…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?
It's February! Yes, it really is. January has passed and along with it go so many 'best intentions' and 'new goals' and 'I really mean it this time's; yes, the dreaded resolutions that are set, year after year, in some inane attempt to become someone else. It reminded me of this blog I wrote during … Continue reading What’s your excuse?
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?
I watch with my head in my hands when the adverts come on the television. The cause of this despair is quite simple really, it's the idea that women are failing if they don't "match up" to the perfection that is personified in stick-thin, teen-age models with "perfect" lifestyles and the skin, hair and figure … Continue reading According to whom?
Isn't it a wonderful picture? Yes - it's me. I have never felt this way about a picture of myself before. It was quite unexpected; I'm choosing to let myself shine and enjoying it! The photograph was taken by the very talented @aminart - someone I met through Twitter, who brightened my timeline with his … Continue reading Choose to let yourself shine
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
Choosing to accept that YOU are enough is one of the most liberating, exciting and powerful choices you will ever make. It took me almost 40 years to make this choice and when I did, I had a sense of calm I had never experienced before. The time and energy I'd been spending on living … Continue reading Choose to be enough
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
My husband John and I have been married for a quarter of a century next April - and this July we celebrated 29 years since our first date; and yes, the time has flown by. We have grown-up and taken an amazing adventure together (we first met when I was 16 and John 17) … Continue reading Making new choices