Blog & Insight

September 12, 2023
Stop Circling

Episode 64 of the Landscaping Your Life podcast revisits how to stop going round in circles (Spotify/Apple). I return to the subject for two reasons. The first reason is because I've written a poem about circling, and the perhaps more importantly I realised that previous episodes were potentially missing one piece of advice - and […]

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September 6, 2023
How to come out of the shadows

Someone said to me that I needed to "come out the shadows" and whilst agreeing with them I also knew it was great subject for the next episode #62 of the Landscaping Your Life Podcast (Apple/Spotify). A great subject because I believe we can find much insight by using the landscapes in our language as […]

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August 29, 2023
What to do when you're at a deadend in your life?

This week's Landscaping Your Life podcast episode #61 (Apple/Spotify) explores different perspectives for when you're at a deadend. You'll find links to other episodes and more about some of techniques mentioned in the episode below. I did however want to start with the short and sweet poem on the subject because that might be all […]

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July 28, 2023
Breakthrough with Alison Smith

Very very excited to be offering my first virtual pop-up breakthrough session on 18th August 0930 to 1230 BST. If you have a problem you've been grappling for a while why not join the call and get ready for a breakthrough. Happy to chat if you'd like more details +44(0)7770 538159

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July 27, 2023
If your problem was a mountain

Rather than ask you tell me all the details about a situation you're grappling with in a Landscaping Your Life (LYL) coaching session I'm just as likely to ask you to draw it - in team LYL sessions too. And more often than not draw it as a landscape or component of one, for example […]

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July 26, 2023
What not to do when testing the water in your life

See below for links and details for Landscaping your Life with Alison Smith podcast episode #56 on the subject of testing the water (Apple/ Spotify). Also see How to get the most from the podcast for an index of all the episodes to date. Testing the water - the poem Take care when testing the […]

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July 19, 2023
Stop planting more trees in your life

If you want to plant trees plant them in nature not in your life is an insight from episode #55 of the Landscaping Your Life with Alison Smith podcast (spotify/apple) - with all info and links mentioned in the episode provided below. (Also see How to get the most from the podcast for an index […]

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July 18, 2023
Do you see life as being like a garden, machine, race or war?

Do you see life as being like a garden, machine, race or war? What about your colleagues or organisation? What about your key suppliers or customers? Underlying metaphors are fascinating (well I think so anyway). Because they’re the unconscious rule book we operate by – which means we act based upon those rules with our […]

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July 16, 2023
Where Landscaping Your Life all started

In the mid 90s we were struggling to get business managers excited and interested about supplier management - we spoke to them about best practice supplier management tools and techniques and their eyes glazed over. We had to do something, but what? Then I had an idea. Those managers did know something about gardening - […]

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July 15, 2023
Landscaping Your Life coaching sessions - reenergising the dream

At one level all coaching sessions are very similar. You have an outcome you'd like the coaching to help you to achieve and the coach asks powerful questions to help you understand what will help you make progress towards that outcome. That is you're in the driving seat - the coach just facilitates the journey. […]

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