What do we mean by Success – Series Update

The “What do we mean by Success?” series has been the longest running series that I have had on Sweeney’s Blogs, starting on March 16th 2020, and is going to be coming to a close for the time being. Today’s blog is going to look over some of the different topics that we have covered in the series, why it is coming to a close and if I will be bringing the series back in the near future or not.

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4 Advantages Of Taking A Blogging Break — Olivia Lucie Blake

Even the most successful people in the world need a break sometimes, and I’m here to tell you it’s okay to take a break. When I first started blogging again at the beginning of July 2020 I didn’t really give myself any break. I was publishing a new blog post every single day. Thats 7 […]

4 Advantages Of Taking A Blogging Break — Olivia Lucie Blake

What do we mean by Success – Blog 21: Your Role Models?

A Role Model is someone who we look up to in our life. They are someone who we aspire to be, someone whose behaviour we hope to copy, someone we aim to emulate in our lives. Everybody has had, or still has, a Role Model in their life, right? So if this is the case, then can we use our Role Models as a determining factor to base our success in life on?

This is what we will be exploring in today’s “What do we mean by Success?” blog!

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The Benefits of Personal Development – Eve Becker

Personal Development – the art of identifying ourselves. Personal Development refers to the process in which we, as people, grow, where our character, abilities and knowledge develop. Personal Development revolves around the process of learning and developing and for a topic that is so vital to our lives, do we really know what Personal Development is & why it is important?

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We have all heard the term ‘Personal Development’ before, right? It is a term that gets mentioned a lot in day to day conversations, but have we ever taken a second to look a what exactly we mean by Personal Development? Today’s blog is a guest blog, by Eve Becker, which takes that deeper dive into the subject and focuses on what is Personal Development & why it is so important to us in life!

So without further ado, here is Eve Becker with “Leading Guides to the Benefits of Personal Development”:

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Sweeney’s Blogs New Artwork!

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Today’s blog is going to be about a new piece of art that has been made for the page!

I’ve been waiting to announce the new graphic for the page for a little while now and am delighted to finally share it with all of you today! Pearl Onyeneke came up with the idea for the piece of art and drew an absolutely amazing drawing for it. A good mate of mine, called Archie Carpenter, then helped digitise the piece!

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The Importance of Self-Reflection: How to Understand the Real You

Self-Reflection – the art of looking, thinking and reflecting on yourself. Self-Reflection can be one of the most important things that we do in life, as it gives us the opportunity to take a step back, reflect & review on our lives and think about what our next steps are going to be.

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We all know what Self-Reflection is, right? However, do you know how to use Self-Reflection to help understand the real you? This is what today’s guest blog, by Angus Rogers from Exactimo, is going to be about! So without further ado, here is Angus Rogers with “The Importance of Self-Reflection: How to Understand the Real You”:

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What do we mean by Success – Blog 20: Your Authenticity?

Being authentic, or in other words being yourself, is such an important part of how we live our lives. It influences who we are, how we work, why we do the things that we do, what we need to improve on and more. So, if being authentic plays a part in all of these different areas of our life, does it impact on how successful we are, both in life and as a person?

This is what we’ll be looking at in today’s “What do we mean by Success?” blog!

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Sweeney’s Stuttering Story – The Call

Today’s blog is going to be a little bit different to the usual kind of blog that I write. The blog is going to be focused around a story which happened to me around 4-5 weeks ago, which played a really large role in the increase of the amount that I stutter over the last couple of weeks.

I mentioned in last weeks blog that I was going to talk about it this and, even though it is quite a personal story, I still feel like the messages that we can take from it are very important. It may seem like a very sad story when you read through the first few paragraphs, but there’s always a lesson and a moment of reflection that we can take from moments like this.

So without further ado, this is Sweeney’s Stuttering Story – The Call.

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What do we mean by Success – Blog 19: Your Creativity?

Creativity – the ability to create, invent and produce original, new & useful ideas. Creativity is something that lives inside all of us, with each person taking their own creative tendencies. We use creativity frequently in our day-to-day lives, whether it be for work, education, free time or more! A question arises here for me, if we do all have some form of creativity, then can we use it as a measure of how successful we are?

That’s what we’ll be looking at in today’s “What do we mean by Success?” blog!

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My Stuttering Episode on the “It Starts with Action” Podcast!

Being a part of a podcast has been something that I have always wanted to do in life, however, due to my Stutter, I always thought that this dream was out of my reach, but now I have proved myself wrong! This week I starred in an episode of the “It Starts with Action” podcast, where I talk about a large array of different things, and is going to be what today’s blog is about!

So without further ado,

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What do we mean by Success – Blog 18: Your Personal Growth?

As people go through life, they quite often change, develop and grow. Life is one big learning curve at the end of the day and personal growth is essential to people. There’s always a lesson to be learned in life & they don’t always just show a mistake that has been made, but also an evaluation and modification that was made, as a result of the so called mistake. In saying that, can one’s personal growth be used as a measure of how successful or not they are in life?

This is what we’ll be looking at in today’s “What do we mean by Success?” blog!

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My Top 5 Stress Management Tips

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It’s no secret that 2020 has been a very stress filled year which has had such an effect on us not only physically but mentally too. I call it Coronavirus stress. It got me thinking, can stress kill you? So naturally I googled it and apparently it can lead to some pretty shocking effects on the body. We often forget how powerful the mind really is on our bodies. I think Stress management should be one of our top priorities to maintain good mental health. There are tonnes of articles on stress management online but I thought I’d put together some of the tips I use myself to help reduce my coronavirus stress.

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What do we mean by Success – Blog 17: Success as Self-Care?

Success, Happiness and Love. All are made out to be these grand, beautiful, life-changing things that one must seek and find in order to have lived a truly fulfilled life.

However, like with almost anything in life, meaning & importance are not fixed values but vary depending on your perspective which is also shaped by various factors such as your own values, life experiences, personality, beliefs, etc.

Thanks to James, I have the opportunity today to share my perspective on success with you.

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The Lockdown Reflection Poem – The Brown Minimalist

Lockdown has given us all some time to take a step back and reflect on how we see ourselves, as well as how we live our lives. This time has been an enlightening experience for many and has led them to relight their creativity and passion for life itself. Today’s blog is guest poem by The Brown Minimalist, all about The Lockdown Reflection. I hope you all enjoy it!

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What do we mean by Success – Blog 16: Your Failures?

Failure is something that we all face at one point or another in our lives and provides us with the opportunity to learn about where we went wrong, to ensure that we improve or learn a particular thing for the future. As we grow older, our concept over what the word “failure” changes, but can we use our failures as a measure of how successful or not we are in life? That’s what we’ll be looking at in today’s “What do we mean by Success?” blog!

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