The topic du jour today on the podcast is 30 Day Challenges. Nicola’s running one with and for her clients and getting a real buzz from it. What do I think? I bet she wishes she’d never asked me! I had to offer a metaphor – she’s on the blue team and I’m on the pink one. In fact, I loathe the marketing concept of a Challenge so much I had recently to ask Facebook to help me come up with an alternative word. I chose Adventure though I realise many will dislike that just as much, not least because – […]
This week in episode 118 of Own It! the podcast we don’t have a Client Challenge or Opportunity of the week to debate. After 118 shows we’ve run out. At Christmas I handed over the baton to Nicola to come every week with a new challenge as I was finding it too stressful and I am gratified that she’s run out so quickly. Now she understands why I passed on that particular monkey. A week without a challenge sounds like a good thing, but not if you are a podcaster it isn’t! There he is… said monkey, without a challenge, […]
The three parts to motivation are direction, effort and persistence. We might have one or even two, but without all three we aren’t going very far; it’s just exhausting. Here’s how this works in my life. I am often a tad worried about stepping up to the plate so a challenge isn’t the best thing for me, in fact it can be terrifyingly disabling. But stretch is always good. I frequently know I should do something, but we don’t trade in shoulds in coaching, only desires, and we always know what we want deep down. When I come across someone who has […]
So today I am grateful for what's shaping up to be a brilliant British summer - even if it's just confined to this week, I have roses blooming outside my front door in the sunshine, yay!