Dealing with failure

Its not about the fail, the important thing is how you deal with failure. Failure is something that happens to everyone. It is not something you are. A failure might occur, but you are not a failure as a result. Don’t take it personally. Failing can certainly hurt and get you down, make you sad or mad.  Continue reading

Applying Some Critical Thinking

Applying critical thinking gives individuals the opportunity to draw conclusions based on fact instead of blindly accepting information on face value. This is a great skill to have and develop during the life planning process. It will allow you to make educated and informed decisions in all aspects of your life.     Don’t take 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

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” Christopher Buckley       Are people 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 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

Design for Life – How it works

Design for Life gives you everything you need in order to get on with planning and improving your life. The 286 hardback book contains over 20 tools that you can start using immediately to make the changes you want.     Here are just a few ways that it can help you:   It guides Continue reading