In the aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma ravaging the Caribbean islands, and parts of Texas and Florida; then Katia, Max and Norma following hot on the heels of Mexico’s massive earthquake, it’s natural to be overwhelmed by fear and anxiety – especially if it was close up and personal for you.
Author Archive | Pamina
Well, it’s been a while since my last post on how to mentally prepare for a major transition. That’s because I’ve been following my own advice on how to keep your balance when your world turns upside down. Well, most of the time….
Was this major life shift planned? Yes.
Did I underestimate just how scary it would be? Yes!
Did I stay calm, objective and stress free throughout? No, … Read on...
It seems everywhere I look these days people are being called on to make major changes in their lives.
It can feel like crossing a crocodile infested river. What you want more than anything is on the other side. You know the only viable solution is to take a gigantic leap of faith, but your instincts are screaming “just look at the size of those teeth!”
Sometimes change is fast … Read on...
Have you fallen prey to the mistaken belief that leadership is a natural, unteachable trait that some people have – but not you?
Well, I’m here to tell you that isn’t true!
Co-authoring the Huffington Post’s Africa’s Female Entrepreneurs series, and writing for the SheInspiresHer website, has confirmed what I already knew – that most of us have leadership potential. But not everyone believes it, develops it, and leverages it. … Read on...
Have you completed your “Wow I’ve made awesome progress” list? And are you rightfully proud of your progress?
What have you decided to dump?
What have you decided to adapt?
And what are you going to repeat?
Did any interesting patterns develop?
Well, they did for me….
The areas of my life that experienced the least growth; the ones that were lagging behind were those I had not consistently focused … Read on...
Well, it’s that time of year again. A time for reflection, evaluation, and self-celebration!
What, you don’t do this?
Well, start now!
Why?If you’re not clear about what to dump, what to adapt and what to repeat, how can you make the year ahead a game changer?
If a rapidly changing environment has thrown your plans off course, how can you formulate a different strategy to achieve the outcomes … Read on...
Would you attempt to run the latest software programs on an obsolete Operating System?
Because it wouldn’t work – right? You wouldn’t be able to achieve the results you want.
Yet we expect this of our mental Operating Systems all the time.
Though we’re not consciously aware of it, we were programmed with most of our belief systems during the very early years of our lives.
Would … Read on...
Guest post by Harsha Perera
We’ve all been part of the blame game at some point. Either dealing it out or being blamed for things we probably had little to do with. It is fair to say that human beings are too quick to look for someone or something to blame when things go wrong. But why?Blame and causality
What is it that explains this apparently fundamental tendency … Read on...
Hi, my name is Pamina and I’m a recovering “I-can-do-it” addict.
I’d been tackling the tough stuff of life single handed for so long, it didn’t occur to me that help was available, and all I had to do was ask. Yes, I know that this “not asking for directions” addiction is (apparently) more common in men, and if that’s true, I can empathize. Those three magic little sentences mentioned … Read on...
To continue the theme of my previous post on the magical powers of mentoring – why are there some things we find really hard to say? For instance:
I don’t know.
How do you do this?
Will you help me?
Two things are certain. No one is born knowing and no one dies knowing everything. We also have 7.5 billion people on the planet to learn from, and much of … Read on...