Supervising people

Supervision is not spying! Should you be in a position where you either give or receive this, then appreciate it as a method for improved business results. It is often necessary to clearly understand what’s going on and there are ways of doing this that help rather than hinder the cause. Supervising openly and honestly can benefit all concerned. Read more


Choose freedom

Something that we all need and yet finding the time in this ‘busy’ world often is forgotten about or dismissed because of having so much to do.

Visualisation might allow you to see the outcome of a meeting, the result of a sporting effort, or even a much-needed parking space when you need one! However, we all need to be able to relax properly in order to get into a state for visualisation, which can enable us to see the outcome of our endeavours, and I thought that a method I’ve used over the years with individuals and groups could be of interest, so read on if you would like to know how.

Breathing provides us with much needed oxygen, which is our energising life force. With it we are inspired. Without it we are expired – or dead! This life force is generally taken for granted and the majority of us are shallow breathers. Curiously, many smokers venture into the countryside and light up a cigarette before breathing very deeply and filling their lungs with life threatening smoke. It’s that type of inhalation that’s required, yet without the nicotine ingestion. It’s important to know that breathing deeply to get breath to the lower lungs is one way to fight off disease that could strike if we don’t exercise this area. So, let me suggest an exercise to enable a switch off when required.

The first step is to sit still in a quiet place away from noise and possible interruption. Uncross arms and legs and rest unclenched hands in your lap. Close your eyes when you are ready and get prepared to follow the colours of the rainbow in descending order, starting with the colour… RED.

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Experience this colour and allow your body to go limp as you slowly unwind and allow relaxation to take place.

Take another deep breath and this time picture the colour ORANGE, letting go of any emotional feelings as you drift into breathing more deeply, allowing you to relax even more.

Breathe deeply again and this time see the colour YELLOW, which will allow your mind to be still, calm and relaxed.

Keep breathing deeply and observe now the colour GREEN, which will allow you to feel peacefulness as you gracefully surrender, enabling deeper relaxation.

The next colour to visualise is BLUE which will hopefully enable you to feel really loved.

Moving on into the next colour PURPLE will allow you to become filled with the acceptance of abundance in your life.  And, as you naturally take another deep breath, see the colour VIOLET in order to sense harmony drifting through your mind, body and soul. Don’t think  how deeply you have relaxed, simply let go to allow deeper relaxation.

Going through these steps will help you to become aware of the value of breathing more deeply on a regular basis and enjoying the sensation of becoming completely relaxed and warding off boredom and anxiety.

Mentioning the colours in reverse order is the completion of this exercise, so see. VIOLET, PURPLE, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW, ORANGE and finally RED to become aware of your surroundings and positively get on with whatever your next challenge might be.

Contact me if you need help.

Kind regards, John Mulvey 0411 541 899

Be on Time!

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Be on Time!

‘Sorry I’m late’ is a verbal excuse uttered on a regular basis by the majority of people. There are excuses for this occurrence, and I’d like to share some of them before offering words that are professionally more appropriate. Read more

On Your Bike!

on your bike

This was a favoured expression as I was growing up and even into adulthood as a phrase for telling people where to go if their presence was unwanted or what they had to say not appreciated. It reminds me that we all are capable of failing to some degree at challenges we might face on our particular road to success. Read more


goals with john mulvey


Christmas approaches and another year is upon us. I wonder if you have set your goals, aims and/or desires for 2019? I’d like to mention the importance of doing just that if you haven’t already. There are mechanics involved, importance of writing them down, making them achievable and the relevance in reviewing them. Read more



This is not the first time I’ve mentioned habits and I thought it appropriate to revisit because of the daily changes to procedure for each and every one of us. One of my favourite writers was Stephen Covey, who died a few years ago leaving a legacy of positive thoughts for proactivity. His leadership observations consisted of seven habits to which he later added an eighth some years later, which said that interdependence was more effective than independence. His seven habits were directed towards effective leadership and each had a definitive purpose. I make no excuse for listing these as a reminder for people who might be familiar with his work or those of you who could find inspiration from a first-time look. I don’t expect you to rush out and buy his book, but you might want to consider doing that sometime in the future. It could possibly assist you to know what the suggested habits are and how you could implement them in your self-improvement, should that be your aim. Read more


john mulvey life coach happiness

Something that the majority of people search for! It’s often illusory for the majority, because many of us have been led to believe that working hard forms the basis for success and automatic pleasure. Working hard is not to be discounted, but it doesn’t necessarily guarantee satisfaction. I read a book by Shawn Achor some years ago that fuelled the idea of happiness being an advantage. I agree with that but want to dispel the belief that only monetary success is the panacea. Read more

Get a Move on!

Motivation moves people! It provides you and I with a reason to act, to do and to be. You may be in a position where you would like a person or a group of people to perform in a particular way. Motivation therefore should not be confused with manipulation. There is a difference and a distinction worthy of note. Read more

Moving On!

john mulvey

Moving on!

In my last missive I mentioned providing instant pleasure then moving on, which had become the success revival of the film industry all those years ago. It rings true to this day and television programmes are certainly no exception with countless episodes of popular topics being not only repeated, but also following on from a previously unfinished outcome. An example would be Foyles War, which for me is a superb programme and watchable on a regular basis. Another is Judge John Deed, with good acting, good characters and different topics integrated into an interesting format. However, that’s from my perspective because I am not a TV ‘watch anything’ type. Read more

Stepping Stones


Stepping Stones

Every step we take and ‘selling’ oneself is so important for advancement. How we go about the process can determine whether we arrive at a beneficial place that is satisfactory as we travel along our chosen road. And, it is imperative to believe that it is by choice we elect to go on our way. One step at a time is all it takes, and realising we’re treading a path requires self-awareness so Read more