Monthly Archives: July 2013

July 29

IF YOU COULD BE ANYONE, WHO WOULD YOU BE?

This year I started using a five year Q&A diary, intrigued about the outcome. I was interested to see how my answers to the same questions would change over a five year period. Each page of the diary covers one day and at the top of each page, there is a question. There are 5 […]

July 27

THE KEY TO NEGOTIATING… DON’T NEGOTIATE!

Negotiating is a skill which is becoming more and more of a necessity in life, business and in ‘stiff upper lip’ proud Britain. Us Brits aren’t typically known for our love of negotiating (or indeed are we typically good at it!) but as bored as I am of this reference, we are now residing in […]

July 24

TRYING TO FIND YOUR VOICE? ME TOO!

”Good evening and welcome. I’d like to start by highlighting complacency and the hindering role it plays in our lives. Many of us are too complacent, only listening to what we are expecting to hear. Take the good people of the Starbucks tribe and their latest marketing ploy ‘getting to know our customers on first […]

July 20

MIND OVER MATTER VS. THE BRAIN

‘Who we are’ is a story of our ‘self’, a constructed narrative that our brain creates. Our brain constructs models of the external world, weaving experiences into a coherent story and enables us to interpret and predict what we should do next. Early last year, I discovered a large tumour in my neck, in my […]

July 15

IT’S WHO YOU KNOW & WHAT YOU KNOW…

Sometimes it feels as though a PhD in linguistics is a ‘must’ to be able to interpret the incomprehensible management speak present in today’s top companies. Business is stuffed full of jargon, egos and clichés but there is one phrase that rings true above most others: it’s who you know – not what you know […]

July 07

WRITE YOUR STORY… DON’T LET IT WRITE YOU!

Write your own story, don’t let anyone else hold the pen and never let your own story write you.  

July 07

DESTINATION; FINANCIAL FREEDOM

From denial to reality. From spending to scrimping. From shopping to saving. A hard lesson to learn but incredibly progressive and more worthwhile than any other. At the age of 23, I was earning £21,000 a year whilst carrying the burdens of a £38,000 debt, a figure which doesn’t even take the interest into account. […]