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And The Oscar Goes To . . .

Recently I introduced you to my oldest friend, Dingle. He lives in New Zealand now and was over here for the Christmas period. Well, he’s gone back now so I think I’m safe to tell you...

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We Lucky Few

Did you ever watch Band Of Brothers? It was an American mini series set in the Second World War, following the exploits of Easy Company from the US Army’s 101st Airborne Division.

The...

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The Friendship Tree: Three Types Of Friends In Your Life

This Top Tip is a way of thinking about your different friendship groups. The Friendship Tree categorises friendships into three distinct groups and it's a brilliant way to consider your...

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Small Talk: The Best Way To Improve Your Conversation Skills

Ensuring that you are an effective communicator is one of the most important skills you can develop if you want to excel in both your personal and professional lives.

It's easy to find articles...

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How To Fully Take Responsibility For Your Life

You'll often hear the suggestion to take full responsibility for your life, to stop playing the blame game and hold yourself accountable. 

Well, you won't be shocked to hear I agree whole...

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Local Knowledge: How To Create An Unfair Advantage In Life For Yourself

A couple of years ago Christmas came early and my wife and I spent the evening of 23rd December at a Stormzy gig in west London.

It was an intimate affair as he was playing at my favourite venue in...

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Remember To Think Before You Speak: The Berkoski Reflex

Have you ever found yourself thinking:

"Why on earth did I say that?"

"Why don't I think before I speak?"

"Why am I so impulsive?"

"Why don't I just talk less?!"

If so be assured that you're not...

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How To Stay Motivated When You Feel Like Giving Up And Want To Quit

Time is a weird thing. Sometimes, usually when you’re enjoying yourself, it seems to shoot by in a flash. And then there are other occasions where it just drags on forever and it's hard to...

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Personal Development Success: Input Goals vs Output Goals

Johnny Marr was just twenty three when The Smiths split in 1987. Thirty five plus years later my much more aged fingers struggle to play the songs he effortlessly churned out in his teens and early...

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How To Set Goals: Embracing Bright Line Rules for Effective Goal Setting

This is a Top Tips for setting goals. Well, it’s about a strategy called Bright Line Rules that can sit alongside them and help you to accomplish your goals.

Bright-line rules are one of the...

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Ways To Improve Your Skills And Strengths

Next June should be awesome. I’ll be heading to Avignon in the south of France with two good friends, John and Grav, an opportunity to develop new skills through travel and exploration. We...

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The Magic of Effective To-Do Lists: Organize Your Work Like a Pro

Today, we're diving into the world of to-do lists. I know, I know, it sounds about as exciting as watching paint dry, but hear me out. Whether you're a frantic freelancer, a bustling business...

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