Tag Archives: resilience

When ‘fight or flight’ isn’t right – how to be objective in a stressful situation

Picture the scene – you’ve had a busy morning at a client site, you’re just crammed yourself onto a delayed train to get to your next meeting, there are no seats so you’re clinging onto an overhead rail for dear … Continue reading

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Not burnt out but browned out?

We’ve all experienced a power blackout when everything shuts down and we need to get out the camp stove to make a cuppa. Have you ever noticed a ‘brownout’? That’s when the lights flicker and maybe some of your electrical … Continue reading

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Finding the silver lining – how to overcome obstacles

Recently, I was talking with a client – let’s call him Kevin – about an unexpected obstacle he’s encountered. ‘What I want to get out of this situation,’ he explained, ‘is to see it not as a roadblock but as … Continue reading

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Five ways to top up your wellbeing

Ah, hello February! From client conversations and online interactions over the last few weeks, January has been a bit tough. Whether it’s ‘too much month and not enough money’, the rigours of ‘Dry January’ or ‘Veganuary’, or simply the fact … Continue reading

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Should you quit if it isn’t perfect?

Let’s assume that you worked through my 20:18 exercise and set yourself three goals for the year. Let’s also assume that having done all that reflection, you’ve ‘closed the books‘ and have set to work on achieving those goals. It’s … Continue reading

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What do you do when you need to let go?

Having worked through my 20:18 exercise, one of my newsletter subscribers emailed me: ‘… I’ve found it really useful to look back on last year and draft a plan for this year. The issue is that I keep finding myself … Continue reading

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Is ‘bouncing back’ an essential part of resilience?

Resilience comes up frequently both in coaching conversations and conversations I have with friends and family. It’s a much desired quality in the workplace and a very useful quality in life too. I’ve written about resilience on this blog before … Continue reading

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