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Are You An Imposter?

Posted on 15 January, 2020 at 7:05 Comments comments (2)




Many years ago, I read a book by respected journalist (and later MP) Martin Bell. Amongst all his fascinating experiences and insightful analysis, there was one little bit which jumped out at me as a revelation.


He said he was always waiting for the moment when someone realised that he didn’t know what he was talking about.


What?! But sur...

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The Difference a Decade Can Make

Posted on 8 January, 2020 at 8:10 Comments 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."   

Bill Gates

 


If you are making plans for where you want to be in ten years ti...

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Attitude

Posted on 2 January, 2020 at 3:45 Comments comments (1)


 


"If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude."

Maya Angelou

 

 

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...

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Too Early To Start Thinking About Next Year?

Posted on 7 November, 2019 at 4:15 Comments comments (0)


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Does this seems familiar? January 1st, all fired up with good New Year intentions, you decide you are going to lose weight, exercise, eat more healthily, read more, learn an language…


You try to change everything at once and it all gets too much. You g...

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Drifting

Posted on 31 October, 2019 at 6:35 Comments comments (0)



“If you don’t know what you want you’ll end up with what you get”

Unknown

 


We are all somewhere - home, location, relationships, job, etc.


How much of that has been through choice and how much because it has just “happened”, that you have just drifted into?

 

In a lot of...

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The Goal or the Journey?

Posted on 17 October, 2019 at 5:50 Comments comments (2)


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As a coach, I am often asked how many of my clients reach the goals. It is an obvious question because it is a useful measure of success for the client, for me and for people thinking of working with me.


But it isn’t always that simple. Yes, some of my clients have reached their goa...

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Uniqueness

Posted on 5 September, 2019 at 5:40 Comments 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...

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Creatives Blocks - They Happen to Us All

Posted on 29 August, 2019 at 10:35 Comments comments (1)

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Sometimes you ...

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Openness

Posted on 8 August, 2019 at 6:05 Comments comments (0)


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It's not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.

Herbie Hancock



Openness is a valuable attitude to have in any area of one's life, personal and professional. It is that ...

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Setting Goals for the 'Dull' Stuff

Posted on 13 June, 2019 at 5:50 Comments comments (0)



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There is something which I frequently come across when working with clients which always surprises me. 


For example, a sculptor will be willing to hand over their precious wood, clay or metal sculpture to a specialist who will create a mold and make a bronz...

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