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Why should we sweat the small stuff?

As you may have noticed, I like a motivational quote: in fact, I collect them. One very popular saying is Don’t sweat the small stuff. There are even books about how we can use this saying to help us live … Continue reading

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How do you define success?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘success’ thus: The accomplishment of an aim or purpose. The attainment of fame, wealth, or social status. A person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains fame, wealth, etc. The media certainly suggests to … Continue reading

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What’s the story you’re telling yourself?

It’s been a week of story-telling. In two client coaching sessions and during one conversation with a friend, I have found myself asking them to describe to me the story they are telling themselves. One of them was telling himself … Continue reading

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If ‘fitting in’ is your goal, don’t read this

Hold onto your hats, readers, big news coming. When I was a child, I occasionally did stuff wrong. I know, shocking news, huh? Not only did I do stuff wrong, I blamed someone else for leading me astray – ‘she … Continue reading

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Does it pay to be curious?

Probably my favourite quote is this from Albert Einstein: ‘I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.’ Einstein’s passionate curiosity led him to imagine what it might be like to ride on a beam of light – a … Continue reading

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What if you can’t change the things you hate?

Coaching transforms people. People who are being coached are changed by the process and as part of that process, they often change the situations in which they find themselves. However, sometimes a client doesn’t have sufficient control over a situation … Continue reading

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Job crafting: finding meaning in our work

An old story goes like this: Once a traveller came across three stonemasons, all chipping away at huge blocks of stone. He asks the first one what he is doing. ‘It’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? I’m cutting stone. And to … Continue reading

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