In addition to my ebooks and speeches I also post more, short, writings here.

Be B.O.L.D. [B0133]
A proven way to boost confidence.

Every year half of American adults set a New Years resolution in January. By February 90% of them have failed. Here is a better alternative.

Plain.txt [B0131]
I use simple plain text files to be productive.

Good Walk [B0130]
Be Happy. Go For A Good Walk. (Infographic.)

Coaching has been around since the dawn of time. But what if you can't talk to a coach? Try self-coaching.

A few years ago I sat down and wrote a poem titled "You are what you repeat."

5BX workout [B0127]
The 5BX is a quick workout you can do in 11 minutes anywhere.

BOLD is a 4 step process to help people feel more confident. It's simple and it works!

Bullet Journals [B0125]
A Bullet Journal (“BuJo” for short) is a versatile tool that can be used as a todo list, a diary, a planner and much more.

Although I work in IT, I have always believed in the importance of giving good customer service.

The science based ways to form a good first impression.

Some tips on writing effective emails.

Here are some tried and true tips from a career coach

It can be hard to find your ideal career

"By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail."

"Nobody succeeds alone."

Networking is a great way to find a new job or further your career 

An elevator pitch is a 30 second speech designed to sell yourself. 

We'd like to offer you the job. Whats the lowest salary you will take?

Good news! You got a job offer. But should you take it? 

What if you are offered a job but you don't really want it?

Congratulations, you have just had a brilliant idea. Now you just have to persuade everyone to get onboard with it.

I was talking to someone recently who had an issue with their ISP.

Congratulations! You got the job!

A job interview should be a 2 way street.

How to stay positive in your job search [B0108]
It takes an average of 15 applications to get one interview and an average of 12.5 interviews to get one offer.

Take your CAR to your interview [B0107]
If you have landed the interview it means the company believes you have a good chance of being able to do the job. Now you just have to prove it.

Announcing my new blog about health, happiness and habits -

Some studies have shown that 2/3 of our thoughts are negative. The good news is you can change these mental habits if you choose to. 

Daves and Holland (1981) categorize people based on two scales - dominance and sociability. You can get a good gauge of someone's personality by asking two questions based on this.

As leaders we ultimately success through others.

Half of all American adults create "New Years Resolutions" each year. However 80% of those people will have given up on their resolution in the first month. This year I propose we create #newyearshabits instead of new years resolutions!

Follow the ABC's of email for effective communication.

Through my reading on the subject of coaching I have come up with the “ALL” coaching process.

You can identify a persons basic behavior profile with 2 simple questions.

I believe that life is like day and night.

A poem by Barney Matthews

Meditation. [B0096]

Meditating has been shown to reduce blood pressure, reduce activity in the amygdala region of the brain which handles stress and anxiety, increase activity in the hippocampus region of the brain which handles learning and memory.

Grit. [B0095]
Researcher Angela Lee Duckworth found there is one characteristic that drives success more than any other - grit.

Your life is the result of your habits. Listen to a recording of my "sticky habits" talk and learn how to build new habits using sticky notes and a pen.

Statistically 80% of people break new years resolutions in the first month. 40% of what we do every day is habit. One study showed 92% people who created habits met their goal of exercising more. I propose you make monthly habits instead of new years resolutions.

Change the story. [B0092]
I recently met up with 50 or so male business leaders to talk about gender equality.

The greatest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. 

The best leaders have one overwhelming attribute - they are kind.

Once a year I recommend making an inventory of your all your current habits.

The text of my "Sticky Habits" talk.

"Your life is the result of your habits."

"Correction does much, but encouragement does more." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

If you were to ask me to boil down everything I have learned about personal development, personal achievement and success in to one sentence, I would say this: "you are what you repeat."

Habits quotes [B0084]
A collection of my favorite quotes about habits.

Success [B0083]
Success isn't just what you achieve with your life, it is also what you inspire others to achieve with theirs.

Leadership principles [B0082]
After all the reading, talking, and contemplation I have done on leadership over the years, these are the principles I personally hold to be true as a leader.

You are what you repeat. Words become actions. Actions become habits. Habits become results.

'Icando.' [B0080]
'Icando' - the mental martial art of positive thinking.

You have to realize your potential, before you can realize your potential.

Be happy. Go for a good walk.

How to have a good day. 

If its important enough you will find a way, if not you will find an excuse.

Your presence is more important than your presents.

If what you are doing isn't making someone else's life better, you are wasting your time.

You are what you repeat. Words become actions. Actions become habits. Habits become results.

It is neither good nor bad, but thinking makes it so.

Little by little, a little becomes a lot.

Attitude [B0070]
Your attitude is like a self fulfilling prophecy.

Daily Deeds [B0069]
Daily Deeds Determine Destinies.

3MAILS [B0068]
Email can make you happier!

Every day may not be good, but there is good in every day.

