Entries by Ann Hawkins

Big Hairy Goals

Why are big, hairy goals better than SMART ones? If you have ever set goals, you were probably advised to set SMART ones:  Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timed. In other words, mediocre, run of the mill and not too challenging! What some of the top achievers in the world have in common is that they […]

Have you broken your promises to yourself?

Everyone breaks promises to themselves Why? Because its too easy to make the promises when you know no-one is going to call you on them. Come on. Have you done what you said you’d do? If you work on your own, who is to know if nothing on your ‘to do’ list gets done? You […]

Belief in yourself

Self belief is a major factor in becoming successful. Many of the people I mentor have all the talent they need to be successful but suffer from a lack of self belief and confidence. This stops them from even trying to get what they want. Achieving anything is mostly about simply doing the right things […]

How do you decide what you want?

“Desire is the starting point of all achievement” “Not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” – Napoleon Hill A surprising number of people have trouble deciding what it is they most desire. There are lots of reasons for this: As soon as we have the thought about what […]