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It's Not About the Lipstick

Posted on 11 May, 2022 at 3:30


 


Some time ago, I did a webinar with another coach, Claire.  It was done in audio mode, with a few slides for reference, but no-one could actually see us.

 

A couple of hours before the webinar, Claire and I had a call to finalise last minute details and check out the technical stuff. As...

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Pick Your Battles

Posted on 13 April, 2022 at 4:25


I was recently taken to task by someone who read a comment I had made about spiders. I said I don’t like spiders and to overcome my dislike, I could go to London Zoo for their Friendly Spider Programme where I could end up with a Mexican Red-Knee Spider on my hand. Will I actually do that? Ummmm, proba...

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Sometimes Your Mind Plays Tricks on You

Posted on 30 March, 2022 at 4:35


Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Marcus Aurelius

 

 


I heard a really great quote from Winston Churchill. When asked during World War II wh...

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Confidence

Posted on 16 March, 2022 at 5:45


 

Whether you come from a council estate or a country estate, your success will be determined by your own confidence and fortitude.

Michelle Obama 

 

 


Many people regard me as a very confident person. The...

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Yes or No?

Posted on 2 March, 2022 at 4:30


“A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.”

Mahatma Gandhi

 

 


If you are searching the internet f...

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Optimism

Posted on 15 February, 2022 at 13:10


 


“I am an optimist, unrepentant and militant. After all, in order not to be a fool an optimist must know how sad a place the world can be. It is only the pessimist who finds this out anew every day.”

Peter Ustinov

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Yes

Posted on 2 February, 2022 at 4:10



“Say 'yes' to life - and see how life starts suddenly to start working for you rather than against you.”

Eckhart Tolle

 

 


Yes is one of those funny words. If you say it too quickly, just to get ...

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Just Start Running

Posted on 19 January, 2022 at 4:25



When people come to me for coaching, it is usually because they want something to change.

 

I know from my own experience when I first went to a coach I was desperate to change my career.  My focus was very much on “running away” from my then current situation. It was...

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Your Worst 'Best Friend'?

Posted on 5 January, 2022 at 3:55


 

 

"You really are an idiot"

"You are only going to mess it up"

"You are too stupid/fat/ugly/old..."

 

If someone said any of these things to your face, you might at the very least think the person exceptionally rude. You might ask them who they thought they were talking to you...

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Mistakes

Posted on 8 September, 2021 at 6:00

 

"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."

Johnny Cash

 

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