Resilience and failure are symbiotic, meaning the two exist because of one another; they grow as a result of each other. Your ability to build resilience relies on your ability to fail, and vice versa. Imagine two children in a classroom. One is a classic…

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I have a friend who has unshakeable self-belief. A few years ago she set her sights on a new business idea that she knew would be a challenge on a few different levels. As someone whose not easily deterred, she mapped out a plan and started work. Within…

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Just over seven years ago on a January morning, I sat down at my desk to write out my vision for my life ten years on. I’d been doing this exercise for some time, but I remember that year being distinctly different. I wrote out…

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I’ve heard it said that we’re currently in the midst of a time where there is the most rapid change experienced by any generation. I don’t know about you, but this rings pretty true for me. Technology has had an impact on almost every aspect…

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At a recent event, I met a lovely man who told me of his experience through truly difficult times. But he also said his leukaemia diagnosis had been the best thing to happen in his life. He walked away from an unhappy corporate career and…

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I spent much of my time over the past year researching the topic of ‘happiness’ for my new book. While I was writing, I inevitably found myself asking, “Am I doing the things that make me really happy?” Until I realised I was asking myself…

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When time rushes by as it sometimes does, I have the sense that I’m simply existing, rather than really living. Some of this may be a by-product of the society we inhabit but when I am focused and productive in my working hours, I have a…

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This time last year, I took myself away for a mini-retreat. It was a low-key kind of break but it felt like a decadent thing to do at the time. Like many women and most mothers, I rarely take time for myself despite knowing that…

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