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Podcast: Clowning Around with The Possibilist (Me!)

A few weeks ago I joined Em Stroud and her Clown Barabra and chatted about my life as The Possibilist. Listen to the Podcast to find out: What is a Possibilist? How can we move from optimism or realism into the way of being the Possibilist? How will being the Possibilist make your life better? How is Barbara (the Clown) [...]

Get more productive, without taking up smoking

I’m not a smoker, and I have only ever been a smoker when I have been “playing” during my acting days. It has certainly never been part of my daily ritual or productivity system… What…? Yes, that’s right… I said productivity system. There are two things in particular that smokers have right when it comes to productivity. And those things [...]

One tiny habit = peaceful sleep

Spring is springing for us here in London and the natural light in our lives is getting bigger, brighter and better. I joined one of my dear friends Lara Cowan from Botanic Shed recently to talk about the effects of natural light on your brain and your sleep. Not getting enough sleep can have significant side effects: People with less [...]

Top 4 tips to combat Zoom fatigue

Communication Professor Jeremy Bailenson, from the Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL), has written the first peer-reviewed article that systematically deconstructs Zoom fatigue from a psychological perspective. (And it fully backs up everything I have been saying on the subject for the last year, so I love him for that!) It's unnatural! Both the amount of eye contact we engage [...]

What tree are you in the Celtic Tree Astrology & what does this have to do with Gratitude?

I got an email this week from one of the charities we work with. It had a curious quiz on Celtic Tree Astrology - not a standard corporate quiz but a fun 'break for the mind' - I think you'll like it! I am an Elder (The Seeker) - it rings so true to me. If you're curious, find out what tree [...]

Forget Positivity!

I delivered a talk for a team at Imperial College last week which was titled; "Forget Positivity: Stop chasing positivity and avoiding negativity and step in to the curious world of the Possibilist". I can't share the whole thing, but I do want to pass on the opening sentiment, because it's critical to challenge some of the current sentiment around toxic positivity, [...]

The two choices that you have

 I want to share a crucial idea which will help you to set boundaries and say 'no'. It's a simple one. Ready? You have two choices when someone asked you to do something which takes your precious time away. You can choose YES aaaaaaaaand, you guessed it..... you can choose NO! Ok, so you knew that answer already I [...]

I get asked this all the time…

For some reason when I was interviewed recently by the magnificent Lucy Hutchings-Hunt this question made me well up with tears. Have a listen to the whole podcast here if you want to get some free mindset coaching (like Lucy cheekily asked for. Of course it doesn't take much to twist my arm to coach someone!). The question she asked me at [...]

Using deliberate procrastination to increase your productivity

Working from home means there is so much more to distract you... (Yes, I see all that sock mathcing going on... I see it in my home, I see it in your home!) Here is a simple coaching technique to hack the brain’s procrastination system! It's called deliberate procrastinaion and it helps your brain to get motivated and [...]

How to stay motivated and get more done!

It's a funny time of year isn't it! There is so much going on with the start of this and the start of that, but week 2 back at work and it's hard to stay motivated to get the important (as opposed to the urgent!) things done. I mean, let's be honest, it's hard to stay motivated to get anything [...]

What is Upstream Thinking? Stop Overthinking Forever!

2021 is here (you have probably picked that up from ALL your recent emails - ha ha!) I hope you've had a super great festive break and are feeling renewed, revived and rejuvenated. Ooooooor, are you thinking; I SHOULD be feeling those things but didn't get there during the break I didn't have a break because I have too much [...]

One of the saddest things I learned in 2020

When was the last time you threw your head back and laughed? On average, a 4-year-old laughs 300 times per day. It takes a 40-year-old 10 WEEKS to reach that number!! Now, it is true that I'm slightly closer to 40 than to 4... but I feel like my laugh-o-meter is higher than that. Research from Bagdonas and Aaker, a [...]

A super simple mind shift (that makes me teary)!

When was the last time you said something nice….. to YOURSELF?! That little voice inside our head is there for a primal reason but sometimes, unfortunately, it is more of a critic than a voice of support and encouragement. If your inner voice is giving you a hard time it makes life difficult, it stops you striving for your dreams, it can make you [...]

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