Why Do We Expect the Worse?

Expecting the worst case scenario or predicting failure is not good for your self-esteem let alone your motivation. Last week I was in my gym doing 20 minutes on the Cross Trainer, and as is my will, I was listening to some up-beat tracks with my ear buds in. Sometimes you need this to keep going in the gym. I was also watching BBC News on the big screen but in silence, since the sound of Stone Roses “I am the Resurrection” was obliterating the TV sound. A video of…

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How much are you worth?

By the time taken, hours, days? Do you believe in your value, the results that you can bring to your clients or have you grown so sensitised to it, that your fees reflect this. The latest James Bond film – Spectre – made $200 million at the box office. The theme song, set to make millions for the author was written by our own Sam Smith…in 20 minutes. Paul McCartney and John Lennon were reputed to pen hit records over a grand piano in John’s Weybridge mansion over a couple…

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Are you in the zone?

“Paul, you wash up the pans, I’ll clear the table” “Yes dear” and instantly I entered the motivational state of duty. I wasn’t going to enjoy washing the pans especially the ones with the roasties in them and the sausages which had left rock hard debris on the pan. But I did them, not brilliantly, if I’m honest, but I washed the pan in a motivational state known as the Duty State. This is the frame of mind where you do something because you have to, if you don’t there’ll…

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