Joyful January

Joyful January. It all began with the launch of my new group called I Love My Life (all existing paying clients welcome to join for free, just ask). Our focus is on having a wonderful life now, without waiting a moment longer. And we talk to each other in the Facebook group just enough to keep us on the happiness track without being overwhelming, ‘cos what would be joyful about that I ask myself? Overwhelm, non merci. What you focus on increases. And the things we have been joyful about in January have included: daffodils training ourselves to be less busy […]

Keep Reading »

Educating Judith: Ordering My Thoughts

In episode 113 of Own It! the podcast, which airs this coming Friday, Nicola grills me quite closely about how I think. I confess that I live in my brain and why it is my most important organ, and I have been thinking about the sorts of things I do now to keep my brain in tip top condition for later life. I order my thoughts in conversation and in writing. That’s why I love so much to write this blog and my weekly newsy newsletter and Facebook notes and status updates, because I think in writing because it obliges […]

Keep Reading »

2015 Miracles

Would you like to create some 2015 miracles? I am inspired to put together a special group to start on 1st January and work through Marianne Williamson’s A Year of Miracles: Daily Devotions and Reflections. Here’s how it works: Get your hands on a copy of the book or kindle ebook – fast! Be ready to start on Thursday 1st January ideally, although I think it would be possible to catch up in January but not beyond. You’d just have to double your efforts in the first few days so as to be on the same page as the rest […]

Keep Reading »

My Logical Lament, My Butch Cassidy Moment

My brain works very logically. Everything needs to make sense, to add up. Long years an accountant. If something doesn’t make sense – and a surprising number of things don’t – then that causes my brain to whirr round in ever decreasing circles, a bit like a computer about to pronounce “does not compute” or “computer says no”. I need it to make sense – and my brain goes there first. Can I make logical sense of this? Yes = good. No = let’s try emotional sense next. Still no? Bummer. I want to know “How does that work?” This […]

Keep Reading »

How To Stop Living In Fear

I’ve been thinking about fear. A client wrote to me about fear on the day when I was already scheduled to give a talk about our entrepreneurial fears. And a member of my online community wrote about facing fears and challenges. Fear was everywhere I looked, suddenly. Dale Carnegie said “Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it… that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear” and he was right. His thought is echoed by Susan Jeffers in my first ever personal development book (and still a favourite) Feel The Fear […]

Keep Reading »

TFTD21: “All My Life I’ve Dreamed…”

“All my life I’ve dreamed of performing in front of big audiences and tonight I get the opportunity to do that.”  James Arthur, Winner, X Factor 2012 What’s the moral of this story? All my life I’ve dreamed… 1. Enter the fray, enter the arena, enter the competition, step up, do something brave (even if nobody notices except you) and 2. Never ever ever give up on your dreams

Keep Reading »

TFTD20: The Value Of The Right Mentor

“Life is short. You have only so much time and energy. You can learn what you need through books, your own practice and occasional advice from others. Mentors do not give you a short cut; they streamline the process. Their knowledge and experience become yours; they can direct you away from unnecessary side paths or errors. They observe you at work and provide feedback, their advice tailored to your circumstances and needs, making your practice more time efficient. Working closely with them, you absorb the essence of their creative spirit, which you can now adapt in your own way.” From […]

Keep Reading »

TFTD17: Aim For Success, Not Perfection

“Aim for success, not perfection.   Never give up on your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.   Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person.”   David M. Burns.

Keep Reading »