The perspective of wellbeing

Often when we talk about wellbeing, we talk about the practice of wellbeing. How we look after our bodies and our minds, the importance of sleep and taking breaks. We talk about walking meetings, desk stretches, seeking support, setting boundaries and asking for help. We talk...

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...

Is your can-do attitude getting you into trouble?

Amongst fun stuff like writing, speaking and singing, this is what much of my work has looked like over the last few weeks. Crikey! Deploying 3 Ninjas across 20+ UK workshops, 6 overseas missions across 6 different sites plus 12 webinars, all in the space of 2 months...

Creating a routine that works for you

Last week I was invited to speak at a Sage Small Business Saturday session, along with Brendan Flattery, President of Sage Europe and Maria G del Pozuelo, CEO of Womenalia.com on how to create a routine that works for you. Technology prevented me from actually speaking...

Why trying to get everything done will ruin your productivity

With the launch of How to be Really Productive, I’ve been doing a few interviews lately, talking about what productivity is really about. One thing that keeps coming up for me is what I call The Everything Myth. Productivity is not about getting everything done. In...

Basic Human Needs

Remember Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs? When it comes to productivity and performance, we so often focus on the higher levels - fulfilment, achievement, purpose - but what happened to our basic human needs? Why is it that we think we can sacrifice sleep as long as we...

Making space

This has come up in almost every conversation I’ve had with clients, colleagues and friends so far this year. Making space seems to be a big theme. In a world where the trend has been for faster, further, sooner and more, what we crave more than anything...

5 ways to create rest

Well I’m a week into my 10 days of rest experiment and while it’s not been plain sailing it has been working. Not in a dramatically obvious way - I haven’t been suddenly bouncing out of bed feeling on top of the world (yet). But...

10 Days of Rest

Are you ready for Christmas yet? This is probably the most common question I get at this time of the year. From friends, family, and complete strangers. What does that even mean? Ready for what? Ready for all those presents you’ve painstakingly picked, bought and wrapped to...

3 Survival tips for crazy season

Are you in crazy season right now? Or about to go into one? There are definitely seasons where life speeds up. I’m in one of those right now. Never mind Christmas. November has been full on crazy busy with workshops. I’ve been working in London, Darlington, Tamworth,...

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