Tag Archives: personal development

Can collaboration create more success than competition?

We’re told it’s a ‘dog eat dog’ world but does it have to be? A client of mine – let’s call him Matt – is a solo entrepreneur in competitive marketplace. He was feeling frustrated that someone in the same … Continue reading

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Want a different outcome? Choose how you respond

Last week, one of my clients – let’s call him Paul – was telling me about how frustrated he becomes when certain things happen. ‘What really irritates me is that the end result is always the same. I’m annoyed, stressed … Continue reading

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Do you ever talk yourself out of opportunities?

When I was a child, I used to get myself quite worked up before going to events. I was shy and felt awkward walking into a classroom, a birthday party or a family celebration. What’s interesting about this is that … Continue reading

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Are you consciously opting in?

Action for Happiness is an organisation committed to building a happier and more caring society. They want to see a fundamentally different way of life – where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more … Continue reading

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Need a new perspective on an issue? Try a new frame

Imagine you have a wonderful photo that you’d like to display. You take it to a picture framer to have it professionally mounted and she asks you what kind of frame you’d like. ‘I usually go for a plain black … Continue reading

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Would you like to be happier?

Happiness is a subject which often comes up in coaching sessions: a client’s happiness within their job, their happiness with their job, their happiness at home, their happiness with the direction in which their life is heading. Therefore, it’s not … Continue reading

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Improving your second score – how to receive negative feedback well

My last post provided a simple framework to ensure we offer constructive feedback. Understandably, some readers then got in touch to ask about receiving feedback. When we receive positive feedback, we sometimes feel embarrassed and try to explain it away. … Continue reading

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