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Starting any new venture might feel daunting. However, sometimes you just know you must take the first step. You might not even appreciate what is driving you.

Even so, your conviction tells you with some clarity and certainty that your new project is what you must do. So, take the first step; it might only be a small move, but it will start you on your journey. Good luck!

The productivity of sleep

By McDonnell-Hockley / 12/12/2019 /

There is more to sleep then counting sheep. In his introduction to Sleep, Nick Littlehales references the research on poor sleep and its subsequent impact on psychological issues and health, ‘…from type 2 diabetes, heart disease and obesity through to anxiety and burnout.’  We know that during sleep the mind processes thoughts, and the body repairs itself:…

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Is your brain over stimulated?

By McDonnell-Hockley / 05/12/2019 /

If you are having trouble sleeping, it is. Success leaves clues. However, with those who burn out, a successful career can also leave debris in terms of physical and mental health, relationships and finances.  Stimulants Stimulants hijack healthy thinking and decision making, and they deny the brain’s processing time. The brain needs and deserves time…

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Learning business from Batman

By McDonnell-Hockley / 28/11/2019 /

Launching a new business is exhilarating. It drives those who do it. There is an inner driving force that others might not understand. New business owners enter a world they know in theory but do not understand until they practice it. For those of you thinking of going into business for the first time, your…

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Anxiety free live trainings

By McDonnell-Hockley / 28/11/2019 /

How to smash training time with 5 key checks Ok, this is not all training, but a good number of trainings repeat what the person being trained already knows. Check 1 Ask the person being trained what they already know. There is no point in you stating what is obvious to them; they will respect…

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Gold fish thrown from a glass

How do you support issues of trauma?

By McDonnell-Hockley / 21/11/2019 /

Trauma impacts wellbeing, concentration and sense of self. It therefore makes sense that employers have a clear plan on what to do when issues of trauma present themselves in the workplace. Policy   Who are your approved trauma therapists?  Which therapies does your insurance support?  How will trauma resolution be measured? Where will the support be…

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What is my legacy?

By McDonnell-Hockley / 14/11/2019 /

Ok, I will not write about what I believe my legacy to be consider your legacy. What is your legacy?  When you leave this mortal coil, what impression will you leave? Some of you have children: they are your legacy. Others have a home and money. There are those who leave courses, foundations and businesses. Others have generated…

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Is your contract killing you?

By McDonnell-Hockley / 07/11/2019 /

When you first got your job, you were happy. You signed the contract you felt recognised and rewarded for the unique skills and talents you brought to the role. Then you started the job, and soon you wondered how on earth the company got anything done without you.  Out of hours Now you do more…

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Respect my time

By McDonnell-Hockley / 31/10/2019 /

Spending time Imagine someone gives you £525,948.00. What would you spend it on? Just for fun, plan spending it. What would you buy? Now consider how you spend your time. Laura Vanderkam (author and journalist) is specific about this issue. She takes the 168 hours (a week) and encourages you to break it down. What…

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The theory behind fasting and the role of FOXO there are two separate wooden boards. On each board are two slices of break, cheese, ham, poached eggs lettuce and tomato. both boards also have a knife and fork. To the right hand side of the board is is small bowl of gherkins. Both boards are resting on a wooden surface. #FOXO #protein #age #aging #prepare #DNA

Fasting and FOXO

By McDonnell-Hockley / 24/10/2019 /

FOXO is a protein within our cells. It indicates whether cells should grow or maintain themselves. The frequency at which we eat and the quality of what we eat affects how it acts. When we eat, it is in growth mode. When we rest from eating certain foods, it goes into maintenance mode. This protein…

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#smile #teeth #genuine #business #kawasaki

A lesson in smiling

By McDonnell-Hockley / 17/10/2019 /

I would love to tell you that Guy and I had a sparkling conversation during a break at a TED conference. But that was not the case. We have yet to meet, but knowing his business success and strategy, I knew this was someone I wanted to learn more from. To learn from him, I…

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