Are you struggling to make a change? Stop relying on Motivation and focus on the power of habit.

Motivation. It’s one of those funny words. You see motivational quotes on Instagram and watch motivational videos on YouTube. A quick google search reveals thousands of articles written by personal development bloggers on how to become more motivated. We read articles and listen to podcasts hoping to find some magic […]

We all have our critics: So how do we deal with those who just want to put us down in life?

  “It doesn’t matter how good a life you’ve led. There will still be people standing around the bed who will welcome the sad event”. – Marcus Aurelius     I think Marcus Aurelius makes this point beautifully. It doesn’t matter what sort of life you lead, it doesn’t matter […]

How the happiest people, learn to find humour in everyday life.

Doesn’t everyone enjoy a good joke? For many of us, humour is a vital part of everyday life. It can be a great way to bring us together, strengthen friendships and create new social bonds. However, not all humour is created equal. In fact, a number of key psychological studies […]

Breaking the anxiety cycle: The importance of stepping outside your comfort zone.

We all know that feeling, the increased heart rate, the sweaty palms, the nervous tension in our stomach. From time to time, we all suffer from anxiety. Not necessarily clinical anxiety, but anxiety nonetheless. For many of us, it is this state of fear, which can prohibit us from achieving […]

The story of ‘Alcoa’ and how one simple habit, can lead to monumental change.


One day in October of 1987, Paul O’Neill was announced as the new CEO of Alcoa, a company that for many years had been one of the largest producers of aluminium products in America. They literally made everything from the teapots in your kitchen to the components used in gigantic […]

Manufactured for success: How to design your environment so that good habits flourish.

  Products of our environment.  The dominant view of human behaviour in the early 1900s was that of behaviorism, sometimes referred to as Behavioural Psychology. The central idea being that human beings are mere animals, and that all of our behaviours are simply the result of environmental learning. Fortunately today, […]