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NCN Blog – North Craven Networking http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk Networking in the Craven Area Mon, 17 Sep 2018 18:14:40 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.9 http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/cropped-ncn400-32x32.png NCN Blog – North Craven Networking http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk 32 32 69224094 Thoughts on Ethical Banking http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/ethical-banking/ http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/ethical-banking/#respond Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:23:42 +0000 http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/?p=6552 The way some banks have behaved recently does not make me feel great about where I keep my money.  The recurring stories of excessive bonuses, dubious tax avoidance schemes, fiddling interest rates, support for arms trade, oil, fracking or other dodgy bank deals have made me think about alternatives. Under the mattress is not really a practical option so I have been looking into ethical banking and been pleasantly surprised by what I have found out. The Global Alliance for Banking on Values is an independent network of banks using finance to deliver sustainable development for unserved people, communities and the environment. This is a profitable and growing organisation, the 25 banks in the Global Alliance for Banking on Values are independent, licensed financial institutions with combined assets of approximately $100 billion.  Together they touch the lives of more than 20 million people in 30 countries. While many of their mainstream contemporaries have been hit hard by the financial crisis, this network of progressive banks have largely flourished during it. They share a commitment to build a more sustainable future and have developed effective ways to deliver it. In the UK Triodos Bank and The Ecology Building Society are part of GABV but the smaller Charity Bank also upholds these sort of ethical values. Move Your Money UK is a growing movement of ordinary people who are fed up with British banks and want to build a better banking sector. In September 2013 Move Your Money did a survey and found that the areas of banking that mattered most to the public were Honesty, Customer Service, Culture, Impact on the Real Economy and Ethics. They released a Bank Ranking Scorecard to answer some of these questions. Each bank and building society is given a score out of 100 and ranked accordingly. They have been given a Red (leave/don’t switch here), Amber (doing better) or Green (best-rated banks, switch here if you can) rating to help people decide on a better bank. If you can’t see the chart clearly the full article and criteria are here. Check out our other blogs on personal growth and authenticity in business and our bookstore for more similar stuff.. and if you like it spread the word

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badbanksvgoodmoneyThe way some banks have behaved recently does not make me feel great about where I keep my money.  The recurring stories of excessive bonuses, dubious tax avoidance schemes, fiddling interest rates, support for arms trade, oil, fracking or other dodgy bank deals have made me think about alternatives. Under the mattress is not really a practical option so I have been looking into ethical banking and been pleasantly surprised by what I have found out.

This is a profitable and growing organisation, the 25 banks in the Global Alliance for Banking on Values are independent, licensed financial institutions with combined assets of approximately $100 billion.  Together they touch the lives of more than 20 million people in 30 countries. SAC Apoyo Integral joins the Global Alliance for Banking on Values .While many of their mainstream contemporaries have been hit hard by the financial crisis, this network of progressive banks have largely flourished during it. They share a commitment to build a more sustainable future and have developed effective ways to deliver it.

In the UK Triodos Bank and The Ecology Building Society are part of GABV but the smaller Charity Bank also upholds these sort of ethical values.

Move Your Money UK is a growing movement of ordinary people who are fed up with British banks and want to build a better banking sector. In September 2013 Move Your Money did a survey and found that the areas of banking that mattered most to the public were Honesty, Customer Service, Culture, Impact on the Real Economy and Ethics. They released a Bank Ranking Scorecard to answer some of these questions.

Each bank and building society is given a score out of 100 and ranked accordingly. They have been given a Red (leave/don’t switch here), Amber (doing better) or Green (best-rated banks, switch here if you can) rating to help people decide on a better bank. If you can’t see the chart clearly the full article and criteria are here.

