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The New Three R’s – the building blocks of success

At different times and in different contexts, success can wear many different faces. So what is success? What is it not? And what three traits are common to all successful people? Success – what is it? In the self-improvement world, the word success is often used, yet never really explained. In reality it is person and context specific. Most people imagine […]

Crack Your Lady Code by Lisa Lister

Lisa Lister believes a woman’s menstrual cycle has the power to reveal superpowers that can be used to enhance relationships, build businesses, improve our sex lives and get the most from every month It’s not uncommon for many women to have days when they feel on top of the world, days when they could do […]

From the street to Selfridges by Jemal Peters

  Jemal Peters grew up in a tough London district where crime was the normal route to riches – but he didn’t let his formative years define who he was destined to become Entrepreneurs come from all walks of life, and if you don’t believe it, meet Jemal Peters whose Big J’s Kitchen range of condiments […]

Goal-getter by Rachel Bridge

Journalist and author Rachel Bridge wants us to reconsider our perception of ambition as a valuable part of personal success   Yuppies, Gordon Gekko, Loadsamoney – the last time that ambition was in vogue, 80s excess and materialism were all the rage. It’s an image that has left an association of greed and selfishness yet […]

Make The Life YOU Want by Susan Armstrong

Tried the Law of Attraction? Here’s the fine print for getting the life you desire Have you ever wondered why, if the Law of Attraction works so well, and is seemingly so easy, it’s so difficult to actually implement it with any degree of success? I know for many of us it’s easy with the […]

5 Steps to Powerful Personal Change by Paul J. Spencer

Change is tricky to accomplish but Paul J. Spencer has the formula for success Many people are aware that they have something in their life that if they changed, would help them to achieve greater success and happiness. We are inherently programmed to seek out the possibility of fear, our instincts are designed to scan […]

Power of Creativity by Prof. Philip Bond

Philip Bond explains how we can refocus our brains to reclaim our innate creativity   Whether in business or in their personal lives, many people want to achieve success. For some people success means ‘doing fairly well’ while for others such as top Olympic competitors it means ‘being the best in the world’. Whatever your […]

Master of Success by Bernardo Moya

Many people have asked how Bernardo Moya became CIO of The Best You Corporation. At The Best You Expo, he spoke about his own story, about resilience and the desire to keep on going, and finally gave six steps to help keep us on track   Bernardo Moya has seen setbacks in his life, and has learned […]

Never say never on the road to success by Will J. Jackson

Will J. Jackson has five ways to keep you focused and help you to achieve your goals for success   Everybody wants success of one kind or another. How we define success is specific to each of us. Some people want money, others a perfect relationship, others a perfect job. One way to move closer […]

How to get unstuck by Susan Armostrong

Susan Armstrong offers a lesson in overcoming self-limiting beliefs     The other day I was watching the animals in my backyard. As an animal lover I have a bird feeder/squirrel feeder… because, you know, you can’t keep the squirrels out of a birdfeeder so I just make sure there is something for everyone… and […]

7 Counter-Intuitive Ideas For Fast-Growth Business by Daniel Priestley

Many of the rules we hear in business are wrong, or at least not right for small businesses under a million in revenue. These rules are the top seven counterintuitive ideas I’ve used to grow businesses from an idea to a seven-figure company (often in the first year)     1. Getting good at spending […]

Rocky Road to Success – Adele: Changing to Stay the Same

Adele began her singing life when she was only four years old, after already having lived through hard times early in her life. Raised in London primarily by a single mother, Adele’s father walked out on the family shortly after she was born. Singing was in her blood, as the young performer enjoyed imitating and […]

My New Year’s business resolution… by The Best You

Will 2016 be the year that you enjoy business success? Follow the advice from The Best You’s business experts and see what you can achieve     “Know who your clients are. I cannot tell you how much time I wasted trying to serve everybody. Cash will only flow into your business when you concentrate […]

