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...

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....

What do you see?

We’ve had a big weekend in the Marshall house, with the last day of school coinciding with my son entering double digits. There’s been lots of partying, lots of taxi-ing (and dodging traffic) and of course, lots of cake. As we tucked into the cake I had made...

Eyes wide open

When you look at your week ahead, what do you see? A heavy schedule - or a week full of opportunities? A diary full of meetings - or decisions you can influence, relationships you can build and conversations you can give your voice to? Pressure to...

Why decisions drive you crazy

What does writing a book, going through a divorce, starting a company and buying a house have in common? They all involve a high level of decision making. Ever since I started writing this book, I’ve noticed two things: 1. The number of unmade decisions in my head Writing...

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...

Take Your Time

As a Productivity Ninja, I have many conversations around time.  “Not enough time, too much to do” is how most of my conversations start. We talk about good use of time, about how to work faster, smarter, how to not get bogged down in detail, paralysed by...

Being Kind

Last week I looked at my diary and saw two late nights followed by two early starts, in four different cities. My first thought: “I should have scoped this better...

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...

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...

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