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The Goal or the Journey?

Posted on 17 October, 2019 at 5:50 Comments comments (0)


Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

As a coach, I am often asked how many of my clients reach the goals. It is an obvious question because it is a useful measure of success for the client, for me and for people thinking of working with me.


But it isn’t always that simple. Yes, some of my clients have reached their goa...

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Can I just ask????

Posted on 10 October, 2019 at 6:00 Comments comments (0)


Photo by Camylla Battani on Unsplash


 

Have you ever been at a meeting or conference where someone has asked a really simple, basic, obvious question?

 

And that really simple, basic, obvious question has been the one on everyone’s mind? So much so that you can almost hear the sighs of relief from ...

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What to Take From Compliments

Posted on 3 October, 2019 at 3:50 Comments comments (0)

Photo by Morvanic Lee on Unsplash

 


I have written previously about compliments and how we can be bad at accepting them, even though they are gifts.


Building on that, compliments are not just lovely things to receive. They are also very useful indicators of how people perceive us. We are often so full of chatter in our heads of what we think others...

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Thank you!

Posted on 26 September, 2019 at 9:05 Comments comments (0)


Imagine this: you buy a lovely gift and take time to wrap it up beautifully. When you give it to the recipient, they throw it back into your face. Doesn't feel very nice, does it? Makes you think that next time, you won't bother.


That is also how it can feel when you try to give someone a compliment, some generous words about an accomplishment, an attitude, a piece of work, and...

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Take Five with Nicolas Laborie

Posted on 19 September, 2019 at 4:50 Comments comments (0)

 


Nicolas Laborie is a London based Wet Plate Collodion artist and commercial photographer/videographer.


His fine art photographic work is based on social commentary, human condition and gender equality using the Wet Plate Collodion process, mixing an 19th century photographic process and technique with a contemporary subject.

Nicolas' beautiful and thought provoking work has ...

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Wilson!

Posted on 12 September, 2019 at 4:25 Comments comments (0)



Are you one of those people who feel you are brilliant at solving other peoples’ problems, but useless at solving your own?


It is often the case that we can see other peoples’ situations in a much clearer light than our own, clouded as they can be by our imposter syndrome, Inner Critics, self imposed limitations and fears.


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Uniqueness

Posted on 5 September, 2019 at 5:40 Comments comments (0)



What makes you unique?

 

According to smartphone technology and over 100 years of crime detection, there are your fingerprints for starters. But that is just the (finger)tip of what singles each of us from the herd.  


Some people are very obviously unique because of a specific skill, a certain charisma, a particul...

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Creatives Blocks - They Happen to Us All

Posted on 29 August, 2019 at 10:35 Comments comments (0)

Image by Steve Johnson from Pixabay


Sometimes you ...

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Kindness

Posted on 22 August, 2019 at 5:20 Comments comments (0)

Photo by Robert Baker on Unsplash


Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

Albert Schweitzer



I was standing at the bus stop and it started to rain. Not heavily, but enou...

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Quiet

Posted on 15 August, 2019 at 6:15 Comments comments (0)

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Follow effective action with quiet reflection.

From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

Peter Drucker



When was the last time you were tr...

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