How do be more engaging on videoconferences

Over the last 3 months communication has moved virtual. For the next several months, and potentially much longer, the vast majority of business conferences, pitches, and presentations will continue to be this way. As a leader connecting with an audience through a screen is a challenge. The initial excitement of virtual happy hours has disappeared. […]

10 Traits of highly successful people few people know about

There are millions of online articles around the habits of highly successful individuals. Most of these articles focus on the psychological aspects of their habits, not necessarily the biochemical basis for why they’re a peak performer in the first place. This makes the assumption that, biochemically, we’re all on the same level as people like […]

How to Achieve a Work-Life Balance

Work-life balance can seem like an impossible feat. In fact, an amazing 94% of working professionals reported working more than 50 hours per week and nearly half said they worked more than 65 hours per week in a recent Harvard Business Review article. Work-life balance means something different to every individual, but below I share […]

5 Simple Ways to Avoid Burnout

There is a misconception that burnout is caused by working too hard. However, most people in business I come across work hard. What actually causes burnout is an inability to manage one’s emotions. Life can be a roller coaster of ups and downs. Building a business can expose the highs and the drops of emotions. […]

Feeling burnt out?

We’ve all felt fatigued. It’s mentally and physically exhausting and makes it difficult to deal with even the simplest tasks. Fatigue is particularly problematic when it comes to teamwork. We all want to work with people who are at their best—energised, creative, focused, and responsive—but this falls apart when we’re feeling overwhelmed and tired. Here […]

5 Ways To Prevent Stress At Work And Regain Productivity

In today’s culture of busyness, people think it’s cool to brag about how little sleep they need to get by. They think burning the midnight oil is the only way to get ahead. However, in reality, it’s only burning them out. Avoiding business burnout starts with de-stressing. Here are 5 simple tips to ensure you’re […]

What The Best Performers Have In Common

Where do you believe greatness is achieved? Is it in the work that we do in front of others? Or is it in the preparation that leads us to greatness? Our energy, effort and focus are 100% in our control. It is the work that we put into utilising these aspects of our preparation that […]

A Morning Ritual That Will Transform Your Day

I’ve recently been reading Shawn Achor’s best-selling book The Happiness Advantage. Within it he argues if you can raise somebody’s level of positivity in the present, then their brain experiences what he calls a “happiness advantage”. Your brain at positive performs significantly better than at negative, neutral, or stressed. Your intelligence rises, your creativity rises, […]

How to Recharge….

Just as you need to refuel your car and recharge the batteries in your mobile, it’s important to give yourself the chance to replenish your energy levels throughout the workday. In fact, the more demanding your day, and the less time you feel like you have to take any breaks, the more crucial it is […]