5 ways to take on more work and achieve bigger goals

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6th June

Like most people, you probably want to be able to cope with more work so that you can achieve even more. But here’s the reality: there are only 24 hours in the day. So, before you think about committing to even more work and greater responsibilities, consider these five pointers.

1. Ruthlessly review all of your existing commitments
Sure, you can work longer hours. But how sustainable would that be … Read more


5 reasons to be concerned about rudeness at work

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6th May

Unfortunately, most of us have either been on the receiving end of rudeness or have observed it going on around us. It’s something we are so used to that we probably just accept it. But here are 5 ways in which incivility can affect us.

1. Observing rudeness reduces performance and creativity
Of course being on the direct receiving end of rudeness can make us feel angry or frustrated. But … Read more


How to get results and get promoted

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11th April

I often hear people saying that they feel frustrated that they haven’t been promoted yet. But people rarely get promoted simply for having worked in a role for a long time. In fact, some people get promoted despite having been in their roles for hardly any time at all.

Here are some observations on how to get promoted.

1. Recognise that doing your job is not enough
You should not … Read more


Here’s a method of boosting your confidence at work

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14th March

There’s an old English proverb that “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”.

For me, I think of the saying as a warning that working long, long hours but not taking the time out for leisure activities can make people feel bored – and perhaps even less able to achieve their goals. And a recent research study suggests that this may indeed be true. However, the researchers … Read more


How to set goals that will motivate you to achieve more

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14th February

What are your professional or personal goals right now? For my work, I’m trying to write more short pieces to put on my Instagram and LinkedIn profiles. And for myself, I am aiming to (and so far managing to) do three Youtube workouts a week. But what about your goals?

Psychological research continues to identify methods we can use to boost the likelihood that we will achieve our goals. I’ve … Read more


Boost your health and mental performance in just 10 minutes

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17th January

Research shows that it can take as little as ten minutes to improve our physical health, psychological wellbeing, and our mental performance.

All around the world, scientists have been discovering that simply spending time outdoors in nature has measurable, significant benefits for both physical and mental health. For example, an investigation led by Cornell University’s Genevive Meredith recently summarised the conclusions reached by multiple groups of researchers looking at time … Read more


5 ways to deal with feelings of insecurity or inadequacy

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20th December

Many people feel insecure or inadequate. Others say that they lack confidence or have low self-esteem. But even when the words differ, the end result is often the same.

My book The Confidence Project provides a wide variety of both quick fixes and longer-term techniques for boosting confidence. But here are five different tips and ways of looking at things:

1. Be careful about using positive self-affirmations
Some gurus and … Read more


Debunking 5 myths about mindfulness

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22nd November

I’ve written about mindfulness, its benefits in terms of stress and wellbeing – and how to work on it before. But here are 5 myths about mindfulness.

1. Mindfulness benefits everybody

WRONG! There are a small number of documented instances of mindfulness practice having adverse effects for some people.

A team of British, Italian and Spanish researchers led by William Van Gordon at the University of Derby recently pointed … Read more