Goals: How to set good ones (Blog and Podcast)

This podcast episode is the first in the “Goals and Habits Series”. Listen here. It’s that time of year again. Most of us have fresh goals and great hopes for achieving them. I have set myself some lofty goals and am using the process described here to give myself the best shot at success. In…

Gaining Value from Experiences – Blog and Podcast

Podcast Episode 14 – Listen here This episode is the final instalment in the “Planning and Decision Making” Series. Links to earlier podcasts can be found at the bottom of the page. In Short: Big decision are rarely big decisions. They’re a series of micro-decisions leading you towards a big one, followed by a series…

Planning for Action – Blog and Podcast

Planning and Action – Podcast Episode 13 – Listen here When most of us think about planning for success, we think about to-do lists and task lists. What we often fail to plan for is our change in mindset and the natural ebb and flow of motivation and energy. This podcast episode is about planning…

Decisions and Actions: How are you motivated?

Podcast Episode 12: Listen Here One of the most common mistakes we make in the decision making process is that we fail to see the connection between our goals, the big decision leading to the goal and the tiny little choices and actions it’ll take to implement the big decision and achieve the goal. One…

Are there good and bad decisions?

Podcast Episode 11. Listen here. In short: The actions you take after making the decision are more important than the decision itself. (More in this in Episode 12) It’s possible for things to go wrong even when you make a good choice and take all the ‘right’ actions. Not everything is in your control. (More…

Is your weakness really a strength?

Podcast Episode 10. Listen here. In short: Our strengths serve us well in many situations but they don’t serve us well in all situations. When we play our strengths too often or in situations where they don’t add benefit, they can present as weaknesses. Our strengths can also be perceived as weaknesses by others who…

Putting Praise and Criticism in their Place

Podcast Episode 9. Listen┬áHere. I’ve been a praise junkie for most of my life. If I did things and nobody noticed, it felt as though I might as well not have bothered. To some extent I’m still like that – the blog with no likes and no comments? No thanks! (Admittedly, as a new blogger,…