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Failure, worth and outcomes – listen to Elizabeth Gilbert’s podcast

Elizabeth Gilbert’s Magic Lessons podcast is pretty amazing (and I’ve only listened to a couple of them so far). One episode I recently finished was her conversation with Brené Brown on “Big Strong Magic” (Season 1 Episode 12). It’s only 35 minutes long, and inspired me to really consider failure and outcomes in a new way. They cover so many wonderful angles of being creative, being brave and all that it means – but my favourite part happens about 16 minutes in. It’s their discussion about the inspirational message “What […]

Thrive

Thriving, Serving and Exciting Opportunities for 2017

Are you poised to make the most of opportunities when they arise in your life? Or do you simply watch them pass you by and kick yourself for not taking the chance when you could? I’ve lost count of the number of opportunities I’ve missed along this crazy 44 year journey. I still miss them, sometimes I’m still not prepared or willing to take on the risks, but for the most part they are calculated losses now. What’s more, I’m actually creating opportunities for myself, which is even […]

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My Three Words for 2017 – Happy New Year

To start with, Happy New Year! I hope that you farewelled 2016 and welcomed 2017 in the manner you wanted 🙂 now onto the business of this post. If you haven’t read anything on my three words before, it comes from Chris Brogan and you can read his 2016 post for more details. I find it’s a great way to set my intentions for the year, they help keep me focused. In previous years the words were: 2016 – Be, Push, Pull 2015 – Build, Strong, Focus 2014 […]

2016 review

2016’s Intentions Were Be, Push, Pull – How Did It Go?

It’s that time of year again where I review how my intentions for 2016 actually went. For 2016 my three words were Be, Push and Pull – you can read the original post here. And how did they work for me throughout the year? Let’s find out… Be In all honesty, this is the word I thought about least. That doesn’t mean I didn’t honour the intention of the word, just that it wasn’t foremost in my mind. I tried to maintain a positive mindset about all the required […]

Your free planner

A Free 2017 Planner for You and the Giveaway Winners

Have you started planning for 2017 yet? Do you spend time in December plotting your intentions and focus for the next year? If so, I have a template that can help you pull that together this year. But first… Congratulations to the 2016 Giveaway Winners! The prize packs will hopefully go out on Monday (sadly whatever is going on with my lower back prevented me getting them out today). The winners are: Jay from the United States is getting the Personal Growth pack Katharina from Sweden is getting the […]

2016-giveaway

Time for my 2016 Giveaway!

For the last couple of years I’ve run a giveaway of things from my maker’s studio – my 2016 giveaway is a little different. I’ve pulled together two prize packs of books by TED speakers – TED for Leaders and TED for Personal Growth. Winners will also receive a copy of my book, Do Share Inspire, and another surprise from my maker’s studio. All of these books are written by TED speakers whose talks I used in My Year of TED, or subsequent 30 day activities. They have all been […]

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What are you accepting? Are you even aware?

We often think it’s only our actions that create our environment – but inaction can have as significant an impact for all of us. I’ve recently been reminded that allowing is accepting – and I thought I should discuss it with you too. Earlier this week I facilitated training on Difficult Conversations – trying to help managers with those conversations none of us ever want to have. It might surprise you to know that I shied away from training any ‘soft’ skills for a while; given all of the […]

It's been quiet in here

A brief update: I haven’t given up, quite the contrary

I realised last week that I’ve been a bit slack in communicating with the outside world since my last post – which is over a month ago now. Given the post was about the days I struggle with all of this and want to give up, it probably wasn’t a good way to go quiet 🙂 Or maybe it was… Remember my three words? If you remember my three words for 2016 they are Push, Pull and Be. What I’ve come to realise is there is a cyclic […]

Never Give Up

When it doesn’t go to plan… the days I want to give up

Sometimes on this crazy journey of life, things don’t go the way we would have liked, and all of our hard work seems to be for nothing. On these days we can choose to give up, to stop doing that thing we are failing at – that thing causing all of our grief. Today is one of those days… I forget I’m supposed to be brave – even though I constantly remind myself of this. I forget I’m supposed to be kind to myself – although I have […]

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A Wizard of Oz Explanation About My Resources

I love how much The Wizard of Oz analogy has given me in terms of understanding the lessons from My Year of TED. I know that a lot of other people have connected with it as a means of understanding some of this too, and I think I haven’t made enough of that. Especially as a means of explaining the resources. Like most things, I came to a much deeper understanding of it all in my own mind, but I don’t think I’ve shared that well enough for […]