Failure Versus Success

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“You usually pass failure on the way to success” Mickey Rooney Over the years as I have coached clients the concept of ‘sabotage’ often comes up. It may occur when a client is clearly wanting one thing in their life such as ‘success’, yet seem to be creating the opposite such as ‘failure’. Someone may want one… Read more »

Confident Communication for Women Workshop

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Good morning! Well, it’s finally here ….. After so many requests for an open to the public workshop for women focussing on Confident Communication Strategies for the board room, staff meetings,work presentations and generally how to be more confident in your life, the date has now been confirmed. As we are looking at a very… Read more »

No Worries

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“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” E. Joseph Cossman “Do you remember what you were worrying about one year ago today? Unless it is a significant anniversary, most of us would struggle to consciously recall where we were and what we were… Read more »

Go With The Flow

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“Flow is being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one…” Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (1934 – ) Psychology professor and author of Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience Children are amazing to watch as they spend most of… Read more »

Share Your Value

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For those who have seen the Earth from space, and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will, the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.” -Donald Williams Former NASA Astronaut. “The things that we share in our… Read more »

Don’t Worry. Be Happy

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Are you a ‘worrywart’?   Have you worried today? About money? Bills due? Your child? A work project that’s overdue or seems impossible? Have you worried about a colleague? A sick parent? An upcoming speech, presentation or performance? We all know worry is bad for us. We know it causes ‘stress’, and can lead to… Read more »

Learning, Changing, Growing

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Do not fall into the error of the artisan (instructor) who boasts of twenty years’ experience, while in fact he has had only one year of experience, twenty times. Are you learning in life? What are you learning? How are you learning, changing or growing? Are you repeating the same useless patterns over and over… Read more »

Stressing Out!

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“Our bodies react to stress in exactly the same way whether or not we have a good reason for being stressed. The body doesn’t care if we’re right or wrong. Even in those times when we feel perfectly justified in getting angry, when we tell ourselves it’s the healthy response, we pay for it just… Read more »

Are you “should-ing” all over someone?

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“You should do that.” “You should know that.” How does it look, sound and feel when you read this? Does it make you feel ‘bad’, as if you are a little kid ‘in trouble’. Does it make you feel or look inadequate or even ‘stupid’? Should is a controlling word and it can bring up… Read more »

How’s the weather?

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I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make a life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration; I… Read more »