Gratitude? Attitude!

Have you noticed how much airtime the word gratitude gets these days? I have and gotta confess. Unfortunately, I don’t recognize the newest meanings and iterations! Once upon a time, the meaning of Gratitude was the quality of being thankful, the readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. In other words, Gratitude meant

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BE-ing: It’s A Whole New Year!

This year, let’s toast BE-ing.  It’s a new year, a new number, a new beginning. Here’s to more hope, more happiness, more health and more humour for all of us this year. I have a confession. Last year, I finally threw away the fears that have held, bound and gagged me for the last six

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How’s Your Creativity Quotient?

One of the most overused phrases in business is ‘up with the creativity and innovation quotient.’ I mean, it sounds fabulous. EXCEPT. Where do you start? And if you’ve been paying attention to the ‘noise’ lately, creativity seems to have been killed off, almost entirely, during the pandemic. Let’s start at the beginning Neuroscientists have

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Marinating Your Bourguignon

I finally figured out marinating!  Bear with me. The only way we can truly muster something worthwhile is to draw from our lived experience! Yup, that’s this week’s topic in a nutshell. See, I have been mulling around an idea for about ten years. It’s a different way to present how to start, scale, grow

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OBSTACLE! DAMN OBSTACLES!

Let’s talk about your obstacle or obstacles.  I am presuming you have one or two. Have you noticed there seems to be a higher level of mindless moaning these days? Especially since the issues stemming from COVID are constantly highlighted? Maybe your OWN life has been turned upside down because of the pandemic. Do you

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Time & Work: the Long Game or the Short One?

It’s always a conundrum, isn’t it?  The trade-off between time and work. You might know I have been following Seth Godin for years. (He is a marketing genius who blogs daily about the darnedest things.) One of his latest posts caught my eye. Here it is in its entirety. Making a difference (making a point)

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Heard About Tall Poppy Syndrome?

Tall Poppy Syndrome (TPS) is a term commonly used in Australia. It refers to the expectation that poppies should grow together. If one grows too tall, it gets cut down to size immediately. In real life, what happens is humans are terrified to be seen or identified as a ‘Tall Poppy.’ So they overdo it

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Who was Your BESTEST Boss?

Who was your bestest boss? I am talking about the person you reported to for whom you would do anything. The one you took your best ideas to, the one for whom you did your best work. The one you trusted to have your back, to understand you. They always had time to show you

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A Plan, A Goal, A Vision, A Why. What???

As a business owner, you are bombarded with aggressive, strong and ‘manly’ messages. You have heard all of them. “You gotta have a Plan.” “Push to your Goal.” “Stay focussed on your Vision.” Articulate your Why.” Honestly, it’s enough to make your head spin, isn’t it? I’d like to tell you why most of this

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Your Life: Endless Possiblities Especially NOW

Have you noticed how the near limitless swirl of excuses and hand wringing has ramped up to an excruciatingly high level? Such a sad state of affairs about our collective life!  Doesn’t it feel like almost everyone has a bone to pick with someone — about something? (This is so bad, OMG, he’s so terrible,

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