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Nothing's Impossible

Posted on 22 June, 2022 at 4:15

Often, we are told, or we tell ourselves, that something is impossible and many of us stop at that point. We write something off and perhaps have a low level regret for the rest of our lives that we never did that ‘impossible’ thing.


Now let me get something clear at the beginning. I am not ...

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Don't Make Assumptions

Posted on 7 June, 2022 at 3:50

There is a phrase which has been around for years: "Never assume as you make an Ass of U and Me".


It's often said in a jokey, cheesy way, but it holds a great deal of truth.


I have worked with a lot of clients (as well as knowing an awful lot of people) who have made assumptions. I've...

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Keep on Keeping On - 10 tips to build consistency into your life and practice

Posted on 25 May, 2022 at 4:10


“Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard.

It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose and of action over a long period of time.”

Bruce Springsteen



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It's Not About the Lipstick

Posted on 11 May, 2022 at 3:30


Some time ago, I did a webinar with another coach, Claire.  It was done in audio mode, with a few slides for reference, but no-one could actually see us.


A couple of hours before the webinar, Claire and I had a call to finalise last minute details and check out the technical stuff. As...

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5 Words from 5 People

Posted on 27 April, 2022 at 4:10



Confidence is an issue that often comes up when I am working with people, especially around the Inner Critic (what we tell ourselves about ourselves) and worrying about what other people think of us.


We can spend too much time in our heads listening to this Inner Critic and cre...

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Pick Your Battles

Posted on 13 April, 2022 at 4:25

I was recently taken to task by someone who read a comment I had made about spiders. I said I don’t like spiders and to overcome my dislike, I could go to London Zoo for their Friendly Spider Programme where I could end up with a Mexican Red-Knee Spider on my hand. Will I actually do that? Ummmm, proba...

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Sometimes Your Mind Plays Tricks on You

Posted on 30 March, 2022 at 4:35

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Marcus Aurelius



I heard a really great quote from Winston Churchill. When asked during World War II wh...

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Posted on 16 March, 2022 at 5:45


Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.

Michelle Obama 



Many people regard me as a very confident person. The...

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Yes or No?

Posted on 2 March, 2022 at 4:30

“A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”

Mahatma Gandhi



If you are searching the internet f...

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Posted on 15 February, 2022 at 13:10


“I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.”

Peter Ustinov

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