What Matters

I've been reflecting on what matters, lessons learned, practices to experiment with and ideas worth exploring.

Spend more Moments in the Moment

I get it.  Busy busy.  Every moment filled and rushing to the next.  Hoping for a moment of peace and quiet.

Balancing everyone else's needs and trying to squeeze in moments of time for you.

Today's challenge: how can you spend more moments in the moment?


The power of a friend

Reminded today that it's not just what you know, its who you know.  It's who you associate with... Who you spend time with.  Its making time to connect with friends.  On good days and bad.  It can be easy in this hyper-connected world to feel like you know what's going on for them as you glimpse their feed... but we don't.

Nothing can replace a conversation with a friend.  The power of connecting with someone who knows you and cares for you.  Who you know and care for.  The power of a friend.

Which friend can you connect with today?


You need to Name it to Tame it

You need to Name it to Tame it.  Whether you’re peeking under the corner of your mental rug where you’ve swept your stuff or you’re diving into the deep end to swim through your stuff... before you move forward, before you accept or embrace it, before you work through it... you need to label it. 

Name it.

By giving it a name, you can start to work on it.

Until then it’s just a mess. 

The name can be one you give or it can be one you recognise when you are learning from others, and then apply to yourself. The name may evolve over time as you...


Take the win!


Some days are tougher than others.  Some days are slower than others.

Take the win! Every win.  Even the small ones.

Take the moment.  Breathe it in.  Look around.

Take the win.


What is your ideal restore recipe?

Sea salt seeking this weekend.  Its time for some beach.  The beach (a quiet beach) is my happy place.  Some of the best of nature, some quiet time and some time with those I love.  This is my ideal recipe to restore.
Most of my Restore recipes include water - ideally moving water - but saltwater is my clear favourite. I like to fall asleep to the sound of waves so much I listen to the pink noise soundtracks of waves crashing. ...but its more than the sound and sights of the beach. Its also the smell. That smell of saltwater, and the smell of the dried salt on your skin...


How we think about things is a choice, a decision

We know HOW we respond is a choice.

HOW we think about things is also a choice, a decision.

Whether you call it mindset or attitude, or something else... Where we let our mind go to, how long we let it stay there.. our thoughts, our thinking is within our control.

We’ve known this since the ancient Greeks and Romans.

The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts ~ Marcus Aurelius

I find solace and inspiration in these words from thousands of years ago. It reminds me to fill my mind with goodness, to read, to learn, to think.

Easy to forget or not make...


Do you start your day by consuming social media?

Do you start your day by consuming social media?  This may feel like connecting but delivers little value and ensures your day is shaped by other people's lives.  

Create before you consume. 

Whether it is:

  • writing down 3 things you are grateful for
  • sending a text to a friend or family member
  • thinking through your day

Start your day creating.

Photo by Erik Mclean on Unsplash


Play to your Strengths - Technology isn't mine

A behind-the-scenes peek today.  If you've been following along at home, you'll be aware I am emerging from a 25-year corporate career to start my own business.  

I'm grateful for a 9-month runway from when I made the decision to leave my role and when I will launch my new business.  These months have been a gift to explore both what I'd like to do next year and what tools and systems are out there now that I'm leaving the corporate world.

In the last few months, I've signed up for more free trials than I can remember and am drowning in email newsletters from all of...


How did it come to this?

"How did it come to this?", she asked.  She sounded helpless and defeated. This smart, successful woman was juggling motherhood with her demanding role while in COVID lockdown in Melbourne. When we caught up, she was bouncing her two year old on her lap with her six year old “schooling” beside her, tugging on her every 10 minutes. That day she’d had meetings presenting to the leadership team, delivered a town hall briefing to hundreds and pumped out a couple of board papers. She’d provided emotional support for her team who were struggling under similar...


Putting yourself out there

Sometimes you need to just put yourself out there.  I know this.  I coach others on this very topic.

However, I admit to a Knowing / Doing gap.  A strong perfectionist streak can hold me back from sharing my thinking before I have had time to fully develop it.  Sitting on my ideas though means that an opportunity can pass by while I am still working out the tentacles.

My challenge for this month is to "publish" my thinking while still draft, and invite others to toss the concept around.

#courage #perfectionism #brave #transparent #publish #draft #collaborate...

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