My brother told me about a conversation he had with my niece. She wants to enter a fiercely competitive field, full of people who seem so much more qualified and suitable for it than her. He stopped her as she talked herself out of it, mid-sentence of self-doubt, mid flourish of the tendency to accept… Continue reading ‘Why not you?’
You know sometimes we are so bombarded by where we should be finding inspiration that we can forget to look around us. We become so preoccupied with that greener grass, tempting us from the other side of the fence, that we ignore our own backyard. If you find yourself daydreaming more than doing, wishing more than… Continue reading Do You Need Creative Inspiration?
Recently I was lucky enough to travel to Cambodia. A long-held dream to visit Angkor Wat and the mighty temple complexes was realised. I came away with my head full of images and stories and truths of a civilisation so sophisticated it staggered me. Along the way I was also swept up in local tours… Continue reading The Lotus Effect
The end of the year is often a time for self-reflection. We can all be super critical of ourselves and while analysis of what we didn’t do can move us forward it can also pull us down. So in pursuit of optimism and to see 2016 out with a bang instead of a fizzle, I’ve… Continue reading Positive Reflection
Choose The single clenched fist lifted and ready, Or the open asking hand held out and waiting. Choose: For we meet by one or the other. By Carl Sandburg I love this poem. In fact I love the collection it comes from; Staying Alive-real poems for unreal times. Sometimes when things are getting a bit too… Continue reading Power of Poetry
I was at a party on the weekend and was desperate for a glass of water. A lady was standing by the sink sipping on a cocktail and as I turned on the tap she asked me, “What are you doing?” “Having a glass of water. Would you like one?” “Hell no! Have you seen… Continue reading Perspective
I hope you've been lucky enough to have a mentor. Someone who's been able to help you transform your life or at least a part of it. Like an umbrella in the rain they offer security, wisdom and support to help us move forward with new projects, learning or ideas. In dictionary terms a mentor is… Continue reading The Importance of Mentors
Making the big decisions is one of the hardest things we have to do, especially if they effect relationships, career or health. Maybe this springs from our desire to control, maybe we want the cake and to eat it too, maybe outside pressure is backing us into a corner. But whatever the reason, being in… Continue reading Making A Tough Decision
You know sometimes we are so bombarded by where we should be finding inspiration that we can forget to look around us. We become so preoccupied with that greener grass, tempting us from the other side of the fence, that we ignore our own backyard. If you find yourself daydreaming more than doing, wishing more… Continue reading Do You Need Creative Inspiration?
Now, if I lived in The Hundred Acre Wood, of Winnie the Pooh fame, I wouldn’t be hanging with Eeyore for motivation. Not that he’s not a nice person, but his glass is always half empty and that’s never a good vibe when you're trying something new. There’s heaps of research about the benefits of surrounding yourself… Continue reading Seek Out Your Positive People