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Wow…. Simply WOW.

When I quit my well paid job a while back now, I would never imagine that I would get to do what I am doing now and to the level I do it.

Having made the leap from the corporate world after 18 years, I have finally found what I am REALLY good at and what i REALY enjoy. Namely, being BACK in the Corporate world. This time though not as an employee but as a trainer and coach.

Knowing what pressures face staff and leaders in the Corporate world I am privileged and honoured to be able to travel the world and help people become better leaders and managers as they continue their journey.

My own business continues to grow and go from strength to strength. Later this I will be releasing further details of the 7 Elements of Leadership and who it can benefit.

My business goal is to make people happy AND successful (and usually in that order). 

As I write this I am into my 3rd out of 4 straight weeks of travel. 

Malaysia to Egypt to Norway. I am leaving Norway today, back home for 36 hours and then heading to China for a week.

I am VERY lucky to be doing this job but it all started with a vision of what I wanted to happen and then the action to make it so.

Life in the corporate world can be challenging but make no mistake, it is also great fun…. when you approach it the right way.

I was driving home last night and for the first time since summer it was dark, rainy and cold. Not only that but the traffic was really heavy and there were roadworks no matter which route I seemed to take.

As I was sat in traffic I noticed how frustrated I was becoming, my thoughts turned to getting home and then having to take my dog out for a walk in the rain and then she’d get all muddy and then the house would get dirty and I’d be tired….blah blah blah… Suddenly… with these thoughts running around my head I realised that I was forcing myself to be in a bad mood.

I felt rubbish and yet the feeling wasn’t changing any of the triggers (weather, traffic etc).

So I turned off the radio and put on a Motivational CD about Positive Psychology with Andy Cope. I was fortunate enough to meet Andy at a conference a few weeks ago where we were both speaking. Please do visit his website http://www.artofbrilliance.co.uk/

It took a further 25 mins to work my way through the traffic and get home but in that time my thoughts were changing to look at life more positively. No matter what I did I knew the traffic was still going to be heavy, the rain was still going to fall and I still had to walk my dog. But I could either arrive home with all that happening in a good mood or a bad mood.

Changing my mood meant I was able to walk in the door and influence a better evening by keeping positive.

I know it is easier to be in a bad grumpy down mood when it’s raining and cold, but let’s face it I live in England and it’s now WINTER time and it will get dark early for the next 4-5 months. So I am going to do what I need to do in order to make my life happy no matter the weather or traffic

What do you do to keep yourself HAPPY during challenging times? and How do you react to people who are just grumpy no matter what?… (As Andy Cope call’s them…Mood Hoovers)