Consequences [B0066]
Everything you do has a consequence.

If what you are doing isn't making someone else's life better, you are wasting your time.

Limits [B0064]
Limits like fears are often just an illusion.

What you see [B0063]
What you see depends mainly on what you look for.

People are as happy as they make up their minds to be.

You need to maintain a ratio of 3 positive remarks to every 1 negative one.

If you count your assets you will always show a profit.

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

Good walk [B0058]
One of the simplest ways to be happy is to just go for a ‘good walk’.

How? [B0057]
If I were to ask you help me bake 100,000 cookies by the end of the day - what would you say?

The law of action states that if you want to get something, you have to do something.

You are what you repeat image.

Often when asked a question, or given a problem to solve, people just say "no, it can't be done."

Is your todo list too long? Is your inbox overflowing? Is your day stuffed full of meetings?

TGIT [B0052]
People often say "TGIF", well I challenge you to start saying "TGIT" instead!

Whether you are fit or fat or rich or poor - the reason is the same. It's because of what you have repeatedly done.

Learn 7 scientifically proven ways you can have a good daisy.

You have to realize your potential before you can realize your potential.

Attitude is more important than ability because what matters most is what you think you can do rather than what you can actually do.

If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.

People with goals succeed because they know where they are going.

Consequences [B/0045]
For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction. Everything you do has a consequence.

There was once a young man who always wanted to know if he would have a successful life.

No Years Resolutions [B/0043]
I propose that you make no years resolutions this year! Instead make 12 monthly habits (or goalbits as I call them).

Words become Actions. Actions become Habits. Habits become Results. [B/0041]
This is my favorite motivational quote written as a BASH computer script.

Daily Deeds [B/0040]
Our daily deeds determine our destiny. What we do day in and day out ends up becoming our future. Those small things you do everyday end up having a big impact on your life.

RUL3S [B/0039]
We all have rules we follow. Some rules are imposed on us by the government, our parents or our workplace. Some rules however we devise ourselves. Whatever your set of rules is, they are critically important to your life. They determine your discretionary actions.

Goalbits [B/0038]
Change your life using goal-based habits.

Limits [B/0037]
"Limits like fears are often just an illusion."

Listen to my talk on how to maintain a positive attitude on

Goalbits [B/0035]
Listen to my talk on goalbits (goal-based habits) on

Good Daisy [B/0034]
Listen to my talk on how to have a Good Daisy on

Expectations [B/0033]
We don't get in life what we want, we get what we expect.

You never know [B/0032]
You never know what is going to happen when you wake it. It could be your last day alive.

TALK [B/0031]
If you want to communicate better, remember to TALK.

There are three basic communication styles: Aggressive, Passive and Assertive. Use the 3 "i's" to be more assertive.

Gratitude [B/0029]
Being grateful has been proven to give many benefits.

I have been sitting on both sides of the interview table for 20+ years. Here are a few insights I have picked up over the years as both an interviewee and interviewer.

Todo.txt [B/0027]
Todo.txt is a simple productivity tool to manage all your tasks.

"It." [B/0026]
A poem about "it."

Manifesto [B/0025]
My own typographic manifesto.

Brilliant poem by Lao Tzu.

B+ BE POSITIVE. [B/0023]
A simple philosophy of optimism.

Quotes [B/0022]
Here are some of my favorite quotes of all time.

No Years Resolutions [B/0021]
At the start of every year half of American adults create "New Years Resolutions." They make grand decisions to change for the better. Things like getting healthier or making more money. Research has shown that 80% of those people have give up on their resolution in the first month.
I propose that you make no years resolutions this year! Instead make 12 monthly habits.

Success Rhymes [B/0020]
Some little rhymes about success.

Why am I always so happy? Thats a question I seem to get asked on a regular basis.

There is a saying “people leave managers, not companies.” Its true.

People [B/0017]
Have you ever met someone and instantly felt a connection to them?

There are many complex productivity systems out there but they really all come back to just three concepts.
Habits [B/0015]
Studies have shown that up to 50% of what we do every day is not conscious decision but habit

Whats the difference between Walt Disney, Steve Jobs and you?

Achieve your goal with just a sticky note and a pen.

Create new habits with just a sticky note and a pen.

Twisdoms [B/0011]
Two word wisdoms

#beBRILLIANT [B/0010]
A short guide to success.

My personal 3 rules for life.

FISH [B/0008]
FISH - a remarkable way to boost morale and improve results.

Earl Nightingales "The Strangest Secret." A must read.

Positive input [B/0006]
Start your day right with some positive input from the best blogs around.

Have a good daisy  [B/0005]
How to have a good day.

If you only had 3 months left to live, what would you want to teach your children?

A poem by Walter D Wintle.

A brilliant story by an unknown author.

ATI2D [B/0001]
A mini guide to positive attitude

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