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Sand between your toes- Jo Simpson

Does your job leave you feeling like it’s time to move on? Before you jump ship, work through the issues, says leadership coach Jo Simpson We’ve all done it, felt the ennui of a job that’s on autocycle, no matter how lofty the title and the office. The temptation when it all becomes too much […]

What does it take to be a nurse?

  Part of being the best you can be is focusing on what it takes to get there. We’re continuing the “What does it take…?” column, which looks at this aspect of being the best. This month, we’re chatting with A&E nurse Charlotte Jaye.   How do you become a nurse? Training is now a […]

Magnus Carlsen Checkmate Master

  “Without the element of enjoyment, it is not worth trying to excel at anything.”   Born in Norway in 1990, Magnus Carlsen knew how to solve complex puzzles at the age of two. His parents are both engineers, and young Magnus quickly showed them that he was no ordinary child. Carlsen made leaps and […]

Drew Barrymore: Downsizing Distractions by The Rocky Road To Success

  “I want people to love me, but it’s not going to hurt me if they don’t.”   An objective observer might think that Drew Barrymore was born with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth. She is a member of the legendary American stage and screen family, the Barrymores, yet she has forged a […]

The Creative Entrepreneur: an interview with Michael Jacobsen

Michael Jacobsen tells The Best You about his brand of entrepreneurship. Although the millionaire businessman comes from a showbiz background (his father promoted large-scale concerts in Australia when Michael was a boy), his first calling was business.   Strongly influenced by a teacher at school who was also a successful businessman, Michael Jacobsen sought his […]

What Does It Take To Be A Pro Wrestler? An interview with Diamond Dallas Page

  Part of being the best you can be is focusing on what it takes to get there. We’re continuing the “What does it take…?” column, which looks at this aspect of being the best. This month, we’re chatting with former WWE wrestler and current fitness guru Diamond Dallas Page.   How did you make […]

King of the world – Leonardo DiCaprio

  With his latest movie, The Wolf Of Wall Street, shocking and impressing in cinemas worldwide, The Best You looks at the titanic phenomenon that is Leonardo Di Caprio.   Perhaps Leonardo DiCaprio was always destined to be involved with the arts. The first time his mother Irmelin felt him kick in her womb, she […]

Ursula Burns: A Career To Be Copied

  Ursula Burns was brought up by a single mother in a New York City housing project. Hardly the place one would associate with one of the most powerful women in the modern world. Burns’s education took her beyond her humble beginnings. She earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in […]

7 Lies That Undercut Your Chances Of Promotion by Jennifer Gresham

  I’ll never forget the time a new supervisor scanned my resume and casually told me, “Well, you certainly haven’t set yourself up for promotion.”   Excuse me? I thought I’d done everything you’re supposed to: hard worker, team player, grad school, and unfailingly dependable. I hadn’t taken time off to hike around Europe and eat chickpeas, for goodness sakes! But it […]

How to establish credibility quickly in a new job by Paul Boross

City AM has just run an article helping readers to build credibility quickly when moving into a new job. My contribution to the article is on the importance of listening, and not just taking eveything on board that everyone says to you… “Paul Boross aka the Pitch Doctor, managing director of Blue Sky and author […]

How To Do Happy, now! by Lori Deschene

  “I could never make a living while traveling the world; it’s just not realistic.” “My guitar won’t pay the bills. People think I’m crazy for trying.” “I don’t have the money to go back to school. I’m stuck in this dead-end temp job.” Most people dream of doing something that gives them a sense […]

The ugly truth about job interviews, an interview with Paul Boross

The way you look can count more than your CV. As unemployment in the Eurozone hit 11.9 percent in January 2013, recruiters are making difficult decisions in an increasingly competitive employment market, and whether it is conscious or subconscious, appearances count. While qualifications and experience might look good on paper, factors like obesity, personal hygiene, tattoos and […]

6 Big Reasons To Quit Your Job and Follow Your Passion by Joel Brown

  You are probably not satisfied with your job. You want to be successful and you feel that this can only happen if you draw up a resignation letter, quit your job and follow your passion. Many people in this situation fear to venture out for the simple fear of how things will work out after […]