Tag Archive for confidence

No. No. No. No. No. No. No. No. NO. Yes.

In this month’s issue of Elle magazine Arianna Huffington says “Failure is not the opposite of success -it’s a stepping stone to success’. The context ? Being told “No” thirty seven times in a row when looking for a publisher for her second book.     By Rejection 25 she was wondering if she should look for a different career.…

Losing by choosing

In the workshop I ran last Saturday, as ever we had a great bunch in the room – all interesting, passionate people who want to LOVE what they do. Through one of the exercises we did, one person realised that she had a huge problem making decisions – not an uncommon thing.  When faced with a choice she just couldn’t…

Throwing money at the problem..

A dear dear friend of mine who is one of those  super human people who can DO ANYTHING and STILL  be TOTALLY lovable – always used to say when confronted by a hitch “lets throw money at the problem”. She’d find it.  Raise it. Hurl it. And fix whatever needed to be fixed (state of mind, body, soul, house, car,…

Who’s cheering you on?

Don’t know about you, but after practically taking zero notice of the Olympics in the 7 year run up, now that it’s here I am LOVING it. Sans tickets obv. Apparently it’s a bit too late to get any. So 2 medals for Team GB so far (we’ve got time, no panic) and was struck by what the athletes (winners…

Have you been in your cosy slippers too long…?

Avoidance. AKA the cosy slipper zone. This is the zone we mooch about in when we know we should be doing something about our work/life but don’t. We either don’t know where to start. Or if we do, it feels scary, overwhelming, too much of a push to get ourselves OUT THERE. So we retreat to the cosy slippers/the cocoa/the…

Can do?

At the career change workshop I ran this weekend with a great group of bright interesting people – one of the things that was a bit of recurring themes was this: People landed up in places they did not really want to be because they used what they COULD do , rather than what they WANTED to do. So the…

Listening to your inner voice – but which one?

Ran my career change workshop this weekend and after one of the exercises we went through one participant realised this about herself:  that she had consistently over the years made work decisions that went against her instinct. She’s not alone. She’d done so because it was practical and secure, she was already down a track and thought it was best…