Abraham Lincoln said: “Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be .” With what is happening to all of us just now, it seems more important than ever for us to make the most of our future lives and do everything we can to be happy. No-one else is… Continue reading Where’s your fairy godmother?
Winston Churchill said “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” So just how do you keep positive if you don’t seem to be getting anywhere when you’re looking for a new job? Get up, get dressed and get going early. Starting your day with purpose is key to ensuring that… Continue reading Keeping your spirits up during job search
One of the most useful seminars I ever attended was about selling. Selling anything – products, services, yourself. The presenter talked about how the language you use can help the listener to feel either positive or negative. Think of listening to someone talk. If they include a word like “unfortunately”, “but”, “however” or “although” in… Continue reading Using positive language to sell yourself
The inhabitants of the Japanese islands of Okinawa are known for their longevity. They also believe in the idea that everyone has an ikigai – a reason for living, the source of value in your life. They believe that to live a long and happy life you need to work out what this is. If… Continue reading Find your Ikigai
A recent Yougov poll found that hardly any respondents want us to go back to the economy we have had pre coronavirus. The pandemic, for all the suffering and hardship it has caused, has given us an opportunity to rebuild our world in a more equitable and greener way. Do you want to change the… Continue reading Do you want to increase your contribution to society?
So many of us are now working from home at the moment in these strange times. What are some tips to help you to make it work? -set a clear boundary between work and family time. (this only applies to those who are not looking after small children at the same time!) -identify when you… Continue reading Making a clear boundary between work and home
So many of us have been forced to make major changes in the way we lead our lives over the past few weeks. This may well have felt uncomfortable and unsettling at first. But’s it’s amazing how quickly new habits can be formed and your new life begins to feel normal. Indeed it might now… Continue reading Make that change!