I love this quote from country music icon, Dolly Parton. From the age of ten when she first sang on television, Dolly knew who she was and has done it on purpose for 25 Number One songs, 42 top 10 Country albums, 110 career-charted singles and over 100 million record sales. And she’s still going!
But how did she do it?
Having interviewed thousands of people about their successes and failures, hopes and dreams, I learned that in everyone’s life there is a golden thread. It’s like a consistent theme no matter what role you have or what life stage…
Have you ever achieved a goal and it didn’t feel as good as you thought it would?
Recently I was speaking with a truly fabulous female entrepreneur who described the moment when she realised her business had FINALLY hit six figures in revenue. And she felt…..
She sat there and wondered what to do? This was what she had been working SO hard towards. She thought she should feel over the moon, but she didn’t.
And then she thought.
Maybe you’re thinking that this is someone who isn’t used to celebrating success, maybe she was having…
I am so delighted to reveal the arrival of my latest book ‘Feeling Forwards — How to become the person who has the life you want.’
Now the book is OUT (Amazon, Barnes & Noble) I can reveal and share what is in the book, how you can get some incredible free tools to help you create your future and so much more!
But still, I hear you wondering, what exactly is Feeling Forwards? …
One of the many questions I get asked is about the power of childhood make believe. Is it really a power or just a nice memory?
Let’s go back to those early memories to when you were little and you wanted to be a pirate, superhero, dancer, fireman, explorer, cowboy, princess, you name it! Remember how the magic started with dressing up with whatever you could find around the house, changing your voice, using different words (“to infinity and beyond!”), moving your body in a different way, stretching out your arms and running so you could fly.
Everything you need…
As isolation eases, is it okay to want to be alone?
Wherever you are in the world and whatever stage of isolation you’re in, restrictions are slowly being eased. And what has fascinated me, through reading and connecting with friends and family around the world, is the wildly different impact isolation’s had, depending on our circumstances.
For some of us, isolation has been horrendous. Some of my friends in New York City have been isolating and living alone. It’s not a great combination — a bit like solitary confinement without having done the crime that gave you the time…
Today, I was speaking with a dear friend and she confessed to having a tearful weekend, There were many strong reasons why she felt down, just like there are so many reasons why all of us are having bad days during these uncertain times. My friend shared with me the reasons for her feeling overwhelmed and in turn I shared with her that everyone I know friends, family, colleagues, have confessed to having at least one sad day in the last few weeks. …
Since we have entered the brave and strange new world of COVID-19, I’ve seen many writers and speakers in my space focusing on productivity. Those of you who don’t know me might think I would also be interested in writing about how to max out every hour of the day now that we have so much more time staying at home. Right? Wrong.
I’m not writing about productivity right now we are all living through a very unpleasant equation.
Massive change + unimaginable uncertainty = Fearful stress
‘Fearful stress’ might sound a little dramatic because we’re all doing our best…
Perhaps my dislike of waiting makes me more reflective on the period of Coronavirus suspense ruling our daily lives. I was away on a business ten days ago when my daughter who had recently been travelling in Italy was advised to go to our family doctor and be tested for Coronavirus. She got tested, was told to self-isolate and called me to let me know the news.
There was a flurry of quarantine measures to discuss with her and my son before packing, finally getting a flight and next morning I was home. …
Through some very strange and sometimes horrific circumstances, I have become an expert on coping with uncertainty. Having been in situations where I saw someone lose their life, being diagnosed with breast cancer, being attacked by a psychopath who wanted to kill my children during a home invasion, and sadly more, I have learned to develop a mental strategy while enduring uncertain times.
Right now, the whole world is living through a very uncertain time.
Uncertainty is an insidious emotion, creating anxiety and stress and at worst, can paralyze you from taking positive steps to counterbalance its damaging effects. If…
There’s something I need to share before we start.
I will never write an article inviting you to
GET UP AT 4AM, WORKOUT THEN WORK WORK WORK
If that’s your style, great but it’s not for everyone. And not for me.
I can get up at 4 am to take an overseas phone call or to catch a plane, but I don’t naturally do my best work at 4 am. If you’re the same, I understand!
How do you know when it’s exhaustion not a struggle to get motivated?
What makes burnout, or being crushed rather than…
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