I adore the power of a new year. Who am I kidding? I adore the power of a brand new week! All that untapped potential, it’s like magic waiting to be unleashed, promises just waiting to be whispered. And so as we end 2019 and are promised not just a new year but a whole new decade, can you imagine … Read More
It’s not about the tool …
I think it’s fair to say that I’m pretty impetuous. When we go swimming, I don’t edge in gently allowing myself to get used to the cold. Nope, I’m the one who’ll jump in, feet first (I’m no diver!) When I decide to create a new thing or offer a new service, you can bet I’ll have designed the book cover or written … Read More
It’s only too late if you say it is
I used to say that I’m rubbish at losing weight but that’s simply not true. The reality is, I’m brilliant at losing weight – over the last twenty years I’ve lost the same 60lb more times than I care to remember! It’s always been a case of knowing what I needed to do and then, so long as I did it, … Read More
For those days when you don’t wanna …
No matter how much you love what you do, there are going to be days when it feels like a slog. I got to my desk this morning, opened Scrivener and the latest manuscript I’m playing with and my head said, “meh!” The sun is shining. Both my daughters left for separate school trips in Europe yesterday. It’s Friday. Insert whichever excuse you … Read More
On the best laid plans …
“Fail to plan, plan to fail!” – Benjamin Franklin “A goal without a plan is just a wish!” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry “Plans are of little importance, but planning is essential.” Winston Churchill I could go on but I’ll spare us both! You’ve undoubtedly heard all the usual maxims about planning and sure, it’s important, kind of, but as my … Read More
What if the game really is won or lost in your head?
If you’re sat there thinking, “Well duh! Of course the game’s all in our heads” then you’re about where I was about two hours ago. But there’s a difference between knowing something, logically, and it actually impacting us at a deeper level. Sometimes the distance between heart and head is huge! Bit of context: I watched a video this morning … Read More
The fifteen minute play thing that’ll unlock your best ideas …
When it comes to tech, I tend to think of myself as an early adopter. I had my first iPhone nearly a decade ago, before it became the norm for high school students up and down the land, our first DVD player cost at least ten times more than a basic model today (and it worked fractionally worse too!) and … Read More
What if we embraced the itch?
I don’t know if it’s simply because of a change in the weather, with the promise of summer serving as a physical reminder of the pace at which 2017 is running, or just because life’s feeling pretty steady so my brain decides it’s time for a shake up to keep things interesting, but I’m starting to get that itch. Maybe … Read More
Reminder: You are not a tree!
After moaning to myself over the weekend (in my head! You’ll be glad to learn that my long-suffering family weren’t forced to hear all about it!) about how I wasn’t writing enough, I woke up this morning realising that there was only one way to fix that – write more! And it seems so simple but how many times do we … Read More
Is your life really your own or are you part of a bigger plan? What if the answer could be ‘all of the above’?
There’s a fun new game doing the rounds on Facebook. You might have seen this one already. You click a button, give the app the relevant permissions and, before you can blink, it shows you your Facebook status update ten years into the future. When I saw this on a friend’s Facebook wall, hers too was focussed on travelling and … Read More