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Are you missing out? Motivational Podcasts. Brought to you by Richard Nicholls. To motivate, inspire and help you to be the best you can be.

Are you missing out? Motivational Podcasts. Brought to you by Richard Nicholls. To motivate, inspire and help you to be the best you can be.
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Are you missing out? Motivational Podcasts. Brought to you by Richard Nicholls. To motivate, inspire and help you to be the best you can be.




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Episode 155: Options & Decisions

Making decisions can be hard, and not just with the big things in life. Sometimes even things that should be insignificant in the grand scheme of things can paralyse us. So how do we get around it? Todays episode is about just that. Getting a better perspective on these things and even the bigger ones too.


Episode 154: What Makes A Good Relationship?

Although I’m not a relationship coach or a couple therapist a lot of clients will come to one to one therapy and discuss their relationships, with many of them saying things such as “I don’t know what a real relationship is supposed to feel like!” I think that in a society that looks at so many things in life as disposable it can be very hard to think of something in your life as permanent, and may even be a bit scary for a lot of people. Which is why so many clients say to me that they...


Episode 153: The Gratitude Attitude

I was asked in an interview recently that if I had to choose one thing, what would I say is the most effective way of boosting happiness? In order to answer it I needed to think about all the concepts and exercises that I wrote about in my book to see if there was a common ingredient or theme. What I found is that pretty much everything I wrote about needed a foundation of appreciation, of gratitude in order for them to be of any help.


Episode 152: 15 Minutes To Happiness

Have a think about the following question for a moment. “Please imagine a ladder with steps numbered from zero at the bottom to 10 at the top. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you, and the bottom of the ladder represents the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder would you say you personally feel you stand at this time, assuming that the higher the step the better you feel about your life, and the lower the step the worse...


Episode 151: The Dangers Of Manning Up.

When someone says Be a man, what do you think of? Act tough? Don’t cry? Or do you think manning up means to take responsibility for your emotions or accept mistakes and move on? The idea of “Manning Up” seems to mean something different to everyone. YouTube channel Cut created some word association videos once and one of the phrases they asked a group of men to respond to was Be A Man, and it was really quite interesting to see the variances. They edited it together so that the...


Episode 150: Beating The Winter Blues

It might sound daft to some people but gloomy weather does have an impact on our mental health. If its grey on the outside we can easily slip into a grey on the inside feeling, which leads to behaviour that might makes things worse, hiding away from everyone and refusing to leave the so called comforts of home. Here are my top 5 tips for combatting the winter blues!


Episode 149: Grief & Loss

The one thing everyone has in common is that we will all in some way be touched by death, whether it’s thoughts about our own demise, or having to deal with someone else’s. And what’s really important to understand, whether you’re trying to be a supporting friend or you’re a grieving widow, it’s important to understand the rules of grieving, of which there is only one…


Episode 148: Fear of Missing Out

Last week I noticed that my Sky TV hard drive box was getting full. There were a lot of satirical news programmes that I hadn’t watched and they were probably out of date. There were documentaries about topics that if I was really that interested in I’d have watched them by now. And it made me question why I’d set them to record in the first place. The conclusion I came to was that it was FOMO


Episode 147: The Psychology Of Stuff

Clients will often tell me that they feel overwhelmed with even the simple things in life, their house is a mess and they just don’t know where to start putting it right. Guess what their homework is?


Episode 146: The Stigma Of Needing Help

Last week Ant McPartlin spoke out about his struggles with Depression and Anxiety. Making it public because he thinks that it’s important that people going through a rough time ask for help so as to get proper treatment. Great! But he followed it by also saying 'I feel like I have let a lot of people down and for that I am truly sorry.' That’s the part I didn’t like, because...


Episode 145: Manchester

Presenting a Podcast about how to be positive and enthusiastic when so many people are sad and angry is difficult at the best of times, and last week felt like the worst of times. What good can possibly come from the murder of innocent people?


Episode 144: The Happiness Paradox

Spring has arrived! And with it some sunshine to make us all happier. But will it actually make us any happier?


Episode 143: Old Age & The Brain

It’s almost Easter already and even though we’ve put the clocks forward it seems like only yesterday when we put them back an hour in the Autumn. Time flies! I’ve mentioned before that 12 months to a 60 year old will obviously feel 6 times quicker than it does to a 10 year old but there’s also another reason.


Episode 141: Creating a Positive Mental Attitude

Political divisiveness often gives rise to a tirade of reasons on social media why the other side is wrong. With the rise of right wing extremism throughout Europe and the USA there seems to be a lot of people wanting Brexit to fail and Donald Trump to fail as President simply to prove themselves right. But it’s worth looking at these things with a more positive stance. Whether you think these are good ideas or not we should still want things to work out well. Deliberately wanting...


Episode 140: How To Make Habits Stick

It’s a new year! Time to join in with the tradition that every January we draw a line in the sand and decide to do something different with our lives. Because doing it in November or December just feels wrong!


Episode 139: Achieving The Impossible

Look around you. What inspires you? Who inspires you? Are you the stupidest person in the room? If not, then you should be. And here’s why.


Episode 138: Keeping Up With The Joneses

I have a question for you. How much of your real life do you reveal to the external world around you? If someone asks you how you are, do you bombard them with your frustrations about your selfish spouse? Or about how you feel that your life is going by too quickly and there’s a sense of impending doom everywhere you go? Or do you say “Fine thanks, you?”.


Episode 137: The Likeable You

Many people fall for the mistaken belief that being likeable is linked to something innate and unlearned, something you must be born with. As if it’s linked to how attractive or talented you are. Yet in reality being likeable is simply a matter of understanding other people, empathy. A skill that can easily be learned.


Episode 136: Why It's OK To Be A Loser

It sucks being a loser. Everyone wants to win and it seems to have become built into our culture that failure is not an option. But it is! As a 9 month old child how many times would we have fallen over when learning to walk? How many mistakes did we make when learning to speak? How many answers did we get wrong in our tests at school? And how many job applications do we have to send out before even getting an interview, let alone offered a job? As the old Chinese proverb says “Fall...


Episode 135: The Psychology Of Extremism

How do we develop extreme opinions? And why do some people need enemies in order to be happy? All will be revealed!


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