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The Last Word

Inspirational quotes for reflection and motivation Good, better, best. Never let it rest. ‘Til your good is better and your better is best. St. Jerome It always seems impossible until its done. Nelson Mandela No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Eleanor Roosevelt Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% […]

Find yourself in magical Marrakech

Unlike city breaks that leave you drained, a visit to Morocco’s bewitching second city will energise, excite and enchant When a man is tired of Marrakech, he is tired of life. That might be a slight adaptation of Samuel Johnson’s quote, but it’s arguably more apt in reference to the ancient Moroccan town which has […]

Love Your Life by The Best You

What will your legacy be? Here are 12 inspirational quotes from those who have considered the meaning of life and the impact we make   “My legacy is that I stayed on course… from the beginning to the end, because I believed in something inside of me.” – Tina Turner “In the end, it’s not the […]

Changing lives, inspiring people, one at a time by Bernardo Moya

With our sister company NLP Life Training, we’ve just delivered eight seminars in 19 days to more than 1,000 people who attended our courses. We love what we do and we love to meet the people who attend our courses and when we see a sparkle in their eye. We have seen this many times […]

What does it take… to be an environmental activist?

Do you have a life ambition? Learning from those who have achieved their goals can help your path to success. This month, we talk with Shanghai-based textile designer and environmental activist, Monique Maissan How did you get involved in the environment? In 2012, after recognising the need for everyone to step up and do their […]

How Arnie Got To The Top by The Best You

“The worst thing I can be is the same as everybody else. I hate that. “Early and often” is the motto by which Arnold Schwarzenegger has lived his entire life. It’s a life that began in Thal, Austria in 1947. His father was the local police chief, an occupation that extended into the home whenever […]

Still Jenny from the Block

  Pop superstar, actress and TV judge Jennifer Lopez on juggling her career, being a single mom-of-two and dealing with the pressures of being in the public eye.   She’s been a Fly Girl, a movie star, a pop superstar, a tabloid staple, a businesswoman, a philanthropist and, most importantly to her, a mother. It’s […]

What is the Ultimate State of Personal Power? by Jonathan Wells

  What is it that can move a person to go from a state of ho hum complacency to totally motivated and ready for any challenge? How is it that some people are able to harness the fortitude to overcome every obstacle that life throws at them while others give up and surrender their dreams? What […]

Success in clear sight: an interview with Dan Reinstein

  Meet Professor Dan Reinstein, a name synonymous with perfection: an innovator and scientist, a renowned musician, and an ophthalmic surgeon who is just as at ease designing lasers as he is caring for patients. Justin Stoneman shapes him into full focus.   My suspicion that this guest could be the near-ultimate exponent of ‘the best you’ mantra […]

The Thing That Happens When You Hang Out With Positive People by Alden Tan

Do you know how to be positive?  There’s one really fucking simple way: Surround yourself with positive people That’s the straight-up truth which even a douche bag like me knows. Forget meditation, the law of attraction, “focusing on the good of your life”, counting your lucky stars, being thankful for every damn thing, watching inspirational […]

He’s still standing: An Elton John profile

    It’s been 40 years since the release of Elton John’s hugely influential album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The Best You finds out what went into the mix to create one of the world’s most durable stars.   In 1947, Reginald Dwight, son of Stanley and Sheila Dwight, came into the world and grew […]

Park Geun-Hye: A Tradition All Her Own

  “I will end the history of division and conflict through reconciliation and fairness.”   At first glance, following in the footsteps of one’s father would hardly seem to be something entirely out of the ordinary. However, Park Geun-Hye’s father was the President of South Korea, and she is the country’s first-ever female president. Born […]

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 […]

Don’t be an education Dinosaur by Bernardo Moya

  Einstein didn’t excel as a student. Far from it. Teachers thought he was lazy, and he failed the non-science subjects he was taught. He was fortunate to have a spark for science ignited by an uncle who recognised and responded to young Albert’s curiosity. I’ve seen variations on that story time and time again […]

What is the Ultimate State of Personal Power? by Jonathan Wells

  What is it that can move a person to go from a state of ho hum complacency to totally motivated and ready for any challenge? How is it that some people are able to harness the fortitude to overcome every obstacle that life throws at them while others give up and surrender their dreams?   […]

Handling Resistance by Mike Clayton

  The Handling Resistance Pocketbook is a forthcoming book by author and speaker, Dr Mike Clayton.   Due for publication in autumn 2010, this will be Mike’s second contribution to the Management Pocketbooks series following his highly successful Management Models Pocketbook. In this book, Mike will turn to a topic about which he is passionate: the need to engage […]

Spontaneous Remission My Family Stories by Debbie Williams

  Spontaneous Remission Free recording available from;   http://www.debbiewilliamsassociates.co.uk/free_download.htm   ‘Spontaneous Remission’ where a person recovers either fully or temporarily from a condition in a manner that cannot be attributed to medical intervention alone –   My mother (pictured below) had a spontaneous remission and came out of a coma after 10 days . She […]

