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7 Easy Steps To Better Balance

A man riding a horse gallops past. It looks like he is going somewhere important. A woman beside the road shouts, “Where are you going?” The man replies, “I don’t know ask the horse.” For many of us, this is the story of our life as we race to meet all the competing demands of family, home, friendships, health and [...]

By |2019-04-30T00:36:39+00:00April 30th, 2019|Life, Work Life Balance|0 Comments

How To Make Decisions And Choices Intuitively

Pretty Cool Ways To Make Great Choices and Choices Do I starve or do I steal? Do I run with the apple or do I saunter? Do I run into the alley or down the street? Do I resist arrest or go quietly? Do I lie to the judge or do I tell the truth? Do I accept the sentence [...]

By |2017-06-24T00:39:10+00:00August 29th, 2017|Choices|0 Comments

Where Are You Going? Mindfulness Can Help

Some days you have to stop and ask yourself what is going on. Is your thinking out of control? Are your emotions out of control? Is it the people around you who are out of control? What can you do to bring some sanity back into the day? There is an old parable which illustrates this brilliantly. There is a [...]

By |2017-06-22T23:12:56+00:00August 15th, 2017|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Mindfulness In The Digital Workplace

Mindfulness is all the rage in organisations these days. It seems everybody is doing it. From major corporations to individuals, to defence forces, to Universities to weekend retreats. There are mindful leadership programs and mindfulness based stress programs and mindfulness programs for managing depression. Mindfulness What is mindfulness? In its simplest form, mindfulness means awareness. It is paying attention and [...]

By |2017-06-22T06:41:18+00:00August 8th, 2017|Mindfulness|0 Comments

How Accountants Can Mindfully Cope With Changes To The Profession

  The accounting profession is on the same roller coaster of unprecedented levels of change as the rest of the world. We think we are used to change because that is the nature of accounting thanks to the changing landscapes of courts, the business environment, technology and government. Now we are also experiencing a world where books, DVDs, taxis and [...]

By |2017-06-19T05:18:53+00:00August 1st, 2017|Change|0 Comments

How Lawyers Can Mindfully Cope With Changes To The Legal Profession

How To Mindfully Cope With The Changes Happening In The Legal Profession The legal profession is on the same roller coaster of unprecedented levels of change as the rest of the world. We think we are used to change because that is the nature of law thanks to the changing landscapes of courts, the business environment, technology and government. Now [...]

By |2017-06-19T01:55:44+00:00July 23rd, 2017|Change|0 Comments

Less Stress And Exhaustion More Calm

In the last two weeks, I have had conversation after conversation with people who are stressed and exhausted from the demands being made upon them in the work place and life. When some of them describe the constant 'management' they are under in their workplaces, I give thanks once again that I run my own business. They are describing micromanagement [...]

By |2017-06-14T22:51:52+00:00July 14th, 2017|Productivity|0 Comments

CEO Of Chaos To Commander Of Calm In Three Steps

We have just been published in the Fundraising and Philanthropy Magazine. The article was on how to go from the CEO of Chaos to the Commander of Calm In Three Steps. You can see the article here http://www.fpmagazine.com.au/from-chaos-to-calm-in-three-steps-350402/

By |2017-07-10T23:19:04+00:00July 10th, 2017|Mindfulness|0 Comments

Who Am I To Be? Who Am I Not To Be?

Marianne Williamson is famously quoted as saying, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous? Actually who are you not to be? You are a [...]

By |2017-06-08T01:10:33+00:00July 8th, 2017|Life Purpose|0 Comments

Leadership – What If We Have The Leaders We Deserve?

I have spent several days researching and writing about failures in leadership around the planet. As part of this activity, I have been looking at the rise of toxic leadership and toxic workplaces due to these leaders. One of my focuses has been upon the narcissistic leader and the impact they have upon the businesses they work for, society and [...]

By |2017-07-04T23:31:42+00:00July 4th, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

The Only Part Of The Universe You Can Improve Is Yourself

We are all connected. The fastest way to improve the Universe and the people around you is to improve yourself. Indeed it is not only the fastest way, it is the only way. You cannot improve others, only they can. Let's put our energy where it really matters and do what we can for the planet by being a better [...]

By |2017-06-06T04:13:41+00:00July 1st, 2017|Positive Thinking, Self-esteem|0 Comments

The Great Multitasking Myth Exposed

The secret to greater productivity and enjoyment while you work is to stop multi-tasking, especially if you think you are good at it. Researchers at Stanford University were set the task of finding and documenting the benefits of multi-tasking. Despite years of trying, they were unable to find even one benefit. Instead they made some disturbing discoveries. Researchers found that [...]

By |2017-06-06T01:29:40+00:00June 27th, 2017|Time Management|0 Comments

How Marshmallows Can Overcome Workplace Distractions

Can you relate to this? You arrive at work and start checking emails. Half way through writing a reply, you decide a coffee is in order. On the way to the coffee machine, a colleague asks if you could help review a report. The phone is ringing as you walk back to your desk. While you are on the phone [...]

By |2017-06-06T01:25:35+00:00June 20th, 2017|Time Management|0 Comments

Productivity And Creativity Insights For Lawyers

I recently gave a presentation to the Australian Legal Practice Manager's Association on leadership and culture in law firms. Part of the presentation focused on productivity and creativity in law firms. Here's what the journalist from Lawyers Weekly had to say about the presentation: https://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/careers/21289-unlocking-your-productivity-and-creativity  

By |2017-06-14T22:25:16+00:00June 14th, 2017|Productivity|0 Comments

Mother’s Guilt – You Cannot Do It All

Researcher Dr Judy Rose recently published a paper - Never Enough Hours In The Day: Employed Mothers" Perceptions Of Time And Pressure. In it she identifies 'mother's guilt' and explores the concept of how the stress of juggling work and family has not only negative mental and physical effects but 'actually changes women's perceptions of time'. Working mothers feel mother's [...]

By |2017-06-12T22:38:28+00:00June 12th, 2017|Work Life Balance|0 Comments

It Is Not Good, It Is Not Bad, It Is What It Is – No Judgment

No Judgment One of the pillars of mindfulness is an attitude of no judgment. You become a dispassionate observer of all that happens in life; watching intently without judgment. You allow things to happen as they do without adding a running commentary. Everything which arises, just arises. You don't judge it to be either good or bad. You allow it [...]

By |2017-06-12T08:36:22+00:00June 12th, 2017|Attitudes|0 Comments