John's Blog

I’m 70 and Loving Life!

I’m writing this blog post from Dubai, where I’m celebrating my 70th birthday. This trip has been absolutely incredible! Reaching the age of 70 marks a significant milestone in my life. Little did I know all those years ago that

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How Do You Score Against These 10 Resilience Traits?

I ran two Mental Resilience Masterclasses for Nottingham Trent University Business School Postgraduate students this week. The two groups were brilliant, and they loved the content. We covered many areas, but the one area that generated the most interest was the

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He Failed 10,000 Times

I came across this article about Thomas Edison, which made me think about how he processed apparent failure. He didn’t see every failed attempt as a failure, but he saw it as a learning experience and one step closer to

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He lost over 50 pounds and became World Champion!

Like millions across the country, I was mesmerised by the fantastic talent of sixteen-year-old darts teenage sensation Luke Littler, who has just reached the finals of the World Darts Championship but has just failed to become the youngest-ever winner. He is

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

So here it is, the end of 2023. How has your year been? Difficult, challenging, heart-breaking, good, outstanding or a mixture of the above. One sure thing is that we will all experience difficult times every year. It is impossible

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Merry Christmas! 

This week, I had the great pleasure of meeting with John Wilgar, the Chief Procurement Officer, and Marie Gresko, the Procurement Process Improvements Manager at NSG Pilkington Glass, to discuss 2024 and enjoy lunch together. I have loved working with NSG

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Who and What Are You Grateful For?

This blog is longer than usual, as I want you to really appreciate the value of gratitude and why you should develop and cultivate the habit of being grateful every day. You will see at the end of this blog

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A New Level

This was a landmark week for me as I delivered my Mental Resilience masterclass to a Vistage group in London. This was the first time I really felt that the material I presented was just right, and the group’s response

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What is Your Purpose in Life?

I came across this article in Word for Today, and it really made me think about the human body and mind and our purpose in life. I speak a great deal about the power of the subconscious mind, and some

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Are You Burned Out or Stressed? They are Different.

Burnout is characterised by disengagement and stress by over-engagement. In burnout, your emotions become blunted; stress makes them over-reactive. Burnout causes emotional damage; stress primarily causes physical damage. Burnout affects motivation and drive; stress affects your physical energy. Depression from burnout

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The Next Chapter

What a fantastic week this has been! I took a beautiful trip to the Lake District to deliver two sessions to the Lake District Estates team. They put me in some luxury accommodation overlooking Lake Ullswater, and the group was

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I’m back!

I am delighted that I stuck to my word and didn’t think about work or write any blogs for the entire 4-week holiday in Australia. I wasn’t sure if I could do this as I have never missed a single

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Is This One of the Keys to Success?

Sometimes things go well, and sometimes they don’t; we often don’t know how things will work out until we experience the reality. This week could have gone well, or it could have gone badly, and in all honesty, I didn’t know

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Visualise Your Future Then Watch It Appear!

Keanu Reeves is one of the finest actors in Hollywood, but it is very inspiring to read that his childhood was marred with incredible difficulties, yet he succeeded to an amazing level.  Against all the odds In 1964, the world welcomed Keanu

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