Maximum effort by Steve Cockram

Super busy, but not making any headway? On holiday, but can’t switch off from the office? You could simply be operating in the wrong gear   It’s January, and getting back to your optimum level of productivity is taking a little while. Or you’re secretly thrilled to be back at your desk and making swift […]

Time out by Peter Shallard

A procrastination epidemic is sweeping the world but Peter Shallard advises how to ensure you have immunity   Everywhere people are dreaming big and accomplishing less. Time feels like it’s speeding up – this year’s calendar pages are vanishing behind you faster than ever before. You go to bed every night with huge intentions for […]

A winning profile: Alastair Campbell by The Best You

Alastair Campbell tells The Best You what drives him, the struggle with mental illness, the problem with education and the skills you need for success – plus how all those things are the drivers for his own passions   He’s the former ball-busting Downing Street press secretary renowned for ferociously defending his former boss, Tony […]

Harrison Ford: So low before Solo by The Best You

At the release of a new Star Wars movie, The Best You looks at the astonishing story of how Harrison Ford finally achieved recognition Harrison Ford has sometimes boiled down the ingredients of his success to two things: “Persistence and luck”. But this is not the whole story. There are other elements in his story […]

How to sell (even if you think you can’t) by Tony Morris

Being able to ‘sell’ is key to business success, but what if you’re not a natural? Sales doctor Tony Morris offers his top tips to close a deal     People often hear the word ‘sell’ and panic and think of all the negative connotations that they don’t wish to be associated with – pushy, […]

The advantages of Evolution by Bernardo Moya

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text css_animation=”right-to-left”]In an article of the Harvard Business Review of Larry E. Greiner, he discusses how, ‘In stressing the force of history on an organisation, I have drawn from the legacies of European psychologists who argue that the behaviour of individuals is determined primarily by past events and experiences, rather than by what lies ahead’. It […]

Marilyn Monroe: The leading lady

Born with the name Norma Jane Mortenson, Marilyn Monroe came into the world via a hospital charity ward in 1926 Los Angeles. It seemed destined that Monroe’s mother would pass her hardship-prone life onto her daughter; indeed her mother became pregnant with her first child at age 15, went on to divorce her first husband […]

What have you memorised? By Jim Aitkins

Jim Aitkins believes that we can create results by learning from the success of experts   Some 30 years ago, my first ‘real’ job was in sales. I was hired by a life & health insurance brokerage firm to sell its insurance products to people who had requested information. It was 100 per cent commission […]

Think harder by Cathy Lasher

If ‘work hard’ is your daily mantra, critical thinking may offer the key to greater success. Author Cathy Lasher explains why   Deliberate thinking, reflecting on what you have done, what you are doing, what you want to do, is an essential leadership skill that you cannot afford to be without. It underpins virtually every […]

Let’s party by John Vincent

John Vincent shares his experience of a raw cacao ceremony that he experienced in the jungle of Koh Phangan   I find that inspiration is everywhere. Opportunity for personal development and getting more of what you want from life is abundant when you have your eyes and ears wide open and the lucidity of thought […]

Eye on the ball – Danny Cipriani by Stephen Simpson

At just 27, Danny Cipriani is one of rugby’s best-known stars. Despite controversy off the pitch, many hope to see his talents in action at this month’s World Cup. Dr Stephen Simpson writes   Excitement is mounting as the Rugby World Cup returns to Great Britain this month. Will this be the year that England […]

Ellen DeGeneres: funny on the up

Ellen DeGeneres spent most of her formative years in a place not many would expect: the Southern United States. Metairie, Louisiana was the setting for early hardship in DeGeneres’s life; her family was in and out of practicing different religions, and when she was just a teenager her parents divorced. Perhaps knowing her future career […]

Setting the mood by Stephen Doran

Stephen Doran says that the way we present ourselves can have an enormous effect on our mindset   What came first – the frown or the bad mood? We know that one’s internal state is often clearly demonstrated through an overt physiology. Slumped shoulders, drooping head and frowning face. Yet physiology and mind state are […]

