Posted on August 13th, 2010 by Jane
Sometimes good enough is good enough. If you find yourself unable to ever settle for less than perfection there’s a strong likelihood that you spend much of your life feeling very pressurised and stressed. Perfection in all areas at all times is rarely a realistic aim. That doesn’t mean one shouldn’t strive for it, but if you are constantly unhappy with your less than perfect attempts you will never do anything: it can stultify you, and stop you from experimenting
Posted on August 3rd, 2010 by Jane
In yesterday’s post I exhorted you all to take a proper break from work, have a real holiday from the 21st Century. Even if just for one day. And I am following my own advice! (Although I’m not sure that crossing the Atlantic on a plane counts as leaving the 21st century behind but the spirit is there…). By the time you read this I will be in the US where I am attending the wedding of good friends. Gwilym,
Posted on July 22nd, 2010 by Jane
I was delivering a seminar for managers recently, and asked the group to come up with some bonkers* solutions for issues the group were generating. There were no rules other than that the responses had to be totally off the wall. The bonkers responses were then given back to the original group that raised them, with an instruction to see if they could make something workable from it. In 90% of cases they could. And 50% of those resulted in a solution they were actually
Posted on July 14th, 2010 by Jane
Appreciative Inquiry is based on the principle of doing more of what works, and not getting bogged down in the negativity of what doesn’t! So here’s a simple exercise for you: What works really well in your life right now? Why is it working so well? What is your role in this, what skills, qualities and attributes are you bringing to bear on the situation? What could you be doing more of in order to bring more of this success
Posted on July 6th, 2010 by Jane
Highly successful people rarely focus all their energies on one single thing; great scientists and artists tend to have broad interests and are open to new experiences. And new experiences give you new sources of knowledge which inspires everything you do. New experiences give your life more depth and colour and will help inspire your creativity. So if you’ve become a bit stuck in a rut, what new experiences can you broaden your mind with this week? Go on, try something new.
Posted on June 30th, 2010 by Jane
What hidden gems do you have stored away that could be working for you right this minute? Recently I have received a plethora of compliments about my voice and coaching style (thank you!) I was telling my husband, somewhat wryly, that lots of people really seemed to like the sound of my voice. He replied, with due concern for my sensibilities (wise man) that naturally he thought I had a lovely voice but he hadn’t really thought about it before.