Tag Archive: motivation

December 8, 2015 - Written by:

The Fear of Failure and How to Use it to Motivate You


Lying side by side in the darkness one evening, at that time of night when we know we should be sleeping but have our most honest conversations, he asked me something he had yet to learn about me: ‘What are you most afraid of? Is it Spiders? Snakes?’ No, I’m not scared of spiders or snakes, although perhaps I ought... Read the rest of this post...


September 3, 2015 - Written by:

My Parkrun Experience – The Strength of a Running Community

Shiraz ThisGirlCan

A few weeks ago, I went down to Southampton to spend the weekend with my dear friend Ollie. We’ve grown up together and I had yet to visit him in his lovely new house, and meet his crazy labradoodle, Oscar. We didn’t really have much of a plan of what to do whilst I was down there, but one thing... Read the rest of this post...


July 3, 2015 - Written by:

Entering the Ring: My Biggest Challenge So Far…


Taking on a challenge. So, about 3 months ago whilst attending my usual weekly kickboxing session, one of the trainers dropped it in that he reckoned I could fight. Not too surprising I guess. I have been kickboxing and sparring for years but I had only been training at a place that does full contact about a year. This would... Read the rest of this post...


May 20, 2015 - Written by:

CAREER: What Does Success ‘LOOK’ Like?


I have been thinking recently about how easy it is to determine if someone is successful based on how they ‘look’ on their public profiles. When I use the term ‘look’ I am referring to not only their face, but also how they portray themselves on social media platforms, which is a HUGE thing nowadays. I want to scratch your brain on a few things... Read the rest of this post...


January 21, 2015 - Written by:

7 Handy Hints for Writing Your First Novel

Snoopy Writing

Since it’s the New Year, I’m sure many of you have made resolutions and, for some, one of those might be to write your first novel. Last year, after getting rejected by numerous publishers, I decided to self publish my first book: Beyond The Luna. It did extremely well for a debut novel – hitting the best seller list on iTunes and... Read the rest of this post...