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Marketing for Hippies http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/marketing-hippies/ http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/marketing-hippies/#comments Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:23:44 +0000 http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/?p=6536 I am a big fan of Tad Hargrave and his Marketing for Hippies website. Not just for hippies but for anyone who isn’t great at explaining what it is they do, or for people who want to be ethical and ‘nice’ but hate the idea of selling. If you struggle to do the marketing and sales side of your business I really recommend a good look round his website. Lots of free resources including many useful blog posts, videos and a free ebook. http://marketingforhippies.com/ Here’s a short video from Tad… Tad has also recently created a new website called www.NichingSpiral.com focused entirely on helping you figure out your USP and your niche. Right now, there’s nothing for you to buy, just loads of free stuff. You’ll find resources from colleagues, dozens of quotes, over 37 articles by Tad and colleagues, dozens of carefully curated videos and answers to frequently asked questions, 124 in depth case studies, and hundreds of niching related memes for you to enjoy and share. Check it out!   Check out our other blogs and our bookstore for more similar stuff.. and if you like it spread the word 🙂

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I am a big fan of Tad Hargrave and his Marketing for Hippies website. Not just for hippies but for anyone who isn’t great at explaining what it is they do, or for people who want to be ethical and ‘nice’ but hate the idea of selling.

If you struggle to do the marketing and sales side of your business I really recommend a good look round his website. Lots of free resources including many useful blog posts, videos and a free ebook. http://marketingforhippies.com/ Here’s a short video from Tad…

Tad has also recently created a new website called www.NichingSpiral.com focused entirely on helping you figure out your USP and your niche. Right now, there’s nothing for you to buy, just loads of free stuff. You’ll find resources from colleagues, dozens of quotes, over 37 articles by Tad and colleagues, dozens of carefully curated videos and answers to frequently asked questions, 124 in depth case studies, and hundreds of niching related memes for you to enjoy and share. Check it out!

 

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Flow http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/flow/ http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/flow/#respond Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:30:23 +0000 http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/?p=5466 Vishen Lakhiani the founder of Mind Valley was asked to speak at Engage Today in Calgary along with such luminaries as Sir Richard Branson, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Stephen Covey and Nobel Prize Winner F.W De Klerk This speech was voted as one of the top 3 speeches of the entire event. Vishen talked about Flow: The Ultimate State of Human Existence and why happiness is so important for productivity. He then shared 10 tips on how to master this state and how to bring it to teams, families, and groups you lead. The video is just 39 mins. The last 13 mins are just Q&A with the audience (with a lot of jokes in between) In a previous post I mentioned Positive Psychology – one of the founders, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, has written an excellent book on Flow. When in this Flow state, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life as Vishen describes in the video above. Flow is available as a free sample in the excellent Philosophers Notes book summaries series so if you’d like to find out more  that is a good place to start. Check out our other blogs and our bookstore for more similar stuff.. and if you like it spread the word.

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Vishen Lakhiani the founder of Mind Valley was asked to speak at Engage Today in Calgary along with such luminaries as Sir Richard Branson, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Stephen Covey and Nobel Prize Winner F.W De Klerk

This speech was voted as one of the top 3 speeches of the entire event. Vishen talked about Flow: The Ultimate State of Human Existence and why happiness is so important for productivity. He then shared 10 tips on how to master this state and how to bring it to teams, families, and groups you lead.

The video is just 39 mins. The last 13 mins are just Q&A with the audience (with a lot of jokes in between)

In a previous post I mentioned Positive Psychology – one of the founders, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, has written an excellent book on Flow. When in this Flow state, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life as Vishen describes in the video above. Flow is available as a free sample in the excellent Philosophers Notes book summaries series so if you’d like to find out more  that is a good place to start.

