Thoughts of the week
- What is it?
- Defined as ‘the quality of achieving a level of performance which does not vary greatly in quality over time’ this train is one of the most important ingredients we feel contributes to long term success.
- How can you improve it?
- Have a clear long term goal. Constantly keep stirring all of your actions and behaviours towards this to keep yourself as focussed as possible.
- Set small short term targets. Things are much easier to do in small steps and less overwhelming.
- Be thorough. Make sure you fully immerse, apply and engage yourself in each task.
- Don’t rush. It will only lower the quality of what you do and throw you off target. Organise well to allow plenty of time.
- Record what you do. This is a very underestimated tool. Positively tracking your progress gives you a realistic idea of where your are in the process and helps to keep your mood positive.
- Review what you’ve done. Ensure you haven’t missed or forgotten anythings that’s important. Nothing’s worse than thinking you’ve finished when you actually haven’t!
- Extend accountability. Tell others your goals, plans, ideas and timeline. Regularly engage about this to keep you on the front foot and not become complacent.
- Surround yourself by likeminded people in likeminded environments. Not possible all the time but who it is do so, this will only make you better faster.
- Keep yourself as healthy and well as possible. If you’re not as close to your 100% best then you can’t expect to excel. Sleep well, eat healthy, exercise regularly, relax often!
- By following the above points you will find you will achieve more over a much shorter time frame. You will be presented with more opportunities and also find most of your relationships (personal and professional) will improve too. Remember “If you’re persistent you’ll get it, if you’re consistent you’ll keep it!”
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Recipe of the week
Carrot & ginger soup
- Toss chickpeas in curry powder, paprika, coconut oil & sea salt then roast on a low-medium heat in oven for 30min.
- Heat well chopped garlic, white onion, potato (we used king edward) & carrot in a pan of olive oil for 10 minutes.
- Add the freshly chopped ginger & red chilli flakes then cook for an additional 2 minutes.
- Pour in a large amount of vegetable or chicken stock then bring to a boil.
- Reduce to a simmer then cook for another 20mins until the potato & carrots are soft to prod with a fork.
- Take off heat & allow to cool. When warm blend until smooth using a hand blender. Reheat before serving if necessary.
- Remove chickpeas from oven, sprinkling in bowl as crutons.
- Serve as in picture with a dash of cracked black pepper on top.
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