Zest for life by Bernardo Moya

Sky Sports presenter Tony Wrighton has had a varied and fascinating career, also publishing hugely popular self-help books on communication, motivation and much more as well as starting zestology – a podcast pulling big audiences. Bernardo Moya finds out how NLP helped him draw massive radio audiences and accompanied him every step of the way to success   Tony […]

Track Master by Dr. Stephen Simpson

Lewis Hamilton’s dominance of the F1 circuit is legendary, with a recent second win at the British Grand Prix – but what has been key to his success? Dr Stephen Simpson reports   Lewis Hamilton is a British racing car driver, and current Formula One World Champion. He has broken almost all records in this […]

How to future-proof your business – James Woudhuysen

Professor James Woudhuysen says to future-proof your company, you need to be brave I feel good about not booking my Amtrak train from Washington to New York City two days earlier than I did. But I’m wondering why the US train company had only installed automatic braking on its southbound track, not the line heading […]

A happening guy

Mr fix-it to the rich and famous, Steve Sims has lived at the top, so what has it taught him about the meaning of life? Daska Davis chats with man who makes things happen Wealth, luxury, lavish lifestyles. They used to be the pinnacles of success. And they still are, but there’s a new rich […]

What does it take to… give your kids a good education

Cyrus Afkhami, founder of My Tutor Club, the UK’s leading online tutoring site, advises on giving your children a good start   How did the idea for My Tutor Club come about? By accident! In August 2011, I resigned from my investment banking job as I found the work repetitive, uninspiring and that sitting in […]

How to be good at stress by Kelly McGonigal

For health psychologist, author and TED Talk speaker Kelly McGonigal, stress might not be the enemy it is purported to be What does it mean to be “good” at stress? Does it mean you don’t get stressed out? That you stay calm under pressure and bounce back from adversity? Actually, no. The truth of stress […]

Snap to success – Sara Blakely

One could argue that Sara Blakely grew up as a perfect blend of both her parents. Raised by a lawyer father and artist mother in Clearwater, Florida, USA, Blakely was raised to achieve and succeed, but ultimately did it with a focus and flair reminiscent of both of her parents. After college, and toying with […]

What does it take… to be an author by Stephanie J Hale

Stephanie J Hale is a publishing expert who helps high-profile entrepreneurs and speakers to write best-selling books. She is the founder of Oxford Literary Consultancy and author of award-winning books including How to Sell a Million Books. How did you come to write your book, Celebrity Authors’ Secrets? Well I thought about the question that […]

Selling it – Chris Cardell by Bernardo Moya

As a child, Chris Cardell dreamt of owning a microphone, so how did a Capital Radio producer become a marketing mastermind? Bernardo Moya found out Chris Cardell tells me that everyone in business is in marketing. He says it with the confidence of one who has helped numerous businesses succeed. “Everybody asks the question, ‘What should […]

Just call me Steve – Dame Stephanie Shirley

From Jewish child refugee to leader of a billion dollar software company and philanthropist, Dame Stephanie Shirley’s life storyis both incredible and inspiring. When I wrote my memoir, the publishers were confused. Was it about me as a child refugee, or as a woman who set up a high-tech software company back in the 1960s, one that […]

Keep calm and shake it out by Richard Tyler

Your comfort zone is holding you back, says author Richard Tyler. Thinking and acting differently could be pivotal to your success.   If every day looks much like the last, and your actions and those of the people around you seem to run on autopilot, you could be missing out on the opportunity to achieve […]

Madonna Queen of entertainment

Born into the care of a Michigan-based autoworker father in 1958, Madonna experienced tragedy early in life, losing her mother to breast cancer when she was five years old. Greatly affected by her mother’s death, Madonna has said that the difference between her and other disoriented youths was that she cared more about focusing her […]

Why millennials boost your business

Roger Harrop believes that millennials have the power to transform your business through the latest technologies. Embrace them and grow, he urges With the UK economy on the up, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have an opportunity to steal a march on their rivals by working on tech-driven transformation with the next generation of graduates. […]

