It was supposed to be a small, quick procedure but something went wrong and I woke up in ICU. I visited the pearly gates - my heart had stopped for 3 full minutes. Spoiler alert – I’m recovering and going to be ticketyboo, just fine. When your life gets turned upside down, it’s a rare … [Read more...] about What I learned from visiting the pearly gates
Imagine that your beloved furry friend keeps escaping from your yard through a gap in the fence. Exasperated and not wanting to lose her again, you’re temporarily flummoxed as you don’t have the time or cash to build a new fence. What’s a person to do? Why add a wooden spoon of course. I … [Read more...] about Ramping up your creativity with a dog, a fence and a spoon
Motivation. Drive. They’re powerful pathways to grit, resilience and getting stuff done. Anyone who’s tried to dress a reluctant 2 year old knows the importance of motivation. The task can be easy breezy beautiful if the motivators are pointing in the same direction. Or the task can … [Read more...] about Which one of these 6 motivators drives you and why it’s important to know
Recently I wrote about “How to make your workshops not suck in three easy steps” including the strategic use of icebreakers, energizers and F.G.L.A.’s (facilitated group learning activities). Today I’m going to share the connection between F.G.L.A’s and group groans and how to ensure you get you … [Read more...] about How to make your workshop not suck part 2; from group groans to the E.L.C.
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?
Well hello! It’s a new day, a new year. It’s a fresh page, in a new chapter. As this year starts to unfurl I have a mysterious story, with a surprising twist for you that’s been 20 years in the making. See if you can you tell what’s a bit unusualabout it (no worries, I’ll fill you in at the end … [Read more...] about A mysterious story with a twist, 20 years in the making (+ a unique gift)
It’s the season for celebrations. Wherever this finds you may you find reasons to celebrate: from loud, raucous celebrations with many people present to quiet, solo celebrations …from big, grandiose reasons to celebrate to small, quiet flickers …from celebrating with your mind and your … [Read more...] about My wishes for you, wrapped up in a cloud
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
I heard the crash before I saw the (curious) results. How a broken cup led to cultural enlightenment. My head turned toward the noise while my stomach fell. I gulped. My exuberant, outgoing toddler had just dropped a ceramic cup on the cement floor. Shards flew everywhere. And to my … [Read more...] about I heard the crash before I saw the (curious) results
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
Have you got your party shoes on? This month marks 20 years of me being self-employed. I’ve got so many reasons to celebrate, not the least of which is being able to connect with you. The same year I started my business mobile phones looked like a brick with buttons & Titanic won 11 Oscars at … [Read more...] about 20 Working Better Together lessons from 20 years of teaching