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Overwhelm and burnout: The ONE thing worth knowing that can stop that cycle.

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Earlier on today, I was reading an article about an entrepreneur who is up to some really cool things in Brighton, UK. This got my mind idly thinking back to when I used to live there, which led on to nostalgic feelings for my time there, and then before you know it, I'm on Rightmove browsing 3 bedroom properties in Hove!
 
Imagine if I didn't know that just because you have a thought, doesn't mean you have to act on it?
 
That's how it happens though isn't it? We have a...

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Happy Healthy Entrepreneur becomes...

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Hope you've had a good January? Here's what I've been up to...

Do you know that feeling when an idea pops in your head, quite unexpectedly, but makes total sense to you about what to do next? The long winter break gave me much pause for thought about the way I work, and what came to mind with such clarity was this - I don't want to work on my own anymore, or rather, I want to create something with other people.

What was interesting is that it didn't come from a place of...

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I just want an easier life, is that too much to ask?

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No, it's not too much to ask.

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When feeling blue is more than just a 'bad day'

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Bad moods, thought storms, down in the dumps.  They all point to the same thing - not feeling great. 

When we're in this state of mind, have you noticed that EVERYTHING seems to look annoying/frustrating/generally rubbish?

At this point, I could say something along the lines of the fact that thoughts do change moment to moment, so if you don't like how you feel, it's OK because another one will be along in just a moment.

But what if it really seems like one bad mood thought is being...

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Superstitions, Insights, and Playing Better Tennis!

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Don't walk under ladders. Always maintain eye contact when you 'cheers' someone. See a magpie, salute it. 

Wikipedia describes superstitious thinking as "any belief or practice that is considered irrational: for example, if it arises from ignorance, a misunderstanding of science or causality."

So what helps us to 'see through' superstitious thinking? The answer is - insights. 

In the coaching work that I do, I often ask people about insights; what insights have you had since...

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Tired Of Trying To 'Think Positive' All The Time?

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Tired of trying to 'think positive' all the time? 
 
That's understandable. Trying to think positive all the time or change your negative thoughts into positive ones is a losing game. 
 
The reality is we don't get to choose what thoughts pop into our head. They just do. That's the nature of thought. If you are a living and breathing human, you will experience thousands of thoughts each and every day (it's been estimated up to 70,000-80,000 thoughts a day), of which some...

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What To Do About The Fear of 'What If' Coming True

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It's often been said that as humans, we are born with two fears only - the fear of heights and the fear of loud noises, which if that's true then everything else is a learned behaviour, which is good to know, right?
 
Worry in its simplest sense is a misuse of the imagination. As humans, we developed imagination as a resource to provide practical solutions to our problems.
 
So in other words, imagination is a very valuable tool to help us creatively navigate our way...

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What Becomes Possible When We Throw Away The Rule Book?

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When it comes to creating content, I love writing, I enjoy speaking, and I love creating videos.

Yet I don’t have time to write a blog, record a podcast, and create a video each and every week, when would I have time for coaching clients, running my group programmes, and working on new ideas?

So...

Instead of forcing myself to choose one and stick to that, I thought 'how can I get around this?'

Then the idea came to me - 'why do you even need to choose?'

Who says you can't record a...

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The One Thing You Can Count On In Life

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Earlier this week, I went for a routine check-up appointment with my dentist. As I was sitting in the waiting room, the radio was playing and I heard a really old, but familiar song, which made me think 'I wonder what age I was when I first heard this song?' I came to the conclusion it was probably eight or nine, and my mind naturally wandered to what I was up to, in life, around that time.

Then the song finished, and another one came on, and again I wondered 'what age?' - probably late...

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That pressure you feel before a prospective client meeting...it doesn't have to be like that.

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You've got a meeting or a call lined up with a potential client to discuss the idea of working together.  On one hand, it feels great, but there's also a part of you that feels nervous, apprehensive, and underprepared. 

Maybe you even have the thought I hope they cancel even though you don't really mean it, but it doesn't stop you having the thought anyway!

The meeting feels important. You feel like you need to be at your best. You want them to say yes to working with...

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