Tag Archives: obstacles

What are you tolerating?

I saw this tweet a few days ago: “‘What do you want for Mother’s Day?’ my 10 year old asks as he steps over the lacrosse stick he left in the middle of the dining room floor for the past … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Four hundred posts and one more question

When I sat down to write my very first post on this blog, I had no idea that I’d still be writing posts eight years later. Since then, I’ve written thousands of words about the lessons I and my clients … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Want inner calm? Start with outer order

A client was telling me about her latest ‘guilty pleasure’ – watching Marie Kondo on Netflix. It just makes me feel calm, she said, seeing all those clothes rolled up and neatly stacked. ‘So is your home now a haven … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Want to make progress? Take a step back

Picture this. You’re out on a walk. Although it’s rained a lot lately, today is a glorious day, the birds are singing and there’s a gentle breeze.  You’ve been striding out, keeping a good pace and all is right with … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Take a look through someone else’s eyes: the power of perspective

Have you ever been in this situation? You look across the office to see a colleague looking angry or distressed. ‘What’s wrong?‘ you ask. ‘Look at this email I’ve had – unbelievable!‘ comes the reply. You go over to read … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Dealing with demotivation (part 2)

Having talked about the demotivating impact of other people and of lack of autonomy on the blog last time, today’s dastardly duo of demotivators is inadequate goal-setting and lack of external stimulus. The demotivating impact of inadequate goal-setting ‘My appraisal … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

What’s making you feel demotivated?

It’s August. Here in the UK, it’s the main holiday season. The rush hour roads are quieter, the beaches are busier. Tumbleweed is rolling through the aisles of some offices whilst theme parks are packed. There seems to be one topic … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | 4 Comments