Health and Well-being

Mindfulness: What is HEADSPACE and how can we CONTROL it?

What is Headspace?

 

The dictionary describes Headspace as a person’s state of mind or mindset, however, we at Yellow Brick Road define it as;

“The ability to enable and understand how to control our thoughts and feelings to affect their impact on either ourselves or others.” 

 

Why is Headspace so important?

 

Despite technologic advances making our life […]

Resilience in Business – MEASURING your GRIT for IMPROVEMENT

What is Grit or Resilience?

 Angela Lee Duckworth describes Grit as; “passion and perseverance for very long-term goals.  Grit is having stamina.  Grit is sticking with your future, day in, day out, not just for the week, not just for the month, but for years, and working really hard to make that future a reality. […]

Sleeping Better – The Harmful Impact that LACK OF SLEEP has on our Health and Wellbeing

Do you feel you get enough sleep?

Are you constantly tired?

Do you lack energy to complete your daily tasks?

 

How Much do we Need?

 

According to the US National Sleep Foundation, working age adults need 7-9 hours sleep a night, however according to The Sleep council’s 2013 report, 40% of Brits get 6 hours or less sleep […]

Exercise: I Didn’t Realise How Lonely I Was

Running on your own, is like having sex on your own, it’s not quite the same is it?

 

OK, to some people, I’m one of those annoying fitness enthusiasts, and I turned up at the a ‘Lead Well’ leadership, health and wellbeing course run by the company I work with, Yellow Brick Road, thinking I’d […]

Eating Well: Why eating MORE GOOD STUFF and LESS BAD STUFF helps us perform well at work

Do you ever stop to think what you are eating and how this effects your performance at work?

 

Have you considered that what you fuel your body with has a direct effect on your ability to carry out your daily work-related tasks?

 

The understanding of and being physically fit enough to face life’s challenges, have the […]

How to become a more organised entrepreneur

Do you ever feel that you are overloaded with work?  Don’t know how to go about reducing that big pile of stuff; which has been building up for days, weeks, or even months?  Want to become more organised? 

Top 10 Tips

Maybe it’s about time that you conquered that ‘Mount Everest’ of tasks and paperwork with […]

Do you lead well?

If you want to lead well, ask yourself these questions;

Am I the best leader I can be?
Am I behaving like the best leader I can be?
Am I enabling myself to behave like be the best leader I can be?

The three questions are clearly linked, we cannot be the best if we […]

Knowing When to Scale – 2 became 5

At Yellow Brick Road, we’ve just grown from “2 of us” to “5 of us”, and we’re not stopping there, it’s just the start of our scaling phase. We have just reached that point that Geoffrey Moore describes a “crossing the chasm”. For the first year and bit of Yellow Brick Road’s life, it […]

How I ended up on the Yellow Brick Road by Stuart Sayer

Having joined forces with wellbeing expert Ian Hacon I’m delighted to write a ‘Mindset’ blog for inclusion in the Yellow Brick Road newsletter and blog.

I’ve specialised in the provision of sales management, mindset training, and leadership coaching for many years and I’m happy to share a few thoughts and experiences from my own journey […]

The Man Who Wore Red Shoes

A fable with a strong link to a Christmas Classic!
Dorian Gale was a CEO who was taken in by two brothers, Emerson (Em for short) and Henry to lead their family company Kansas Farms, in Norfolk in the 00’s. Em and Henry had inherited the original farm from their father, Clive. All those years […]

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