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A ‘Don’t Do’ List http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/dont-list/ http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/dont-list/#respond Tue, 30 Dec 2014 15:16:32 +0000 http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/?p=5525 A New Year & A New You: A ‘Don’t Do’ List Many people gear up to start a new year full of good intentions. Here’s Andy Mouncey from Fitness Fix, Ingleton to add his own dose of reality with his top five tips so you can avoid coming to an abrupt halt in February. (Don’t) Join A Gym In January. Do it in December or wait until February – ‘cos if you’re still motivated and have control (mostly) over the calories in and calories out part of your life by then the chances are you’ll be on your way to making those new habits stick without the leverage of a new monthly direct debit. Use a gym membership or classes as a reward. By Feb-Mar the gym will be quieter anyway as the initial surge through the doors will have abated. How do I know this? I used to manage one…   (Don’t) Be Lonely Especially when the days are short. It’s much harder to make some new habits stick trying to do it all on your ownsome when the sun doesn’t shine much. Contract with friends, share your intentions with your significant others – and give them permission to poke you with a stick to keep you on track. Make it sociable as well as effective and it’s more likely to stick because first and foremost we humans are social animals – even though we all know those who prefer a cave…   (Don’t) Start With The Big Stuff Big scary sudden change is a real challenge whether it’s in life, business, sport or everyday life. Start where you can make the most difference for the least amount of effort in the shortest possible time. Once the boulder is moving you’ll be more motivated to tackle the biggies. Pace yourself – you don’t have to solve it all in January.   (Don’t) Do Stuff You Don’t Like Swimming is a great full-body exercise – but that’s no good if you don’t like swimming. An exercise class can be a great way to workout at a higher level than you would on your own – but that’s no good if you don’t do classes. Start with stuff you like to do; stuff that’s fun and has at least a bit of a challenge. Upping the ante once you have momentum means you are more likely to persevere as the challenge ramps up.   (Don’t) Compare Yourself To Others At least to start with. What you’re actually doing is comparing their outside to your inside: They may look fantastic – but you have no way of knowing what’s going on inside their head or the price they are paying for that look. Put your focus on stuff you can control; your choices, your progress, your thoughts, your behavior. While it can be helpful to use role models and targets, in the final analysis the only comparisons that matter are self to self – a mindset that puts you in a position of personal powerfulness as opposed to the horrible fretting other stuff.     If you are looking for inspiration and support for achieving and repeating  goals and targets in sport, education or business contact Andy or check out his website to see how he might be able to help  www.bigandscaryrunning.com 07799 063 115

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A New Year & A New You: A ‘Don’t Do’ List

Many people gear up to start a new year full of good intentions. Here’s Andy Mouncey from Fitness Fix, Ingleton to add his own dose of reality with his top five tips so you can avoid coming to an abrupt halt in February.

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(Don’t) Join A Gym

In January. Do it in December or wait until February – ‘cos if you’re still motivated and have control (mostly) over the calories in and calories out part of your life by then the chances are you’ll be on your way to making those new habits stick without the leverage of a new monthly direct debit. Use a gym membership or classes as a reward. By Feb-Mar the gym will be quieter anyway as the initial surge through the doors will have abated. How do I know this? I used to manage one…

 

    (Don’t) Be Lonely

    Especially when the days are short. It’s much harder to make some new habits stick trying to do it all on your ownsome when the sun doesn’t shine much. Contract with friends, share your intentions with your significant others – and give them permission to poke you with a stick to keep you on track. Make it sociable as well as effective and it’s more likely to stick because first and foremost we humans are social animals – even though we all know those who prefer a cave…

     

    (Don’t) Start With The Big Stuff

    Big scary sudden change is a real challenge whether it’s in life, business, sport or everyday life. Start where you can make the most difference for the least amount of effort in the shortest possible time. Once the boulder is moving you’ll be more motivated to tackle the biggies. Pace yourself – you don’t have to solve it all in January.

     

    (Don’t) Do Stuff You Don’t Like

    Swimming is a great full-body exercise – but that’s no good if you don’t like swimming. An exercise class can be a great way to workout at a higher level than you would on your own – but that’s no good if you don’t do classes.

    Start with stuff you like to do; stuff that’s fun and has at least a bit of a challenge.

    Upping the ante once you have momentum means you are more likely to persevere as the challenge ramps up.

     

    (Don’t) Compare Yourself To Others

    At least to start with. What you’re actually doing is comparing their outside to your inside: They may look fantastic – but you have no way of knowing what’s going on inside their head or the price they are paying for that look. Put your focus on stuff you can control; your choices, your progress, your thoughts, your behavior. While it can be helpful to use role models and targets, in the final analysis the only comparisons that matter are self to self – a mindset that puts you in a position of personal powerfulness as opposed to the horrible fretting other stuff.

     

     

    If you are looking for inspiration and support for achieving and repeating  goals and targets in sport, education or business contact Andy or check out his website to see how he might be able to help  www.bigandscaryrunning.com 07799 063 115

