. The problem was Jimmy’s friend was from the ‘wrong side of

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Edouard Mendy from Unemployment to World’s Best

Chelsea Goalkeeper Edouard Mendy was on benefits aged 22 and considered quitting football. The giant Senegalese, who stands at 6ft 6in tall is arguably the most in-form shot stopper in the world. He was instrumental in Chelsea winning the Champions League

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10 Stress Questions – How Are You Doing?

I came across this article recently in Word for Today and it really made me think about stress and how I am dealing with it.  Answer the following ten questions honestly. 1) Are you sometimes grumpy without knowing why?2) Do you work

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The Importance of Good Mental Health

Last week I was privileged to run Masterclass 1 from my Mental Resilience Programme to the staff of NSG on their Safety Day. I delivered two online sessions at different times of the day and the feedback from both was

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Never, Never, Never, Give Up!

Winston Churchill is long remembered as one of the greatest leaders in modern history and the saviour of democracy. He was tasked with the daunting task of leading Britain and the Allied powers to victory against the Nazis during the Second World War.

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My Wing Mirror Was Destroyed

First of all, I want to welcome all the staff who attended Masterclass 1 from my online Mental Resilience Programme for Pilkington Glass NSG Group this week. This was a dream come true as the NSG Group have over 22,000

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3 Obstacles to Overcome for Success

Another great article from Word for Today I spotted this week. “To achieve success in life there are three obstacles you’ll have to be aware of and overcome:  Weariness.    Racehorses run at approximately the same speed; sometimes the difference between

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Mother Theresa – Love is an Action Word

I have just read this in the Word for Today and it made me think.  Love is a Verb “Love is not just a noun; it’s a verb. It’s not what you think or feel; it’s what you do.  When Mother Teresa arrived in

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein is perhaps the most famous scientist of the 20th century. The prized physicist had a profound impact on our understanding of the universe, including basic concepts such as time, light and gravity. To this day, his work is being used to

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The Power of Positive Visualisation

The Power of Positive Visualisation ‘A technique involving focusing on positive mental images in order to achieve a particular goal.’ Visualisation is one of the most powerful tools that I have used, and it has dramatically changed my life. I played

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Join me Live Next Week Online

For the first time ever, I am running some free online 30-minute taster sessions from my very popular Mental Resilience Programme. During the pandemic in 2020 I took the opportunity to write a second book and to pivot my business online.

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What is stress?

“Stress is how you feel when the pressure you’re under exceeds your ability to cope. It is a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances” If your stress is caused by the pressure of

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