Flashback! I was feeling stuck. My mission was to secure new UK customers for my client in Sweden within a few months. The problem was I had zero contacts and the product was not favoured in the UK. I had limited time available to get a result and no idea where to start. Why oh why had I agreed to take on this mammoth task? I now had to rise to the challenge or admit defeat…
So I gave myself an annual gift of taking the whole of August off and I absolutely LOVED it. This is the third year I have decided not to work during August and this year I had a strong urge to read and learn as well as chill out.
My coaching clients who are just starting out on their projects often have these questions racing around in their heads: Can I really do this? Is it realistic for me to do this? Is it too risky? These are sensible questions of course, but once all the background research is done and some plans are laid, if these questions are …
Our imagination is a very powerful thing. How we think things will go can have a lot more impact on the results we get than we realize. It’s vital to take some time to pause and create in our mind’s eye what we really want. In fact, it goes beyond seeing through our mind’s eye, we also need to imagine …
It all started with this great video I saw on TED – below. It’s well worth a watch. It tells the story of a New York ad agency CEO who takes a year off every seven years.
I meditate every day and love it. There are so many reasons to meditate. I wrote this piece about one of them for myself some time ago, remembered it today and decided to share it:
I am so grateful for meditation – it has taught me to pause.
Forrest Gump said, “Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get”
And Forest Shakley said “The best way to predict the future is to create it”
Which one is right?