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.
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...
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...
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...
What can you do when you desperately need a magic wand, but holly and phoenix feathers are a bit scarce?
Maybe you need to urgently up your game, or learn a completely new one. Maybe you’re facing retrenchment, mergers, rapidly shifting market trends, or getting a start-up off the ground. Maybe you need to overcome a serious setback, or move on after loss. Whatever it is, you have to redefine … Read on...
I’m seeing a lot of change fatigue lately—the cumulative stress that sets in when people have been pressured to make too many major life transitions in quick succession. Are you struggling to navigate the turbulent waters of grief, loss or the knock-on effect of rapid changes in your life? What can help you cross that treacherous stretch of turbulence from shocked denial to acceptance—and ultimately on to planning for the … Read on...
Have you ever been told you won’t amount to anything, that you’re not up to the requirements of the position; your business ideas are ridiculous, the promotion is way above your abilities, you’re just not leadership material, you’re unattractive, unlovable or an abysmal failure?
Yup – we’ve all been on the wrong end of rejection, criticism and even ridicule at different times in our lives. It can leave you feeling … Read on...