7 Alternatives to being right

My son had a meltdown a couple of weeks ago over his homework. His class are transitioning to joined up handwriting, and his homework was to write a set of words in his best joined up handwriting. Like most things that are new, it feels awkward at...

It will never work (because it doesn’t sometimes)

Do you find yourself saying that? Or do you hear that around you? Are you shaped by this thinking? I get this sometimes when I run workshops. Out of a discussion comes a great idea that gets everyone excited. Maybe we can do something about this after...

Two simple questions

I went for a run last week, finally, after a three months of “I really want to get back into it!” As I was in the shower afterwards, I found a familiar conversation going on in my head. That was great. I really shouldn’t leave it so...

Doing Learning

When we were on holiday, we took our kids to play badminton. My son loved it, got the hang of it pretty easily, and even invented a tennis-like serve that seemed to work for him. My daughter on the other hand, found it harder, so my husband...

Starting badly

A friend told me about her frog the other day. Not an actual frog that sits in a pond. The kind that sits on your to-do list. That unattractive task you keep putting off. We’d had the conversation about eating a frog for breakfast before, and last...

Competitors: are you leading, following or competing?

Last week I was talking with someone about competition and creativity in his 20+ years in business.  Along the way he had an opportunity to copy an idea from another supplier. Legally, he could have done it. Ethically, it didn’t feel right. So he took the...

The Opposite of Resistance

“You don’t need more genius. You need less resistance.” - Seth Godin I love this quote. It's one we use in our Stress Less Achieve More workshop. It tells us that our genius is already there. We don’t need to find it, we just need to free it...

Ever get that “who am I to?” feeling?

That feeling of not being good enough, strong enough, smart enough, important enough, experienced enough, old/young enough, ____ [insert your own] enough to do something? Imposter syndrome. That feeling that you’re pretending, playing a game that’s too big for you, hoping no one will notice, and...

How do you know you are winning?

I often ask my clients, “What does success look like to you?” We talk about what they want to achieve, their goals and dreams. We talk about outcomes, and how brilliant life will be when they have them. But that’s not enough. It’s not enough to know what...

Who’s afraid of the big bad phone?

I want to tell you about one of my clients. Let’s call her Tina. I’m so proud of her. Tina was afraid of the phone. Not cowering, gibbering wreck afraid. No way. But dreading, feet-dragging, easily distracted, I’ll-do-anything-to-avoid-it afraid. Ever get that? Yup, me too. But Tina had...

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