The following is taken from my book, Metamorphosis: Make the Change; Emerge Magnificent. We Need Human Connection to Survive and Thrive Human connection is a biological imperative, and science shows us that we can affect each other far more than we may realise. So many of our vital functions, from healing to creativity, require us to feel safe and connected. This is a function of … Continue reading The Case for Human Connection (extract from Metamorphosis)
I’ve been struck by the irony of my publishing a book which urges its readers to shed their cocoons and emerge magnificently out into the world, right before we’re all self-isolated and locked up in our homes. Oh boy, life has a sense of humour! We are headed for unprecedented and uncertain weeks and months ahead. We’re worried on so many levels, and apprehensive at … Continue reading Self-isolated in our cocoons? Caterpillars show us what we can achieve in confinement.
Sonder and solipsism: two fairly obscure words that fall at opposite ends of the spectrum of our interpersonal relationships. Below is an extract from my book, Metamorphosis. It’s taken from Chapter 8, ‘Love: Reframing How We See Others’ and explains why sonder is a mechanism for really seeing, and appreciation, the inner richness of our fellow humans: “It’s hard for our brains to process that … Continue reading Are you familiar with the terms SONDER & SOLIPSISM?
A year ago today on IWD 2019, I stood in front of a roomful of Goldman Sachs partners and clients, sharing a blindingly bright vision for the future of my brand, Madderson London. Six months later we had to shut our doors. I find myself a year on, having walked away from an industry I thought I loved, having re-discovered the joys of writing, and … Continue reading What I Learnt From Failing
What is a morning practice?Any set of activities that you do consistently every morning to invest in and care for yourself before giving your day away to others. What mornings without a practice usually look like:Do any of these concepts sound familiar? Reactivity, procrastination, hitting Snooze, stress, grouchiness, feeling frazzled, rushing, resentment, lethargy, aimlessness, lack of focus, lack of purpose, victimhood? If so, you’re not … Continue reading Why a morning practice is a total game-changer: are you game?
Below are my notes on an awesome podcast I just listened to. I made the notes for my own gratification but thought I would share! I absolutely adore listening to advice from people who love learning. Chip is Chief Miracle Worker at Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning company, based on the totally life-changing (really) book of the same name. You can listen to the podcast episode … Continue reading 10 Amazing Journaling Techniques from Chip Franks
If meditation is the #1 practice that high achievers seem to have in common, then journaling has got to be #2. I’ve noticed many of the prominent figures I admire talking more and more about their journaling habits, and over time I’ve been paying greater interest to their methods and their tips. Journaling can take many forms and is something you can make your own, … Continue reading Why journaling is the secret tool of high achievers and can be the key to creativity, happiness, goal-smashing and general sanity
The following is a guest post by Charlotte Frische, an executive coach who focuses on building confidence among City professionals. Charlotte is a dear friend who is also a jaw-droppingly effective coach. I look forward to sharing the incredible progress I’ve made thanks to her coaching, and I will sit down with her soon for a Q&A post. Meanwhile, please enjoy Charlotte’s 3 gifts, and … Continue reading 3 Gifts for Professionals: by Confidence Coach Charlotte Frische of How To Associates
Tools of Titans is hands-down one of my favourite books of all time, and probably the one I’ve gifted the most. It’s a ridiculously valuable compilation of life advice from many seriously talented and successful people. Full disclosure: Tim divided the interviewees into Healthy, Wealthy and Wise categories and I liked this so much that I nicked it for this site! I organised my notes … Continue reading My full notes: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
SPOILER: It’s because she removes all the reasons that make us feel like we ‘failed’ to meditate properly. I’ve been a bit of a ‘spiritual tourist’ with my meditation efforts over the last couple of years and have found it difficult to find a keeper. The main problem with most forms I’ve tried is that I can’t quiet my mind. It turns out that this … Continue reading 6 reasons why Emily Fletcher’s Ziva Technique is the most effective form of meditation I’ve tried