Blog & Insight

March 10, 2021
How to keep on track in a pandemic

What do you need to do to keep on track in this pandemic? With much uncertainty about life and business post lockdown what do you need to do to keep centred? What do you need to do to ensure that at the end of lockdown your business is thriving, and you're still passionate about what […]

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March 9, 2021
Are you ready for personal transformation?

I've had more coaching clients opt for the, not for the feint hearted, 3 hour Transformation Game so far in 2021 than I have for the last five years! So here's an archive post from 2009! If you're familiar with the game and would just like insight from a game about work life balance then […]

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March 8, 2021
The link between mindset and metaphor

There are numerous books on the subject of mindset and yet ultimately it comes down to: thinking and language that supports you achieving your goals* thinking and language that hinders you achieving your goals* (* however you define those goals e.g outcomes, results, mental or physical health, success, surviving, thriving, growth, or simply living your […]

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March 5, 2021
How do I get a seat at the table?

I'm a firm believer that the words you use to describe a problem often have the solution hidden within them too. For example, if you're describing a situation as not being able to see the wood for the trees, what solution would you have in a real wood with real trees (and yes I've taken […]

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March 2, 2021
I just don't have enough time

If I asked you to tell me logically what you could do to make more efficient and effective use of your time I'm sure you could come up with a long list. A very long list. A long list - followed by lots of reasons why not one of these solutions would work for you […]

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February 25, 2021
Thinking about your thinking

"Your posts always make me stop and think" is a wonderful testimonial to what my work is about. It's not just my posts that I hope make people think though. My poems, vlogs, workshops, speaking, facilitation, and coaching all aim to assist you in uncovering how your thinking may be contributing to the current situation, […]

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February 18, 2021
Paths and Destinations

Here's a poem I wrote to help you to explore your relationship between the paths and destinations in your life. Helping you identify the blocks to making progress and find clarity and understand what to do next. Some paths are simply a means of getting from where we are to a destination where we want […]

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February 17, 2021
What's new for LYL speaking and training?

As we head out of lockdown I am helping remote working teams to identify and demolish the blocks to their mindset for success. As a result of the recent success to easily and effortlessly shift mindset of both the paths and destinations and what is normal poems I am very pleased and excited to be […]

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February 14, 2021
The Wave

Love was a wave. A very lonely wave. The wave had traveled the globe in search of something more than the life it had. Surely there must be more to life than rising and falling and being dictated to by the bright glowing circle in the sky. It had tried to ask other waves if they felt […]

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February 13, 2021
Who is Alison Smith?

This image was taken on the local Scottish beach where I can often be found open water swimming. Which explains why I'm wrapped up so much :-). In the words of those who I have worked with this is who I am: You can find out a little more about who I am here, or […]

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