#90: Are we ever ready?

#90: Are we ever ready?

I was very inspired speaking to a good friend this weekend. She plans to join Business Network International (BNI) (1) in Swiss German. Although I’m not a member, I know of the BNI group from the UK. The network has one member from each industry and encourages...
#89: The beauty of rituals

#89: The beauty of rituals

Last night, I went to a wonderful goodbye party for my friend Michelle. She is about to leave the country after living in Switzerland for 13 years. She gathered a group of amazing women to celebrate. There were some beautiful rituals to help her remember her time here...
#88: Why did you set up your business?

#88: Why did you set up your business?

To find my passion. That was the main reason I setup my first business back in 2010. I had just emerged from the financial crisis feeling pretty low and sorry for myself. I didn’t know what I was passionate about and I wanted to find out. That is how Curious Courses...
#87: It’s ok to drop some balls

#87: It’s ok to drop some balls

How many communication channels do we have these days? Email, phone, whatsapp, Facebook, LinkedIn and more. Have you ever seen a message, thought you would reply later and then forgot to reply? I dropped the ball. I had dinner with some good friends last night and we...
#86: A tomato saves the day

#86: A tomato saves the day

25 mins on, 5 mins off, 25 mins on, 5 mins off… You may have heard me speak about this before and I think it is worth coming back to. The Pomodoro productivity technique (1) is one that I go back to again and again as it can save my day. The idea is you set a timer...
#85 – why does time fly as you get older?

#85 – why does time fly as you get older?

When I was a child, it seemed like ages before Christmas came. With a blink of an eye, 2018 is almost done. Why is that time seems to go more quickly as we get older? There seems to be a few theories behind this. One is that the percentage of time we have lived plays...
#84: How has your business evolved?

#84: How has your business evolved?

Yesterday I went to the American Women’s Club Christmas Market with my family to visit Father Christmas. I wasn’t really expecting to get anything but I got speaking to a fascinating lady called Andrea who runs a company called Spirited Child (1). She started...
#83 – Happy Advent

#83 – Happy Advent

I helped my little boy open the second day of his advent calendar. I bought him a beautiful calendar with “Wieso, weshalb, warum” (why, why, why) books. Every morning he gets a mini book. We’re trying to explain the concept of opening a window each day. If you have no...
#82 – Is failure good or bad?

#82 – Is failure good or bad?

Would you rather have tried and failed or not tried at all for fear of failing? My friend Heidi sent me a suggestion for a blog post. She said that she often tried to fail – even daily or at least several times a week. She kept a list on her phone about what she...
#81 – Do you want a side business?

#81 – Do you want a side business?

On the 11th December 2018, I’m offering a webinar to help people who are thinking of setting up a side business. I worked for a bank for 13 years in IT, client advisory and business management. In the 2009 financial crisis, my job situation changed and I hit...