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Resolutions or Intentions?

By | 2017-01-16T16:35:45+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Categories: Change, Clarity, Decision making, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Intention, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Self awareness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How are your resolutions going? Are you sticking to them? Are things going well so far? I know lots of people love New Year's resolutions, so it's great if they work for you. They don't work for everyone, though. Very often they're unrealistic and set us up for failure at a time of year when things [...]

December Slow Down

By | 2016-12-01T12:37:48+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Categories: Change, Christmas, Clarity, Decision making, Goal setting, Impact, Intention, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Procrastination, Self awareness, Team success, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you about ready for a December slow down? We're in the final month of the year, the holidays make it a short month, 3 weeks of coasting seem like a good idea, right? Wrong! (Well, we're all different, so if you know a December slow down works for you, then go for it. I'm not [...]

The Power of Intention

By | 2016-11-01T11:00:53+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Categories: Clarity, Decision making, Intention, Making the most of you, Self awareness, Uncategorised|

Do you ever find yourself dreading a difficult conversation because you know the outcome will be awkward, embarrassing or confrontational? Do you often find it’s a self-fulfilling prophecy: you dread the worst and that’s what happens? I’m a big believer in the power of intention.  That’s a whole book in itself, so what I want to [...]

Expressing Emotions

By | 2016-10-12T15:46:26+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: Authenticity, Comfort zone stretch, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Impact, Influence, Intention, Making the most of you, Public speaking, Self awareness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you uncomfortable expressing emotions? Do you find it challenging when other people express theirs? Do you believe certain emotions shouldn't be expressed in public? I was working with a group of public speakers last week and the topic of expressing emotions came up. We broadly fell into two camps: The first group argued that expressing [...]

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 [...]

To achieve success, create a deadline

By | 2016-06-08T19:39:01+00:00 June 8th, 2016|Categories: Clarity, Comfort zone stretch, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Intention, Making the most of you, Procrastination, Self awareness, Time management, Uncategorised|

Have you been toying with a goal, but haven't made a start on it yet? Do you sometimes put off progressing a project because more pressing things take priority? Most of us procrastinate. In his TED talk, Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator, Tim Urban takes a humorous look at this very human behaviour and delivers [...]

The time for new beginnings

By | 2016-05-07T11:48:01+00:00 May 7th, 2016|Categories: Change, Clarity, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Intention, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Self awareness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Happy New Year! I know it's May... but doesn't it feel like the time for new beginnings? I've written before about how much I dislike New Year's resolutions. I know others who love them, so if they work for you, then great—you can stop reading, because you're already in your 5th month of achievement! For me, the [...]

Are these your goals…

By | 2016-04-11T10:45:48+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Categories: Clarity, Decision making, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Intention, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How many of us get to a certain age, look around and think, “This is not what I had planned.”  Whatever our age, when we evaluate where we are and how we got here, we often find a distinct gap between our fantasy and reality.  Many of us have been on a specific trajectory — a [...]