Personal Development

Author and motivational speaker Jim Rohn would preach a message that he claims helped to turn his life around: “work harder on yourself than you do at your job”. Now we’re all about working hard on-the-job, but Rohn’s point here is that the best way to perform well at work is to invest in yourself and improve your skills and overall effectiveness. Welcome to “Personal Development”.

How to write a personal mission statement

All successful and motivated companies have mission statements that outline what they believe, the things they want to achieve and how they’re going to achieve those things…  why shouldn’t we, successful and motivated individuals, have one too? Well, we can – and its called a personal mission statement. Why should I have a personal mission statement? A personal mission statement defines who you are and identifies your purpose in life, how you aim to pursue that purpose and why it matters to you. It is an incredibly useful and powerful tool as it aids us in meeting our long-term goals …

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Calling All Night Owls: The importance of morning routine

I am lucky enough to have always been a morning person. Much to my mother’s despair, I was the child up at 5:30am on a Saturday morning wanting to start the day. Since then, I have always found that I am most productive in the morning and I thoroughly enjoy getting up early and carrying out certain routines to get myself set up and prepared for the day ahead. I personally like to give myself an hour in the morning before I leave the house to carry out my routine. I get up and wash my face. Next, I make …

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Dear ALL Millennials: Our Problem with Instant gratification

In this blog post, I’ll talk about the work of Simon Sinek and how he believe millennial’s are destined for disappointment due to our parenting, addiction to technology, instant gratification and the environment. Unless (we) make some changes to our mindset. Why millennials will struggle It doesn’t take a genius to notice that there is a pretty big difference between our work ethic and the work ethic of our parents or grandparents. We, us millennials (the generation of humans born approximately in 1994 or above) are accused (and, perhaps rightfully so) of being entitled, narcissistic and self-interested. Sailing through our …

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A productive lunch hour: 5 tips on what to do

How productive is your lunch hour and how do you spend it? ?  Do you quickly gobble down your sandwich whilst still typing away at your desk? Or, do you spend the hour aimlessly scrolling through social media, stuck in the dark and dingy staff room? Do you fuel up on a strong black coffee and a bar chocolate? Now, how do you feel after this lunch hour? Drained? Tired? Uninspired?  The chances are, after this unproductive hour during the working day, you will not return to your desk feeling energized, motivated or inspired for the afternoon ahead. So, how …

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