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...

What if this is the new normal?

I don’t know about you but 2016 for me has been full of uncertainty, transition and plenty of ‘oh crikey’ and a few ‘WTF?!’ moments. It’s also been a year of huge achievement, success and excitement, don’t get me wrong, but as I come towards the...

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...

The question that should replace ‘how do I get more done?’

I was interviewed last week by the lovely Julie MacDonald, journalist, broadcaster and founder of The Daily Juggle. I loved the question she started with: “Grace, this isn’t a book on how to be more busy is it?” Quite the opposite, actually! But it’s an interesting question. Because much...

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...

Busy is new normal

How often do we answer the question "How's it going?" with "Busy!" Busyness has become the norm. But it has also become strangely aspirational. As much as we complain about being busy, we're also strangely resistant to being not busy. When was the last time you heard...

What to do when you don’t know what to do

Ever found yourself floundering - knowing that you could be really productive, if only you knew what it was you were supposed to be doing? That you have the drive, focus, skills, ability and know how to succeed, you just don't know what? Especially if you’re used...

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....

In survival mode? You need pockets…

It’s been a crazy busy week. In five days, I’ve run 4 workshops and set foot in 12 different train stations (some of them several times). My husband has finally completed his MSc and is now in decompression mode, recovering mentally - and physically from...

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...

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