Personal Progressive Overload

“Make the most of yourself….for that is all there is of you.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Pick up a dumbbell, lift the weight up, repeat until muscle tires, take a rest for a minute, then repeat a handful of times. Wait a few days, pick up the dumbbell again, and repeat the above process, trying to…

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3 ways to check your satisfaction

There are some days when I think I’m going to die from an overdose of satisfaction. – Salvador Dali Many people have acted as mentors, coaches or trusted advisor throughout my career. I wouldn’t have been inspired to learn – if it wasn’t for Colin Clegg I wouldn’t have been inspired to follow my dream…

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The tale goes that at a dinner with Wordsworth, the poet Keats, toasted “confusion to the memory of Newton…because he destroyed the poetry of the rainbow by reducing it to a prism”. Three years later Keats confirmed his disdain by writing; “Do not all charms fly At the mere touch of cold philosophy? There was…

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Make progress with two essential perspectives

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” Pablo Picasso We all know that new year’s resolutions aren’t particulary effective that the end of the year feels like a good time…

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CORE skills ain't SOFT

In 1958, as NASA began it’s search for aerospace pilots, the job description listed the need for the following characteristics; · Male (how 1950s?) · Approx 5’11” /180cm · Aged between twenty-five and forty · A science degree · High intelligence · High mathematical ability · Experience as a jet test pilot. There were just…

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5 ways to justify the term 'elite'

‘Elite Health’, ‘Elite Car Audio’, ‘Elite Wines’, ‘Elite Bras’ Clearly these are just brand names, just as the bloke around the corner who runs a business called Olympic Windows, is claiming special status (unless window fitting has become an Olympic sport recently). But the word ‘elite’ seems to be cropping up everywhere, (damn it, it…

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How SQUIDD can empower others

As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others. Bill Gates In 2005 I took on the responsibility of line managing a scientist. It may be relevant or not that they were a scientist in another discipline to myself and while I had previously undertaken this task, this was…

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***Supporting Champions: The Conference***

A specialist one day conference featuring some of the leading names in sport, sharing lessons from working with the world’s best athletes. ​ To register Click here ​ With the demand upon professionals going up and up and with current training and development options failing to enhance impact – we wanted to create a forum…

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