The Beauty Of Confidence

Some time ago I began following the journey of Katie Piper and for anyone reading this article that hasn’t heard of her you must visit her site Katie Piper Foundation. Firstly, the words I wish to use to describe Katie are: phenomenal, strong, beautiful, confident, courageous, role model… and they’re just my initial experience of this mighty young…

If Not Now, When?

If not now, when? Now there’s a question…  You think about making changes in your life. You have dreams and hopes yet to be discovered. You want to maximise your time here on planet earth. And yet… nothing seems to get done to bring the desired change. Procrastination, lack of self-belief, a lack of confidence, a distinct lack…

Getting Past Fear

I had the pleasure of listening to a podcast this week with Brian Mayne talking about positive thinking and the impact we can have on what we do based on how we think and feel. His message was about successful people being focused on what they wanted and that, that related to them wanting to be their best. Fear, on…

Habits That Breed Success

What is a habit? A habit is behaviour or a set of behaviours you automatically do, without thinking and often without conscious intention. Some typical examples are driving your car (most of your actions are not thought through, they are done through being consciously competent), biting your fingernails or flicking your hair. So how can…

Expel Procrastination!

You wake up, today’s the day you are going to take on the world, you are going to make your mark and be all that you are meant to be… But hold on, you’ve got to prepare breakfast, do the washing, drop the kids to school or make your way to the office. In fact…

Be A Risk-Taker

This post, I wanted to focus on risk taking. Why? Because for a long time, it has been said that women are risk adverse; that women don’t like to take the leap of faith or believe anything good will come out of it. I disagree wholeheartedly. I believe that women can, do and will take…

Inspired Living

I’ve been reminiscing with a friend of mine about the 2012 Olympics here in the UK. It was such a joyful time. The vibe and excitement captured the nation. I saw sports I didn’t even know existed (I know, where have I been?!) and I spoke to people who weren’t sports fans but who thoroughly enjoyed…

It’s All About Time…

It’s all about time. Time is something I consistently hear complaints about, “there’s not enough time in the day”, “time goes too quickly”, “There should be more hours in the day”, “I’m constantly rushing”. Well, how does time show up for you? I believe there is always enough time for the things you want to do if they are important enough. After all,…

Life After Redundancy

The impact of the recession is taking its toll, reducing job opportunities so greatly that many people are now in a place of uncertainty and despair. More than 530 Britons are losing their jobs every DAY More than a million women are now unemployed in this country Britain’s overall jobless rate of 8.4% is worst since 1995 Around 1…

Beauty Is In The Eyes Of The Beholder

FACT: We are bombarded daily with images of 20 something’s looking glamorous with perfect hair and skin. We are told grey hair and wrinkles are ‘not the way to go’ and that by the time we get to a certain age we must stop wearing clothes that show anything that might be deemed unsightly! What they don’t tell you…

Quitter or Winner… Which One Are You?

I’m sure you’ve heard this phrase before, “A quitter never wins and a winner never quits” I believe it too. You only fail if you stop attempting to win. Agreed, the win might change, the path to it might not be the one in your original plan but if you keep going, keep challenging yourself,…

There Is Only One You

  Celebrate Your Uniqueness  Celebrating your uniqueness is about realising that you are a one off. There has never been nor will there ever be another quite like you. If that is the case, why is so much time spent trying to be like others or continually comparing yourself to others? This habit of comparing and…