20 01, 2015

The best project

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:38+00:00 January 20th, 2015|Motivation, The best of the rest|0 Comments

I've spent my life prioritising other people, and other people's feelings, over my own. Do I want a medal? No, this is not something to be proud of... This approach meant that I was constantly torn in different directions, in my personal life and in my business life. How many number one priorities can one [...]

4 02, 2013

The solo team

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 February 4th, 2013|Motivation, The best of the rest|6 Comments

We often hear that 'there is no I in team'. But what happens when there is no-one else in your team? An important consideration when setting up business on my own was how I would feel about not having the social element I was used to in my corporate work life. Although I am very [...]

31 12, 2012

New Year, new start?

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 December 31st, 2012|Business Management, Motivation|0 Comments

On the last day of the year it is traditional to make your New Year's resolution. The stroke of midnight signals your new start. You will be resolved to achieve that weight loss goal, to spend less time watching TV, to ring your friends to talk rather than just sending a quick text message... or [...]

13 06, 2012

Celebrating the wins

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:44+00:00 June 13th, 2012|Featured businesses, Motivation|0 Comments

It was a pleasure to be invited to help The Hothouse Café proprietors, Paul, Tory and Becky, and their staff celebrate their move into the newly restored Hothouse at The Medicine Garden* in Cobham. Located in the former walled kitchen gardens to the neighbouring Victorian Cobham Park House, The Medicine Garden is a truly magical [...]

11 06, 2012

Lucky pants

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:44+00:00 June 11th, 2012|Motivation|0 Comments

Reports in the weekend’s newspapers about the recent study by Maryanne Garry and Robert Michael of Victoria University of Wellington, along with Irving Kirsch of Harvard Medical School caught my eye.* They write about the links between ‘suggestion, cognition, and behaviour’ or in other words how what is suggested to us, whether deliberate or non-deliberate, [...]