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Finding Happiness in WHSmith

By |December 15th, 2017|

I had not bought a magazine in years. For the 11 hour flight to South Africa I thought it would be smart to do so.

In this short shopping experience, I found happiness.

My gaze met with the business section, then photography magazines and football magazines. I saw some adult colouring books that looked great and […]

How To Press Pause On Your Overthinking

By |January 4th, 2017|

It has become apparent to me after having coached a lot of creative people that overthinking is one of their biggest struggles.


Here is my video that shares some useful tips on how to press the pause button on your overthinking.

EVENT on 8th Dec 2016

By |December 2nd, 2016|

In case you don’t know I run a lovely meetup group called The Dare To Be Yourself Group.  6500 members and counting.

In previous events these are just some of the speakers we’ve had:

– A creative funeral planner

– A songwriter who creates songs for autistic children

– Writer and historian sharing about his many past lives

– […]

Have You Always Been Confident?

By |November 17th, 2016|

On Monday evening I was asked by someone, ‘Have you always been a confident person?’   I’m not sure I’ve been asked that question before but my answer turned into a series of reflections on my past.  It went something like this:
‘When I was 17 at sixth form college, before we broke for the Christmas […]

Your Power Tool is Expectation

By |June 29th, 2016|


If I could go back to my school days and take exams I would use the power of expectancy.

I cannot remember a single time during high school where I was motivated more by the pursuit of pleasure than the avoidance of pain.  Okay that’s a lie. I enjoyed sport a lot so the joy […]

More Of The Same Please!

By |June 20th, 2016|

Over the past few days from my flat in Wembley I’ve been able to hear the uplifting distant sound of Coldplay and their huge stadium filled crowds singing in unison.  Coldplay have created many big hits and have people travelling far and wide to see them perform.

What is fascinating about fans of superstar musicians […]

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