“But really...how do you ‘know’ you’re making the right decision..?” This has been the question posed to me numerous times since my post last week, re: “5 Reasons You Should Head ‘Bush’ When You Have Big Decisions To Make". The eternal question. And really, there is only one answer; we can never really know. Ouch. BUT – I do have a few go-to strategies for working out whether the decision I’ve made is the ‘right one for me.’ 1) Listen to the RIGHT WORDS In my quest to make ‘big’ decisions … [Read more...] about But how do I know I’m making the ‘RIGHT’ decision..?
I disappeared for two whole days this week. To where did I go? Bush. That’s where. To an ochre-smeared part of Australia that’s just enough outback to render the mobile phone useless. Sure, I still fit-in some coaching calls (but – I LOVE my clients, so our cross-overs never feels like work per se)… and I wrestled a couple of can’t-wait business meet-ups. But the rest of the time? Sweet-mine-oh-mineeee. Whenever I find my brow furrowed and my thoughts in re-run ferris … [Read more...] about 5 reasons you should head ‘Bush’ when you have big decisions to make
That was the essence of the message I gleaned from one ultra speedy V8 Driver I had the fortune of crossing paths with (albeit briefly) a few months back. Whenever someone performs at the top of their field, no matter how far removed their industry may be from my own, I want to get down to the nuts and bolts of their ‘how-tos.’ How’d they get to where they got? Why do they think the way they do? What habits do they commit to? How do they improve on their personal best? Must be the … [Read more...] about Need to improve your performance? Get rid of your rear-view mirror.
One of my oldest, dearest friends and mentors sent me an unexpected gift in the post this week. The gift? A storbyook, of sorts. A compilation of musings and poems written by a 12 year old girl. A 12 year old girl called Billie, who recently passed away in a tragic horse accident. No one is certain of what happened exactly, other than that her small body was found, trampled in the paddock, with the horse she had been leading, standing nearby. My dear friend was also friend to … [Read more...] about How Long Will You Be Here…?
You’ve got this plan a-hatching. You’re going to stitch on your wings and finally fly to that locale you’ve always wanted to live in. You’re going to leave the profession you’ve worked so hard for to open your own homewares store. You’re going to start a totally-craze-balls new diet regime that once you would never have dreamt of trying. You’re going to sell up and go-on-a-round-the-Country road trip. You’re going to enter that competition for the most gorgeous photography, or tidiest essay, … [Read more...] about You should do it anyway.
A leopard doesn’t change their spots. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. Old habits die hard. Three popular idioms used in our everyday language, despite originating, in some cases, thousands of years ago. We may not give much thought to these these lines, but often, on some subliminal level, we actually buy into their underlying meaning. Which is to say, “I am not really capable of change.” Really think about it; do you believe … [Read more...] about Do you BELIEVE you’re really capable of CHANGING…?
“I had a stroke. It was the best thing that ever happened to me.” These were the words of one of the women who attended our Freedom Through Forgivenss workshop over the weekend. This woman stood before me with her history scripted over her body in indelible ink; hers was a history of pain, brutality and fear. Domestic violence had been the theme of her life, past. And yet, her face alone remained untouched. Because her face…? Shone with the essence of tomorrow. In our tomorrows … [Read more...] about You are as HOT as it gets.
We always reject ourselves first. Long before anyone has ‘broken it off,’ or uttered the fatal it’s-not-you-it’s-me blow, or fallen off the friendship-radar, something far more visceral, internal and unseen has been going on. Somewhere, in our frightfully wilful minds, we’ve convinced ourselves that we’re not quite up to scratch. ‘They’re going to see through me.’ ‘They’re going to work out I’m a cot case.’ ‘How could someone like that possibly want to hang out with … [Read more...] about Rejection, hot chocolate & mustard…
I remember an acquaintance (we’ll call her Jane), years ago, arriving late for a gathering (a book club meeting as it were). She’d run out of fuel on the side of the road (no judgement there…these things can happen …). Jane had called for road-side assistance, and when the bloke turned up to get her road-ready again, she noted he was of particularly dour disposition. He was out and out unfriendly, to put it plainly. Finally, after numerous attempts at banter, … [Read more...] about When to take it personally….
“I like your shoes!” “Really? Gawd. I hate them.” That was the response elicited when one of my girlfriends complimented an acquaintance on her spanky-looking shoes. The irony is, my girlfriend had made a conscious decision to keep her tone ‘positive and upbeat’ in her interaction with Ms I-Hate-My-Own-Shoes, because, ahem, this particular person has a lean toward being dog-gone negative. Ms I-Hate-My-Own-Shoes isn’t necessarily depressed (because then we're dealing with a different … [Read more...] about Ms I-Hate-My-Own-Shoes, the impact of negativity, and keeping the Roses close….