What’s your second impression like?

We see a lot about the importance of creating a good first impression Someone at a reception smiled a hello and shook my hand warmly. Later I saw him sneering at one of the waiters. And, later still, talking behind someone’s back. You only have one chance to make a first impression, true, but you have […]


Creating win-win situations A few years ago I read The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey and thought how much the idea of creating win-win situations could change the way things are done. Thinking Win-Win isn’t about being nice, nor is it a quick-fix technique. It is a character-based code for human interaction and […]

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 […]