Bad moods, thought storms, down in the dumps. They all point to the same thing - not feeling great.
When we're in this state of mind, have you noticed that EVERYTHING seems to look annoying/frustrating/generally rubbish?
At this point, I could say something along the lines of the fact that thoughts do change moment to moment, so if you don't like how you feel, it's OK because another one will be along in just a moment.
But what if it really seems like one bad mood thought is being...
Don't walk under ladders. Always maintain eye contact when you 'cheers' someone. See a magpie, salute it.
Wikipedia describes superstitious thinking as "any belief or practice that is considered irrational: for example, if it arises from ignorance, a misunderstanding of science or causality."
So what helps us to 'see through' superstitious thinking? The answer is - insights.
In the coaching work that I do, I often ask people about insights; what insights have you had since...
When it comes to creating content, I love writing, I enjoy speaking, and I love creating videos.
Yet I don’t have time to write a blog, record a podcast, and create a video each and every week, when would I have time for coaching clients, running my group programmes, and working on new ideas?
Instead of forcing myself to choose one and stick to that, I thought 'how can I get around this?'
Then the idea came to me - 'why do you even need to choose?'
Who says you can't record a...
Earlier this week, I went for a routine check-up appointment with my dentist. As I was sitting in the waiting room, the radio was playing and I heard a really old, but familiar song, which made me think 'I wonder what age I was when I first heard this song?' I came to the conclusion it was probably eight or nine, and my mind naturally wandered to what I was up to, in life, around that time.
Then the song finished, and another one came on, and again I wondered 'what age?' - probably late...
You've got a meeting or a call lined up with a potential client to discuss the idea of working together. On one hand, it feels great, but there's also a part of you that feels nervous, apprehensive, and underprepared.
Maybe you even have the thought I hope they cancel even though you don't really mean it, but it doesn't stop you having the thought anyway!
The meeting feels important. You feel like you need to be at your best. You want them to say yes to working with...
You're sitting at your desk with a list of stuff to get through. At some point, you notice you've gone off track and spent the morning busy doing 'stuff' but the real stuff (the stuff you really wanted to get done) remains largely untouched.
And now frustration kicks in because that means you'll have to make up the time later when you'd much rather be sitting in the garden with a glass of something nice, or watching Netflix, or actually, just getting to bed on time!
So, what to do...
This week, I thought it might be useful to say a few words about sleep or lack of sleep!
Here in the UK, it's almost got the point where we wake up each morning expecting it to be fine sunshine and warm weather during the daytime; but with that, of course, comes warm, muggy nights which can really play havoc with getting a good restful nights sleep. Whether you're on holiday or are working, it doesn't feel ideal if you've spent most of the night tossing and turning and...
It’s a topic that needs to be talked about regularly because all of us are susceptible to it, and of course, the repercussions of it if left to go on too long, is very real.
It can lead to feelings of demotivation, despondency, and eventually, can contribute to depression.
But it's not just your emotional health that suffers, it's your bank balance too. And here's why.
When we talk about entrepreneur isolation, what we’re really talking about is...
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