Five a day

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. In the UK we have a national health campaign encouraging everyone to eat at least 5 pieces of fruit/vegetables each day. This is a sound idea as small daily changes can make a larger difference to your life in the … Read more

Associate with positive people

You only get as far in life as the people you associate with. Take a good long look at your friends, your colleagues, your family members and anyone with whom you often spend time with. Ask yourself this question: Are these people nourishing me as a person? Really think about it. We all know people … Read more

Be generous

When you share, everybody wins. I am a firm believer in generosity – of ideas and time more so than money – and it features in the book The Rules of Life. Being generous with your time, your skills, your time and information has a two-fold effect on your happiness. Firstly, by sharing with others, … Read more

Priming the pump

Before you can get anything out you must put something in. This concept, delivered often by Zig Ziglar reminds us that we have to produce results first, to be rewarded later. This is the natural way of the world but often we miss this logic (or use it as a convenient excuse for inaction) Wanting … Read more


Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it. The power of exercise cannot be underestimated. Jogging, running, cycling and any physical activity are a great way to instantly boost your mood, maintain a healthy body and stay in shape. The trouble is it all seems so hard. … Read more