As I sat getting a stick up my nostril for a COVID test, I distracted myself by reading the sign on the doctor’s wall. “These instruments are expensive to replace. Please do not touch them.” Would that have motivated you to touch them, not touch them or …? Your reaction has a lot … [Read more...] about Eight ways to amp up your motivation, even and especially if it’s in the dump right now
No matter how you’re rolling into the holiday season (excited, energized, and invigorated, exhausted, overwhelmed and weary, or somewhere in between) I’ve got your back. Yes, trust me. I have something to offer from the Life Lenses, which aims to bring you happy holidays and gives you a chance to … [Read more...] about Happy holidays from the Life Lenses™
Go easy on yourself my friend. For lots of reasons, including how steep our learning curve with tech has been over the past Covid-influenced months. Inhale. Relax. And pat yourself on the back. You’re doing it. You’re juggling the many demands on you, with equal parts … [Read more...] about Customized help for managing the silly, steep tech learning curve thanks to armadillos and more
What do you see when you’re looking at me? It’s a question I sometimes ask during my training workshops. The answers have been funny, poignant, and wildly off base. Someone once said I love hockey and another person said I love to iron. Hard no to both of those (even … [Read more...] about What do you see when you’re looking at me?
What do you see when you look at this picture of a frying pan? A way to make grilled cheese sandwiches? Memories of your grandma making you a treat? A nonstick pan? Something else? That something else could also be a refeathered nest. You see, I see a radically different perspective. I see a … [Read more...] about How a frying pan sparked a refeathered nest
Perspective. Everything is influenced by our perspective, even and especially COVID and quarantine. You say to-ma-toe. I say to-ma-ta. You see the glass half full. I see it half empty. Perspective shapes our world in so very many ways that we’re not aware of. We don’t … [Read more...] about Your secret sauce for overcoming procrastination (hint: it has to do with your perspective)
My heart is cracking, my blood is churning and my sense of outrage is in overdrive. Here is a request for my white friends and colleagues to stand up for our friends of colour. We are in the mix and middle of a powerful time in history. Rage from historic racism and injustice has boiled … [Read more...] about To my white friends and colleagues
“How we make sense of the world, is in part based on how we make sense of ambiguity, that hazy space between ignorance and daily rituals,” says Jamie Holmes in his excellent book Nonsense: the Power of Not Knowing. Are you wondering how to put up with ambiguity? Then find through this simple mantra … [Read more...] about How to be okay when things are not okay
Are you battling with getting that awesome blog post written, that terrific course designed, that game-changing webinar delivered, or some other pet project? Finish, Gift Yourself the Gift of Done, by Jon Acuff is a gem of a book and was one of my top reads for 2018. I have some simple, … [Read more...] about Lies perfection tells us
I give to you a candle, 1 matchbox with matches in it and some tacks. Here’s your challenge. How can you get the candle to stick to the wall using only those things? The answer is in one of my top 5 books from 2019, and later in the post. In the meantime, while you’re flexing … [Read more...] about Found in translation
What do you think? Could someone convince you you were invisible? I’m guessing that’s a firm no, with a side of eye roll and a snicker. You and me, we like to think we’re objective. We like to think that our gray matter is in charge and it’s hella discerning. … [Read more...] about Could someone really make you believe you were invisible?
The forest near where I live is a massive, lush, green playground for dik diks (think tiny Japanese anime-like antelope), duikers and monkeys. When the season is right, it’s awash in colourful butterflies flitting about, creating whorls of colour in their wake. So I was intrigued to learn … [Read more...] about What we can learn from a butterfly’s struggle to escape its chrysalis