4 Tips for Increasing Your Focus

With everyone fighting for your attention, it can be hard to find space for focusing on meaningful work and performing at your best.

You might also find yourself being constantly interrupted by less important tasks which pull you away from what matters most to you.

In this video, I share four tips that can help you avoid distractions on a daily basis, and focus on the things that will get you the best outcomes.

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3 Helpful Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress is an all too familiar struggle for most people. So much so, that it can easily become viewed as something we just need to learn to deal with. To get on with. To live with!

But it doesn't have to be that way. In fact, with a little thought and a commitment to regularly practicing some simple techniques, we can learn to keep a good handle on the stressors we face in life.

Now, let me be clear; there's no silver bullet that will eradicate stress from your life forever. And this is because stress is a natural response to situations your brain views as being a threat to your safety.

And this is actually a good thing, as it can serve to keep you from danger, keep you alert to making better decisions, and motivate you to make changes when needed.

However, being in a constant state of stress can become a problem you'll need to address if you want to avoid more significant health risks like high blood pressure, heart attacks, and strokes. 

So, to...

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Why a High Performance Mindset is Key to You Achieving

A High Performance Mindset is a way of using your mind to find, be, and do your best. It's about harnessing a healthy way of making sense of your inner world, and organising your outer world for maximum impact.

For this reason, developing a HPM involves getting a better understanding of your values and beliefs, and making improvements to your thoughts and actions, so they align with your goals.

But more than this, a HPM seeks to develop mastery. Put differently, rather than achieving a goal in itself, it's an approach which gives emphasis, and places value, on process.

It's also one which, with practice, can be developed by anyone committed to their personal growth and development.

Characteristics of a HPM

Someone with a HPM will typically be open to feedback, adaptive, and creative in the way they solve problems. But alongside these general traits, here are three essential characteristics common to those...

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4 Types of Boundaries and How to Communicate Them

The idea of boundaries can be easily misunderstood. As can the importance and value of having them in your life.

But when it comes to your wellbeing and the health of your relationships, the benefits of being clear about your own boundaries are huge.

In this video, I share four types of boundaries key for maintaining your health and relationships, and some examples of how to communicate them.

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5 Benefits of Journalling & How to Get Started

Are you looking for an effective way to manage stress? Or have you ever wondered how you might be able to improve your quality of life?

If your answer was, "Yes", then writing a journal could be a solution. But there could also be other benefits to journalling which you may not have anticipated.

Overview

Typically speaking, journalling involves writing out your thoughts or feelings. Put differently, it's a practice which enables you to explore life events and the surrounding emotions and thoughts relating to them.

Because of its nature, you may find you write about things you'd ordinarily take to counselling, for example. As a result, journal writing, can be both strategic and therapeutic, whilst simultaneously forming part of your personal learning journey.

The power of journalling

Journalling can be done in various ways, but will usually involve writing in a notebook, diary, or electronic device. Writing a journal, even periodically, can be a powerful tool for increasing...

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7 Top Tips to Stop Being a People Pleaser

People pleasing involves placing other people’s needs ahead of your own, even if you don’t really want to.

As a habit, it can lead to unhealthy self-neglect and self-sacrifice, which can result in poor physical, emotional and mental wellbeing.

In this video, I share seven top tips to help you put an end to people pleasing habits and start to feel more in control of your life again.

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Tracking Progress to Achieve Success

The end of the month is always a good time to check in. And the end of the first month of the year, is an even better time to evaluate progress towards the intentions you set at the outset of the year.

Regardless of whether or not you set goals, research suggests that as long as your goals are in line with your values, measuring progress can help with improving your overall wellbeing.

Though I believe goal setting is advantageous for more than just accomplishing outcomes, for example, the formation of character, I still advocate defining and reviewing them.

My favourite method of tracking progress is what's known as the Seinfeld Strategy. It follow American comedian Jerry Seinfeld's advice to young comedians on how to become better comics.

In response to a question about how to be a better comedian, Seinfeld noted that "the way to be a better comic [is] was to create better jokes and the way to create better jokes [is] was to write every day..."

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6 Scientifically Grounded Tips for Sleeping Better

Good quality sleep is essential for overall wellbeing. And in particular, it's necessary for maintaining your physical, emotional and mental health.

But sometimes, because of stress, illness, or other life circumstances, it's possible for normal sleeping habits to get disrupted.

When this happens, your day-to-day performance can be negatively affected and your ability to cope can decrease.

In this video, I share six scientifically grounded tips for helping you get back to sleep when you wake up in the night.

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4 Good Reasons to Consider Working With a Coach

People decide to work with a professional coach for various reasons. 

Some come to coaching as they want to gain clarity about the next step in their journey. Others because they feel stuck in their current situation and want to determine ways to move forward.

Then there are those who want to accelerate their personal or professional growth and recognise the value of having someone in their corner.

If you can relate to any of these common reasons, and you’re not currently working with a coach, then read on, as I’m going to share four reasons why working with a coach may be right for you.

1. You’re unclear about your future

Working with a coach can help you gain clarity about what you want for the future.

If you have questions about the direction your life is going in, your ambitions or the possible steps to help create the changes you’d like to see, coaching can help.

As a coach, I have the privilege of sharing in many light bulb moments....

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What is Mindset and How to Change It

Your mindset is powerful. It affects how you see the world, and shapes what you do and how you relate to others on a day to day basis.

The type of mindset you have will make a difference to your wellbeing, and also the kind of outcomes you get in your personal and professional life.

In this video, I look at mindset, touch on its potential impact, and share three steps you can take if you want to change your mindset for the better!

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