Want to be in my next book?

  What fuels your inspiration? For me it’s conversation, so I’m asking for your help! I’m writing a new book, and I’d love to talk to you if a) you have a story to share - or a tactic that’s worked really well for you b) you have a burning...

Is your workaround creating more work?

We have some friends we usually do dinner with. One week we’ll go to them, the next week they’ll come to us. It’s a little family tradition we’ve had for several years.  When I’m working away that doesn’t happen, so last Friday I was looking forward...

Where do you do your best thinking?

One of the things I often challenge my clients to do is to give themselves more thinking time, which sometime prompts the question of ‘where?’ There are the usual suspects: in a quiet room on my own in the shower on a walk/run in the car   The...

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...

Five ways to stay focused

So there was big controversy this week when Facebook revealed that it was manipulating news feeds in a social experiment to see how that would affect people’s moods. Outrage aside about how the study was conducted or communicated, the findings are, well, pretty obvious actually. What...

What’s in a name?

Another 40 Days of Baby Steps has just started, with a brand new group of Baby Steppers all fired up and focused to get their 40 day project DONE. We kicked off last week and we’ve been having fun naming our projects. What's in a name? How often do...

Sugar Cubes and Champagne Moments

I’m feeling the love today. It started off with a brilliant coaching session followed by a lovely email from my client to say what RELIEF she feels to have a plan that feels right and makes sense, instead of going round in circles getting worked up. I...

How to Beat Writer’s Procrastination

Writers, ever find yourself procrastinating at that ‘just about to get started’ phase? You know once you get started and into the flow, you can be totally focused, inspired and creative, but before that holy grail of flow lies a whole minefield of distractions. This is how...

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