WELCOME TO THE BIG LIFE BLOG

Sometimnes there's just more to talk about than Twitter's 280 characters or LinkedIn's 1300 will allow.  When that happens, I come here and let my thoughts unfold.  I'd love you to join the conversation, to get your take on things and hear your questions.

It's not just beauty that's in the eye of the beholder

To build the future that you want, you first must have a pretty good idea of what that future looks like. And, whatever the specifics of that future, the chances are that future you envisage is one filled with success. But, envisaging a future filled with success raises an interesting question:...

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Nothing happens if you do nothing

I have a friend who uses the phrase 'Analysis Paralysis', and I love it. It captures beautifully that trap that we all fall into from time to time - the 'over-thinking-it' trap.

Let's be clear right up front: goals are just dreams unless you do something to make them happen. And, after a while,...

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Expand your horizons

The best is yet to come. There, I said it: no matter how good it may be, today is not the end game, not the final destination, not the pinnacle of all life has in store for you. No, the best is still ahead of you.

But the fact that the best is yet to come does not diminish the role of the...

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Play to your strengths

Let's talk about strengths. And let's start that conversation by exploring what strengths actually are, shall we. You see, while a lot is made about strengths, and how important it is to know what strengths you have, and to 'play to them' in every aspect of your life, what they actually are, and...

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Get to grips with your passions

Time is precious - you only have so much of it, and you never get back time that you lose, or waste. So, wasting time on things that don't put a smile on your face - things that you aren't passionate about - is something you want to avoid, if you can.

Now, I'm a realist. I get it. There will...

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Who do you think you are?

Just who do you think you are? That's not asked with even the slightest hint of indignation, it's a genuine question: who do you think you are? Take a moment to think about how you might answer that question, and while you do that, let me run through a few thoughts and ideas that may be racing...

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What does it mean to live your best life?

You hear it a lot. I say it a lot. But what does it actually mean - to 'live your best life'?

Does living your best life mean three vacations a year? A new car on the drive at regular intervals? Meals out in fancy restaurants with friends? Does it mean fighting the good fight? Or having a figure...

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A wise man once said

Wisdom is a lot of things. On the theoretical side of things, it might be seen as an exceptional level of human functioning - a state of mind and way of behaving that is all about excellence and displaying high levels of competence, and a balanced approach to the emotional, motivational and...

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Will you choose the rollercoaster or the merry-go-round?

I've heard it said, and you probably have too, that you can have too much of a good thing. And, maybe when it comes to things that are good 'in the moment' - like a slab of triple chocolate cake, an ice cold beer on a hot summer's day or a triple shot espresso, for example - too much may not be...

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Keep calm and carry on (or, the art of self-regulation)

Sitting down, I had no idea what was about to unfold. Had I known the turn things would take, I may have skipped the sitting part and gone straight to the confrontation. Turns out, though, taking my seat was possibly the best thing I could have done because, what could have got quite ugly ran out...

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