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Keeping a journal or diary helps to anchor and sustain change.  Some people are mistakenly put off for fear that it will require too much effort – in fact, it can be a very quick and easy way to keep...

People tell us to listen to our instincts, but that’s easier said than done as we rush through the day.  We can find ourselves doing tasks on autopilot, without questioning whether we’re doing what’s best for us, our organisations or...

Habits free up our minds for higher thoughts.  They organise much of what we do into sub-conscious routines, so that we can focus our attention on what’s novel, interesting or necessary in any given moment.  In doing so, habits anchor...

If you make a change, you will undoubtedly learn something from the experience.  But whether that learning leads to growth is down to you. Let me explain.  If I go to a networking event and find it hard to strike up...

Fear.  It’s never far from our minds.  And that’s not surprising as it’s part of the mechanism we’re hard-wired with to alert us to possible dangers. Fear is particularly triggered by situations that are new or different.  And if you’re making...

Change requires energy.  What is true in physics is also true for people.  And just as with physical objects, energy not only provides the impetus for people to change, it helps determine the direction.  So becoming more aware of your...

In A is for Action, I talked about the importance of taking a first step, any step, however small it might be.  That single action makes the process of change real. One of the reasons we find it hard to take...

Ok, so it’s no surprise that, as a trained coach, I believe coaching is key to securing effective and long-lasting change. But what is it about coaching that helps?  Here are five reasons that I would suggest. First, it builds clarity.  Coaching...

At times of change, we can get completely caught up with tackling the immediate pressures around us, whilst also adding to an ever-lengthening list of internal worries.  There have certainly been times in my life when I’ve spent each day...