How to start a business in 2015 – Emma Jones

The number of UK start-ups has risen 110 per cent over the last three years. Emma Jones, founder of small business community Enterprise Nation, explains why 2015 is the year of the entrepreneur Record numbers of people are starting a business and relishing the freedom and flexibility that comes with being their own boss. They […]

How to be unstoppable

Gail Blanke is founder of Lifedesigns, a company whose vision is to empower men and women to live exceptional lives. An author who has appeared on Oprah, contributed to numerous publications and coached presidential candidates, we are delighted to welcome her as a regular columnist for The Best You  One of my all-time favourite clients […]

Blake Mycoskie A Goal of Giving Back

 “We are all human beings and I believe that we all should have equal rights” Early life for Blake Mycoskie included much of that of any other kid: school and sports. But Mycoskie, born in Texas in 1976, quickly developed an intuitive business sense that set him apart. He attended Southern Methodist University in Texas […]

Arthur Blank The Blueprint to Success

“Passion and standing up for things can help create a sense of unity” Arthur Blank was born into a modest household in Queens, New York in 1942. After graduating high school, he stepped on the life accelerator and finished college in three years. His father’s pharmaceutical business was bought out in the late 1960s. Blank […]

Arianna Huffington – A Super-Short Celebration Of Success by The Best You

Start up and stay there – You have to do what you dream of doing even while you’re afraid From culture to politics, Arianna Huffington’s ambition would lead her into the global zeitgeist. Born in Athens, her parents instilled an inquisitive nature and fierce curiosity. Huffington studied at the University of Cambridge, heading the debate […]

Jay-Z: Empire State of Mind

  “I’m far from being god, but I work god damn hard.”   Hailing from the projects of New York City, Jay-Z came straight out of Brooklyn in 1969. He was raised with three siblings in a broken home, after his father abandoned the family. A culture of drugs and violence surrounded him through high […]

To thine own self be true by Anne Mulliner

  As the year draws to a close, you might be reflecting on your inner peace and happiness and be keen to make 2015 a year of attitude adjustment. Anne Mulliner has some great tips for doing this.   As the nights close in and the temperature drops, many people find themselves feeling melancholy, restless […]

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 […]

Samuel L. Jackson: The Way Up

  “If you have an opportunity to use your voice, you should use it.”   Samuel Leroy Jackson was born far from the bright lights of Hollywood. Growing up in Chattanooga, Tennessee without a father was a trying existence for Jackson and his mother. While his mother worked full time, Jackson’s grandparents also helped to […]

Harris Rosen: Self-Made Satisfaction

  “We are a cut above the rest because they (bigger chains) have so much on their plates, whereas I can walk around and talk to people.”   Harris Rosen came up on the scrappy Lower East Side of New York City in the 1940s. The attitude and mentality he cultivated there is one he […]

Queen of the World: a Beyoncé profile

  To many, she’s the epitome of perfection, which is why it’s surprising to discover that, under that superhuman exterior, Beyoncé is human after all.   This is Beyoncé’s world. We just live in it.   “I worked so hard during my childhood to meet this goal. By the time I was 30 years old, […]

Four simple steps for manifesting your desires by Natalie Ekberg

  We all wish that manifesting our desires was as easy as the popular belief “dream it, believe it—bam! There it is!” Natalie Ekberg points out that, although this formula is correct, a certain amount of work is required—just like with everything else in life. Answering the questions below will get you started.   Do […]

Why immigrants make it big in America by Ron G. Holland

  More than thirty years ago, Ron G Holland lived in the U.S. for six years. Since then, he’s been back many times, and he has interviewed hundreds of financially successful immigrants and researched thousands of others.   I believe the mindset of immigrants may help you to smash whatever barriers that are in your […]

Your personal brand depends on you by Malcolm Levene

  Many of the people Malcolm Levene meets are unsure about their personal brand. Some believe their in-person brand to be an extension of their online persona. Others think it’s just about being themselves. If only it were that simple. In fact, if it were that simple, people like him probably wouldn’t have many clients. […]

