In England (and a few other countries), Mother’s day is celebrated in March; the shops are beautifully decorated and gifts jump out to you on shelves. Like Christmas and everything else, it’s become another ‘commercialised event’. This year, as we approach Mother’s day, I can’t help thinking about the invaluable lessons I have learnt by […]
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Think about the last time you travelled anywhere…Its fresh in my mind as I just got back from France 2 days ago and this time I actually drove down. I remember getting out of the Eurotunnel and putting the address of my hotel in my Satellite navigation device; it calculated the time-of arrival, which was […]
Interpreting the light As we saw last week, my yellow paper was definitely showing as green when the light passed passed through blue filters. Same with the way we perceive life, a lot of conclusions we arrive at as we relate with people in everyday life are actually coloured by the filters through which that […]
Isn’t this the story of life? Aren’t our perceptions and resulting successes limited by the interpretations and conclusions we draw from our perception? How many times have you lost out on a relationship that might have propelled you to success because of difference in opinions and view points?
Zero in on what works Think back to a time you achieved something ‘mega’ – it could even be as far as when you were in secondary school… Now ask yourself ‘how did I achieve that?’ Okay I’m laughing again because one of the successful times in my life was when I was in secondary […]
Imitate a successful person Last week, I talked about understanding your personal strength and developing your structure to suit your uniqueness. This week, I want to take that a step further by adding on the layer of Role models & mentors. Another way to develop a system/structure that works is to look for someone who […]
Understand who you are Get up, look for a mirror and stare at it keenly. Make a note of at least 3 features you really like on your face that you have never noticed on that of your close friends and family. I asked you to do that because I want you to begin to […]
Question your processes & procedures In developing a structure that works, people often talk about systems. It’s actually one of my favourite words but I must admit, the word systems in itself is sometimes as vague as the problems we are trying to solve.
Structure releases you When my children were a lot younger and I was invited to birthday parties, I found the parties I enjoyed most were those with just one exit door – I simply sat near the door. I knew that as long as the kids didn’t go past me at that door, they were […]