“Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.” Cyril Northcote Parkinson, 1955
Writing a reflective journal is a huge part of my professional practice – for my leadership, my coaching, and my studies. And the best bit of all? Taking time months later to read what I’ve written – it gives me insight, encouragement, assurance, confidence … and helps me remember to try to avoid making the… Read More My colour is purple . . .
“This is a dandelion, ” I told him. He shrugged. “I know. Some see a weed; some see a flower. Perspective.” Kiera Cass (The Crown)
“Too late, I found you can’t wait to become perfect, you got to go out and fall down and get up with everybody else.” Ray Bradbury
“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” Albert Einstein
A barista in one of my favourite on-site coffee shops at work was overheard updating a colleague on the status of their coffee machines that morning. It seemed that two were being a bit problematic, with only one fully functioning. When I went to order my second coffee, I asked the barista if he’d fixed… Read More Always . . .
“First of all, I would like to make one thing clear: I never explain anything.” Mary Poppins
“Instead of trying to make your life perfect, give yourself the freedom to make it an adventure, and go ever upward.” Drew Houston (co-founder and CEO of Dropbox)
A cartoon called Finnish Nightmares by Karoliina Korhonen focuses on Matti, a socially-awkward cartoon character. Matti is afraid of crowds and small talk, and he gets easily embarrassed He’s shy and introspective and usually finds himself in the middle of awkward social situations. Yet within a very short time after its creation, a community developed… Read More That makes sense . . .