How to have a great 2017!

How to have a great 2017!

Happy New Year! Wherever you are in the world, around about now a new year is beginning! Forget about Christmas excess, holiday lethargy or relative madness. This is the time to get your year and your life in order. Predictably, the newspapers and magazines are full of ‘New Year, New YOU’ stuff. You know, the diets, the exercise programmes, the self-improvement guff. Not that there’s anything wrong with getting slimmer or...

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What a five year-old can teach you about creativity

What a five year-old can teach you about creativity

If you have ever sat on the beach and watched a small child building a sandcastle you will have seen the creative process at work. The beauty of beach sand and sea water is that you can make it what you want. A very simple upturned bucket sandcastle or a magnificent creation of several moats, turrets and fortifications. A bit of skill is needed in building a sandcastle and a very small child will struggle with this. The sand water mix is...

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Is your life STAY or FETCH?

Is your life STAY or FETCH?

While primarily a people coach I found out, when I got a puppy, that animals can teach us a thing or two about coaching. Animals live in the now, they have a present but are not too worried about the past or future. This limits their possibilities – you won’t find a dog Mozart. But dogs have the advantage of not worrying about their appearance, life skills or career progression. My canine office security team (Ok, it’s a home office, they are...

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When you want to make changes in your life but it’s not the right time

When you want to make changes in your life but it’s not the right time

Have you ever had a situation where you want to make a change but you’re wondering whether it’s the right time? And then you can think up a dozen reasons why it isn’t the right time or it might never be the right time. But if you really want it you’ll make it the right time. If you can be really clear about what you want you’ll also be clear about when you want it and you can clarify about how you’re going to get it. But first of all you have...

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What is the richest view of your life?

What is the richest view of your life?

Looking at your life in the round, what is the richest it could be? It’s so easy to focus on lack, deficiency, things you need to put right. It’s also easy to focus on ‘just enough’, I’ll get by’ and ‘I’ll put up with this for now’. Truth is, we are bound to do that for some aspects of your life. There’s so much to do, so much we could do, so little time and limited energy. So it is easy to slip into compromise and make do with a mental...

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It’s not all sunshine…

It’s not all sunshine…

Life isn’t all sunshine and lollipops. Stuff happens. And over this holiday weekend it did! Upgrading the website to make it compliant with Google requirements took two days of my life I’ll never get back again. But then it was Saturday, and I looked forward to a long weekend of Easter eggs and sunshine. Only to be hit by the most colossal head cold. A Richter scale of 10 of a head cold. Sore throat, stuffed up nose, head full of cotton...

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