In the 1930s the grounds of the organisation I work for looked like this: In the 1930s, the grounds of the organisation I worked for looked like this. This is what another of its sites close by looks like today Change can be pretty amazing.
A good article here by Jeffrey Davis: You are not your work: how to escape “workism” and reclaim your identity And on this Saturday morning, I’m wondering … is there anything you need to do in order to find yourself again?
If you read my blog No job too big (10 May 2019) you might recall that I was looking forward to a trip to the cinema – my grandson’s first. Spending over £20 on tickets to watch a 45-minute cartoon with an 18-month old paled into insignificance as I watched the joy on my boy’s… Read More Looking for leadership . . .
On yesterday’s theme of giving permission, comes this very wise statement. If only we had 400 years to get there. Thank you to my lovely friends who thought this worthy of sharing … I agree.
An interesting discussion recently in a group session reminded me about giving ourselves permission … not an unfamiliar theme in the world I work in of coaching and leadership development. We had a great debate about why we can give others permission to do what they need to do, when we’re often less kind on… Read More Why oh why?
My son sent me a very short video clip he’d made as he was a passenger in his work van, returning home after a long day. It wouldn’t have meant much to anyone except to him and to me.It was just the road ahead, but the song playing in the background was one we used… Read More A thousand words . . .
For no reason other than this is a most lovely piece of writing, highlighting what it feels like when you’re doing something you absolutely love … please do take a moment to read Kevin Peachey’s, Crazy Golf just got (a bit) serious. It really is quite motivational.
“It’s not that I don’t know what to do, it’s that I don’t do what I know!” W Timothy Gallwey (The Inner Game of Tennis) … spoiler alert … not really about tennis!
I like the idea of giving yourself permission … to do or to be. And permission-giving certainly seems a common thread I come across often in coaching and also leadership development. Often it’s about a permission to be kind to yourself, but today I wondered what other kinds of permissions there are. Here’s a few… Read More You owe it to yourself . . .
What a wonderful idea … Write a Letter To My Future Self. And if not done through that particular website, how about setting up your own write a letter/email/note to yourself via some other means, electronic or paper?