Perfection paralysis

Talking about what you do

By | 2016-09-04T11:20:59+00:00 September 4th, 2016|Categories: Authenticity, Clarity, Comfort zone stretch, Get out of your own way, Intention, Making the most of you, Perfection paralysis, Public speaking, Self awareness, Self Value, self-expression, Team success, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you sometimes struggle to put into words what you do? Does the question, "So, what do you do?" ever catch you off guard? Would you like to be able to consistently communicate the value of what you do to others in a way that doesn't feel 'icky'? Whether you're kicking off an inter-departmental meeting, introducing [...]

Paralysed by Perfection

By | 2016-08-01T09:00:01+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Categories: Get out of your own way, Perfection paralysis, Uncategorised|

Is perfection something that you strive for? Do you like to have everything ‘just so’ before taking action? Does it drive you crazy when something isn’t completely perfect? Striving for perfection can be a double-edged sword.  On the one hand it drives us to try harder and do whatever it takes to achieve our goals.  On [...]

Work-life balance dos and don’ts

By | 2016-01-04T17:22:24+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Categories: Change, Clarity, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, head space, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Perfection paralysis, Self awareness, Self Value, Team success, Time management, Time off, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Striking a "healthy" balance between work and life can mean different things to different people. Some people thrive on being super-busy and love to respond to the increased pressure of a deadline. Research suggests that this can be healthy. However, when pressure is relentless, it can quickly become unhealthy. When thinking about your work-life balance, what [...]

Maintaining Control vs. Building Trust

By | 2014-11-05T09:51:53+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Categories: Clarity, Decision making, Get out of your own way, Intention, Making the most of you, Perfection paralysis, Self awareness, Team success, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you someone who tends to want to control things? Do you sometimes find it challenging heading up or delegating to a team? Do you ever find yourself working long hours sucked into the minutiae of things? My clients have brought all three of these subtly different scenarios to coaching with them this month. So called [...]

The 8th Coffee Shop

By | 2014-02-04T11:11:13+00:00 February 4th, 2014|Categories: Get out of your own way, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Perfection paralysis, Self awareness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , |

A client of mine was holding himself back from applying for a promotion… He was excited by the content of the role and the fact that it would play to his strengths, yet still stretch him.  He became animated when he talked about it and seemed genuinely enthused by the contribution he could make to the [...]

Flexible and Resilient vs. Rigid and Breakable

By | 2013-12-23T10:48:36+00:00 December 23rd, 2013|Categories: Christmas, Mindfulness, Perfection paralysis, Self awareness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dear Santa, this Christmas will you please make me more flexible? I don’t mean flexible in the yoga sense; I mean the ability to go with the flow and bounce back. Having recently moved house and being in the midst of building work I’m reminded on an almost daily basis of how inflexible I can be. [...]