Love (and life) is like a butterfly by Miranda Leslau

  When Miranda Leslau’s mother died in 2000, she went to Corfu for a holiday in her mother’s memory. Throughout her stay, a white butterfly followed her. Ever since then, each time she sees a white butterfly, she thinks of her mother’s spirit.   It’s 2014, and the butterfly has once again become an important […]

Drive, power and success by Geoff Edwards

  “Where are you on your journey to success?” asks Geoff Edwards. Are you clear on what your life is about, what motivates you, and how you manage yourself so that you feel outstanding? Sometimes, things can derail us, and if we are not in control of our lives, it impacts how we feel every […]

What Makes Pharrell Williams HAPPY?

  Pharrell Williams has gone from being the man behind a thousand hit songs to being a globally recognised frontman for feel-good summer sounds and inspirational initiatives.   There is a longstanding Internet joke that Pharrell Williams is a vampire. How else can his agelessness be explained? Well, maybe it’s happiness. His baby face belies […]

Suze Orman: Financing The Future

    “Many people are in the dark when it comes to money, and I’m going to turn on the lights.”   At the age of 29, Suze Orman was already VP of investments at a top-tier financial services firm. She would ultimately make a long climb from her modest upbringing on the south side […]

Indra Nooyi Modestly Powerful

    “Take a stand. Be known for your courage and confidence.”   When Indra Nooyi was born in India in 1956, if someone would have told her parents that one day she would become CEO of the second largest food and beverage business in the world, would they have been convinced? Nooyi was educated […]

Hilary Devey Long Haul to Success

    “If you don’t have faith in yourself, then nobody else will have faith in you.”   Raised amidst impoverished surroundings for a portion of her life, Hilary Devey never accepted that her father’s failure had to be part of her legacy. Born in 1957, she was barely beginning school when her father’s entire […]

Let’s talk about success with Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne by Bernardo Moya

Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne is the Managing Director of Kruger Cowne; one of Europe’s leading talent management agencies, representing the likes of Sir Bob Geldof, Lily Cole and Boris Becker, to name a few. Bernardo Moya finds out how it all happened.   According to Gina Nelthorpe-Cowne, there’s one key skill that every businessman and woman needs: […]

Sarah Jessica Parker: Success and The City

  “When it comes to life and love, why do we believe our worst reviews?”   It’s fitting that Sarah Jessica Parker is sometimes known as America’s sweetheart. Parker was the youngest of four children born into a struggling family in an Ohio coal-mining town. Her parents divorced when she was two. Soon after, her […]

Hang in there by Gerry Robert

  Life can be tough on a person. It can be tough on a family. So many people lack the mental ability to hang in there in the tough times. You can control your thoughts, says Gerry Robert.   You can practice perspective by changing the way you interpret your circumstance, situations, and environments. The […]

Streaming Stars by Kelsey Anderson

There are many YouTube sensations out there, but how did they pull it off? The power of social media is still proving that an unknown artist can seek and find fame via YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. Kelsey Anderson has some examples.   It’s quite simple really: someone stumbles upon a video that they enjoy, and […]

The Missing Link Between You and Success by Derek Mills

  We’ve been told that we must set goals for happiness and success, but think carefully for a moment. Most people, the world over, don’t achieve their goals. Why does this approach fail for so many people? Derek Mills, the Standards Guy, attempts to answer this question.   Life is short, so there is no […]

Time For A New Approach To Education? by Bernardo Moya

  If you do a bit of research, you’ll find the education system was designed to create obedient soldiers to do the bidding of their commanders. That was the specific reason for the creation of kindergarten in the 19Th century. It’s the 21St century, and we’re living with the consequences of that legacy. Schooling designed to create […]

The First 4 Steps To Living Your Dream Life by Iris Barzen

  What would you do if I gave you a simple (and fun!) exercise that could set you up on your path to living the life of your dreams?   Would you  be up for it? I thought so. If you’re unsure why living the life of your dreams is something you might want to […]

