Our focus on impossibility

And all the reasons it won?t work! Why are so many people focused on impossibility? Why things won?t work. We talk about these amazing ideas and dreams then counter it with a myriad of reasons why it won?t work, why we shouldn?t do it and why we should just be grateful for what we have. It?s one of the many …

Surround yourself with people who inspire and elevate

And limit time with those who don?t! ? I?m sure you?re familiar with the saying that ?you are the sum average of the five closest people you spend your time with?. So how much thought have you given to the people you?re spending your time with? As an exercise, write down a list of people you?ve spent over two hours …

Sound advice for new leaders

Reflections from Mali ? Coaching people to be better leaders gives me such a buzz. Seeing them transform in their thinking and their approach is so rewarding and I love how life changing it can be. I was chatting with one of my clients, Malith Amarasekera, recently and I had a ?proud? moment. We reflected on where he was when …

From procrastination to motivation

Making the shift! A couple of weeks ago I wrote about overcoming procrastination. I shared my own, excruciating process of writing blogs and feeling frustrated by it. I offered some questions to help decide whether tasks were worth doing at all and, if so, taking a ?just do it? approach. Once I?d published the blog I discreetly slipped back into …

Overcome procrastination

And get moving! I don?t procrastinate over many things but when I do it?s exhausting. Most of my blogs, including this one, take around two weeks to complete. I spend so much time trying to work out the right topic, writing a little bit, getting distracted or finding a reason to stop, then rewriting what I?ve already written over and …