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Have You Got The Willpower To Read This? Willpower Tips

2011 saw the publication of an exciting book on the science of willpower by one of the world’s leading experts on motivation, professor Roy F Baumeister. So, to ask a seemingly obvious question, why exactly does willpower matter?  Baumeister explains that “it separates us from the animals. It's the capacity to restrain our impulses, resist…

Taking Inspiration from Ballet

Inspiration is something that is is always there- but like a radio we just need to tune into the right frequencies rather than the static of negativity. With this in mind, I thought I would share with you this example that came to me yesterday; it is one that proves inspiration can come from the…

Motivation

Motivation: Believe in the Impossible

To act on the ability to envisage our eventual success must have been one of the qualities that enabled early humans to overcome their environment. Without this adaptive nature and motivation to create something better for ourselves, the species could not have come so far. The screen you are reading this on and the internet…

business psychology

Business Psychology: The Business Athlete!

Business Psychology Organisational and occupational psychologists are increasingly realising that the modern business environment is analogous to the sporting world; both are based fundamentally on performance. For this reason trainers well practised in business psychology, are beginning to utilise approaches cross-fertilised from the world of sport psychology in order to give their "athletes" the edge.…

Time Management Tips

Time Management Tips: Part 2

Time Management In Time Management Tips Part 1 of this double-header, we introduced the concept of time management and explored the sum of its governing principles. In this second article, we delve a little deeper into the psychology of time management and efficiency. In many instances, the way we manage our time reflects deeply held…

Time Management

Time Management Tips: Part 1

Time Management This is a term that we often hear in connection with success and achieving our life’s goals. Indeed, many people consider time management to be synonymous with efficiency. While this describes time management in general terms, there are specific principles that we can learn which will give us the tools to make the…

optimism

Optimism – Part 2

Optimism - Part 2 Optimism - Part 2: Believe and Become. In the first article in this mini-series, we examined the essence of optimism and considered the footprint it leaves in our lives. This second and final article concerns ways in which we can develop optimism in our own lives and the benefits which will…

optimism

Optimism – Part 1

Optimism - Part 1 If you don’t like what you see, change your point of view. In this first article in a two-part series, we approach the subject of optimism with a wide-angle lens in an attempt to understand its nature and the role it plays in our lives. So much of what we call…

problem solving

Problem solving: one problem, many solutions

Problem Solving One Problem, Many Solutions An old proverb tells us that, if the ground is stony, there is no need to find enough leather to cover the entire world; we just need enough to cover our feet!  This article is about how to get around the road blocks in life which seem to stop…

motivation

Motivation: The Key To Self Improvement

Motivation The Key To Self Improvement “The beginning is the half of every action.” (Greek proverb) The term motivation is used to describe the powerful inner force that inspires us to direct behaviour in a certain way. We often refer to this force by other names such as get-up-and-go, zip, desire, and even ‘oomph’. Its…