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Stopping Short

“Succesful people are successful because they know their weaknesses” “Most people don’t listen with the intent to understand, they listen with the intent to reply” A friend said:What struck me is that we often focus on listening. But stop. And often that is hard enough.  But am I seeking to understand? And even that is not enough… Am…

New season. New Goals.

It’s time to change things up. And as the season changes, so do our priorities and intentions. It’s that start of a new academic year following the summer break that seems ingrained in us to begin new things or reinvigorate a lagging project. The kids are back to school, and so are you in some…

Some things are hard for some people

They are not you and you are not them. They don’t know what you know. You don’t see what they see. We all have a unique filter calibrated to just us, and us alone. It interprets and guides our thoughts, values, opinions and behaviours. And it’s not necessary, or even possible, to re-calibrate to be…

Consider the Bigger Picture

The recent Brian Cox Planets series has been a fascinating watch and really does help to put things into perspective. Living on this tiny speck of dust we call home. Even more so, other solar systems follow a consistent pattern – they are doing things their way. Then there’s ours – and we are doing…

To blog or not to blog…

I started blogging through Medium (Instagram for writers) in May 2019, migrating to a website that August and I have never looked back. Maintaining a 2-year streak of weekly blogs. It became a way for me to unpack ideas and challenge my thinking. Which then helps others to rethink ideas and how they might unpack…

Becoming Smart, Always.

“It’s not what you know that makes you smart, it’s the connections between what you know that makes you smart.” – Michael Bungay Stanier We’ve all done it. Read a book. Studied an article. Written an essay or posted on social media. And we took the shortcut. We hacked our way through. Reading to just get…

Is Trust really a thing?

Or merely a set of secretly coded agreements that align, and sometimes not? And boundaries that are maintained, or may get crossed? So then, might it be down to us to keep communicating, tweaking, nurturing and course-correcting that relationship? So that, we can all get along in life – without having to second guess our…

Time. It’s all invented.

“I appear to have several hours a day spare. I know, I’ll get a puppy!” Says no one.  The same can be said when starting a family.  The desire comes first. Then, we slowly begin to craft our lives around this small, helpless creature. Making time, sacrifices and decisions based on outcomes we couldn’t possibly foresee.  And…

Failing To Innovate

There’s no innovation, without failure. I’ve smashed through this Netflix series called “Movies That Made Us” – fascinating stuff.  Namely because these classic greats were all doomed for failure.  Of course, there are thousands of films made and discarded every year… but some make it through and go on to become the movies of our…