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GREAT LEADERS CREATE SPACE FOR PEOPLE TO TAKE RISKS

GREAT LEADERS CREATE SPACE FOR PEOPLE TO TAKE RISKS

In the high-stakes world of leadership, creating an environment where people feel safe to take risks is not just beneficial; it's essential. As a leader, your role is not to dictate every move but to foster a culture where innovation and growth thrive. Great leaders...

LEADERSHIP IS A BEHAVIOUR, NOT A POSITION

LEADERSHIP IS A BEHAVIOUR, NOT A POSITION

In today’s fast-paced, ever-changing world, the true essence of leadership often gets lost in the quest for titles and authority. Genuine leadership isn’t about the corner office, the fancy title, or the power that comes with it. It’s about the behaviours, actions,...

LEADERS LIGHT A FIRE IN THEIR PEOPLE

LEADERS LIGHT A FIRE IN THEIR PEOPLE

There is a distinct difference between managers and leaders in the modern world. The difference is that managers light a fire under their people, and leaders light a fire in them. This difference often determines the success and morale of a team. Managers are...

STOP TELLING YOURSELF NOTHING GOOD HAPPENS FOR YOU

STOP TELLING YOURSELF NOTHING GOOD HAPPENS FOR YOU

It's time to stop telling yourself that nothing good happens for you. This mindset is not only toxic but also a self-fulfilling prophecy that keeps you trapped in a cycle of negativity and hopelessness. You have the power to change your life, but it starts with...

NEGATIVITY VELCRO’S, POSITIVITY IS LIKE TEFLON.

NEGATIVITY VELCRO’S, POSITIVITY IS LIKE TEFLON.

Negativity is a powerful force that can latch onto us, dragging us into a spiral of self-doubt, frustration, and despair. It's like Velcro, clinging to every part of our lives, making it difficult to shake off. On the other hand, positivity often seems like Teflon,...

ACHIEVING TRUE PEACE AMONGST STRESS

ACHIEVING TRUE PEACE AMONGST STRESS

Achieving peace is often viewed as the ultimate goal—a state of tranquillity where everything is perfectly balanced. However, the journey to peace can sometimes be more stressful than living in chaos. This paradox highlights the complex human condition and our pursuit...

SMALL STEPS EVERY DAY BUILDS LONG-TERM SUCCESS 

SMALL STEPS EVERY DAY BUILDS LONG-TERM SUCCESS 

It’s easy to get caught up in the idea of big, sweeping changes that will transform our lives in one fell swoop. But the truth is that real progress comes from consistent effort over time. Think about it this way - if you wanted to climb a mountain, you wouldn’t just...

AM I IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH A NARCISSIST???

AM I IN A RELATIONSHIP WITH A NARCISSIST???

Narcissism is a personality disorder characterised by a grandiose sense of self-importance, a lack of empathy for others, and a need for admiration. Narcissists often have an inflated sense of their own abilities and achievements, and they can be very manipulative and...

EMBRACE DISCOMFORT TO ACHIEVE HAPPINESS & SUCCESS

EMBRACE DISCOMFORT TO ACHIEVE HAPPINESS & SUCCESS

I want to talk to you about embracing discomfort so you can live a life you love. It's natural to want to avoid discomfort, to seek out comfort and safety. After all, it's human nature to prioritise our own well-being and survival. But, what if I told you that...

We are all leaders, whether we want to be or not

We are all leaders, whether we want to be or not

You are a leader even if it is not what you want to be. EVERYTHING you do influences other people, and therefore we all have a responsibility to consider what impact our behaviour has on influencing others. I saw an article yesterday where Nick Kyrgios was being...

You have survived 100% of your challenges so far

You have survived 100% of your challenges so far

I was recently reminded of this quote I love when a good friend of mine referenced me using it with him in an article he wrote. It really sums up the attitude I endeavour to have towards any challenge or obstacle I encounter in my life. In today's environment, where...

How to deal with the pressure and stigma of critical stress

How to deal with the pressure and stigma of critical stress

The pressure that comes from what you see in your career is going to have an effect on you. It is going to affect your life, your relationships, your family, your mental health, and your levels of stress. The issue for you is the stigma that surrounds mental health...

Recognise the signs your job is affecting you

Recognise the signs your job is affecting you

There are several signs that the job is affecting you, and as a police office, it must affect you. You cannot see the violence and trauma that you experience and not have it come out in other areas of your life. You will find yourself being potentially more reactive,...

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU GET PUNCHED IN THE FACE???

WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU GET PUNCHED IN THE FACE???

It’s 3.28am, I have just gotten out of bed to try to make sense of a shit situation. Yesterday I took a massive punch to the face and I am still reeling. Unfortunately, due to factors that I won’t discuss to protect their privacy, I find myself having very limited...

Why do we reward mediocrity???

Why do we reward mediocrity???

In today's society I believe we reward peoples' mediocrity and we discourage people from striving to be amazing. All too often we want people to fit into the crowd and we don't want people to stand out. Society is geared for us all to remain at the same level, and if...

Look at your friends and you see your future

Look at your friends and you see your future

The people that we surround ourselves with dictate the future success that we will enjoy in our life. Too many people have friends in their life that are negative, who don't believe anything's possible, who will deliberately sabotage you to keep you down so they don't...

Ineffective leaders ruin businesses

Ineffective leaders ruin businesses

I'm so surprised at how little education, influence, time, and money is put into developing decent leaders within businesses. All too often people think leaders just appear, as though it is a natural born skill that every person has. I believe that there are people...

Make the most of your time for your children’s sake

Make the most of your time for your children’s sake

The time you spend with your children is critical to their development. Their confidence, their emotional connection, their self-awareness is all dependent on the time you spend with them and how you parent them. All too often I see parents take this responsibility...

Managers light a fire under people, Leaders light a fire in people

Managers light a fire under people, Leaders light a fire in people

There is a huge difference between managing people and leading people. My belief is that there are very few natural born leaders in life, but there are many amazing leaders who have developed their skills throughout their life. The number one key to being an amazing...

Embrace being different

Embrace being different

For much of my life, I felt very different to most people around me. For a long time I saw this as a weakness and something I wanted to rectify. These days, I am more than aware that it is an absolute strength and something that I not only embrace, but I strive to...

Never apologize for who you are

Never apologize for who you are

As you travel through your life, you will come across people who don't like you. You will come across people whom you are just not their cup of tea. Sometimes, unfortunately in life, we will find people that just do not like us for whatever reason. When you are strong...

FUCK Failure!!!

FUCK Failure!!!

Fuck failure. I will not accept failure in my life. I will never quit. I will never give in. When you are going through your life, and when you are trying to achieve something spectacular, you will have stumbles, you will have obstacles, and you will have failures,...

Who is driving the bus???

Who is driving the bus???

At some point in our life, we all want other people to take over control of what is happening and make decisions for us. It is very difficult to be strong enough to stand up for what you want and what you believe in. We often want other people to give us what we are...

5 keys to Great Mental Health

5 keys to Great Mental Health

This is my very first article written especially for the WPN Wear Community. I'm so excited to have come on board as an ambassador for WPN Wear around mental health and how we can help men to be more emotionally connected, more powerful and more successful in their...