Giving

How to Encourage Hope in Someone

You’re right, this sucks. When people need support they often don’t need problem-solvers but listeners. They’ve usually run through all the scenarios and solutions in their head already. They just can’t do it. What they’re looking for instead is simple acknowledgement and empathy. Be that person first and foremost. You don’t walk this path alone.…

Be a great listener

A problem shared is a problem halved – right? Chatting to a friend the other day, we realised that he has made some pretty huge decisions and grown some perspective from situations, simply by talking them out – and me listening. Most of the time, I don’t even give him my opinion, or thoughts. But…

Perseverance Pays: Part One

There is never one thing that determines success when you’re working hard to achieve something significant in your life.  At different times you need different things, whether it is courage, support, focus, innovative thinking, rejuvenation, willpower, love, patience…  So many things. Something that sits alongside all these things is perseverance.  To achieve significant things for…

Choices, choices…

Congratulate yourself.  You made a good choice.  I believe you’re reading this because you’ve chosen to take a huge step toward achieving the life you deserve by choosing to take positive steps in your own personal development and achievement of your life goals.  As with most things in life – starting is the hardest part.

Being Vulnerable

“There’s nothing more beautiful than authenticity. There’s nothing stronger than vulnerability. There’s no better time than now.” ― Vironika Tugaleva Shortly I’ll be back at work.  Not after a period away, a short break away helping some friends out.  It has been a good time – a change is as good as a holiday.  I…

Finding Courage

What catalysed me to take this step now? The real prospect of regret. Looking over the brow of the hill and seeing my gravestone. I’ve had a few moments lately to reflect on mortality. What the hell! Here I am. “Boredom beats Fear! Like paper beats rock.” A life lesson learned from the guru Eddie…