Wonder Woman

Inspiration, aspiration and strong female characters – yep, Wonder Woman

I loved Lynda Carter’s Wonder Woman as a child; she was so glamorous, smart and kick-arse. I’m mentioning this, of course, because I went to see Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman on Friday. I wasn’t concerned, as many people appeared to be, about whether this would be another DC movie disaster – because I thought Wonder Woman was the best part of Batman vs Superman. Yes, that didn’t guarantee anything, except that I was all confidence Gal Gadot could carry off the character. I was not wrong, not even […]

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 […]

Confident Injuries

Confidence, Injuries and Aerial Circus

This was supposed to publish last week, but WordPress had different plans. I’ve come to accept that bruising is part and parcel of aerial circus – it goes hand in hand with the discomfort and pain of the activity. I’ve never been as bruised and battered in my life; that includes playing basketball as a teenager, and teenage girls are vicious! I also have some pretty fierce callouses forming on my hands, that’s when they don’t turn in blisters and tear off – yes that happened a couple of […]

Yes Starts Today – and a Circus Graphic for You

Day 1 of 30 days of Yes I mentioned in the launch post that I was putting together a list of the things that I know I have been procrastinating over – and I mean procrastinating to the point that although I may have said yes to doing them, I’m really not. These are things I will try to tackle over the next 30 days, as well as other suggestions and opportunities that come up. Some of them might seem simple to some of you, others I’m sure […]

YES

Activity 23 – 30 Days of YES

The Talk This activity is based on a recent TED2016 talk – Shonda Rhimes: My Year of Saying Yes to Everything. Shonda is the creator and a writer for Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder. In her talk she explains how creativity used to work for her, and what happened when the ‘hum’ of her creativity stopped. The title of the talk is slightly misleading, as she explains it was a year of saying “yes to all the things that scared me. Anything that made me […]

An Intellectual Hug for Creatives from Elizabeth Gilbert

I’ve recently finished reading Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear – and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This is one those wonderful “it’s not just me” books, but also expands on the ideas of where creativity comes from that Elizabeth shared in one of my all-time favourite TED Talks. Like my review of The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer, I will say that if you are a creative person you should read this book. Why? Because, like her TED Talk, Elizabeth provides her theory about creativity and where […]

My 2015 in Review – moving in leaps and bounds

Okay, I’ll admit that I’ve had a very crazy end to 2015, but the last couple of weeks have been a blur. I can’t believe that we are in single digits until the new year, and I feel like there is so much left to do. I haven’t done nearly enough promotion of the book – I have a long list of people to contact on that topic. Then there’s the video for the sales page that I’ve been procrastinating on for at least six weeks now, and […]

Courage and Clarity – An update on My Year of TED

A very quick post – but much more to come soon I’m not entirely sure what happened to August, I blinked and it was gone. But there was so much that happened during the month as well. There has been a massive shift for me in courage and clarity – there will be a number of blog posts in the next couple of months that will explain that in a lot more detail. The gist of it is that I am dedicated to getting back into this blog […]

Expert Shmexpert – how did we get here?

This is a bit of a ranty post, I don’t do them often because I dislike controversy – but I need to say this, so thank you for giving me the space. We’re all prepared to be upsold, it is a large part of our capitalist society – “Would you like fries with that?” But there has been an increasing trend about upselling without providing the initial value that you promised. Or worse still, providing that initial product laden with manipulative sales techniques to try to ensure the […]

Mid-way through 90 Days of TED – Interview with Ryk Goddard

You might have read the earlier post with my 90 Days of TED interview with Ryk Goddard. Well he invited me back to 936 ABC Hobart the other week for an update on how things were going at the halfway point of the course. We had a good chat about fashion, slowing down and how the focus is pushing people out of their comfort zones. And yes, I will be going back for another chat at the end, hopefully with a couple of participants. This article is © […]