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...

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...

Three words to banish new year panic

That first day back. It’s so easy to get caught up in ‘have to’s. The hundreds of emails you have to wade through in your inbox. The couple of bits that got missed at the end of last year that you have to get off your...

Perspective

I was in Barcelona last week! As glamorous as that sounds, here’s a confession. I’m a bit of a wimp when it comes to traveling alone. If my husband had been with me, we would have been hitting the tapas bars, exploring the local delights....

On winning

Wow, what a week it’s been! On Thursday I had some local fame when my local paper ran a piece on my award nomination for Emerging SME Business of the Year in the Forward Ladies National Women in Business Awards. On Friday I celebrated being a finalist...

5 reasons why we resist self-promotion

A while ago I was nominated to put myself forward for an award in the Forward Ladies National Women in Business Awards. Had I not been nominated, I wouldn’t have done it. What is it about self-promotion that makes so many of us procrastinate? Whether it’s putting yourself...

5 Resilience lessons from a 9 year old’s school test

Last week was a big week for us. My son took his first grammar school entrance test, and I spoke to my largest audience so far: 300 sales professionals at a corporate conference (although my son told me he wins, because he’s performed to an...

Struggling to get started?

“Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.” - Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland Start at the beginning - seems straight forward enough doesn’t it? Except when it’s not. Except when you find yourself with a project that’s...

More than we expect

Sometimes plans change, sometimes things don’t go to plan. And sometimes, when we are wiling to abandon our plans, we can find ourselves with far more than we expected. In the last days of writing my book I had this nagging feeling. Several people had suggested that...

What happens when you say “I can’t”

When you say “I can’t” what are you really saying? That you don’t know how? You don’t have the resources to? That you’re not sure you want to? That you’re already committed to something else? Sometimes it’s easier to say “I can’t”. “I can’t make it” rolls off...

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