Fancy a challenge that will give you some clarity in your personal or professional life? The question in the title of this post may initially sound odd with its double negative, however it is in fact part of a set of questions called the Cartesian questions. I’ve noticed that my coaching clients often find these quite challenging at first, especially the last one, however if … Continue reading What Won’t Happen If You Don’t Do It?
Is it money, fame, and glory? This can be true to varying degrees for many people, but if you are not one of those people, what is your real motivation for doing what you do? I watched one of my favourite films ‘Sideways’ last night. Spoiler alert if you haven’t seen it! At the very end of the film and after having made several mistakes … Continue reading Why Do You Do What You Do?
I’ve always been a great believer in the power of setting goals as they really help focus your mind on where you want to be and what you want to achieve in your life. However recently I’ve been thinking a great deal about now. This very moment. And as each second passes, yes, we could be one step closer to our goals, but achieving that … Continue reading I’m So Bored Of Goals
If every decision we made in the past made us who we are now, then decisions we make today will create the people that we will be tomorrow. So what do you want to be and perhaps more importantly, who do you want to be? Because today is your chance to take steps to making that happen. Image by Matthew Wiebe http://www.unsplash.com Continue reading Who Do You Want To Be Today?
Other than writing blog posts, hanging out in Spanish cafes and my new dog, my primary passion in life has been making music. For many years, writing songs on my old acoustic guitar and in the last few years, I’ve also been using my laptop. My latest project is called Pearl Viper and the mOnk and in January, we released our first EP ‘Immortal’. In … Continue reading Right Now
Blame, blame and more blame. It’s your fault we’re like this. I feel like this because of you. In England, the Conservative government are blaming the Labour government for current issues and they haven’t been in government for 6 years. At present, Spanish politicians are fighting for power blaming each other for the lack of any progress in agreeing to form a government and … Continue reading Everybody’s Pointing And Nobody’s Listening
I’m sitting in a bar near where I live in the south of Spain and it’s already hot outside. There are already 9 flies circling around in the bar doing their fly thing and other than having to swat one from time to time for getting near my breakfast, we seem to get on perfectly well. While looking at them though, it got me … Continue reading How Flies Can Help You To Be A Better Person
It’s the first day of 2016 and it’s that time when people may be feeling the pressure to make New Year’s Resolutions, some which they keep and others which will inevitably fall by the wayside. However, although the ‘usual’ resolutions such as losing weight, getting a better job, going to the gym and travelling more are fantastic things to want to achieve, I believe that … Continue reading Who Do You Want To Be In 2016?
This week’s podcast is about how we can often get lost in planning and goal setting that we forget to make the most of where we are now. As always, the podcast is like the best pop singles – inspirational and just a few minutes long. Listen to Episode 9 – How To Not Plan Effectively. Happy listening! Jason Continue reading How To Not Plan Effectively
Do you think you’re in a job that you don’t ‘deserve’? Have you ever felt like a fraud or an imposter thinking that someone might ‘catch you out ‘one day? You may be surprised to know that lots of other people do too. It’s a much more common feeling than you think. For example, Maya Angelou, Emma Watson, Tina Fey and Natalie Portman have all … Continue reading 10 Ways To Get Past Feeling Like An Imposter
Nothing is perfect. Nobody’s perfect. Nowhere is perfect. Perfection is a myth. Imperfection is the reality of our lives. I’m not cynical. In fact, I’ve often been called too idealistic, however although perfection may not exist, that needn’t stop us doing what we want to do to achieve the lives we want to live. I often hear people saying that they are waiting … Continue reading Perfection Is A Myth But That’s A Good Thing
It’s Thursday, so it’s podcast day here at Away From The Noise and today I’m in Greenwich in London. Before I moved to Spain 18 months ago, I lived here for 3 years and Greenwich is without doubt my most favourite part of London. As a tourist or resident, it really is something special. And that is kind of what this week’s podcast is about … Continue reading Now Is The Best Place To Be