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    Colouring and mandalas can reduce stress http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/colouring-can-reduce-stress/ http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/colouring-can-reduce-stress/#comments Sun, 26 Oct 2014 11:52:28 +0000 http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/?p=5358 I came across an article recently in the Huffington Post Coloring Isn’t Just For Kids. It Can Actually Help Adults Combat Stress. It appears that colouring, and especially colouring symmetrical patterns like mandalas, can help reduce stress. For most of us we need to use our left brain more in our working lives.. this governs areas like verbal and written communication, logic, organisation and analytical thinking, whereas, the right brain is much more about patterns, colours, sensory input and intuition.  See here for a good summary of attributes for left and right brain from about.com websitte – but it real life there is a bit of overlap for most people. We need to use our right brains more for colouring and concentrating on colour and patterns and  this seems to switch off the left brain – if you struggle to calm your mind to meditate then why not try a bit of colouring instead. Image from http://www.patternsforcolouring.com licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence You might be surprised to hear Carl Jung was a big fan of mandalas and saw them as a graphical representation of the self more info here in an article on Jung and mandalas. Mandalas are symmetrical patterns that exist in all cultures and go back thousands of years. The word mandala comes from the sanskrit word for circle but mandala type patterns can be found in all religions and cultures. In our everyday  lives you can see madala type patterns in many objects such as floor tiles, fabric, plate patterns and church windows like the Rose Window at Durham Cathedral.  I found the images above on http://printmandala.com/ where you can download many different mandalas. So..why not print a couple off now and do some colouring! If you prefer the idea of a proper colouring book there are a lot more available for adults than you might think. Here are a small selection I found on Amazon. Amazon.co.uk Widgets  If you would to find out more about this sort of thing have a look at out our other blogs and our bookstore

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    I came across an article recently in the Huffington Post Coloring Isn’t Just For Kids. It Can Actually Help Adults Combat Stress. It appears that colouring, and especially colouring symmetrical patterns like mandalas, can help reduce stress. For most of us we need to use our left brain more in our working lives.. this governs areas like verbal and written communication, logic, organisation and analytical thinking, whereas, the right brain is much more about patterns, colours, sensory input and intuition.  See here for a good summary of attributes for left and right brain from about.com websitte – but it real life there is a bit of overlap for most people. We need to use our right brains more for colouring and concentrating on colour and patterns and  this seems to switch off the left brain – if you struggle to calm your mind to meditate then why not try a bit of colouring instead.

    pattern colouring Image from http://www.patternsforcolouring.com licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

    You might be surprised to hear Carl Jung was a big fan of mandalas and saw them as a graphical representation of the self more info here in an article on Jung and mandalas.

    Mandalas are symmetrical patterns that exist in all cultures and go back thousands of years. The word mandala comes from the sanskrit word for circle but mandala type patterns can be found in all religions and cultures. In our everyday  lives you can see madala type patterns in many objects such as floor tiles, fabric, plate patterns and church windows like the Rose Window at Durham Cathedral.

    mandalas

     I found the images above on http://printmandala.com/ where you can download many different mandalas. So..why not print a couple off now and do some colouring!

    If you prefer the idea of a proper colouring book there are a lot more available for adults than you might think. Here are a small selection I found on Amazon.

     If you would to find out more about this sort of thing have a look at out our other blogs and our bookstore

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    edX – free online courses http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/edx-free-online-courses/ http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/edx-free-online-courses/#respond Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:54:31 +0000 http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/?p=5257 EdX offers free interactive online classes from MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and many other of the world’s top universities. Topics include classic university subjects but also many ‘non-standard’ ones like business and self development. Courses are a mix of videos, reading materials, quizzes and interactive exercises and use discussion forums to enable students to interact with each other and the course teams. There are some innovative courses in business, entrepreneurship and business management which are well worth looking at. There are also several self development courses such as The Science of Happiness which talks about positive psychology and teaches principles to help lead a more fulfilling and happy life. Becoming a Resilient Person looks at tools such as gratitude, values, connecting with others and mindfulness to manage stress and optimize well being. I recently did Unlocking the Immunity Change: A New Approach to Personal Improvement which I found a real revelation. Admit it.. we all have some goal we struggle to achieve – it could be issues round weight, asking for help, charging realistically for our time or just saying ‘no’ to commitments we really don’t want to take on. The course very gently guides students through a Change Diary and encourages you to look at your goal, sabotaging behaviours, assumptions and then turns it round to gradually remove these obstacles and allow you to create tangible and lasting changes. Short video below about the course and there is also a book Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organisation which gives many examples of the process for individuals and in business and shows you how to create your own Change Diary.     If you would to find out more about this sort of thing have a look at out our other blogs and our bookstore

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    EdX offers free interactive online classes from MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and many other of the world’s top universities. Topics include classic university subjects but also many ‘non-standard’ ones like business and self development. Courses are a mix of videos, reading materials, quizzes and interactive exercises and use discussion forums to enable students to interact with each other and the course teams.

