Throw Me a Rope – I’m Scaling a Procrastination Mountain Here

I’m currently experiencing the worst bout of procrastination of my entire life. It’s excruciating, it’s embarrassing, and I think it has the potential to sabotage the most significant goal of my professional career. Let me explain: I’m travelling to New York at the end of May to undertake research for the book I’m writing. In order for this trip to be a success, I…

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Why New Year’s Resolutions Don’t Work (and 2 powerful alternatives)

Here’s a frightening statistic. According to the University of Scranton research, only 8% of people actually achieve their New Year’s goals. Crazy right?! If resolutions or specific goal setting just ain’t your gig, don’t sweat it, you’re doing OK. Instead of the traditional resolution-fest, I’d like to suggest a different approach, which can apply to the beginning of…

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How to Attain Your Goals in 2014 (Part 3:3)

Research on the psychology of goals shows success breaks down into two distinct areas: 1. Goal setting 2. Goal attainment. My first two posts in this series were concerned with goal setting. Today’s post focuses on the second area – goal attainment. Or more specifically, what you need to do to increase the chance of…

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Stop, Reflect and Reset (Part 1:3)

The holidays provide us with a natural hiatus to stop, reflect and press the ‘reset’ button. It’s a great time to set our intentions for the coming year. For the past three years I have set aside a few hours over the Christmas break period to review the year retrospectively and set some goals for…

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What do you want?

1.      What do you want? 2.      What are you willing to do to get it? How often do we stop, pause and ask ourselves, “what do I want?” It could be in relation to our current role. Or our career.  Or even our life in general. This is an important question. But an even more powerful question,…

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One step forward, two steps back….

A few days ago I was asked the following question: “How do we keep ourselves true to our reformed behaviour, once we have made a commitment to change?” Becoming aware of a trait or habit which is holding us back is only half the battle in conquering it. Consistently maintaining the improvement once it has…

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