What is resilience? I always call it ‘the ability to bounce back from obstacles’. Then, during COVID, I realised resilience isn’t always about the bounce back. Sometimes it is about the climb or the crawl. The MLK quote - "If you can't fly then run; if you can't run, walk; if you can't walk, crawl;… Continue reading How to develop ‘true resilience’ from the perspective of a world-class athlete
Who else is someone who, in general, catastrophises? For instance, you have a bad competition opener and immediately your thoughts spiral into how this will be your worst season ever and maybe it’s time to throw in the towel and I’m clearly hanging on too long and oh dear, what if I never jump far… Continue reading This is a catastrophe! Or is it…?
I compete tomorrow for the first time in nine months. How do I feel? Nervous. But then again… because the science tells me the physiological response my body has to the label "nervous" or "nerves" is the same as to the label "excitement" or "excited", I drop the nerves and pick up excitement only. (NLP… Continue reading It’s Competition Time!
In mid-April, I spent a few days in Portugal - my first time abroad all year. It’s crazy to type that, as my ‘past’ life feels like I spent more time OUT of the country than in the country. ‘The country’ meaning the UK - Manchester, England to be precise - for those who are… Continue reading Familiarity Breeds Content: How to Find Joy in Familiar Places
Friends and family celebrating weddings deferred in favour of surprise baby announcements. A new home-owner finally closing the deal, signing on the dotted line and getting the keys to live in her first ‘own, owned place’; another friend getting the keys to her first investment property - a home to tear apart, remodel and ‘flip’,… Continue reading New Babies, Homes & Record-Breaking Performances
29 draft blog posts Started. Stopped. Disappointed. Reviewed. Lost my thread. Where to next? A gift of a single, solo mug eschewed. How and where can this fit in my cupboards? I need a pair or 3 or 4. A neat, ordered Christmas table seating... 29. Funny that! 29 drafts, 29 seats. But bums on… Continue reading The Price of Perfection
18 athletes, coaches and their high performance team consultants feature in this latest episode of the Define Your Success podcast that was released on Tuesday 10th January 2023. The aim is weekly releases each Tuesday, featuring in-depth conversations with Britain's best athletes - Olympians, Paralympians and their High Performance Teams. I also have guests that… Continue reading How Britain’s Best Athletes Define Success
The beauty of family coming together. There's nothing quite like it. Yet, my two week Christmas break was a whirlwind. That's one of the reasons I decided to have a solo birthday treat. (I'll share the other reasons below.) Happy Birthday, Abs! #33 I spent the 2nd to the 3rd of January in the Lake… Continue reading A Loud Christmas & New Year. A Solo Birthday Retreat
Directing my employees to take a personality quiz before hiring and during their employment was a game-changer for us all! Three Major Benefits  In the most positive of ways, discovering, understanding and practically applying the results of these business psychology quizzes or tests allowed us to interact with each other in a whole new… Continue reading Two Psychology Tests to Help you Thrive in The Workplace
I experienced a 'severe and acute' attack of vertigo last week. It wasn't fun AT ALL, but the way I retell the story of what happened - how the BA team doctor and paramedics responded, my stint in hospital and the still-remaining symptoms - you'll hopefully smile and laugh along with me in this latest… Continue reading Vertigo – Signs, Symptoms, Solutions.