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This is a space where I share ideas, thoughts and practical strategies for individuals and organisations to take a bit more control of their happiness, health and wealth. Some concepts are novel, whilst others have been around for centuries, I just package them for our modern attention-sapping society.

Occasionally guest writers will contribute their content so I can share ideas through a different lens.  I hope you enjoy the blog.

3 Questions Which Will Build Trust, Support and a Healthier Working Environment.

A healthy organisational culture is built on a foundation of care, empowerment, and connection.  When we aim to support those around us effectively it must be a two-way street, if we aren’t considerate and open as leaders, asking the right questions at the right times then we can make...

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2 Key Ingredients to Managing Workplace Stress.

1. NOTICING. Begin to observe and keep a note of what causes you stress on a daily basis. Is it always the same thing or type of situation which cause stress for you? Take this a step further and begin to notice how you are responding to these stressors, what are the thoughts, feelings and...

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Times of Stress Are Signals for Growth.

This article is about sitting with discomfort because we really aren’t very good at it!  Before any significant change in our lives, there is this period of uncertainty, discomfort, and unease.  Often, we don’t know what is happening and why we feel this way, but we can zoom...


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Job Creep and Over-delivery, Where Are You the Problem?

When we enjoy what we do and are passionate about it, there is a tendency to overdeliver.  Even more so if you work in a helping profession, manage people or you’re self-employed.

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Own Your Mornings.

This is not a post about the awesomeness of 5am club, a 17-step morning routine to conquer the world, or meditating for an hour before your cold plunge infrared sauna combo.

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Practice Intentional Pausing.

Think of a pause as a gap in proceedings, that could be a conversation, a meeting, your day, week, a project or longer periods like a quarter.


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Clear the Noise.

We waste a considerable amount of time and energy focusing on small things which get in the way of performance.


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There Are More Astronauts 🧑🏻‍🚀 in the World Than There Are F1 Drivers 🏎💨.

In fact, there are more astronauts in the world than there are F1, F2 and F3 drivers, with fewer than 128 active astronauts, cosmonauts, and taikonauts 🛸.


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What the Corporate World Can Learn From the Special Forces.

In one of my previous roles, I built the human performance program for an entire nation's Special Forces.

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Josh Your Whatsapp is Broken…

Real conversation with a loved one last week…

‘Josh I think your WhatsApp is broken, it’s doing some weird things, can’t see when you have seen the message any more then you aren’t as engaged in conversation. It’s weird.’


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Practice Reacting Differently

Your coping mechanisms will only stand up to the stress and pressure they've been exposed to.

I say this almost daily now 'we cannot control the presence of stress and pressure in our lives, but we can always control our responses to it'.


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Smallest Worthwhile Change.

This is an idea around doing the minimum, the minimum you can do in order to get some sort of meaningful change in anything.

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Struggle Street.

Dear residents of ‘Struggle Street’ For those of you out there having a rough day or going through a tough patch, this one is for you…

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Learning Tough Lessons With the Special Forces

For 3 years of my 3 ½ year contract with the Special Forces, I lived with and worked alongside a group of very elite retired US operators. To say I had a baptism of fire was an understatement..


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Getting to Know Your Imposter

Imposter syndrome held me back from fully expressing my potential for over 15 years. It’s silly when I look back at the missed opportunities I let sail on by due to that little nagging imposter..

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The Special Forces Fail a Lot.

A special forces operator is trained to be put in increasingly stressful situations. So invariably the fail a lot, but they fail in training so that they can succeed in combat.  Over and over and over again with gradually increasing stress and pressure the operators are trained using a method called stress inoculation.

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Is It Time for Some Mental House Keeping?

I’m assuming that you’ll tidy up pretty much every day that you/someone else makes a mess. Next day you’ll do it all again, only this time possibly adjust to make less mess or don’t let the kid near the condiments!


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