Inspiration to help you live a bigger, bolder life.

I’m former a columnist for Psychologies magazine and I write about personal and professional presence, personal branding, and being your best self for publications including the Huffington Post and Psychologies Life Labs. I have also been featured in Psychology Today, The Sunday Times, Top Santé, and on CNBC.

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21 Years On, Forgiveness is Still a Bugger (though it’s less hard)

This is a story about me (but it’s not just about me). It is for anyone who has ever struggled with forgiveness… My father was the kind of guy who used a shopping cart at the liquor store. I say ‘was’ because he is dead. 12 December, 2000, was the day my father died at […]

Blog: Do You Over-Yes?

You buy books that you don’t have time to read. You’ve signed up for online courses that you never even started (yep, me too). You fantasize about sleeping for weeks. Your default response to “How are you?” is a wild-eyed “SO busy!”  Add a few arm flails for effect. You start your day feeling buried, […]

Need a Mojo Defibrillator?

If you’re creating something important (but feel stalled and disgruntled), here are 3 ways to keep your mojo in flow This post is for anyone who is creating something – a podcast, a blog, a book, a business, a social media following, a career that makes you light up. More specifically, it’s for anyone who […]

2 Need-to-Know Ways to Handle Fear

This post is for anyone who ever had the following thought: So I want to do this thing, but I’m afraid I’ll fail…   And if I fail, they’ll think less of me. They won’t respect me. They’ll criticize me (and I’m so afraid of the jerk-wads and haters). And that would be awful, right, […]

15 Yoda-Like Things to Remember When You’re Growing

So you’re stuck.  Maybe you even feel lost and defeated, wondering what you were thinking going after your dream. This will change. Everything does. That is so useful to remember when you’re on your knees in the mud. Whatever you’re stuck in, it will let up. So go ahead and listen to Sinead O’Connor on […]

How to Stop Approval-Seeking Already…

Once upon a time, I was in a romantic relationship with a man who loved Gorgonzola cheese. And because I really liked him, I convinced myself that I should love Gorgonzola too. Like really love it. Just a little white lie then… Get this: I even started buying Gorgonzola when he wasn’t there, reiterating how much I […]

23 Lies We Self-Administer

Liar, liar, pants on fire. It’s a school yard ditty you wouldn’t necessarily associate with yourself. And yet you tell yourself lies all the time – we all do. We make up stories that are so darn convincing, they feel real. I’m curious – which lies resonate with you? (I’m wrestling with 19 & 20…)  If I am perfect, I will […]

Is Your Self-Belief Like a Mushroom (in the dark, with poop up to its chin)? Quick, read this…

Self-belief is like any other skill – it needs to be practiced, like piano or Italian. It gets built in the gym of daily life, in everything from changing a flat to changing your career. Your ability to see yourself succeeding is the greatest predictor in actually creating that success. In his book Unbeatable Mind, former […]

How Apathy is Anaesthetising Your Dream (and what Yoda has to say about it)

Apathy is a slow rot. The thing with apathy is that you don’t really notice it setting in (until you do). In the meantime, it’s like unknowingly self-administering a regular low dose anaesthetic and sleepwalking through life. Apathy is often the result of busy-ness, lesser goals masquerading as something in your urgent quadrant. It might […]