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October 2, 2019

Self-Improvement in 106,078 Steps – Hard-Won Lessons From My 100K Race

I'd set myself the daunting self-improvement challenge of running 100 km in a day. Here are the lessons-for-life I learned – the hard way!

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September 18, 2019

Turning Fear Into Fuel: Countdown to a Challenge

I'm full of fear, and I only have myself to blame. Six months ago, I signed a form to say that I would run 100 km in a day. There's clearly only one sensible response to that: why? Well, I wanted to raise money for a children's charity that's close to my heart. But I […]

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November 14, 2017

Small Choices, Big Changes – #MTtalk Roundup

About This Week's Chat: It May Not Seem Like Much… Starting today, you decide to walk briskly for 20 minutes a day. Not an hour of running or anything as strenuous as that, but a steady stroll. You also opt to ditch one cappuccino or "treat" per day, cutting out 100 calories. Then you realize that […]

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March 20, 2017

Start Brainstorming With SCAMPER

Of all the comments made by Kuato, the tiny psychic resistance leader in sci-fi classic Total Recall, “open your mind” is perhaps the most poignant. He needs to get inside the mind of Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character) and brainstorm a solution to a pretty big problem – how to overthrow a violent interplanetary dictatorship. […]

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November 10, 2014

Unblock Your Dreams

I’ve always admired the work of positive psychologist Martin Seligman. His effective techniques are widely used by individuals and organizations, and I particularly like his work on optimism. I was therefore intrigued to discover a new take on positive thinking by Gabriele Oettingen, one of Seligman’s former colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania. Now a psychology […]

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