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Quiet courage, quiet confidence

This quote from Oriah ‘Mountain Dreamer’ House, a Canadian author and teacher, is much like the ‘quiet confidence’ that I speak to clients about. The quietness that one lives their life can be so much more powerful than a loud, brash, bragging kind of confidence.

When I talk to clients about confidence, I ask them […]

Tough Choices

Sometimes in life we need to make some difficult choices, either professionally or personally. These decisions we need to make are not easy nor are not taken lightly. Yet when we can surrender to what is ultimately for our best, it makes it easier to accept.

I faced such a choice last week with the […]

Stretching Your Comfort Zones and Magic

Many of us are quite comfortable without our ‘comfort zones’. We know what we are doing, where we are doing and how to do things. There is more things ‘known’ than ‘unknown’ and with that certainty, all is well. Yet, what happens just outside this comfort zone?

Well, magic can happen! When we step outside […]

Facing Those Fears … and getting on with it!

Can any of you relate to having fears that you struggled to face? Did you procrastinate, avoid or make excuses to not do it? How many of you can relate to finally doing that scary thing, facing the fear and then wondering why you put it off for so long?

I suspect that you probably […]

Resting and Recovery … benefits of taking a break

As many of you might be aware, I did a triathlon last weekend which I am still feeling very pleased with myself and the achievement. Here is link to last week’s blog about the journey.

After six months of focused training, consistent attention and much energy and effort, not to mention the actual effort on […]

I finally did it … Long road towards a big goal

Recall a time when you finally achieved a goal that you had been working on for a long time. Maybe you had a plan, got support from others and took the necessary actions to finally achieve that goal. Yet, what happens when, for reasons outside of your control, something happens and your target date is […]

Resilience … bouncing back after setbacks

Resilience, like mindfulness, is becoming more talked about in the spheres of business and is fast becoming an essential skill. From my experiences with clients and sports, resilience has long been talked about. Athletes sometimes experience poor performances or setbacks like injury or not performing as they expected to and need to develop strategies to […]

Mindfulness … and your performances

The concept of mindfulness is becoming more mainstream, talked about and more accepted as an essential skill that people benefit from learning in today’s busy and hectic world. Whether it is your sports performances, your work performances or in everyday life; learning mindfulness can certainly make a positive difference!

Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of mindfulness, […]

Making Space for what is Important

I am currently reading a great book called Total Leadership by Stew Friedman which will help me in my life as well as help me help clients! The fact that the ideas contained in this Total Leadership programme can be key to performances is what originally caught my eye. I am all about helping myself […]

Acceptance and Taking it One Day at a Time

Have you heard expression ‘what you resist, persists’?

Last week, I spent most of the week in bed! I was ill and unable to work or even focus on things. I had what seems to be a common cold and sinusitis however it knocked me off my feet. Now, that rarely happens to me and […]