2018: The Year of ‘Crazy Busy’
‘Crazy Busy’: A very common response (or words to that effect) when I ask colleagues or friends about how life is going. ‘How’s it going?’ ‘Oh…it’s just Crazy Busy at the moment.’ Crazy Busy! When as the human race did we get to Crazy Busy? In my experience, many of us are suffering from this […]
What is this thing called coaching?
I was at a networking event recently, where a fellow networker glanced at my name badge, then looked me straight in the eye and asked ‘so what kind of coaching do you do?’ Slightly unnerved by his direct approach and steely gaze, I froze for a second. What kind of coaching DO I do?? As […]
How do you deal with disappointment?
Like most of the country I am, in football parlance, gutted. But let’s put this into perspective – 208 countries applied to be part of the 2018 World Cup, and 32 qualified for the Finals. When the tournament started, England were ranked 12th in the world, so even if a 4th place finish is how […]
Writing Your Own Story
So I have a number of forthcoming blogs in development, however this one has leapfrogged the queue as today the country basks in the unusual situation in which their football team won a penalty shootout! For those of us a bit longer in the tooth, last night seemed to be following an all too familiar script […]
Time is speeding up! Do you feel it too?
Somehow, we are ALREADY in mid-May. And next month we will be halfway through 2018. Already! What’s more, this popped up on my Instagram feed the other day – a sentiment I can relate to: As I get older, and with a life crammed full of responsibilities, duties, appointments, projects, worries (and the occasional bit […]
The Power of Optimism
At long last, the clocks have gone forward. It has felt like a particularly long winter, and although I know that many people love the winter, for me it is noticeable how my general mood shifts into a more positive one as the days stay lighter for longer. And so, as the Easter weekend approaches, I […]