Hate rigidity? Hate Schedules? Try working like Benjamin Franklin. Let me explain. I'm not really into rigidity. I hate scheduling that doesn't allow me room to wriggle and adjust. In fact, I know myself well enough to know that if I impose too tight a schedule on myself then I'll just break it. Almost deliberately. … Continue reading Freedom Within a Framework – a Model for Rule Breakers and Routine Haters
Today I am inspired to share this story from Jill Konrath, whose blog on sales strategies I subscribe to. For those of you who read my blog regularly, or have worked with me, you will know that multi-tasking is something I strongly discourage. On a regular basis. My usual stance is that multi-tasking is counterproductive. … Continue reading The Deadly Cost of Doing Too Many Things at Once
Motivation is a funny thing. It's easy to get motivated when you're doing something you enjoy. If you have a jewellery making business, and you love the process of making jewellery, then you probably don't often find that you have a problem motivating yourself to start a jewellery making project. It's NOT so easy to … Continue reading The Secret to Finding Your Motivation
Years ago, I suffered from perfectionism. I don't think I realised it at the time, but it was definitely part of me. It's a pretty common thing, wanting things to be 'just so'. Wanting everything to be done 'right'. The big problem with it, for me (and for tons of other people) is that it … Continue reading Perfectionism Paralysis
Most of us will probably only think about working on ourselves, in terms of personal development, when we actually identify that we have a problem we want to solve. We trundle along with what feels 'normal' for us, whether that's actually a good baseline or not. But it feels normal, so we don't necessarily see … Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Wait Till Times Are Bad to Work On Yourself
Inspiration is everywhere. Even in the most mundane of tasks. Today I'm actually not working, and wasn't planning on blogging, so this will be a quickie, but I got hit with creative inspiration in the most unlikely of tasks. Let me tell you how. I've actually spent most of the day cleaning my house in … Continue reading Inspiration is Everywhere
On Friday I had some terrible news. A family friend died very suddenly of a heart attack. He was 66. I am sad, not least because I think of his wife, and his three daughters, and wonder how they are feeling and how they will cope. But 66 just seems too young. With my own … Continue reading Just do it.