    There are also several self development courses such as The Science of Happiness which talks about positive psychology and teaches principles to help lead a more fulfilling and happy life. Becoming a Resilient Person looks at tools such as gratitude, values, connecting with others and mindfulness to manage stress and optimize well being.

    I recently did Unlocking the Immunity Change: A New Approach to Personal Improvement which I found a real revelation. Admit it.. we all have some goal we struggle to achieve – it could be issues round weight, asking for help, charging realistically for our time or just saying ‘no’ to commitments we really don’t want to take on. The course very gently guides students through a Change Diary and encourages you to look at your goal, sabotaging behaviours, assumptions and then turns it round to gradually remove these obstacles and allow you to create tangible and lasting changes.
    Short video below about the course and there is also a book Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organisation which gives many examples of the process for individuals and in business and shows you how to create your own Change Diary.
     

     

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    Mindfulness – Finding Peace in a Frantic World http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/finding-peace-frantic-world/ http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/finding-peace-frantic-world/#respond Thu, 07 Aug 2014 14:29:22 +0000 http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/?p=5151 For anyone new to meditation and mindfulness it can be pretty confusing out there. The book and website for Frantic World are a great place to start. You do not have to sit still in a contorted yoga position for hours to benefit and there are many simple tips and guided meditations to help get you started. The excellent Resources page has several different guided meditations for you to try, podcasts, suggested books and CDs. Amazon.co.uk Widgets There are several different free meditations on the website  – click on the image below to try one of them. If you buy the books they come with a CD of meditations. I particularly like the 3 minute breathing space a great mini meditation you can use to take a short break. I set the timer on my phone to go off twice a day and if I’m in front of the computer I do this or do nothing for 2 minutes which I mentioned in the previous post Mind Full or Mindful? Just taking a break to breathe and relax makes me much more focussed when I bring my mind back to work. If you would to find out more about this sort of thing have a look at out our other blogs and our bookstore  

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    For anyone new to meditation and mindfulness it can be pretty confusing out there. The book and website for Frantic World are a great place to start. You do not have to sit still in a contorted yoga position for hours to benefit and there are many simple tips and guided meditations to help get you started. The excellent Resources page has several different guided meditations for you to try, podcasts, suggested books and CDs.

    There are several different free meditations on the website  – click on the image below to try one of them. If you buy the books they come with a CD of meditations.

    I particularly like the 3 minute breathing space a great mini meditation you can use to take a short break. I set the timer on my phone to go off twice a day and if I’m in front of the computer I do this or do nothing for 2 minutes which I mentioned in the previous post Mind Full or Mindful? Just taking a break to breathe and relax makes me much more focussed when I bring my mind back to work.

    If you would to find out more about this sort of thing have a look at out our other blogs and our bookstore

     

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    What is Positive Psychology? http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/positive-psychology/ http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/positive-psychology/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 13:32:58 +0000 http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/?p=5401 This is a great short cartoon which explains what positive psychology is and why it is important for individuals, the workplace and for society. In simple terms it is the scientific study of what makes life worth living. ‘Contrary to what most of us believe, happiness does not simply happen to us. It’s something we make happen..’ Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi one of the founders of Positive Psychology For more on positive psychology see our previous blog and video of Shawn Achor on happiness or have a look at the Pursuit of Happiness website which has a lot of resources including short webinars on the importance of happiness in the workplace and how to make staff happy.   Check out our other blogs and our bookstore for more similar stuff.. and if you like it spread the word

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    This is a great short cartoon which explains what positive psychology is and why it is important for individuals, the workplace and for society.

    In simple terms it is the scientific study of what makes life worth living.

    ‘Contrary to what most of us believe, happiness does not simply happen to us. It’s something we make happen..’
    Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi one of the founders of Positive Psychology

    For more on positive psychology see our previous blog and video of Shawn Achor on happiness or have a look at the Pursuit of Happiness website which has a lot of resources including short webinars on the importance of happiness in the workplace and how to make staff happy.

