23 Sep 2019

Interesting article by Fiona Sturges about Dr Laurie Santos’ new podcast: Happiness Lab - FT Link Here’s the link for the podcast if you haven’t got FT access: Happiness Lab - Podcast Link In the words of Santos, this is not “a bunch of platitudes, or a load of hippy-dippy BS”. As Sturges writes: “In the first episode, she examines the current spike in feelings of stress and ...

23 Sep 2019

3 things we can learn about writing Cover Letters in the context of behavioural change (TedEx talk, Jeni Cross, Socialology Professor at Colorado State University): 1. Make information tangible and personalised - someone will read your Cover Letter, therefore what you write needs to be relevant and personal. 2. Unique messages for each audience - be specific about what it is about ...

08 Jul 2019

Harvard Professor highlights 2 questions people are looking to answer when they first meet you: Can I trust this person? Can I respect this person? In Psychology these are referred to as warmth and competence. The full article can be read at the link below: https://amp.businessinsider.com/harvard-psychologist-amy-cuddy-how-people-judge-you-2016-1...

23 Jun 2019

  It's all about how you articulate yourself. Some great points by Forbes on email introductions: Be clear about the ask Make it personal and target individually Follow up (don't pester) Close the loop Use of the presumptive negative For the full article click below: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bruceupbin/2013/03/27/the-art-of-the-email-introduction-10-...

03 Apr 2019

Nick Cartwright 18-07 Careers   Introduction This year, humans throughout the world will celebrate the 50th anniversary of humankind’s first lunar walk. 1969 was also the year John Lennon wrote a song about the Zeitgeist and what ‘everybody’s talking about.’[1] 50 years prior to the words ‘Houston, the Eagle has landed’ being broadcasted on TVs and radios around th...

25 Mar 2019

Some quotes to contemplate learning from others:   "My body, heart and soul knew what it needed, I just needed to tune in and listen." Listen to your heart. It knows. "I’d lost my direction and forgotten what I was working towards." Spend time thinking about what you're working towards. Focus on what's important to you. "Slow down and recognize a good thing whe...

21 Mar 2019

Life is too short to not enjoy what you do. The article below cites 4 benefits to finding a job you'll enjoy and find rewarding: You'll feel more fulfilled. You'll be more productive. You'll inspire others You'll succeed https://www.businessnewsdaily.com/7995-reasons-to-do-what-you-love.html   If you want to find out more about how 18-07 can help you find a fu...

20 Mar 2019

6 minute TED Talk on predicting success.  One thing stands out: Grit.   Some very pertinent points that link directly to changing careers: The most significant predictor of success is "Grit". This combines passion and perseverance. "We have to be willing to fail, to be wrong, to start over again with lessons learned." "Failure is not a permanent condition." &nbsp...

28 Feb 2019

Some last thoughts from people on regrets they had over their lifetime: - They wish they hadn’t made decisions based on what other people think. - They wish they hadn’t worked so hard. - They wish they had expressed their feelings. - They wish they had stayed in touch with their feelings. - They wish they had let themselves be happy. For the full article by Travis Bradb...

22 Jan 2019

Some important career lessons to contemplate, highlighted in an article by Bernard Marr.  Most of these we probably know, but in reality how many of them do we put into practice? Life is short. Social networks matter. Sacrificing your health for success or wealth isn’t worth it. None of the best moments of your life will take place looking at a screen. Never stop learnin...

20 Dec 2018

There is nothing to be ashamed of if you are looking for a job. In front of our peers, family and friends there is often the urge to put on a front rather than using the opportunity to build alliances. This time last year I went to one of the many reunion drinks that happen in the build up to Christmas. Talking to a friend from university who I hadn’t seen for a year and we got onto t...

22 Nov 2018

On 26th Sept 2018, MMS and 18-07 ran their first open workshop. To date, we have run these in a closed environment for specific businesses and people. This was a new step forward and one we wanted to prove. Tickets were sold out with over 80 people turning up. It was themed “The Power of Now Journey” and an introduction talk as to why and how we need to look after ourselves bet...

26 Oct 2018

A different way of thinking about and coping with stress. In the TED Talk below, Kelly McGonical highlights some interesting points: Realising your heart pounding is your body getting ready for action and the next challenge lessens the effects of stress. "What we know for certain is that chasing meaning is better for your health than trying to avoid discomfort". There are l...

08 Oct 2018

If I think back to the most impressive and successful people I have worked for, they have all possessed this quality in spades. Empathy. In the Forbes article below from September, the author highlights 4 strategies for increasing empathy at work: 1. Listen. 2. Slow down. 3. Be curious. 4. Volunteer. Well worth a read for aspiring and current leaders and managers: https://...

17 Sep 2018

Where to focus your energy if you're feeling busy and / or overwhelmed? A useful read to help you: https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/16966-stop-doing-busywork-do-more-high-value-work#utm_source=Arianna&utm_medium=LinkedIn 18-07 works with individuals and organisations - helping people achieve their goals faster....

14 Sep 2018

A fascinating talk by Tina Seelig on how to increase your luck. She highlights 3 things: 1. Take little risks: push yourself out of your comfort zone. 2. Appreciation: say thank you. 3. Ideas: don't dismiss ideas, embrace them. Watching it is 12 minutes of your day well spent... 18-07 works with individuals and organisations - helping people achieve their goals faster...

17 Aug 2018

18-07 Reflections An article recently published on www.inc.com by John Hall, CEO and co-founder of Influence & Co., highlighted the importance of defining your own success. In his article, "Most Successful People Share These 4 Qualities" he notes: "Definitions of success may vary widely, but the qualities needed to achieve it look pretty much the same." "If your definitio...