Self help works!

Many people don’t believe self help books work. The media is consistently sceptical about self-help, newspapers and interviewers always approach it as though it is some kind of quackery – snake oil sales. “The only way to get rich from a self-help book is to write one” wrote Christopher Buckley in his book God Is My Broker. Continue reading

Introducing life plans, what are they?

Everyone should have a life plan. Without a life plan you are much more likely to be pushed around by life’s circumstances and less likely to succeed – whatever your aspirations.     I know from my own direct experience that having a life plan helps you make better decisions, use your time and whatever Continue reading

Are your dreams too wild?

Our wildest dreams are important reflections of our deep-seated desires. They can tell you what you really believe would make your life fulfilling and meaningful.     Plan and set goals to achieve your dreams   Perhaps some dreams are beyond us, but if you can master planning, goal setting, handle procrastination and develop discipline Continue reading

10 steps to help get your life plan started

Welcome to our new video series: 10 steps to help get your life plan started. We will be publishing one a week, will anyone complete all 10 steps? Each of the 10 steps is designed with a specific aim in mind. Every step has a suggested task to accompany it. These are things you can do that Continue reading

10 steps to help you change your life

It has taken me over 30 years to develop my approach to life planning. All the advice I give is based on real direct practical experience from both my business and personal life. Below are just a few of the tools and techniques that can help you change your life when creating a LifeDesign™.   Continue reading

Setting big life goals and how to achieve them

One way you can give your life planning a boost is to work up some big life goals and targets. I like to call these: Big Hairy Audacious Goals (BHAGs). I read that Jim Collins and Jerry Porras first coined the phrase in their 1994 book “Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies”. They were Continue reading

Who wants to be a millionaire?

Most of us apparently. We dream of winning the lottery or gambling our way to having millions in the bank. There is no doubt that lots of money is attractive. Having enough money to buy what you want, do what you want (whenever you want) sounds like a recipe for happiness and contentment. And to an Continue reading

Why does life planning work?

Failing to plan is planning to fail. Life planning will add considerably to your chances of life success. Life plans help you clarify your thinking. They create a path to results, they keep you motivated and focussed. Read on and find out why life planning works…     Without a life plan you are likely to Continue reading

Getting control of your finances

It’s difficult to plan your life without doing some thinking about money. Lots of people have difficulty in planning their finances. Not many of us are good at sums, very few of us have been taught money management in any formal way and most people learn their attitudes and money management practices from their parents – Continue reading

Dealing with stress

Stress can affect your health and lead you to some extremely bad habits – drinking, smoking, overeating or even to drugs.     How can you begin to handle stress? Here are 5 ways:   1. Use the power of your sub-conscious   I believe in the power of the subconscious to solve my problems. Continue reading