Embracing failure is the most important trait that I’ve developed in my career (and my life for that matter). Granted, it took me a long time to get to this point. I no longer get down, frustrated or defensive about my failures. Instead, I have learned to learn from my failures and treat every single … Continue reading Learning to embrace failure.
Below is a post that I originally wrote last year, yet I think it’s quite appropriate that it gets another run now as the current environment has many of us slowly shifting into that mindset where we start to feel like a victim, and before we know it, we're sliding into the blame game. … Continue reading When have you really failed? The slippery slope of the blame game.
Have you ever heard the old saying “You can’t soar like an eagle when you’re surrounded by turkeys”? I’m sure you have. I’ve been there before in those environments where I’ve longed to be surrounded by inspiring people, but instead found myself being fed nothing but negativity and frustration from those I dealt with every … Continue reading Turkeys or lemonade? It’s all a matter of perception.
We all like to play it safe, don’t we? I know that many of us like to think that we’re risk takers. But, in modern society and in what I’ve heard described as ‘the age of consequence’, it seems we’ve become more risk averse than ever before. In some ways the fear of making mistakes … Continue reading So, you’ve hesitated, tried, failed, made mistakes, fallen over. Well… what’s next?
Once upon a time, I was the manager of the cutting and pasting department. Well, that’s what one senior manager with a very loud voice once referred to the marketing department as. He kept it up, and soon the whole office was under the impression that we literally sat around cutting and pasting all day. … Continue reading How would you handle being referred to as “The Cutting & Pasting Manager”?
If I had a dollar for every time someone told me - ‘you can’t do this’, ‘we don’t want you’ or worse still completely ignore me - on my career and entrepreneurial journey… well… I wouldn’t need a career at all because I could retire today. How many ambitious entrepreneurs out there does this sound … Continue reading Prove the haters wrong. You’ve got this!
Ever heard the saying “You can’t soar like an eagle when you’re surrounded by turkeys”? Yes, I’ve been there in those environments where I’ve longed to be surrounded by inspiring people, but instead I’ve been fed nothing but negativity and frustration from those I dealt with every day. I’ve also read all that motivational advice … Continue reading How to use turkeys to make lemonade.
Did you know that #bored has 53 Million hits on Instagram, and a similarly high number on Twitter and Facebook? Personally, this horrifies me as it means that a staggering number of people are sitting around, doing nothing and getting bored (and posting on social media about it). Don’t be one of these people. If … Continue reading Are you bored? No, you are curious.
The power of positive thinking can be applied to almost all aspects of life, but when applied in business, it can be a major key to success. We all know that there is an abundance of motivational pieces floating around on the internet from successful business people. While many of these make for great reading … Continue reading Take action! Harnessing the power of positive thinking in business.