Do You Know What Really Matters?
Do you truly know what matters to you and for you?
What brings you alive?
When are you in flow?
Sure, you love your kids, your pets, and even your job. But what truly matters for you to feel satisfied and complete?
Let me tell you. It’s not your fancy car or your super stylish house. It’s not the incredible grazing plate you created or the number of likes you have on Facebook. It’s not the length of your marriage or the distance you have travelled. It’s not your wine cellar, art collection o…
Looking back and looking forward - musings about being in the moment
I once heard someone say:
Depression is worrying about the past and anxiety is worrying about the future.
Like most sound bites, this is mostly true and largely inaccurate.
However, it will work for my purposes.
I almost never look back.
I find it very difficult to re-read material or re-watch videos I have made in the past.
While I collect feedback on my workshops, I rarely ruminate on it. No point - the workshop is over. I add the constructive feedback to my mental list of do better …
Reflecting on Unpleasant Emotions
Hey there - how are you doing? What is bringing you joy at the moment?
I listened to Tarana Burke - author and founder of the #metoo movement, and she reminded me that you could feel great joy and great sorrow or pain simultaneously. (Ever laughed at a funeral??)
Whilst I embed wellbeing and positivity in my teaching, it's not because I want you to run around pumping sunshine and engaging in toxic positivity. My biz is called Positively Beaming, for all sorts of subtle reasons, but NONE of th…
Why helping is not always helpful
Are you a nice person?
Do you try to be helpful?
When people, like your kids, your team, your staff, come to you with a problem, do you love that feeling of being able to find a solution?
Being helpful is a good thing.
Being tooooo helpful or attaching your self worth to the quality of your advice ........ well, that is the fast lane to burnout.
Most of us are so bloody busy that when someone shares their problem, we jump in after 30 seconds with advice and solutions.
What blue hair has taught me about confidence.
I have a confession
My white/grey/silver hair is not natural. It is completely artificial by my bestie and hairdresser Cameron. I wrote the full story some time ago, and you can catch it here.
This year, putting together Launching into Leadership and my other online programs involved months of filming my white face and white hair against a white wall. All this had me pining for a change. I tried those flash virtual backgrounds with limited success - the artificial intelligence couldn’t tel…
The One Thing I Could Do All Day
The one thing I could do all day, every day, is to listen to people tell their stories. To sit on my coaching couch and talk to clever women about their successes, their fears, their joy and the places at which they get stuck. Most clients will go through the motions with me but the clients I could spend all day with are the ones who are prepared to go all-in, get uncomfortable, receive feedback, question it in their own head, fight it and push through to a new solution.
I love it when it go…
Building Psychological Safety
My younger self knew everything.
You ask her any question and she had an answer.
She was lashings and lashings of FIG JAM*.
Even when she didn’t know she was never going to admit it. She was the epitome of a fixed mindset, using all her energy to defend her all-knowing reputation.
To be clear she was clever, quick to learn and curious.
But this was her armour and not her gift.
It stopped her and her team being all they could be.
This was not leadership this was fea…
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