“You need to get out of your own way Shane”.
These were the words from a mentor of mine many years ago when I was struggling with severe depression. At the time I thought they just didn’t understand me or my situation. But my God with hindsight, were they right.
At the time, I wasn’t fully aware of the extent to which my inner world was blocking my progress in and enjoyment of life. My inner voice had turned toxic and had completed a coup on the leadership of my inner organisation and the culture inside me was suffering intensely as a result.
I don’t know about you but this year, for me January seemed to go on forever, yet February disappeared in the blink of an eye!
The experience of time whilst this pandemic is going on has certainly been different…
Yet today is the 1st of March and certainly where I live, there is a feeling of Spring in the air.
The days are getting brighter and with every week that passes we are getting closer to being on the other side of this unique global situation.
With nature bursting forth, it seems like a good time to look in the direction of positive change, of positive growth. To re-think our approaches, to raise our intentions and ask new questions of ourselves.
There’s always a positive to be found in difficult circumstances.
One of the positives I’ve observed from the pandemic, is seeing people try new things because they felt that had no choice.
And I include myself in that observation.
Necessity is indeed the mother of invention after all and there’s nothing like a global crisis to force experimentation…:)
It was with surprise and sadness that I learned yesterday of the passing of Tony Hsieh, the former CEO of Zappos, after a house fire in late November in Connecticut in the US. He was only 46.
Zappos revolutionised online shopping and was one of the pioneers in the model of allowing free returns for any shoes bought through their website. They were also revolutionary in the premium they placed on excellent customer service.
Something I discovered 20 years ago that has served me well in achieving goals, enhancing focus and reducing stress/axiety was the power of relaxation – done in a certain way to activate your intuition and unconscious mind. I’ve used this approach with private clients for many years and recently have been doing a lot more of […]
Here’s your shot of weekly inspiration: “Can you tell me what that job does for the world?” – Question asked by Shimon Peres (President of Israel) to Shai Agassi, who founded ‘Better Place’ because of it. You may not have heard of Shai Agassi. But it’s certain you’re going to avail of his vision. Shai […]