Category Archives for "MindSet"

Can a Professional Project Manager Avoid Stress?

When reading a recent discussion on Linkedin about stress, I was astounded at the responses. The question asked, and all of the responses were about how to manage it rather than prevent it. This for me is tackling the wrong end of the problem and that as Project Managers, we should be avoiding it in the […]

Quit Smoking, Banish the fear and Save £3k a year

​Are you a smoker that really want to quit and are fearful of the change?Well Sue was too and she saved £3,500 in her first year as a non smoker and she too was fearful of the change.The Big Fat Quit Smoking MythMost smokers are fearful of change and in reality, more fearful of what […]

Make 2017 Your Best Every Year

2017 and the new year is just around the corner and every year round about now I hear so many people expressing in shock “It’s only two weeks to Christmas, I just don’t know where the year has gone”. Well guess what? It happens every year at the same time, Christmas I mean. Every year […]

What To do When We Lose Our Heroes (Take Action)

It’s always sad when our heroes pass on to greater things and the real question is what can we take away from their death. As we come to the close of 2016 I’ve heard the news that one of my musical heroes has passed away, the legendary Greg Lake. Greg was in the original line […]

How successful is your project? (A short quiz)

Are you a Career Project Manager that has suffered the ‘ups and downs’ of Project Success? One minute your project is a roaring success the next minute it’s falling behind and over budget. Well if you said yes, then you’re in the company of thousands of others in the same predicament, and you’re also probably […]

Work Life Balance Myths: Myth #3 – Your can’t change your futrure

In the first article in the series, we introduced the idea that work life balance is seen as something of a “holy Grail”  and that working longer and longer hours just to keep your head above the water, is keeping everyone happy except yourself.In the second article, we explored how most people believe that they […]

Work Life Balance Myths: Myth #2 – Your family will be happy while you put your business first

11 1 In the first article in the series, we introduced the idea that work life balance is seen as something of a “holy Grail”  and that working longer and longer hours just to keep your head above the water, is keeping everyone happy except yourself.Work Life Balance Myth #2: Your family will be happy whilst you put […]

Success and Achievement: Why you should never pursue success and achievement as a goal

Are you one of those people who strive for success and achievement, yet the goal that you crave, always seems to elude you?You are, great because you’re in good company.Most people that I meet are striving to achieve goals in one way or another.The big myth though, is that pursuing achievement or success as a […]

3 Big Success and Achievement Sapping Mistakes – Mistake #1: Letting the past dictate your future

In the first article in this series we looked at the big success and achievement myth. That myth was that the pursuit of success as a goal is achievable. Success and achievement are such abstract and undefinable concepts that pursuing them as an outcome is too vague and woolly for the mind to grab hold […]

3 Success Tips That Project Managers Can Learn From Luke Skywalker and Star Wars

​ Many years ago in a galaxy far, far away, operation Death Star was launched; the young intrepid Project Manager Luke was summoned before the Project Board, headed up by the Sponsor Leia. He had been allocated a team in the form of Hans a senior supplier, a senior user Cieu Baka (he was from […]