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The Godmother of Real Human Connection

November 25, 2019
As you’ll know if you’ve read the “About Me” section I am a huge Brené Brown fan. Brené’s research work on courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy shot into the mainstream after her infamous Ted Talk on The Power of Vulnerability. And this is how I had the fine fortune of discovering her too. She’s since done another Ted Talk on shame and she’s also the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, Braving the Wilderness, and Dare to Lead. I recommend you read them ALL! Reading and watching the wisdom that comes from Godmother BB (as I affectionally refer to her) always leaves me feeling positive, powerful and much the wiser.… Continue reading...
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Sharpen the Saw

May 10, 2019
In Stephen R Covey’s self-improvement book titled The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People he lists “Sharpen the Saw” as one of the key habits. This means that to be effective, we must devote the time to renewing ourselves physically, spiritually, mentally, and socially. I know – it’s a challenge to find adequate time to ensure all spheres are moving along swimmingly  – yet Stephen stresses continuous renewal allows us to synergistically increase our ability to practice each effective habit. The habits are: Be Proactive Begin with the End in Mind Put First Things First Think Win-Win Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood Synergise Sharpen the Saw The seventh habit, Sharpen the Saw, is focused around renewal. … Continue reading...