How Long Does it Take to Form a New Habit?

How Long Does it Take to Form a New Habit?

Ever heard the idea that it takes 21 days to form a new habit?You may have heard it takes 28 days. Or 63. Or 3 months.Which is true?Spoiler alert: NONE of them is true.There is NO "fixed" number. Here's why:It’s because a new habit is formed through the...
Why Confidence Comes From Being Courageous

Why Confidence Comes From Being Courageous

When I was a student, I hated public speaking. Even in front of a small class of just 20 students, all of whom I knew. Tell me to stand up in front of any number of people, and I would panic … My confidence would desert me. I’d get nervous, sometimes even physically...
How to Value Your Work Like Leonardo da Vinci

How to Value Your Work Like Leonardo da Vinci

I went to see the Mona Lisa recently. I was in Paris for the weekend, and having never seen it before “in real life”, I decided to take the opportunity to visit this world-famous painting. Officially considered to be the most famous painting in the world, it is –...
Running a Business isn’t Rocket Science …

Running a Business isn’t Rocket Science …

Did you see the programme last night? – 8 Days To The Moon And Back. Utterly compelling. It’s 50 years since Apollo 11 took Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin (and Michael Collins, who everyone seems to forget!) on that incredible journey. (I wonder how...
Why We Make Daft Business Decisions

Why We Make Daft Business Decisions

We don’t have a National Health Service – we have a national SICKNESS service. It’s there for when we get sick. Which means there’s a HUGE price to pay for it. Yes, it would be much less costly (in many ways) to make “smart”...