|Posted on 8 January, 2020 at 8:10||comments (2)|
"We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underestimate the change that will occur in the next ten.
Don't let yourself be lulled into inaction."
If you are making plans for where you want to be in ten years ti...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 2 January, 2020 at 3:45||comments (1)|
"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."
The last year has just come to an end and the new year has just begun. Fact. But how do you view that fact?
Do you see last year as a wasted opportunit...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 27 November, 2019 at 4:40||comments (0)|
Let me tell you a story.
A woman has a painting which was created for and given to her late father.
Enjoyed during his lifetime, the painting continued to give the woman pleasure after his death, for itself and for the family link.
After a few years, the woman decided the get the painting reframed, to suit her new home and ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 3 October, 2019 at 3:50||comments (2)|
Photo by Morvanic Lee on Unsplash
I have written previously about compliments and how we can be bad at accepting them, even though they are gifts.
Building on that, compliments are not just lovely things to receive. They are also very useful indicators of how people perceive us. We are often so full of chatter in our heads of what we think others...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 26 September, 2019 at 9:05||comments (1)|
Imagine this: you buy a lovely gift and take time to wrap it up beautifully. When you give it to the recipient, they throw it back into your face. Doesn't feel very nice, does it? Makes you think that next time, you won't bother.
That is also how it can feel when you try to give someone a compliment, some generous words about an accomplishment, an attitude, a piece of work, and...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 5 September, 2019 at 5:40||comments (0)|
What makes you unique?
According to smartphone technology and over 100 years of crime detection, there are your fingerprints for starters. But that is just the (finger)tip of what singles each of us from the herd.
Some people are very obviously unique because of a specific skill, a certain charisma, a particul...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 8 August, 2019 at 6:05||comments (0)|
It's not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.
Openness is a valuable attitude to have in any area of one's life, personal and professional. It is that ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 24 July, 2019 at 10:45||comments (2)|
...I know there are many moments in my working day when I sit back and ask myself, How do I know that this particular creative decision on the dance floor, going from x to y, is right? What makes me so sure I’m making the right choice? The answer I whisper to myself is often nothing more than “It feels right”.
Twyla...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 11 July, 2019 at 3:55||comments (1)|
"One's performance is often heightened by the brilliance and generosity of other actors."
How many times have you found that your work or career has been taken to another level, or just made a little easier, by the generosity of others?
It could have...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 29 May, 2019 at 5:10||comments (0)|
Photo by rawpixel.com from Pexels
In the past couple of weeks, I have heard two very contrasting attitudes to birthdays.
On one side, a friend was pleased that he had managed to stretch his birthday over two weekends. At the other side of the scale, a younger client was bemoaning yet another candle on the cake, saying she did not celebrate birthdays a...Read Full Post »