A few years ago, I had a series of heart attacks. From out of nowhere they stopped me in my tracks and made me reconsider everything about my life. You could say they were a major crossroads; I've spent a great deal of time since focussed on "letting go" of the feelings I was left … Continue reading Letting go of letting-go!
Do you really know anyone in business who isn’t finding times hard at the moment? Is there any business that has not been touched by rising costs or falling demand – or both. Yet, when we meet fellow business owners and ask how they are doing, we often get the standard reply: “I’m fine”. I … Continue reading Is being ‘fine’ costing you business?
This morning on Twitter, I was reminded by someone that it's not always easy to choose your mood; that for some, every day is a challenge and "managing a smile" is about their limit. I can empathise with this position, with this choice. I remember times when I've felt that everything was simply too much … Continue reading It’s not always easy to choose
I have a real thing about people's language when it comes to choice. I'm tired of hearing "I didn't have a choice" or "It was the only choice I had" used as an excuse, a justification for decisions taken without responsibility or courage. The truth is, there are exceptionally few situations where we have no … Continue reading It’s my choice
Create a positive message not a melodrama As I looked at my Facebook timeline today, I was so disappointed to see how many people are posting messages with negative rather than positive language. They include a commonly used sentence on these posts now "I know 99% of you won't re-post this...." What a strange choice … Continue reading Choose positive language
I loved this video from Daniel Ilabaca speaking about parkour and how it allowed him to see his choices and the power he had to embrace them. Embracing our choices and taking responsibility for where they can lead us is demonstrated beautifully. Enjoy.
Sometimes we struggle on when it is not the right thing to do. Sometimes we convince ourselves that we simply "can't miss this appointment" or that "they'll think less of me if I take a day off". Sound familiar? And when we hear this little voice in our head, we make a choice; often the … Continue reading Choose to put your feet up
Choice can feel uncomfortable and challenging and we often choose to put off making difficult choices. Too often people talk about regrets which are really choices they didn't make. As my husband celebrated his 45th birthday last week, we reflected on the lack of regret in our lives and how even the choices that had … Continue reading Choose Today
Saying "no" to people can feel uncomfortable - or even impossible, largely because we see it as a negative response. We can choose to see it as a positive when we look at it from a different perspective. It is a choice and one we can make more easily when we understand that a "no" can … Continue reading Choose a positive “NO”
Another Sunday video for you today about choices and how we can choose to live a life of no limits, whatever others tell us they might be. I watch this when I have a day where walking is just that bit too painful, or when I am overwhelmed by the effort required. It soon helps me choose a … Continue reading Choose no limits