3 Simple Ways to be Happier

3 Simple Ways to be Happier

By Susan Ritchie What is happiness? Happiness. That much sought after and widely debated term. What does happiness, or subjective wellbeing, mean to you? And how you can be happier? The field of Positive Psychology calls  talks about the difference between Hedonic happiness, and what it calls Eudaimonic happiness. Hedonic happiness refers …

9 Reasons Why I’ll Always Be A Risk Taker & Maybe You Should BeToo

9 Reasons Why I’ll Always Be A Risk Taker & Maybe You Should BeToo

By Susan Ritchie   This week I gave a talk about my book, Strategies for Being Brilliant:21 Ways to be Happy, Confident and Successful as part of the Lincoln Inspired Arts Festival One of the questions I got asked at the end, was whether or not I considered myself a risk …

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I had met Sue through my workplace and had enjoyed her thought provoking workshops, which had helped me to improve my work immensely. Several months later, I was experiencing difficulties within my personal life and had begun psychotherapy sessions with a counsellor. I had decided it was time to deal …

Are you Playing to Your Strengths?

Are you Playing to Your Strengths?

  Over the Easter weekend I had a long standing friend come to stay; it was fabulous to see her and many hours were spent chewing the fat over a cuppa (how times have changed!). She was a colleague and member of my team when I worked as a primary …

Why You Need to Bare All in Business & 5 Ways To Be OK

By Susan Ritchie Last week was tricky. Very tricky. Uncomfortable. Scary. Challenging. Those are the words I used to describe my experience to my husband, friends and colleagues. A two day training session in front of the most senior audience I have worked with, demanded much of me, and left me …

7 Signs You’re Going To Fail And What To Do About It

7 Signs You’re Going To Fail And What To Do About It

By Susan Ritchie ‘Failure is an event, not a person.’ I’m not sure who said that, but it strikes a chord with me. Labelling ourselves a failure is like trying a lead weight to our ankles and then diving off the nearest bridge, and expecting to float. I believe that very …

5 Signs You’re Ready To Be A Leader

5 Signs You’re Ready To Be A Leader

Self-perception is everything. How we see ourselves influences how we behave and therefore how other people perceive us, and then treat us. If we listen to a constant stream of negative self talk and from that, regard ourselves as unworthy, weak, lacking in confidence and as someone that is overlooked, …

5 Essential Tools You Need To Raise Your Visibility

5 Essential Tools You Need To Raise Your Visibility

By Susan Ritchie I’ve long been convinced that managing your personal impact is one of the keys to success, and crucially, learning how to improve your visibility. Last week’s post, which you can read here, talked about five signs that indicate you might need to improve your  own impact. This week’s …

5 Signs You Need to Improve Your Personal Impact

5 Signs You Need to Improve Your Personal Impact

By Susan Ritchie So you know you’re good at what you do – well done. But simply being good at what you do isn’t enough – you need a whole host of other skills, including being able to manage your personal impact. Your personal impact is the effect you have …

Is it Time to Ditch the Super-hero Pants?

Is it Time to Ditch the Super-hero Pants?

 By Susan Ritchie There’s a lot of myths around assertiveness and the belief that to be assertive you have to done your super-hero pants, pick up your flaming sword of justice and go boldly into battle on every occasion – well that’s just plain wrong folks! What is assertiveness? Assertiveness …