Broken plans

In a world that is unpredictable, it is so much more important to decide who we are going to be, than to plan what we are going to do. Plans can go awry, what we do may change, but we can always, always stay true to...

Worst Productivity Advice Ever

What’s the worst productivity advice you’ve ever heard? I think one of mine has to be “just try harder” along with “do better”. My son’s been struggling with high school lately - for many reasons which are his story to tell, not mine - but one thing...

The book that almost never was

I almost didn’t write this book. The opportunity came at an inopportune time. I’d just taken on sole responsibility for our family income to release my husband to do a full time Masters. Work and family commitments were already stretching. Besides hasn’t it all been said before?...

A thousand tiny decisions

Death by a thousand tiny decisions. This is a phrase that has been echoing in my head for the past few weeks, and one the quite aptly sums up my summer. Big decisions we tend to plan for. We set aside time and headspace. We prepare...

How does your soul rest best?

I first came across this beautiful question from Nigel Langford, a church leader who was speaking at a women’s leadership conference a little while ago, and given the week a lot of us have had with the EU Referendum in the UK, it seemed an...

Certainty vs curiosity: which are you craving?

I’m just coming to the end of another week of school holidays and it always surprises me how after a while, my kids start craving certainty. At the beginning of the holidays, they’re excited about taking a break from school and relishing the freedom from routine...

Real World Productivity Interview with Richard Tubb

It’s great to read about ideal productivity systems, tactics and strategies, but what about putting it into action in real life? What does that look like? In this 35 minute interview I chat to Richard Tubb, award-winning blogger, fellow productivity geek and author of The IT Business Owners...

7 Ways to Ditch Perfectionism

Q. Help! I’m a perfectionist. I know it’s bad for my productivity but what can I do about it? This was a question I had from a delegate at a recent ‘How to be a Productivity Ninja’ session. I’ve spoken and written a lot about perfectionism in...

5 Signs of a Strong Team

"Strong teams pull together when the shit hits the fan, where others fall apart." I shared this on social media a couple of weeks ago, after working with a particular team that really struck me with their team spirit. Like many teams I work with, they were dealing...

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