Output leads to growth

"A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work." Colin Powell The hard truth about output and growth  There are some things to know about how output leads to growth. To get good at something you must put some hard work into it.  To become good at creating anything … Continue reading Output leads to growth

Perfection is a myth

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” Alan Cohen. Fully embracing the idea that perfection is a myth has enabled me to become more productive and more confident than ever about my creative output quality and value. It is getting better for me all the time. My … Continue reading Perfection is a myth

Compound growth EI Tip 4

What is compound growth and why should you even care? I often talk about using the "baby step" approach to achieve goals, make changes, and create new and lasting habits. I wrote a blog post on this which you can read here. There are several particularly good reasons why I recommend embracing the baby step … Continue reading Compound growth EI Tip 4

Bin your negativity

Why should you bin your negativity? Chronic and deep negativity put a huge dampener on my self-confidence for most of my life up until my mid to late thirties. Looking back on it I see all the wasted opportunities for happiness and achievement littering my memories like field rubbish after a music festival. I had … Continue reading Bin your negativity

Monitor your emotions EI Tip 3

Why should you monitor your emotions? Emotions are a key part of your life. They can help you to understand yourself better, and they are also important for your understanding of other people. The human brain is a complex organ with many functions. It is the most important part of your body and without it, … Continue reading Monitor your emotions EI Tip 3

Emotional Button Pushers EI Tip 2

Have you ever encountered one of life’s emotional button pushers? Picture this scene. You have a meeting with the upwardly mobile and ambitious manager of the finance department. They regard you as internal competition in the promotion stakes. You and your team really need their green light for project X and you are not looking … Continue reading Emotional Button Pushers EI Tip 2

Emotional Triggers EI Tip 1

Picture the scene. You are out and about, on your own or perhaps with loved ones or friends. You are going about your day and feeling good. Seemingly out of nowhere all of this changes. Something happens or someone does something which makes you so angry you find yourself instantly raging and out of control. … Continue reading Emotional Triggers EI Tip 1

Values matter

Core values are hugely important to me, and they are vital to my emotional intelligence. Values have real power. I had a recent reminder of this from an unexpected source. BTW - if you prefer an audio version of this to listen to, I have included one just for you at the end of this … Continue reading Values matter

Total ownership is key

Taking total ownership turned my life around a few years ago – about twenty-one years ago to be precise – I am fifty-six at time of writing. BTW - if you prefer an audio version of this, I have included one just for you at the end of this article. I am in a constant … Continue reading Total ownership is key

Emotional intelligence is neutral

Emotional intelligence is neutral. It is best thought of as a tool to be developed and used. This article will explain why embracing this simple concept and viewpoint is incredibly useful. BTW - if you prefer an audio version of this, I have included one just for you at the end of this article. Nature … Continue reading Emotional intelligence is neutral