John's Blog

Your Mind Can Fool Your Body

I’ve had another busy week this week with 5 new potential client meetings, a new coaching client sign up and ongoing book sales. I’ve also ordered more books for delivery and contacted a number of private schools to motivate their

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Waterstones Book Signing Today

Well the day had finally arrived and I am in my favourite garden centre writing this blog before I set up the room on the fourth floor at Waterstones Nottingham. I am experiencing some very strange emotions today, with many

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Stinking Thinking

As I write this blog I’m sat in a nice hotel in Southend on Sea in Essex finalising a workshop I am delivering to hospital staff tomorrow on Assertiveness Skills. The hotel overlooks the sea and sounds idyllic but in

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You Only Grow When Under Pressure

This must be one of the busiest times I have experienced since I started JD Mindcoach and I love it. It stretches the boundaries of time management and stress management but it is in these times that you grow. Following

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Speaking on Stage to 600 people

What a week building up to one of the biggest days of my life. The week was spent finalising roller banners, finishing off the bookmarks, organising the delivery of my books and sending off several emails for potential new business.

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Important or Urgent??

Another busy and fun week which included meeting with a new potential client for workshops, a cracking coaching session in Buxton, a trip to London to have lunch with my London client and sending off lots of emails to potential

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Ignore Your Gut Feel at Your Peril

Wow what a busy week last week with a trip to London to run a workshop, a couple of coaching sessions, a new potential client meeting, finalising my book and sending it to print, and a great networking event. The

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Create your own Dream Board

A busy fun week this week with a speaking engagement at a private school for INSET day, coaching a new client and appearing on BBC Radio Nottingham to review the papers. Reviewing the papers is fun and I am asked

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The Law of Attraction

It has been an amazing week this week with speaking events at two private schools in Surrey, coaching in Buxton, finishing my book cover design and attending a boat party on the Thames. The school talks on Mental Resilience were

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Going the Extra Mile

Well it’s been a really busy but fun week with a trip to the Isle of Man to coach my client, a new coaching client signed up in Sheffield. There was also a great workshop in Leicester and the completion

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You Pay the Price for Success

The alarm went off at 5.15 this lovely Sunday morning, on the day when I normally have a lovely lie in. Julie brings me a cup of tea in bed and we eat breakfast and have a quiet time together

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Commitment – First Key to Success

Last night at 9.30pm I e-mailed my completed book to my book coach and hit the deadline I had agreed to have the book to her so she can commence the editing. This was a massive ask with all the

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Never Never Never Give Up

I’m sat in Costa in Buxton as I write this and I’ve had one of those moments which has made me realise how far I have come since I first started this business several years ago. I got here this

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The Power of Accountability

A fun week again with a really good meeting with an international client where I ran two pilot workshops on Mental Resilience and Advanced Sales Techniques for their middle management group and the feedback to these has been very positive.

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The Secret to Success

Another busy and fun week this week with a trip down south to speak to a group of Sales Managers from the Pharmaceutical Sales Managers Group, plus Coaching in Rotherham, running a workshop for 10 directors for the Academy for

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Can we really choose to be happy?

A fun week last week with a trip to the Isle of Man to coach my client, two free coaching client sessions (winners of a competition), plus a detailed phone conversation with a chairman of an Academy for Chief Executives

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Coaching in the Isle of Man

When I started my business I never thought that things would develop as they have and there are little nuggets of gold along the journey of discovery as I build my coaching, speaking and training business. Sometimes I just stand

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The Power of Commitment!

I’m going through a very busy period and it’s exciting to be juggling so many balls at once. It takes calmness to deal with many deadlines effectively and this is something I have been doing over the past couple of

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The Lumberjack Story

The Lumberjack Story It was the annual lumberjack competition and the final was between an older experienced lumberjack and a younger, stronger lumberjack. The rule of the competition was quite simply who could fell the most trees in a day was

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My First Ever TV Interview

Last week was a nice busy one with coaching in London, working on my book, new wardrobes and carpet delivered (now a married man of course and these things are a nice part of marriage). I was also contact via

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Waterstones Book Launch Date Set!

A dream I had many years ago to write a book is finally coming to fruition. After a very good meeting with the event manager of Waterstones Nottingham, they have agreed to provide me with a full launch of my

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I am Married and Excited for Life!

What a run up to our wedding – it was busy busy busy and there were times when it got a little challenging but everything worked out perfectly on the day and on our honeymoon. I have worked out that

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I Get Married Today!

Wow I can’t believe the 18th months have gone by so quickly since I asked Julie to marry me and she said yes! It has been a wonderful journey and we have arrived at the day of destiny where our

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