Lifestyle

8
Aug

The simplest way to getting more done, and getting done well

I recently found myself agreeing with a client as she complained of not having enough time each day to complete her workload and attend her personal needs. The problem with agreeing with the problem is that coaches like me are hired to offer solutions, not sympathy, however in this case I had no real solution that I could offer from

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29
Sep

Resist complacency (and gravity)

My arm hurts.  It’s a historically familiar ache around where the bicep meets the elbow joint. I’m not surprised by the pain, even though, I last felt it some five or six years ago. In truth, I welcome it, as a reminder of a really important strategy for living. The pain is due to my recent re-entry into rock climbing

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11
Aug

Enough Already, Just Quit Doing Stress

Recently in a workshop for a group of senior managers and execs, all was going well in my opening introduction until I stated that there is no such thing as psychological stress, only our interpretation of it. Heads turned to look at each other in the group and three hands raised amongst the mutters and looks of contempt for my

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29
Jun

The limitation of beliefs

In coaching and change work, we often come up against some very odd, un-useful and limiting beliefs. Personally I regard all beliefs as limiting, even the so called ‘good ones’. It had to happen at some point, I just wasn’t expecting it at my son’s tender age of three years old. ‘Daddy’, he said, looking at me with his mum’s big blue eyes, ‘is

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22
Apr

ARE YOU ON THE COURT OR IN THE STANDS?

‘What do you mean you don’t know what peep show is? Everyone knows it!’ ‘Not me’, I replied. I haven’t had a TV that is connected to a channel in, uh… like, fourteen years or more. The peep show fan looked at me and shook his head in confusion or disdain or some mix of both. You may press the

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19
Apr

Dreaming of order

I always know when my life is getting too crazy because I start to think about minimising my wardrobe. In a frenzy of desire, I can get a little too ‘minimalist’ even for the most die hard of simplifiers. As it is, I’m pretty much down to two pairs of my favorite Patagonia Jeans, six or so organic T-shirts, one

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5
Apr

Resourceful Parenting for a Stress-Free Life

This article first appeared in mybaba.com

15
Oct

Playing Truant

“People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh I sat from 6.45am to 9am this morning reading the brilliant, ‘ The Idle Parent’ by Tom Hodgkinson. Putting into non-action the very content I was reading, I let my two year old son kick his football at the fridge, pour water all over the kitchen floor and

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