Paul Potts: Charcoal Turned Diamond

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Paul Potts: Charcoal Turned Diamond

I came across the movie One Chance, based on the life of Paul Potts, the winner of the first-ever Britain's got Talent. 

He was a shy guy, bullied in school, bullied by his father, always made to feel, in his words, "insignificant".

He was a simple guy, working at a Carphone Warehouse in Wales, married to a wonderful lady who thoroughly supported him during his ordeal with a Thyroid tumour - not knowing if he'd ever be able to sing again... Read more.

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Lack of Self-Assurance and Self-Belief, with A Pinch of Self-Doubt

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Lack of Self-Assurance and Self-Belief, with A Pinch of Self-Doubt

It's so much harder to believe in yourself than it is to doubt yourself.

At 23,  I often question whether I could have accomplished a lot more than I have now, despite only knowing what career I wanted to pursue at 21. 

As I scroll through Twitter and click on the profiles of young, well-achieving people in the UK and beyond, I sometimes feel a sense of jealousy and uselessness (for lack of a better word) creeping in... Read more.

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Finding Out I Have Scoliosis

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Finding Out I Have Scoliosis

No one wants to find out there's something wrong with them. No one. 

Our bodies are fascinating. They speak to us even without talking - there's always one way or another that it tells us that something is wrong, and my body's way was by giving me endless backaches, for years. 

I remember the first time I felt a tremendous, sharp pain in my back - so bad I couldn't move for at least 10 minutes.

Off to the doctor I went, and he just laughed it off, "funny enough, there was someone who came in earlier and complained of a mysterious backache."... Read more.

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How To Network Effectively

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How To Network Effectively

This is an imperfect step-by-step guide on how to network effectively, and make friends and acquaintances with all kinds of people. I say imperfect because there is no one way to do it, but here are a few tips from what I've learnt along the way - in no particular order.

I'll be uploading a new tip bi-/weekly, partly because I'm a little lazy to do it all right now (it's nearly 1am, I need to sleep!), also because I realise new tips at any time, so I want to make sure my advice stays fresh and relevant for you, and lastly because reading only one or two tips a week will give you enough time to put them into practise. 

If they're not put into practise, they won't work!... Read more.

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Body, Mind, Soul, Spirit...

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Body, Mind, Soul, Spirit...

So if you know me,you probably know I like writing, in my head that is, but never actually pen down (or type) my thoughts.

This is my umpteenth attempt to do just that, however this time - not necessarily within a structured manner or following a particular theme (#throwback to my 2011 music blog itsalika).

Here I'll share my thoughts, findings, advice, or dilemmas on anything and everything... Read more.

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