Starting over, yet again by Sophia Husbands

  It’s amazing how much we rely on information technology these days: iphones, text messaging, mobile phones, internet, Skype to name a few. What did we do before these inventions, I wonder at times? With me, I cannot get by without my beloved laptop – it contains my life – information such as my notes, […]

Inspiring People Logan’s Run: An Olympic Torch With A Difference

  “Logan’s Run: An Olympic Torch With A Difference”   When 5-year-old Logan McKerrow heard that people taking part in the Olympic Relay around Britain were selling their torches on eBay for thousands of pounds, he came up with a great idea. Logan decided that he would sell the Olympic torch he had made out […]

Seeing With Your Ears

  Lucas Murray is a boy with an extraordinary skill. Although Lucas, from Poole in Dorset, is completely blind, he can throw a basketball accurately into a hoop, he can walk around his street and he can even identify what objects are made of without touching them. What’s more, he’ll never need to use a […]

It’s never to late by Bernardo Moya

  It’s Never Too Late   As time goes by, we often think that we have missed our opportunity to do something. But the truth is you’ll never get something done unless you start it. And the story of the following two women should make anyone who thinks they’re “too old” to think again. Mary […]

Claire Squires – Making A Difference

  Claire Squires – Making A Difference We talk a lot at The Inspirer about people doing amazing things and about excellence – about people being the best they can be. Last weekend, London saw 35,000+ people come together to celebrate another field of human excellence, when they ran the London Marathon. Whilst a handful […]

Weekly Inspirer: 75 Year-Old’s Formula for Health, Happiness and Prosperity

  If ever you’ve wanted to exercise but thought it was too late to start, the story of Ernestine Shepherd is an inspiration. At 75 years old, Ernestine is the world’s oldest competitive female bodybuilder. She has the physique and attitude that would put people half her age to shame. So what’s her secret? “If […]

How Harry Potter Turned Adversity Into Inspiration – the J K Rowling Story

  There are times in everyone’s life when things look hopeless. But if ever you get that feeling, J. K. Rowling’s story is certainly worth remembering. Before she became the world famous and wealthy author she is today, things were not easy for Rowling. Separated from her husband, living in a rented flat in Edinburgh […]

If you’re going to Set a Goal, set a Real Goal by Peter Thompson

  How do you go about setting a REAL goal? Peter Thomson investigates.   You and I are interested in personal development – so we’ve been exposed to the idea of goal setting many times in our lives. Here’s a slightly different way to think about the everyday goals you set for yourself. Sometimes the […]

Can 48 seconds change your life?

      Yes, it can. It only takes one tip, one idea, one book, one video, one interview to change your life. Join the revolution! Subscribe for Free to the digital version of The Best You, the fastest growing personal development and educational magazine. Live a Life Without Limits. Have you been eyeing this […]

Dame Evelyn Glennie – Good Vibrations

  Dame Evelyn Glennie is the first person in 20th Century Western Society to make a full-time living as a solo percussionist. She is also profoundly deaf. Born and raised on a farm in Aberdeenshire to musical parents, Evelyn started to go deaf from age 8, almost completely losing her hearing by age 12. Initially […]

Rocky Road: James Dyson – An Eye for Innovation

  Despite his convention-defying appliances scooping him a cool £206 million in one year alone, James Dyson does not call himself a businessman. In his own terms, he is a designer and an engineer. This focus on what makes him successful keeps him producing innovative products that have changed the way we think of domestic […]

Laughing at my nightmare by Shane Burcaw

Some people lead relatively pain-free lives, but manage to spend the vast majority of their time complaining. Then there are people like Shane Burcaw, who, to be fair, has been handed a pretty raw deal, but lives life to the fullest and is an inspiration to everyone he meets.   I will most likely be […]

The Rocky Road to Success – Aung San Suu Kyi, Strength and Belief

  Burma’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has faced decades of humiliation and a long imprisonment. Her campaign of non-violent resistance to one of the world’s most brutal dictatorships has inspired people worldwide. Her courage has come from her belief that no junta is stronger than a people’s desire for freedom. Aung San Suu […]

The Rocky Road to Success – Neil Armstrong, Grit and Courage

For the first man to set foot on the moon, the appeal of flying was something that came to him soon after he was born in 1930. His father took him to the Cleveland Air Races as a 2-year-old and his fi rst fl ight came at the age of 6, when his father took […]

Rocky road to Success. Julie Deane: Inspiringly Innovative

  There are many motives for starting a business, and Julie Deane’s is one of the purest. Concerned that her daughter was being bullied at her school in Cambridge, Julie Deane realised that she couldn’t afford the fees to move her to a public school. Determined to protect her, she wrote a list of the […]

16 Reasons Why It’s So Important To Follow Your Dreams by Joel Brown

A Dream, a vision, a goal, a desire, these are all things most of us know we need when we are working towards success but have somewhere along the line, forgotten why it is so important we follow them through.     So I have created this list… Well, lets call it a reminder of […]