How to take charge of your Life by Fred Tracy

  One of the main reasons I created this site was to keep myself in check. To have some ideal “me” to constantly aspire to. And it has certainly done that. I’ve noticed a shift in my thinking. It’s like I now have something to aspire to and achieve that wasn’t there before. From that […]

Maria das Gracas Silva Foster: Energy to Accomplish

  From humble beginnings to being named one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Maria das Gracas Silva Foster knows how to aim high and hit the mark. Raised in the 1950s amidst impoverished conditions in a shantytown near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Foster was presented with adversity early on. During her […]

Get Busy Living by Arianna Huffington

  So often, we mistake business for living life to its fullest. Arianna Huffington, founder of The Huffington Post and author of Thrive, has some interesting points about what we think makes a successful life compared to the cold, hard facts. It’s easy to miss the real point of our lives even as we’re living […]

The Missing-Link To Your Greatness by Derek Mills

    THE MISSING-LINK Without looking away from this screen, can you recall the new year – new you resolutions and goals which you set at the start of this year? If the answer is ‘No’, then for how much longer and for how many more years, will you use a method that doesn’t, on its […]

10 Life Lessons Everyone Should Know by Sibyl Chavis

  I think one of the most important things I have finally learned is to pay attention to the lesons that are coming my way every single day. I totally used to miss them. I always had so much going on and the majority of my attention was focused on what I was doing, but […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Successful People Do That’s Different by Stefanie Hartman

  Stefanie Hartman looks back at an experience that changed the way she viewed success. Perhaps her anecdote can teach you something new.   When I was working my way through university in the summers, I had a job at a totally rustic resort that was only accessible by seaplane – it was that remote! […]

Attraction: How Thoughts Become Things by Will Edwards

  Do thoughts become things? The above video is a nice personal story and a good illustration of the process that has become widely known as the Law of Attraction. I have given similar accounts of this process in the past and many other people would be able to do the same, I am sure. Just the other […]

Attraction: How Thoughts Become Things by Will Edwards

   Thoughts Become Things!   Do thoughts become things? The above video is a nice personal story and a good illustration of the process that has become widely known as the Law of Attraction. I have given similar accounts of this process in the past and many other people would be able to do the same, I am […]

10 Life Lessons Everyone Should Know by Sibyl Chavis

  I think one of the most important things I have finally learned is to pay attention to the lessons that are coming my way every single day. I totally used to miss them. I always had so much going on and the majority of my attention was focused on what I was doing, but not […]

The Startup World’s Big Miss by Jonathan Fields

  Over the last 5 years, we’ve seen the release of a stream of books like Eric Ries’ The Lean Startup that do a wonderful job of systematizing a near-maniacal focus on the customer. Especially assumptions about the customer.   Doing so makes it more likely that you’ll end up building a product and company that serves a genuine […]

More than one bite of the cherry – by Paul Boross, The Pitch Doctor

  Pitching for new business can be daunting but Paul Boross, also known as The Pitch Doctor, argues that if you look at the pitch as just one part of a bigger process you’re likely to be successful.   The main issue with pitching is that people often think they only have one chance to […]

8 Things You Forgot to Be Grateful For by Marc and Angel

“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.” ―Epicurus Sometimes Angel and I get so caught up pursuing the next big thing, that we forget to pause and appreciate the things we have, and the things […]

25 Productive Things You Can Do While Watching TV by Mike Vardy

  Want to know an easy-to-implement “secret” that could dramatically increase your productivity? It’s a very simple concept you may have heard of. It’s called multitasking.   You see, the average person watches television for nearly 3 hours every single day. Imagine if you used that time to simultaneously get other things done. Granted, most of us have […]

Doing It Right, Not First by Andrew Dumont

  ​There’s a common misconception among first time entrepreneurs that the only way to win is to be the first. The first to attempt an idea, the first to enter a specific market. It’s something I’ve been meaning to touch on for some time, then this came across my feed.   Elegantly said. Too many […]

