I have never been a fan of New Year's Resolutions; it strikes me that January is about the worst time (especially in the Northern Hemisphere) to start committing to enormous goals and making sweeping promises about our consumption, or denial of, certain pleasures from alcohol to sleep. It is cold, dark and miserable for a … Continue reading Make Changes not Resolutions
It is one of the conversations I hear most often as a Mentor; a client is feeling down, their confidence is at an all-time-low and they've just admitted that today, someone told them they didn't like what they do. "They said my style wasn't right for them", "She said my product wasn't as good as … Continue reading You CAN please everyone – if you want to be average
It's taken until now for me to feel ready to write about the results of the UK Referendum on our membership of the European Union. I made no secret of the fact I was voting to remain, and while I stand by my decision, I am more in despair of how we seem to be reacting … Continue reading Brexit: much more than politics
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!
It is, it really is! It’s all about YOU. Isn’t that wonderful news? Or is it rather scary? We’ve grown up being told it’s not all about us, that we should focus more on those around us, make our mission in life to put others first. And these are wise words. Indeed, I am a … Continue reading It’s all about you!
…There is NO secret. Honestly. There is no answer that will be revealed when you’ve learned enough, or suffered enough. There is no Secret to happiness, success or lasting contentment. AND THATS GREAT NEWS! Great news for all of us; there is no secret to any of the things we all strive for - happiness, … Continue reading The secret is….
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?
Are you celebrating your successes? In the current financial climate, there is so much negative talk and focus that it is easy to lose sight of our achievements. The successes we have on a daily basis that should be noted and celebrated. Yet these get lost in the noise and overlooked; taking with them … Continue reading Are you celebrating your successes?
can it really be three months since we arrived In Myddfai, in our little piece of Welsh heaven? The time here seems to work on a different schedule at a slower less stressful pace. There are days when it's suddenly ten o'clock and all I've done is feed the birds. It's wonderful. it is also … Continue reading Croeso i Myddfai
When your husband asks you if you're "up for a dirty weekend in the woods" it doesn't take long to feel young and excited again (and rather bloody daring too). At our age, with my health considerations, the idea of camping-out under the stars in a woodland with no traffic or airplane noise is about … Continue reading A dirty weekend…