Sitting in a cafe the other day I heard two University students (around 18 or 19 years of age I would guess) get to know each other. Their main point of reference that they seemed both able to connect to was their A level subjects and grades. I’ve noticed this before – certainly in first… Read More Fast forward . . .
“The ability to formulate a better question will serve you better than answering the wrong question.” Jay Cone
Jane Fonda says that her main form of exercise these days is jumping into things before she really knows what she’s doing: “It’s called a leap of faith … It’s what keeps me young, too. That’s my new workout. When you take a leap of faith you don’t always land in the right place,… Read More Loving this workout . . .
Samuel Frederick Dabney Jr – more commonly known as “Ted” – co- founded a company that designed arcade and home video games, home consoles, and home computers. The company was named “Syzygy” – a term in astronomy relating to the alignment of celestial bodies. I’ve read that the name didn’t stick because it had already… Read More Changing for the good . . .
Listening to someone talk the other day about making the most of the time they spend at work, they moved on to talking about how we each might use failure to our advantage – acknowledging, of course, that not every minute of the working day can be magical, productive or successful. It got me thinking.… Read More Your touchstone . . .
Have you ever walked away from something at work thinking, well, that wasn’t an hour of my time well spent – perhaps after a meeting, attendance at a training event, watching a presentation? What did you do afterwards to make sure you avoid a similar situation again? Let me guess. You felt pretty powerless. So… Read More You have the power . . .
A lovely colleague the other day described a technique she uses to encourage people to talk, to say what’s on their mind … especially when they’re struggling to find the right words. She asks them to “think of a smile moment.” Wonderful imagery, isn’t it. Of course, context is everything, and sensitivity and empathy are… Read More What does it for you ?
How might you describe your own personal Everest? What is it? Where is it? Who is it? And who needs to know?
How about this as an idea: Get a notebook. Call it, “My little success book” … or similar. Each day write in it 3 things that you’ve achieved. Then at the end of the year … look back on everything you’ve done. Simple. straightforward, success.
“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” Carl Jung How are you doing? Need a little fix of self-awareness?