Reach for the Stars! by Tamsen Garrie

  On the day when everyone is making New Year resolutions and/or setting goals, I received this text from my mum:   “New year, new intentions: keep your sights high and your feet on the ground”.   As a teenager, I was described by one astrologist as an Idealistic Realist (My birthday falls on the cusp of […]

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, […]

How Olympic Gold Medallists Find The Power To Win by Matt Wingett

  Some athletes the world over have a very particular mindset that means one thing: Gold. Matt Wingett explores the mental habits of Iwan Thomas, Olympic Gold Medallist.   In an interview with Richard Bandler in his DVD series The Secrets of Success, Olympic Gold Medallist Iwan Thomas revealed the way he brings his determination […]

5 Golds in 5 Olympics – The story of Steve Redgrave by The Best You

  With the Olympics in full swing, remembering the amazing achievements Olympic greats will inspire anyone to get out there and succeed.   One of the great Olympian athletes of all time is Sir Steve Redgrave – not because he won Olympic gold in his sport of rowing – but because he won Olympic gold […]

The day you stop learning is the day you stop earning by Peter Thompson

  Keep looking for new answers, it will have massive rewards, says Peter Thompson. All the activities that you and I undertake on a daily basis there is one that has so much impact on our lives – that it surely must become our top priority. We must keep on learning.   As a truism […]

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 […]

Weekly Inspirer: Guidance and Mentorship – A Secret of Success

  Usain Bolt is the fastest man on earth – an absolutely amazing achievement. While Bolt’s natural ability was key to his success on the track, it’s important to note the mentorship and interest of others that got him where he is today. Born in 1986 in Sherwood, a small dusty town in Jamaica, there […]

Three Ways To Turn Failure into Success – Napoleon Hill

    Three Ways To Turn Failure into Success – Napoleon Hill Napoleon Hill made a study of the world’s most successful people. Something he noticed was they never experienced “Failure”. If something didn’t work for them, they learned from the experience and moved on. “Failure” was never the end of the process, but a […]

Going For Your Goals

  This week, I want to talk about what goal-setting can do for you.   Goal-setting is a useful antidote to negativity and helps you stay on target – so I’m going to suggest you really think about your goals. There are several steps I take when goal setting.  Maybe these steps will be useful to […]

Your future is in your hands by Geoff Rolls

  Geoff Rolls, NLP Trainer with the NLP Life Academy looks at some of the pitfalls you need to avoid if you are going to design your future more effectively with NLP. One of the most interesting techniques NLP can be used for is the art of designing your own future. Modelled directly from the […]

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 […]

10 Ways I Know There’s Nothing Wrong with You (or Me) By Lori Deschene

  “On a deeper level you are already complete. When you realize that, there is a joyous energy behind what you do.” ~Eckhart Tolle At 17 I had it all. I made straight As, was the vice president of the Honor Society, held two jobs, took the lead in four community theater performances, and joined […]

Just how good are you at saying “Thank You” by Roger Harrop

  There is a Golden Rule of referrals that you ignore at your peril and it is, simply, this: If you are the referee you must always let the referrer know what happened as a result of the referral. So this is a stage on from just saying “thank you”; it’s also sharing what happened […]

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 be an effective Intrepreneur by Emma Vites

Intrepreneurship is on the rise! It is the practice of using entrepreneurial skills without taking on the risks or accountability associated with entrepreneurial activities. Emma Vites explains.   Entrepreneurship has been defined as “the process of creating value by bringing together a unique combination of resources to exploit an opportunity.” Intrepreneurship can been defined similarly, […]

JK Rowling has the Magic Touch by The Best You

Perhaps one of the most remarkable things about J K Rowling is how ordinary her background is. In 2008 she was ranked the UK’s 12th richest woman with a personal fortune estimated at £560 million / $780 million, yet it is difficult to imagine a childhood more ordinary, writes The Best You.   When Pete […]