     

    Check out our other blogs and our bookstore for more similar stuff.. and if you like it spread the word

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    Philosophers Notes from Brian Johnson http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/philosophers-notes/ http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/philosophers-notes/#comments Tue, 03 Jun 2014 23:12:05 +0000 http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/?p=1685 Do you have a pile of ‘must read’ books by your bed that you never quite get round to looking at? With work, commuting, family responsibilities and more I completely understand that all those essential books can easily end up at the bottom of the priority list. I recently discovered Philosophers Notes from the lovely folk at Mind Valley and think they are great. You get a 20 minute audio summary and a 6 page pdf file so can absorb your book whichever way works best for you. There are 180 available in total and they cover classics on subjects such as business, positive thinking, health, self development, spirituality and more. In the previous blog The Success Indicator one of the key things that successful people do is continually learn.. many people say they don’t have time for reading any more but these are a great way of cheating and absorbing new knowledge and ideas. I love the fact these notes are great summaries of many of those classic business or self development books I’ve never quite got round to reading. I listen to them on train journeys, while I’m cooking and sometimes when I’m out for a walk or working on the computer. I have gone on to buy some of the books too as I really liked the summaries and wanted to find out more. Many of the books I mention in these blogs or ones in our Amazon Store are actually available as Philosophers Notes – you can download a free one so give them a try . Click the image below to see a short video explaining how the idea came about and, if you want, sign up for a free note. Check out our other blogs and our bookstore for more like this.

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    Do you have a pile of ‘must read’ books by your bed that you never quite get round to looking at? With work, commuting, family responsibilities and more I completely understand that all those essential books can easily end up at the bottom of the priority list.

    I recently discovered Philosophers Notes from Brian Johnson and think they are great. You get a 20 minute audio summary and a 6 page pdf file so can absorb a book whichever way works best for you. There are over 250 available in total and they cover classics on subjects such as business, positive thinking, health, self development, spirituality and more. If you prefer to watch and learn there are also many short

    In the previous blog The Success Indicator one of the key things that successful people do is continually learn.. many people say they don’t have time for reading any more but these are a great way of cheating and absorbing new knowledge and ideas.

    I love the fact these notes are great summaries of many of those classic business or self development books I’ve never quite got round to reading. I listen to them on train journeys, while I’m cooking and sometimes when I’m out for a walk or working on the computer. I have gone on to buy some of the books too as I really liked the summaries and wanted to find out more.

    See the video below where Brian talks about why he started Philosophers Notes

    Many of the books I mention in these blogs or ones in our Amazon Store are actually available as Philosophers Notes

    Check out our other blogs and our bookstore for more like this.

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    The Success Indicator http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/success-indicator/ http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/success-indicator/#respond Mon, 26 May 2014 12:04:35 +0000 http://www.northcravennetworking.co.uk/?p=5375 I came across the idea of The Success Indicator  a while ago in an article by MaryEllen Tribby in the Huffington Post where she was talking about these qualities. This image was composed by her after meeting and working with some of the smartest, most successful entrepreneurs in the world. Have a look at the image and be honest.. what do you do? Why not try and make a more conscious effort to do more of the ones on the left and see what happens. When I first saw this it struck me that many of the Success Indicator qualities might be seen as spiritual ones. Joy, gratitude, forgiveness, wanting to help others succeed… but as I read more about self-development and mindfulness it makes perfect sense. One of the things that surprised me about the successful side was about journal writing. I have been journalling every day for about 18 months and can honestly say it has made a huge difference to me.. but will do a whole blog about that another time!   Check out our other blogs and our bookstore for similar stuff..

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    I came across the idea of The Success Indicator  a while ago in an article by MaryEllen Tribby in the Huffington Post where she was talking about these qualities. This image was composed by her after meeting and working with some of the smartest, most successful entrepreneurs in the world.

    Have a look at the image and be honest.. what do you do? Why not try and make a more conscious effort to do more of the ones on the left and see what happens.

    Success Indicator

    When I first saw this it struck me that many of the Success Indicator qualities might be seen as spiritual ones. Joy, gratitude, forgiveness, wanting to help others succeed… but as I read more about self-development and mindfulness it makes perfect sense. One of the things that surprised me about the successful side was about journal writing. I have been journalling every day for about 18 months and can honestly say it has made a huge difference to me.. but will do a whole blog about that another time!

     

    Check out our other blogs and our bookstore for similar stuff..

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