You’ve probably experienced the frustration that comes with not getting as much done as you’d like from day to day. And if you have, you wouldn't be alone.
But what if you could put into practice a fail-proof method for consistently getting things done and performing at a high level in all areas of your life? Well, you can!
In this video, I share four practical steps that can help you to accomplish more from day to day and have greater impact in your life.
If you've not yet managed to read, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, by Dr. Carol Dweck, I'd highly recommend getting your hands on a copy as soon as you can.
Throughout it's pages, Dweck, a Stanford University psychologist, defines two types of mindset; a fixed mindset and a growth mindset.
By her definition, if you have a fixed mindset, you'll believe your abilities are fixed, innate and unchangeable. In contrast, with a growth mindset, you'll believe you're able to improve your abilities with hard work and effort.
Whether in a personal or professional capacity, with these two definitions, it'd be fair to say we'd all benefit from developing a growth mindset if we want to have any chance of succeeding and achieving our goals.
If unsure about whether you lean towards the fixed or growth end of mindset, consider for a moment if you're someone who embraces mistakes as part of your learning, or someone who avoids them at all costs.
An ability to make good decisions will save you lots of frustration. From what to eat, where to live, or who to give your energy to - good decisions can change your life for the better.
But decision making isn’t always easy. And because of this, being faced with lots of decisions can become tiring, and in some cases, lead to you experiencing unwanted stress and anxiety.
In this video, I share five habits that can (1), help you make decisions faster, and (2), leave you feeling more confident with the decisions you make.
Our responses to feedback will vary. Some receive and welcome it, whilst others recoil at the idea of having someone else offer a view on an aspect of their life, conduct or performance.
Yet, despite how we feel, or how conscious we are of receiving it, we’re getting feedback all the time.
For example, as children (and in some cases adults!) a subtle glance may indicate where our table manners are below par. Or on another occasion, we might receive a nod or smile whilst conversing, signalling the likelihood of agreement and affirmation. Contrast this to someone frowning, wincing or nodding off and you’ll feel the difference. Believe me, I’ve been there!
In each case, we’re either being informed something might need to change or where what we’re doing is considered appropriate, satisfactory or acceptable within a given context. Whether being aware of it or not, receiving feedback helps us to determine how best to conduct ourselves, and in ideal cases,...
Do you ever hear people saying they struggle to set aside time for themselves because they're too busy? Or, how about describing "me time" as being self-indulgent or selfish?
Thing is, these ways of thinking are often associated with self-care. Which for many, can be an unhelpful barrier to taking better care of themselves.
Self-care is a conscious decision to act in ways that support and promote your health and wellbeing. A holistic approach will likely cover the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of your life.
Though varied, self-care can include more than just those commonly known activities such as exercise, eating well, meditating, and journaling.
Though it’s become more popular in everyday conversations, the idea of self-care isn’t new. However, when mentioned nowadays, we assume people are talking about engaging in activities that are healthy and good.
The Self Care Forum describes...
The end of the year is fast approaching, as is the start of a new one. With that, now is the perfect time to review your goals, record your learning, and use any insights to help you accomplish more next year.
For the last few years I’ve spent a few days in December thinking about what goals I want to achieve the following year. It's become a bit of an obsession which I get genuinely excited about.
In this article I’ll walk you through a step-by-step approach that’ll give you an opportunity to consider what you've achieved and learned this year, and then apply your learning to the coming year.
The approach consists of five steps:
This process requires focus, so I invite you to set aside some distraction free time where you...
Most people admit to procrastinating from time to time. Their reasons vary, but include things like avoiding boredom, difficulty, and tasks believed to have little reward.
There's a good chance you're putting off something in your life right now. It could be a difficult conversation, an important task, or the steps needed to make a major improvement in your life.
In this video, I share five research-based strategies for beating procrastination, which can help you to get started on what matters most, and overcome procrastination one day at a time.
Mistakes are an unavoidable mark of our humanity. And though the extent of damage caused by them varies, as will the steps required to address them, we all have the opportunity to learn and grow from them.
Like most people, I don't like making mistakes. Such is my dislike of mistakes that I've been known to double or triple check punctuation and grammar on text messages.
However, despite being aware of my dislike of making mistakes, I'm of the belief that embracing them is an important part of my development.
So, with mistakes being an inevitable, yet valuable part of our experience, here are five things to consider the next time you make one. Each could prove valuable to your development.
Put differently, take responsibility. In every situation, resist the urge to either duck or skim past what you've done.
It's only as you acknowledge and weigh the impact of your mistake, that you'll know how to deal with it.
Also, in acknowledging your mistake, you demonstrate...
The world's top performers, from title winning athletes to successful entrepreneurs, all have one thing in common; an ability to think in a way that helps them perform at their best to get the best possible outcomes.
Like these high performers, a commitment to developing the way you think will be key to giving yourself the best chance of achieving your goals and aspirations.
In this video, I share five simple practices you can start using today, that could help you develop a high performance mindset and begin to see significant changes in your life.