Language is incredibly powerful. If you have been reading my Monday Mindsets for a while you will know that I am fascinated by the power of words to shape our feelings and even our lives. Semantics. It matters. Consider this description from a book I am reading by Lisa Feldman Barrett about emotions. “Imagine the…

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We humans are so negative sometimes. (actually, a lot of the time!). In part, it is because we are wired that way. In evolutionary terms it makes sense to pay particular attention to things that may harm you. It’s much more useful to notice a snake on your path than a spray of daisies, right?…

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There are a lot of things that drive me just a little bit crazy. Many of them, at the moment, revolve around the habits of teenagers. (I am blessed with two 😀) The mountains of laundry that materialise every day. The boxes of cereal left out on the bench. The empty snack wrappers stuffed between…

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What is the difference between a cupcake and a muffin? Seriously, can anyone tell me? You may argue that cupcakes usually have more icing, and muffins tend to have a little less sugar or fat. But when you get down to it, essentially they are pretty much the same thing. They both have the same…

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Unfortunately…. There is a huge gap between wanting something And actually doing something. Intention is great, but it is not the same as following through. It’s one thing to want to make an early start every day. It is another to resist sleeping in instead. It is great to have a dream to publish a…

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Wow, There is a “special” day for just about everything. Fun at work day, donut day, Scrabble day, bird day, puppy day. You name it, you can probably find a day dedicated to it. And yesterday was, can you believe it? …….. POSITIVE THINKING DAY!!! who knew? But this, in fact, might be a good…

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People often ask me, what is the key thing that determines whether you reach your goal (or not)? Now there are a whole host of tools, techniques and mindset skills that will vastly improve your chances of reaching your goal. (I write about my complete formula for success in my book ACHIEVE ANYTHING YOU WANT) But…

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“You look at where you are going and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you have been and a pattern seems to emerge” ~ from Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance As is the case for most people, My twenty year old self would be amazed to see where…

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How long will this last? Pandemic, lockdowns, uncertainty. At first we thought it would be weeks. It has now been months. And with no immediate end in sight, could it drag on for years? Who knows? But one thing I do know …… It is all very frustrating. To be unable to really plan for…

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