Are You Too Afraid or Jaded to Dream or Set Goals?

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“This Goal Setting lark doesn’t work!”

I’ve noticed this weird phenomenon amongst a pocket of people that have been in the personal development industry for a while.

I have noticed it in those that have sat through dozens of workshops on ‘Goal Setting’ to achieve your dreams.  Those that have listened to countless hours of rhetoric on ‘focusing on what you want’ and ‘manifesting your desires’ into reality.  Those who have tried in vain to get their vision board to come to ...

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Why Self Help Books and Workshops Don’t Work!

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Why Self Help Books & Workshops Don’t Work!

I saw the picture below on Robert Holden‘s facebook page this morning:

Robert Holden Self Acceptance

This so so so so true. Many years ago I had a neat little stack of self-help books before I got properly into personal development.  They were all good books, yet none of them ...

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Love, Life, and Trying To Control Your Mind

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“What the hell was I thinking?”

I have just been reminded that you can’t dictate to your mind what you think and feel.  Telling myself a few weeks ago who I can (and more to the point can’t fancy), and then a few sessions in gleefully telling my coach that the person in question was, almost in Michael Jackson style, ‘out of my mind’ (OK, his song was she’s out of my life but you get my drift, anyway, I digress).

I ...

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