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Posted on April 07, 2015

Life Lessons From The Vineyard

A visit to Adrian Tobin's Ballandean Winery on the weekend reminded me of the old adage less is more. As Adrian passionately spoke of his quest to create world class wines he mentioned the importance of cutting off the excess bunches to…

Posted on April 01, 2015

The Soft Sands of Procrastination

Procrastination means simply to defer action. Some actions are good to defer, some are not. The actions that are not good to defer are those that have a potential negative impact and which continually resurface in our minds, gradually…

Posted on March 26, 2015

Perfect Stagnation

Attending my second ever Salsa dance lesson last night I got caught up in wanting to perfect the dance. Instead of taking the basics and getting straight out on the floor to practise, I was unsure, slightly afraid and ....stagnate on the…

Posted on March 19, 2015

"I Will Just Grab Him"

I called the office of a business owner who I know well. Upon my request for the owner the receptionist (male) said "I'll just go grab him." Now, being the visual person that I am, my mind started up its visions of the grabbing. When the…

Posted on March 10, 2015

High Workplace Engagement

I have finished an article on Workplace engagement and thought I'd share some thoughts here for business owners and managers on how to create a culture where engagement can thrive. Make the environment a fun and enjoyable place to…

Posted on March 06, 2015

The Work Of Dreaming

Think back to when you were a child. What were the things you dreamed about? As we've grown up the dreams tend to get knocked out of us. Who do you think you are? You’re hopeless at doing that? You won’t amount to anything? Combine that…

Posted on February 25, 2015

What Song Are You Playing?

I happened to be staying in a hotel a few weeks back near the parade start for the Giants Street Theatre performance in Perth. As they moved from the park to the street an accompanying band was playing a tune on the following flat bed…

Posted on February 15, 2015

Habit from Discipline

Disciplined actions practised consistently over time become habits. Don't try and change your life or business all at once. Implement one thing at a time. A friend of mine has implemented reading and journalling 30 minutes a day. She…

Posted on February 01, 2015

Monday Morning Fog

Arriving at your desk on Monday morning you check your calendar for the weeks agenda. You look at the accruing paperwork spread across your desk and decide very quickly its coffee time. A few 'quick chats' to work colleagues (who are very…

Posted on January 28, 2015

Guilty Afternoons

Many business owners struggle with the guilt associated with finishing their work by early afternoon and feel they have to plough on till sundown to massage away their shame. Those whose energy is at its peak in the morning often run flat…

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