What Motivates You?

What Motivates You?

Talk to the “man in the street” about motivation at work and they will usually say that it’s the money that motivates them. We work for money don’t we? Well, yeesss… but provided we earn whatever we regard as “enough”, money is not the main thing that motivates us at...
Keeping Your Resolutions

Keeping Your Resolutions

I usually blog on 1st January about keeping your resolutions. This year I decided to wait a couple of weeks for the first flush of enthusiasm to pass. Mid-January, coming up to blue Monday, is often when #resolutions start to become difficult, so it’s a good time to...
Learning about Motivation from Sport

Learning about Motivation from Sport

I love watching the Olympics and sharing in the emotions of the athletes as they put their years of hard work to the test in events that may only take a few minutes.   In the last few days there has been both joy and despair for Team GB:  despair when Geraint Thomas...
The Inner Game

The Inner Game

I’m treating myself this week to an hour off every afternoon to watch the BBC highlights of the Australian Open Tennis tournament.  I admire the amazing shots and tactics as each player battles to outwit and outplay their opponent.  What I find most fascinating is the...
How do you Motivate Yourself?

How do you Motivate Yourself?

I watched the BBC and OU’s The Truth About programme last week about the science behind improving your mental health, with psychologist Tanya Byron and footballer Alex Scott. There were lots of useful practical tips for improving well-being and the thing I found most...