When I was a child, I use to advertise my wounds, like a badge of honour. I would show my friends a bruise or a scrape and if I had a cut, I would peel back the plaster so they could see it. Sometimes I would touch it, and I’d be fine, but once someoneContinue reading “Teaching from an old wound will never allow you a new adventure”
Author Archives: Giselle
do you have all the knowledge you need to build a thriving business?
If you answered “yes” then you are getting the support you need in those places outside your ambit. If you answered “no” that’s a great start because you realize it takes a village LOL. If you answered “yes” but doing everything yourself, I think that you need to re-examine your answer. To build anything wellContinue reading “do you have all the knowledge you need to build a thriving business?”
You don’t make a difference by judging; you make one by taking action
We have become great observers and brilliant detectors. We see what is wrong. We can identify what is missing. We understand that things must change. THEN WE WAIT. Wait for someone else to speak up, to suggest the change, to have the difficult conversation. Even when it comes to stuff pertaining to our own well-being,Continue reading “You don’t make a difference by judging; you make one by taking action”
you’re already ready and you’ll never be ready that’s why you should do it
Whatever that “it” is that you’ve been contemplating. We want to feel a certain degree of peace with regard to our decisions. When we decide, we want reassurance that this is best for us; that whatever it is – it’s the right thing to do. However there is never complete certainty. There is always goingContinue reading “you’re already ready and you’ll never be ready that’s why you should do it”
you must have a sense of urgency to make the most of this limited time
I remember being 14 years old and thinking about how much time I had…to do what with – I wasn’t sure – but time was on my side. Today is different of course. There is more runway behind me than in front of me and things that were terribly important in my rear view, aren’tContinue reading “you must have a sense of urgency to make the most of this limited time”
If you don’t master this one skill…you’re toast!
I am currently reading and watching several films about Leonardo Da Vinci. In his book – How to Think Like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michael J. Gelb says “he serves as a global archetype for human potential, giving us intimations of what we ourselves may be capable of doing. To some degree, we all have someContinue reading “If you don’t master this one skill…you’re toast!”
why knowledge alone won’t make you successful
Primary school tests, entrance examinations, secondary school tests, matriculation examinations… In preparation, what we did was to study texts and formulae. The more we remembered and regurgitated, the better our score. The more correct answers we were able to give, the greater the possibility that we would be deemed “bright”. If we managed to getContinue reading “why knowledge alone won’t make you successful”
How do you embrace what makes you different?
We were not brought up to look for differences. We have been socialized to look for similarities…to look for ways to act the same, dress the same and want the same things. From an early age onwards our goal is to belong…never to stand out. On the school playground, I remember being teased relentlessly. IContinue reading “How do you embrace what makes you different?”
Are you after a series of practical results or a list of unrealized dreams?
Setting goals generates excitement. But goals can also generate a lot of anxiety. Although most goal setting programs teach that you should put an end date on your goal – that is when you think you will achieve that goal – we really have no control of this outcome. The date is there to motivateContinue reading “Are you after a series of practical results or a list of unrealized dreams?”
Do your skills mesh with your unique spirit and purpose?
A couple weeks ago I was chatting with a client, and we were discussing the effects of the COVID lockdown. Apart from social separation, the isolation forced many of us to face up to ourselves. We could no longer drown ourselves in “busy” work or distract ourselves by going out socially. But did we reallyContinue reading “Do your skills mesh with your unique spirit and purpose?”