If you have been in my circle for a while you will be aware that I experienced a life-threatening car accident in 1998. I had finished work and was driving to the gym on a warm summer's day in Glasgow. I was on the Kingston Bridge (which crosses the River Clyde as it cuts Glasgow in half, like the Thames does in London), and it started to drizzle as traffic slowly built up. The cars were “stop-starting” very, very quickly. As a cautious driver I held back and was more...
PSA - Parenting 101
Coco Gauff is a 15 year old American tennis player who has created some wonderful stories related to Wimbledon this year (2019). She is the same age as my daughter and I have found her an inspiration, and somebody that I can learn a great deal from. Yet her young age means that we need to ensure she is able to make the most of her innate talents, her youth, and the support system that has been put around her.
Not every young person has the opportunities...
This is a great question and worthy of answering because strengthening memory is one of the most important tools for learning and retaining information. Memory, in many respects, is like a muscle. it requires exercise in order it for it to be fully functioning and able to serve you when you need it most.
Question - How can I strengthen my memory? I forget things easily.
Answer - Think about the last time you had to run for a bus, if the muscles in your legs are not trained for running (or...
Here is your weekly Friday High Five! And a list of what I’m enjoying or pondering.
What I’m reading —
11 Leadership Qualities that Changed The World by Nabil Al-Azami.
I like the simple and practical way that the book is laid out and presented.
The publishers website says “There is a hadith that says that every one of us is a shepherd for our flock. This profound statement by Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings upon him) compels us to...
In order to really flourish and thrive you need to ensure that you are surrounded by the right people. In this context the right people includes reflecting who is in your circle of friends, mentors, family, teachers, etc. In essence :very single person you encounter provides you with an opportunity to learn.
As I grow wider I realise that in order to genuinely flourish and thrive you need to and should:
Subject: CONFIRMED! Experts Academy Elite (Success!)
Date: Thu, 25 Nov 2010, 09:50
That was the subject and date from the first email I ever received from Brendon. He was introduced to me by someone called Alexandra from Greece. I can’t even remember how I got on her list or how I know her, still Alexandra gets the credit.
At that time Brendon was teaching the first iteration of Experts Academy.
In those days there was no Kajabi, no leadpages, no ‘online...
Yesterday I was speaking to a good friend of mine who is a senior academic, author, and teacher. He is clearly a very busy man. For me it was very interesting because, like many of us, one of the things that he struggled with was sleep.
Sleep is something that is absolutely necessary for every single human and creature on this planet. However, many of us take sleep for granted and we spend a lot of our time focusing on how we can minimise sleep, or make the maximum out of the little sleep...