Blog & Insight

September 15, 2020
When a value has got too big for its boots

In my post what values are motivating your actions we explored how to determine what your values are in any given context. If you know where you want to get to and are motivated and are taking action towards your goal I suspect further exploration of your values is not needed. If, however, you know what you […]

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September 15, 2020
What are your values?

The challenge with what motivates us is it's unconscious - ie we know something motivates us (our values) but we're not often consciously aware of what they are specifically. Never the less, they still provide the motivation to act or not act in everything we do every hour of every day. Because values come from […]

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September 15, 2020
What are values?

Let's start with the basics: Your values are what motivate your every action and inaction. That is, you don't take action unless a value is being met. Examples of values include integrity, safety, honesty, respect, security, adventure, achievement, success, away from failure, control (or perhaps not to be controlled by others), contribution, freedom, communication, laughter, […]

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September 10, 2020
The tortoise and the hare

I've always been a hare sort of girl. For me hares aren't just speedy but the first, the best and getting better every day. In a morning hares are wide awake and just want to get up and straight out into the world. They are prone to trying to do too much and as such […]

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September 9, 2020
It's like talking to a brick wall

Post from the 2017 archives. You have to be careful what you say in front me - especially if you're describing a situation you're wanting more insight on, or wondering what to do next about. I have a belief, that the words we use to describe challenges we're facing also contain the solution. You might […]

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August 29, 2020
It's a conspiracy

A post from the 2015 archives. It's about the menopause, and is shared here because the site I shared it on had a clear out of their blogs, and occasionally I do have cause to send it to someone. I've therefore put it here for anyone it might help to see the situation they're in […]

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July 8, 2020
Buzzing with life webinar links and information

Great to see you - here's all the information I promised: If you got value from the session then I'd really appreciate you making a donation - however small - to SCOTLAND: The Big Picture. A few posts or vlogs that I thought of as we spoke include: What are values One activity on my […]

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