Down Days

We all have down days, every single one of us. No one is truly always up and that’s all right. Life is a series of ups and downs it’s inevitable that we won’t be uber excited every moment of every day. The issue is not the down day, the issue is what you with it.[…]

Living in your flow

In my career, I’ve spent a lot of time going around in circles. Some of it truly because I really didn’t know how to package what I do. I’ve used a number of vehicles to try and describe it in a way that others could identify it and purchase it. I’ve questioned myself, stopped and[…]

Be Your Authentic Self

This week I hosted Craft Con a huge software conference dedicated to software craftsmanship, where software developers, programmers, coders and consults got the opportunity to experience some of the best experts in the industry. 1851 people over 4 days with over 70 speakers delivering 73 speeches, plus workshops, meetups and networking a plenty. Hosted at the[…]

How to stop your business ideas from railroading you

I live and work with a man who has an idea a minute. Our business journey has been very interesting as he wrestles with the variety of ideas that come to him which all have some level of viability. It’s challenging as in order to grow a business you have to put a stake in[…]

Taking Control of Our Need for Validation

We humans are a bit messed up. It is true. I say this because when we are on that self-development journey and in the world of positive thinking we refuse to look at or even admit that there are behaviours that we have which are not so great. These bits we like to skip over,[…]

Choose Joy!

For much of January and especially in the last week I have been sick, really sick with a flu bug that has put me on my back for days. In fact, looking at the 15 months I recognise that this pattern of sickness has been going on for some time. Every few weeks I’ve had[…]

Because You Can

Believe me, I’ve wasted far too many hours questioning myself and playing the second guessing game. I’ve questioned my validity, my skill set, my confidence, my believability, the experience that I’ve gained over decades, the learning, whether through formal education or self-development. I’m a pretty confident person, but I’ve learned that confidence is not just[…]

Living in Your Own Honesty

Life is a journey… it’s a phrase we hear often but it’s a true one. Many of us are trying to reach a destination that we don’t actually realise is unobtainable. That all elusive success that will leave us feeling like we are complete and whole, that leaves us feeling like we have finally arrived.[…]