Q&A: Making good first steps with your career

Below is an edited transcript of my live Q&A with the National Centre for Universities and Business, a not-for-profit organisation bringing together universities and business. Adi Gaskell (moderator): Hello all and welcome to this live Q&A – Making Good First Steps With Your Career – with author Robert Kelsey. Robert is the author of four books on how to succeed at …

SEVEN STEPS TO NAVIGATING Fear of failure

The following article appeared in the latest edition of Flybe magazine:   WORDS ROBERT KELSEY   Step One: DISCOVER YOUR TRUE VALUES Visualising your goals could lead you in the wrong direction without first establishing your true values. • Research your values across a long enough timeframe to span different moods and needs (for example, Sunday family get-together, Monday meeting, …

The Browser: Five books – Robert Kelsey on Overcoming Insecurities

The following article is currently on The Browser as part of their Five Books series. The interview was conducted by Sophie Roell.   Most self-help books promise to take you from 0 to 100, but many people reading them are starting at minus 100. The author of What’s Stopping You? picks books that helped him understand his own insecurities, and …

Visualization’s rights and wrongs

Since publishing What’s Stopping You? in April 2011 I’ve received over 300 emails from readers. Nearly always these have been positive stories of progress, although – of course – there’s been the occasional complaint, usually about a specific aspect that’s troubled them. Yet I recently received an email that troubled me. A key concept in the book was being attacked …

What’s stopping you: visualising your future?

The following article appeared in the latest edition of Watkins’ MIND BODY SPIRIT magazine: On most levels my book is deeply unspiritual – I guess it’s all those practical jobs I’ve done such as corporate banking and PR and financial journalism. While tackling a well-known mental condition – fear of failure – my book goes about it in a resoundingly …