I’d gone from a balmy +30 degree Celsius at my home in Nairobi, Kenya to -20 in northern Sweden. My feet, covered only in thick socks, were warming beside a roaring fire. Later on I’d go to grab my boots to put them back on and find they were frozen to the thick reindeer pelts I was … [Read more...] about Learning how to learn from a traditional Sami reindeer herder
Treasure part one: ‘No way! That can’t possibly be true,’ screamed the refrain in my head. How could I not have known that all these years? I was absolutely gobsmacked and giddy with curiosity. The lowly thing that was causing my brain to explode? You probably have one of them … [Read more...] about A simple hidden treasure life hack (with a nod to Johnny Depp)
Whether you’re a solopreneur, manage a team of many or somewhere in between, given today’s fast paced, changing world, L and D (as in learning and development) is not optional. It’s mandatory. But rest assured, lest that bring to mind awkward memories of struggling to learn in school, L and … [Read more...] about Do you work with humans? Then you need to be into L and D. Here’s why.
The pressure’s on. It’s a new year which likely means a new and never-ending to do list right? Wrong. We focus wayyyy too much on our to do’s and not enough on our to don’ts. Let me explain. When was the last time you took something OFF your plate of to … [Read more...] about Want more breathing space? Ramp up with this easy ‘ta da’ technique
I’m a learning junkie. To dive into a book, to be transported to another world where I can surf and learn at leisure, is my idea of bliss. Which is why I have an annual goal to read a minimum of one book a month. I begin each year with giddy anticipation of what I’ll learn and I close … [Read more...] about Have you read any of these, my top five favourites reads from 2018?
Do you have fire-itis? Symptoms of fire-itis include: You’re beyond on fire, you have so many to-do lists you need lists for your lists You’re overwhelmed and/or exhausted You’re burning and brimming with ideas, inspiration, and you’ve got more projects on the go than the population of a … [Read more...] about The signs, symptoms of fire-itis and what to do about it
20,000 people. 20 years. 20 business lessons. What I’ve learned over the last 2 decades of running RPS
When I started my business in 1998 people were still running to Blockbuster to rent VHS videos (I know, right!) and Britney Spears had just released her debut single “Baby One More Time.” I’m wrapping up a month of celebrating 20 years with 20 business lessons learned from the last 2 decades of … [Read more...] about 20,000 people. 20 years. 20 business lessons. What I’ve learned over the last 2 decades of running RPS
This month marks 20 years of me being self-employed. Can you believe it?! I’ve got so many reasons to celebrate, not the least of which is you dear reader. So let’s look back on 20 years & get the party started. All month you’ll see extra goodies, gifts & great resources. The same year I … [Read more...] about 20 years of Learning & Development; Rachel’s haircut, Google & me
Her brows were furrowed & she was sighing in exasperation multiple times. I was chatting with the woman next to me in the bank lineup. Turns out she was trying to use a new online payment system. Clue number one that things weren’t working well: she was at a bank, not paying online. My … [Read more...] about With user experience (UX), learn how to save your head banging for 80’s rock music