The title of this article, are the literal words of the line manager of Shona Hirons, which were spoken to her when she was being reprimanded after having made a mistake at work. Working for a highly competitive law firm, Shona was told that people in her position are not allowed to make mistakes. JustContinue reading “We Are Robots, Not Humans”
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Slow Down in Order to Go Faster
Like many others, I have been fascinated by the Olympic Games and the thrills they bring. Despite empty stadiums and the lack of an audience, top athletes have been pushing their boundaries and setting new Olympic records every day. Of course, not all favourites have performed well. In fact, some of them have not performedContinue reading “Slow Down in Order to Go Faster”
Don’t Waste Your Time Constantly Doing Urgent Stuff
Having worked in various positions as Senior Manager and Team Leader for the best part of the last 15 years, I too regularly succumbed to the classic manager’s delusion: that being a good manager is all about keeping constantly busy. Nothing screams ‘manager’ like working against a tight deadline, dealing with a sudden crisis, attendingContinue reading “Don’t Waste Your Time Constantly Doing Urgent Stuff”
How to Waste an Extra Hour a Day
Have you ever wondered what you would do if you were gifted an extra hour in the day? Would you use it to do more exercise, go to the gym or perhaps see more of your family? Or maybe you would spend more time engaging with your hobby, whether it’s playing the piano, crocheting or reading? The thing is…you probably already know theContinue reading “How to Waste an Extra Hour a Day”
Playing Music Benefits Your Mental Health
Have you ever regretted not having had the opportunity to learn to play your favourite songs on your favourite musical instrument? Maybe at some point in the past you were motivated to learn an instrument, but life got in the way with all its challenges and busy demands? There is increasing evidence on the benefitsContinue reading “Playing Music Benefits Your Mental Health”
How Comfortably Do You Sit?
In order to make all important changes to our lives, to become experts in our field or to learn something new, we will need to get out of it. And there in the cold, outside that comfort zone, that’s where fear resides.
Tell Me Why I Don’t Like Mondays
You can remove a lot of the Monday morning overwhelm and stress by planning the day’s tasks in advance.
Not Another Cemetery Of Dreams
Why wait for an arbitrary date in the future to start taking action? What is the message you unconsciously give to yourself when you state that you will start doing it later?
My Story: How I Came to Help People Overcome Adversity and Find Personal Freedom
I have always believed in personal freedom and everyone’s right to be given the space and time to become the best version of themselves. At the age of 15, I was already on a mission to become a psychotherapist. Way before my classmates had figured out what they really wanted to do, I had takenContinue reading “My Story: How I Came to Help People Overcome Adversity and Find Personal Freedom”
7 Questions to Help you Create the Best Version of Yourself
While change needs its time to fully unfold and show its long term benefits, approaching your current reality armed with the right set of questions, will get you in a position where you will be able to accelerate that change and make the most out of it. Taking the time to reflect on these questions and answer them for yourself honestly and transparently, will be your guide to start creating the new ‘you’, the best version of yourself.