#79: Upside down

#79: Upside down

Can you do a handstand? My accountability partner Mike turned up this morning with a strange looking device. It looked like a sledge and a stool. He brought it as a prop for his Toastmaster speech. When you turn up with such a thing, of course I wanted a demo. So he...
#78: Are your services too expensive?

#78: Are your services too expensive?

When I was younger, it would be rare for me to book a full board accommodation holiday. I would prefer being able to cook for myself or have the flexibility of trying different restaurants. Now with a young child, I can see the value of full board accommodation. As I...
#77: At our Mastermind get-away

#77: At our Mastermind get-away

I spent the weekend with amazing ladies who are part of a mastermind group I belong to. We rented a cool, quirky and unusual airBnB flat surrounded by nature. Armed with our laptops, chocolate, a bottle or two and the intention to grow our businesses in 2019, we were...
#76: Stand out

#76: Stand out

These days I read a lot of bedtime books to my son. And some of them stand out because they’re so much fun. They’re full of rhymes, characters and delightful stories. To help him learn more with laughter and ease. I recently bought some more books for him. And when I...
#75: Grounding yourself

#75: Grounding yourself

I come from a beach town called Margate in the south of England. Whenever I am by the beach, I have a strong urge to take my shoes off and walk barefoot in the sand. There’s something in me that wants to connect, feel the sand between my toes and I feel more centered....
#74: Make space

#74: Make space

Do you ever get a message coming to you from all different angles? It’s the universe sending you signs over and over again until you get it. Ok, I get it loud and clear. I have had so many conversations with different people about making space lately that it’s finally...
#73: What is your WHY?

#73: What is your WHY?

I rewatched the last Harry Potter film and started watching some of the special features. There was an interview with JK Rowling and she was talking about the strong women in the books.  One of the characters was Molly Weasley (1). For those that aren’t familiar with...
#72: Are you on your Hero’s journey?

#72: Are you on your Hero’s journey?

Back in 1949, Joseph Campbell published his book “The Hero with a thousand faces”. He found that there was a structure to the journey of the archetypal hero found in world myths. He called it The Hero’s Journey (1). Many of Hollywood blockbusters follow this journey,...
#71: Blow your own trumpet

#71: Blow your own trumpet

“It goes against the grain to blow your own trumpet over and over again but no one else is going to do it for me!!“ An old school friend wrote this to me and it resonated with me. The definition of blowing your own trumpet is to talk about yourself or your...