Articles by Paul Claireaux

Why there’s no F in change

and why we need (a bit of) discomfort to achieve that.

Leaping for change

Why there’s no F in change

and why we need (a bit of) discomfort to achieve that.

If you want to make a change in your life, to achieve more for yourself or your loved ones, this is the best way to start that journey. This Insight is one of many you’ll find on this site that explores solid (evidence-based) ideas to help you with personal change. If you like this one,…

How to write a strong news story

but why reading those stories can mislead you

How to write a strong news story

How to write a strong news story

but why reading those stories can mislead you

What makes for a strong news story? In this Insight, I’ll share what a media trainer told me about that. I’ll also offer my own views on how the ‘strong news’ approach creates misleading and potentially harmful stories about money, investing and pensions and what you can do about it.

How to write stuff worth reading

and do something worth writing about

Franklin not be forgotten when you're dead and rotten

How to write stuff worth reading

and do something worth writing about

In this second in a series of Insights on writing (for financial advisers and product providers), I’ll explore how you can achieve both of Franklin’s goals by writing just one series of articles. Also, for anyone happy to forego the ‘fame’ opportunity, I’ll look at the minimum goals you’ll want to set for your client-facing…

How to prevent arguments about money

and minimise the need to talk about it at all

Arguments about money

How to prevent arguments about money

and minimise the need to talk about it at all

If you have arguments about money with your partner – or you sense an argument is brewing – this Insight is for you. You might also find this Insight useful even if ‘money is no problem’ in your home, currently, or to share it to help others.

Throw away your dream board

and visualize the right thing

Voodoo dream boards

Throw away your dream board

and visualize the right thing

A lot of personal coaches will tell you that to boost your chances of success on your biggest life goals, you need to imagine yourself having achieved that goal. Many will also suggest that you create a dream board (aka Vision Board) with colourful pictures of everything you want, or believe you will become, to…

Build more trust in your business

And help build trust in your industry

Build Trust in your business

Build more trust in your business

And help build trust in your industry

If you manage (or run the marketing for) a financial services business – offering advice, financial products or both – then this Insight is for you. If you’re a customer of financial services – you might find it interesting too 😊