Bouncing Back

I’m proud of the way I’ve dealt with setbacks. It’s hard when you feel down and you think, ‘Why is the world doing this to me?’ But you have to pick yourself up again. That’s what made me a better athlete. ¬†Jessica Ennis-Hill, World and Olympic Heptathlon Champion.   You never know when events around...

The Impact Stress Has On Decision Making – It’s not what most people expect!

Years of research (and plenty of real life experiences too!) have demonstrated that stress affects the way we think. Feeling stressed changes the way our brains process things. Neuroscientists can point to changes in the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, striatum, and insula areas of the brain for evidence of this but in the real world this...

Resilience: 8 Key Principles

People react to the challenges and demands in their life in different ways. Some people thrive, some struggle to cope and others disengage.  As the economic climate continues to be uncertain and turbulent many people are facing increasing levels of pressure in their lives. Businesses are placing greater levels of responsibility and increased performance expectations...

Mental Toughness

Mental Toughness is a very helpful characteristic to possess in a world that is volatile and uncertain. A world where success is hard to achieve and the consequences of failing are serious. Mental Toughness enables a person to work hard, respond resiliently to adversity and high demands whilst staying focused on their objectives and provides...

Expectations vs. Reality: how to create a better outlook.

Expect: to look forward to; regard as likely to happen; anticipate the occurrence or the coming of. I once ran a stress management course for managers and one of the delegates (a warehouse manager) had a particular issue with the way his systems were interfered with by other managers. When asked to describe the situation...

Stress Mindset

Rethinking Stress: How Mindset Matters

What exactly is a stressful situation? Is it true that they are always debilitating or is it true that something that doesn’t kill you actually makes you stronger? We often find ourselves in situations that cause big emotional responses in us. It’s common for these moments to be given the catch-all description of “stressful” causing...

How To Make Better Mistakes

Many things have been written and said about the importance of being allowed to make mistakes. It is commonly believed that you learn more from your mistakes than you do from your successes. We’re all familiar with stories from notable high achievers like Thomas Edison, Michael Jordan and Steve Jobs about how their mistakes led...

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