My beloved and I were watching a gentle sitcom, where someone in it gave up a stable, paid job to pursue their dream (admittedly on a knee-jerk reaction to a bad day at work). It got us talking about our own career journeys and what we might have done differently, especially at the age of… Read More If you see a chance . . .
“Sometimes it takes falling apart to see exactly how or what loosened the mortar. Sometimes we find we are responsible for the how & the what. As unpleasant as it is when it happens, one cannot help but appreciate these times for what you learn serves as a beacon. Of course this is only half… Read More It’s good to share . . .
I learnt this today: The Chinese word for coaching is 陪導 (pei dao), made up of two separate words – path or journey, and inch. So, literally . . . “Journeying together, one inch at a time.” This reminds me of so many good, positive thoughts around coaching . . . of rapport-building, of developing, of working… Read More Little by little . . .
A friend sent me a video link for a wine cooler that appears out of the ground, in your living room, at the touch of a button, delivering your tipple perfectly cooled and with such ease it’s bordering on the lazy. Brilliant! And this, on top of a weekend away at a family wedding where… Read More With the times . . .
I’ve just been on the bus. I’m not a frequent traveller on the “Number 59, Lime Line” – circumstances of my life only; my city has an award-winning bus-service of which it can be proud. A few seconds into the journey, an announcer’s voice came through the very sophisticated tannoy system (this bus has green… Read More Ding ding . . .
David Taylor, in The Naked Leader Experience, suggests that you can become the hero in your own adventure – in your journey towards discovering the life you were born to lead. Even if your story isn’t clear at the moment, and despite the pitfalls and mistakes you’ll encounter and make along the way, he believes… Read More Your adventure . . .
What are your line in the sand moments? Mine is about sharing food off my plate – do it at your peril. If I’ve got something and you want it . . . I’ll happily share it . . . but not off my plate! My sister’s is about sharing her reading glasses with all… Read More Keep learning . . .
I’m re-reading Sophie’s World – Jostein Gaarder’s “novel about the history of philosophy,” and there’s a lovely moment early on in Sophie’s journey when she suggests: “Grownups took the world for granted. They had let themselves be lulled into the enchanted sleep of their humdrum existence once and for all.” She challenges her… Read More Let curiosity get the better of you . . .