Kick or Cuddle?

Reading through the 30DC questions, some write in for a kick and others for a cuddle.  I am always happy to supply either – or both! Let’s talk about cuddling first. I trained once (and briefly) to teach shorthand. I love Pitman shorthand, it is gorgeous and beautiful in every way and I used to be able to take dictation at 120 words a minute, way back in the Seventies. I regret I have lost this skill. I do still use the odd bit now and again, but I am so rusty its quicker to write in longhand. I like […]

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Stop Being So NICE

It’s time to stop being so nice and put yourself first for a change. Last night on the weekly 30DC webinar, a number of questions were about how best to use time remaining now that we are in the second half of the 30 days and the egg timer is the other way up. What once seemed like plenty of time is now draining away at a rate which feels like its accelerating. Its not (obviously) but we all know that feeling don’t we? Some were asking what they should do in the event they had fallen behind with all […]

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Wouldn’t It Be Nice If…

I am a student of the Law of Attraction. For me, this all started way back with The Attractor Factor by Joe Vitale, followed up with The Secret, and a book by Esther and Jerry Hicks called Ask and It Is Given, recommended to me by none other than Wayne Dyer himself. Although I love the LOA stuff and believe in it, I am equally aware that it is possible to come across as a bit bonkers to non-believers when I talk about attracting success, rather than – say – working hard for it, especially as someone who has found […]

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Too Nice Or Too Nasty To Be Successful In Business?

A friend sent me an email which said I was too nice. Those weren’t the exact words, but that was the message. And then I read in the papers that a couple of the athletes had been exhibiting behaviour which some have decided is too nasty. Actually the precise quote was this: “…what it showed was that for these athletes, it’s not just the taking part that counts. The Paralympics, like all sport, is ultimately about “hard bastards trying to win stuff”. Ooh, that’s quite in yer face, isn’t it? Is either opinion true, I wonder? Am I too nice? Are […]

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