Break the Rules

Posted on April 21st, 2010 by - 4 comments

What would happen if you broke the rules today? Your own or those of your company? What rule or tradition irks you most, holds you back, stifles your inner creativity? Imagine you are not bound by it? Hmm, so what are you doing now?

You Can’t Do It All

Posted on April 19th, 2010 by - 4 comments

I have just been out in my garden and, as is so often the case, it prompted a post. Hope you like it. A few years back my garden was my pride and joy. When my children (and several other people’s kids!) had stopped using it as a playground, and the sand pit, swings, and slide became redundant, I began to reclaim it, bit by bit. For a while the lawn served double duty as a rugby pitch and my washing line prop is

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Are You In a Rut?

Posted on April 9th, 2010 by - 0 comments

Here’s a quick exercise to determine if you are feeling stuck in the same old groove. Think about your life in three boxes (for simplicity): Personal (Your friends, spiritual side of life, hobbies etc) Home (where you live and with whom you live) Work (Where you work, whom you work with and what you do) If you are 100% satisfied give yourself a mark of 10 for each category and add the three totals. So being 100% satisfied in all

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Looking After You

Posted on April 5th, 2010 by - 4 comments

‘When we’re well we want so many things, but when we’re sick we want only one’. It’s so true, isn’t it? Like many of you, I suspect, I glibly talk about health and happiness being important yet consciously working to maintain my health is not one of my more obvious priorities. But without it all of my other goals will need revisiting.  It should be top of my list! So I am resolved to take better care of my physical health

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Boost Your Creativity in 3 Minutes!

Posted on March 29th, 2010 by - 2 comments

Any time you’re feeling jaded and a bit lacklustre in your thinking, try this quick mental booster in creative thinking. Look Spend one minute looking at the pot of tulips opposite. Notice everything you can about that picture, the light playing on the boards behind, the various colours in the petals, the shades of the leaves, the type of fencing in the background. Really play close attention to the picture. As you observe the details of the picture,  just be

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Three Things for Friday!

Posted on March 26th, 2010 by - 3 comments

No, I haven’t invented a new tongue twister (try saying it out loud!), just a quick exercise to maximise your learning from this week and help you realise how fabulous you are! As you read this, follow the instructions. Take a pen (or several coloured pens to boost your creativity) and without too much thinking write down: 1) Something new I learned this week. (Examples- how to use a new IT programme, a piece of family history, how not to

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