I know what coaching is………sort of

I know what coaching is………sort of

It seems to me that the term “coaching” is being used a lot more these days, but the reality is that, unless you’ve had direct experience of a coaching conversation, then you’re probably not that clear on what it really means, what it feels like to be coached (or to...
Choose your tribe

Choose your tribe

I assume that many people who read this blog will be interested in self-development, will have already invested time in trying to understand themselves better and get that this is a life long journey which only ends with the last beat. But, shock horror, it...
Musings from TMM #2

Musings from TMM #2

Episode #2 – Asking for help This month’s theme is about how asking others for help and support can be a really useful tool for moving forwards and getting unstuck. Hope you enjoy!
Going it alone

Going it alone

This week, by popular demand and to end the ‘Starting something new’ theme for April, I’m going to share some hints and tips from my own experience of leaving the security of a salaried job and starting my own business. Many people that I know or...
Positive. Mental. Attitude.

Positive. Mental. Attitude.

Those of a certain age may well remember the Persil advert below from 1996 which taught us the power of PMA or Positive Mental Attitude. As well as the importance of not putting your sandwiches in with your sports kit. I vaguely remember some mockery of the PMA...
Work – a lousy way to earn a living?

Work – a lousy way to earn a living?

This is a photo that I took in 2008 while on expedition in India. This guy was a mason (as in bricklayer, not the secret handshake type), he lived in a tiny village where we were helping to build eco-sanitation units because they didn’t have toilets in their...
That first little leap

That first little leap

Anyone who has voluntarily pursued any kind of significant change in life has probably used the beauty of hindsight to notice how the anticipation of the first step you take into the unknown feels ridiculously scary. It warrants much pondering, sleepless nights,...
Musings from TMM #1

Musings from TMM #1

Episode #1 – Starting something new This is rather exciting, I’ve decided to launch a podcast!! It’s called Musings from The Mental Movement and new episodes will be released on the first Sunday of every month. Each episode will introduce a theme...
In the words of Heather Small…

In the words of Heather Small…

What have you done today to make you feel proud? Yesterday I ran nearly 7 miles and it was the first time I’d run that kind of distance in several years. It was tough, it definitely wasn’t fast and, until I reached about 6 miles, I wasn’t even sure...