John's Blog

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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Can we be happy all the time?

I have to say that I am extremely excited today as I write this blog because it is so good to be back on the road. The full day Masterclass I ran for Radius Payments on behalf of Live and

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Royal National Lifeboat Institution – RNLI

It is great to be back on the road again. Don’t get me wrong I have thoroughly enjoyed delivering my Mental Resilience Masterclasses online with great results but there is something special about face-to-face presentations. I was excited to be travelling

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Sometimes a Personal Story Says it All

Many of you will know that I have a 97-year-old mum who is amazing. She never complains, is doing very well for her age and has a favourite saying, ‘Think Happy and you will be Happy.’ What wise words and she

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You Become What You Believe

Belief systems are immensely powerful and dictate many of the decisions and actions we take. A belief system you hold may be real to you, but it may not actually be real. Because you believe it and it seems real,

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Why is Gratitude so Effective?

Gratitude is more than just feeling good. It helps people become less aggressive by enhancing their empathy. Gratitude puts situations into perspective. When we can see the good as well as the bad, it becomes more difficult to complain and

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Self-Control – How Are You Doing?

Emotions operate on many levels – they have a physical component as well as a psychological one. They operate in every part of a person, affecting many aspects, which is why it is so important to gain control of our

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Getting Beyond ‘The Splat’

I came across this article in Word for Today and it resonated with me especially with the present situation many of us find ourselves in. Most of us have experienced the ‘Splat’ over the past 12 months and it’s not

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What Will Your Legacy Be?

I love writing my blog to inspire and help people but sometimes I come across something really profound which isn’t inspirational but really makes you think. This is the case today where recently I came across this article in Word for

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Does Cognitive Reframing Really Work?

Reframing is a way of viewing and experiencing events, ideas, concepts and emotions to find more positive alternatives. Life was difficult when I was young, but this was a good thing. That experience taught me a valuable lesson that I have used

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The Staggering Health Benefits of Sleep

What is sleep? “The natural periodic suspension of consciousness during which the powers of the body are restored.”  Sleep is far more important than many people realise, and lack of sleep can have very serious consequences. According to the Division of Sleep

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