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The Life Changing Magic of Tidying

"That's it then, throw everything of mine out" Snowy, my husband, said - somewhat exasperated.  We'd been discussing my intention to 'Marie Kondo' our home 2 years ago around about now.  I'd read the book The Life Changing Magic of Tidying and knew...

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Prince Helped Me This Morning

It caught me off guard.  The track Purple Rain by Prince came on the radio and something in me just burst and the taps turned on.  I cried like I haven't for some time. Purple Rain reminds me of so many things and in the 4 or so minutes it was playing it was...

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Be More Selfish

If, or how you care for yourself or indeed if you put yourself first is something so many women struggle with.   Especially at the moment when so many things need extra care and attention - kiddos, friends and family, work...

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Steve Jobs was Spot On

"You can only connect the dots looking backwards so you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future" and this quote from Steve Jobs couldn't be more pertinent for us now. You've probably had your year-end review at work or are in the throws of it...

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All Tiaras and Tracksuits?

My friend Sarah coined this phrase "it's all tracksuits and tiaras" for me as we were discussing showing up on Zoom/Teams/Webex etc for both work and for play. We agreed it doesn't really matter what you wear on the bottom half of your body,...

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Market Yourself, Comfortably.

Remember and own your brilliance so others reward you for it. If you ever think or say these things, you’ll know you’re undervaluing yourself or being undervalued or underselling yourself. “I want to be taken more...

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Where to Start?

It's easy to assume that you have to dive in to "say what has to be said" when you've made a decision or have a tricky message to deliver.   You can build yourself up, get a bit fretty and sweaty about it and then say what you want to say as quickly as...

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Pivot or Pirouette?

Deciding to host another 2-day Virtual Retreat on Zoom was not so much a pivot as a pirouette.  Last week, 11 VIP Client and I met on Zoom for what would have been an in-person Retreat but, we all agreed, let's keep going and let's make it...

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Tricky was always on the cards

Emily was beyond pi*sed off.  She told me she felt her wings had been clipped.  With a new company restructure it's easy to fall down the cracks and what was working for you suddenly - through no fault of your own - doesn't.  This...

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Little Word BIG Impact

When you learn something new, when you stretch yourself outside of your normal operating system why would you expect to know everything?  The point of it being new is just that...it's new to you. When Nancy and I worked together recently about her talking on a...

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