I think there are two types of people – those who love technology, and those who loathe it / don’t get it / don’t understand it.
I am one of the former (but bear with me if you’re a hater – I’m not going to get all geeky on you!).
This weekend my parents came down from (very) rural North Wales to see my brother and I (he’s emigrating to Australia at the end of November) and they put me, my partner and my brother up in the same nice hotel as them, just off Sloane Square, for the weekend so we could spend as much time together as possible.
It was lovely. We were in the West end where we never normally go and it felt like a world away from our flat in Arsenal. We had brunch and tea and the sun was shining. We didn’t even argue!
All was well until something very worrying dawned on me…I had forgotten my phone charger. Continue reading →
Have you ever wondered over those people you meet, every once in a while, who for some inexplicable reason, you end up telling all your secrets to, without even realising it?
I have, a lot. Being a therapist and working in coaching, it’s really important to me that I make people feel comfortable enough to open up about the most sensitive elements of their lives within minutes of meeting me. This is something you are taught during training and have plenty of time to practise, but I still find myself reviewing my behaviour regularly against my training to see where I could improve.
This post is all about making decisions from a principle centred place.
As you may know, I’m in the process of reading ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ by Steve Covey. I have to say, reading it on the tube (London Underground trains for my US readers), I haven’t got all that far but I’m up to the 3rd habit and was inspired to write this post.
So this week I was going to talk about your ability to say no to people, mainly at work, and how that actually ends up benefiting you and your boss because you’re more productive in what you do take on…and don’t go off with stress.
However, after a quick google search, I realised everyone already seemed to know this valuable piece of information – there are articles on it everywhere, and rightly so, it’s a really important thing everyone must learn at some point in their lives, but what then, was I to write about?
The answer hit me as I was busy planning my working week on Friday. Every Friday I make a plan for the following week; what I’m going to be doing each week. I’ll put in meetings, deadlines and anything else I ‘need’ to do. Then I’ll fit in what I want to do around the time I have left. Continue reading →