Have you noticed that good manners seem to be going (or have already gone) out the window? Call me old fashioned but manners cost nothing. Simple little courtesies like saying thank you, asking pemission, standing up to offer your seat to someone who is more in need. These are all little things that take hardly … Continue reading Manners
It's 3 months since I last wrote here on my personal blog although the Dragon Sisters blog has more consistent publications. Guess that shows where my focus has been. On business. Afer all, when you work for yourself, you have to make hay while the sun shines. On the personal front, our dear and old … Continue reading Marching on….into April
Do you make video clips? It's all the rage, especially with the arrival of Facebook Live. If you're in business there is an increasing trend to use it. In my business it's essential I am on top of all these tools. I've been dedicating time to learning! My first effort had a few glitches with … Continue reading How to make great video clips yourself
It’s National Volunteer Week and this year is the first time in over 18 years that I have not been involved with volunteering or organising something for volunteers. Last year doesn’t count because I was in Spain. You know me, I can't just sit on my hands, so when I saw the appeal go out … Continue reading Volunteering Makes Me Happy
Over the course of my career, I have met a great many people and listened to a zillion public speakers ranging from royalty and heads of state to PTA Chairs and multibillionaires. Tonight, I heard the best speaker ever! This evening I was very privileged to meet Li Cunxin. Many of you reading this post … Continue reading The best speaker I have EVER heard!
A/N - I' m delighted to have Bob McInnis as my very first guest blogger. Right – wrong: is it a matter of perspective? While I believe there are some absolutes, I am less certain about a lot of things. I read voraciously, listen attentively, think deeply, reflect and synthesize. The condensed product bears a … Continue reading Being True to Yourself Series – Part 3. Right – wrong: is it a matter of perspective?
I've always espoused the value of Me Time and today I had a lovely midday break in amongst my busy schedule. I took time out to head to the cinema, unfortunately I couldn't stretch to enough time for lunch too. I went to see the movie 6 Ways to Santiago. It’s about 6 different people … Continue reading A Little Me Time – The Camino
Responsibility. The word is loaded with connotations. There are so many ways that we can view them, and there are so many different types of responsibility. Sometimes people look at responsibilities as a burden. I choose to take a different perspective. I look at them as a gift. You might well be saying to yourself, … Continue reading Being True to Yourself – Part 2 – Responsibility
The Being True to Yourself Series, is a result of personal observations and experiences. Authentic means being true to who you are. Genuine. It means not allowing a spin doctor, campaign manager, copywriter or another well-meaning advisor to change your way of speaking or behaving. Certainly there is a need to gain poise and polish, … Continue reading Being True to Yourself – Part 1 – Authenticity
Whilst I have enjoyed every moment of being in Europe and have loved teaching, mentoring and coaching, it is time to return to Australia – at least for a while. I have cherished being in my little apartment and not having to worry about anything except myself and meeting a few deadlines. Well, OK, more … Continue reading My European interlude is coming to a close