Blog & Insight

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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July 14, 2023
Landscaping Your Life for teams

Over the last 30 years I've facilitated a variety of different team events whether as a stand alone training workshop or as part of a wider team away day. To give you a sense of the possible I thought share the details of some of the sessions whether: Vision Setting The board of management of […]

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July 13, 2023
Going on a Landscaping Your Life walk

Have you been grappling with a problem for a while and the answer still feels out of reach? Perhaps you've already tried more conventional means and you're still struggling to know what to do? You might feel stuck? And will certainly be open to try something a little different to get a different perspective? That's […]

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July 10, 2023
Getting to a higher vantage point

One benefit of embodying in nature words we're using to describe a current situation we're grappling with is that we get so much more insight than if we just tried to explore it in our minds. Getting to a higher vantage point is one such description where I've been surprised many times by the insight […]

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July 6, 2023
Do you need to let the mud settle before taking action?

See below for the words of the poem and other links mentioned in episode #53 of the Landscaping Your Life with Alison Smith podcast (available from where you listen to your podcasts including Apple & Spotify). Also see How to get the most from the podcast for an index of all the episodes to date. With a reminder […]

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June 29, 2023
Half a path gets you nowhere

See below for the words of the poem and other links mentioned in episode #52 of the Landscaping Your Life with Alison Smith podcast (available from where you listen to your podcasts including Apple & Spotify). Before then here's some more general information about the podcast and the Landscaping Your Life process used in the podcasts to help […]

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