Three words to guide happiness.

It was a straight-up, in-your-face question tossed my direction from a close friend, and I started my answer with three simple words. I paused first, for effect, thought about how to land my point and then I said…

Why gratitude is important.

Kathy was a phenomenal coach, leader and mentor, and I wish I would have taken the time to thank her for what she quietly taught me. I am so grateful for having worked with her, and I am so grateful that I know the power of gratitude.

Under three months left…

After taking a Creative Rest I can see another direction forming from the back of the year-long blogging target that I set myself. 85 days to go to blend in the other ideas!!

Beijing in the sunshine!!

Why shout your position from a place ignorance when you could take the time to research and know the accurate picture?

Glasgow Rain in Beijing!!

You should take a news and media break at some point in the week. Pause and stare out a window for a while and do nothing apart from think or think about Glasgow?

Social media is not all that Social.

Manage what you read online with the same protective swagger you would promote if you were an adult walking past the crazy on the street corner of your childhood home. 

Capture what you have done.

We move through our day getting things done but do we take the time to look back on what we have achieved? This story gives you one reason why and helps you add it into your daily workflow.

7 tips for the ‘new’ in-person office meetings!!

You are all back in the physical meetings after the lockdowns and the work from home palaver. It has been a while. It was the correct choice to save lives, but now it is a journey back to some normal for you all.

So, the meaning of life!!

That is the age-old question that has been explored in every single way known. Scholars the world over have been chewing on this big question throughout the centuries. There are millions of words written about the meaning of life, and the search will continue. 

Radical Candour is a WMD

Once you buy into the idea of being radical and candid with your employee, then you can guide them with that joyous gay abandon, as sung by Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music.

Be your own Boss!!

To be your own boss. You should be ready to be your own employee. The last think you want to do with yourself is to have the TALK. No, not that talk. That Talk.

I am bringing back PAPER…

I use paper for some writing exercises for mindfulness. I use a large paper moleskin book for special ‘keepers’ of my information, notes and things that I want to get back to in the future. But for everything else, I was all in on digital.

What do you own and why?

I could identify what I would happily not have purchased and what I would spend that money on now if I had it. But, this in itself poses a question. Why don’t I buy this stuff now, and if I did, would I be able to justify the purchase by referring to the first question posed?

Phone anxiety is a real thing!!

I felt real pressure to get back home as quickly as possible. I had not felt like this in a long time, and I could feel my temperature rising and sweat running down my back as my heartbeat took a sharp jump.