Breakdowns to breakthroughs

Breakdowns can be positive. Just declaring a breakdown in something first creates the acknowledgement: ‘This does not work‘, or ‘this is not acceptable‘. A calm assessment, a rage, or a tantrum – it clears the air. Second, in doing so it creates the possibility of a new future, not yet necessarily clear, which did not previously exist. How do you…

Important versus Urgent

Great at Urgent Not so great at Important Working at 100mph on auto-pilot we are great. We become super-effective at getting lots done by becoming more and more efficient. And in todays increasingly cluttered and busy environment, the brain craves short cuts for getting things done. ‘Doing the thing right’, without stopping to think about ‘doing the right thing’. And this can feel like…

Resilience!

“Emotional resilience – refers to one’s ability to adapt to stressful situations or crises. More resilient people are able to “roll with the punches” and adapt to adversity without lasting difficulties; less resilient people have a harder time with stress and life changes, both major and minor.” Or, the opposite of a financial term I also heard recently, ‘being caught swimming naked’! Think…

Incremental Steps

Breaking it down – step by step. Create the vision for your life, or your business, and you create a clear picture. And sometimes, where you are headed can seem like a mountain – just too big to climb! But if you break this down into stages, or base camps, it’s a lot easier for the brain…

Appreciation

A fresh start with the team Going back to something new… Returning to work with employees there may be some difficult conversations to have, or things you want to change in the future. And you know the people you work with well. You come to relationships and conversations already knowing from past experience how things will go…