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May 7
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Does Goal Setting Actually Work?

by Simon Hartley.

Founder, Be World Class.

Apr 5
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Is Multi-Tasking Really Beneficial...Or Even Possible?

By Simon Hartley, Founder of Be World Class.

It has become a bit of a cliché when talking about the differences between men and women. If we are to believe the conventional wisdom, women are able to multi-task far better than men. In fact, the ability to juggle multiple demands has often been portrayed as a strength. However, in recent years various teams of neuroscientists have begun to question whether multi-tasking is actually beneficial... or even possible.

Mar 27
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How Ordinary People Become World Class

By Simon Hartley

Founder, Be World Class

Mar 15
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How To Shine - From Good To Great

Andy McMenemy and I were recently interviewed by Chris Cooper for his Voice of America radio show.

Here are some links to the show and to the coverage in Small Business Owners Magazine.

How To Shine - Voice of America Radio Show

Feb 8
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How To Avoid Complacency

By Simon Hartley, Be World Class.

A football manager in England called me in to do some sport psychology work with his squad because they were starting games well but losing their lead. Sometimes they would go two to three goals up and then start to lose their way. The manager couldn’t understand what was going on.

Let’s be honest, his challenge is not unique.

This morning I received an email from a friend who runs a very successful business in London. His email read…

Jan 3
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New Year, New... What?

By Simon Hartley, Be World Class

Dec 18
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Actively Relaxed - The Key To Sustained Effort?

By Simon Hartley, Be World Class.

At first glance, those two words look as if they are in direct conflict don’t they. Surely we can’t be active and relaxed at the same time… can we?

Dec 15
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On... Luck

By Simon Hartley, Be World Class.

On 14 December 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first people to reach the South Pole. They beat Captain Robert Falcon Scott's British expedition by over a month. Captain Scott’s diaries tell a tale of ‘misfortune’ and ‘bad luck’. Taken at face value, we might believe that it was ‘luck’ that separated the two explorers. However, if we take a look beneath the surface, we see a different picture.

Sep 29
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What Could You Learn From A World Record Breaker?

Andy McMenemy established a new world record by running an incredible 66 ultra-marathons in 66 consecutive days in 2011. At the age of 45, Andy had only run one marathon in his life. He completed his 66th consecutive ultra-marathon on his 50th birthday. Amazing as his achievement may be, what can you learn from Andy McMenemy?

At first glance, you may think that Andy’s skill lies in his ability to run. In reality, the secret of Andy’s success lies in his ability to conceive and TAKE ON A CHALLENGE.

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