Doing what you love, ​loving what you do

Flowers provide universal delight whether monochrome and of a delicate persuasion or an exuberant festoon of colour and perfume. As our senses are engaged, so emotions are mobilised. Flowers can be a gift to both the giver and receiver, as neatly expressed by Confucius, “flowers leave some of their fragrance on the hand that bestows…

Doing what you love, loving what you do

When I  coach clients who are in transition, purpose and meaning frequently come into sharp relief.  Jobs are often a significant part of our identities and encapsulate so much more than the purely functional aspects of a role. The common thread which provides purpose and meaning is the sense of having made a discernible positive…

Grit

Do you have grit? 10 steps to getting where you want to go

Raw ability alone is an inadequate predictor of success. In her New York Times bestseller Grit: The power of passion and perseverance, Angela Duckworth shows that the secret lies in a special blend of passion and persistence. She calls this grit. There is both good news and bad news. If you have prodigious talent you will…

Framing

Three steps to framing challenge as opportunity

Framing is essentially how you see the world. Whether you are an introvert or extrovert, it is quite normal to have a constant running commentary in your head. This can serve a useful purpose as you take note of your surroundings and process the myriad possible responses and actions. However, it is also common to…

Decide

Moving on from maybe: smart decision-making

  Decisions, decisions, decisions – they confront us all the time. Acquiring the habit of spending the right amount of time on decisions and committing to efficient implementation will free up more time for whatever you deem most important in your  life. Solving five choice conundrums 1. I have ‘analysis paralysis’ Set a time limit…