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#178 – I Disagree…

#178 – I Disagree…

Years ago, I remember talking to someone about people who sent emails in the evening or even in the early hours of the morning. One opinion was that these people couldn’t get their s**t together and were disorganised. It wasn’t a belief I subscribed to for a number of...
#177 – Setting the Retreat Agenda

#177 – Setting the Retreat Agenda

Have you ever been to a meeting where there was no agenda? Was it hard to get started or was it anyways clear what everyone wanted to get out of the meeting?  I’m a big believer in taking the time away from your usual day-to-day activities, giving the space needed to...
#176 – Skin in the Game

#176 – Skin in the Game

When I was working as a Client Advisor, it was important that we had investments ourselves, to have some skin in the game as they say. Otherwise, you wouldn’t feel the market the same way as the clients were with all its ups and downs.  It also has a very important...
#175 – When there’s no feedback loop

#175 – When there’s no feedback loop

Our scales broke. Was I stepping on them at the time? No, let’s just call it wear and tear ☺Anyway, we were without scales for a couple of weeks and guess what, our clothes started getting a bit tighter. They must have shrunk in the wash right? When we finally...
#174 – What is the one thing?

#174 – What is the one thing?

“What is the one thing that will take your business forward?” It was a good question from my accountability buddy. Not always easy to answer but often it provides some light out of the foggy overwhelm tunnel. We’re often there with a large number of things on our...
#173 – The Birthday Calls

#173 – The Birthday Calls

The phone buzzes and my husband picks up. “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” It was the annual birthday call from one of his closest friends in Sweden. There are four of them and they have known each other since they were toddlers. They grew up together and they were his best men at...
#172 – Living On A Prayer

#172 – Living On A Prayer

“Woah, we’re halfway there, Woah, livin’ on a prayer Take my hand, we’ll make it I swear, Woah, livin’ on a prayer” As a teenager in my first car, I had Bon Jovi blasting over the speakers. I don’t do that anymore but when I saw the Bon Jovi...
#171 – Every Friday makes a difference

#171 – Every Friday makes a difference

“Who’s that?” I ask my little boy and he says “Julie”.  I was pointing at the self-portrait my good friend was exhibiting. I told her she’s done an amazing job since he immediately recognized who it was. Last week, we visited the vernissage where Julie had a couple of...
#170 – Choose it or Change it

#170 – Choose it or Change it

“If I’m not actively doing anything about it, then I’m choosing it”.  This statement stuck in my mind. My neighbour and I have similar aged kids so we were discussing the latest challenges we were facing. She said that she moved her daughter’s bedtime earlier which...
#169 – Food is a Big Topic

#169 – Food is a Big Topic

“You’re not allowed to leave the table until you finish your food”, “Let’s treat ourselves with cake”, “I stuffed myself with comfort food” It is unbelievable how many layers there are to food. With clients, we often work on looking after ourselves so that includes...