The reasons we procrastinate when we are, preparing to cold call that employer or writing that cover letter seem to be same as those behind delaying getting on with study.  Check out this TedYouth@TheScotsCollege talk by Vik Nithy. Vik was the founder of 3 companies at the age of 20, including his own marketing consulting firm.  This is despite […]

This blog was due last week. I can’t avoid it any more. It has reached the point on my To Do list where it is all alone and nothing can come before it. I’ve tried to make the stark words ‘do blog!’ more appealing with bright yellow highlighter and a delightful doodle all around it. An excellent 10 minutes had been spent browsing […]

I’ve just been to a three and a half hour meeting where my team and I had to present to our wider service group. It’s always a little stressful knowing you’ll be presenting. I’m reminded of what Jerry Seinfeld said on the matter:

 I saw a thing, actually a study that said speaking in front of a crowd is considered the number one fear of the average person. I found that amazing.

Number two, was death. Death is number two?

 This means, to the average person, if you have to be at a funeral, you would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.

 Classic.

The presentation went just fine and we had a surprise special guest speaker as a small treat afterwards. That just didn’t sound all that promising. As it turned out the speaker was knowledgeable in meditation and relaxation techniques and that seemed really timely and a nice acknowledgement from our director that we’re working hard and deserve to unstress a bit.

 He spoke thoughtfully and with purpose and gave us some really easy techniques to become grounded and present. I know that by the time he had finished speaking everyone was enjoying the sensation of being much more centred and calm.

 And then when he asked if there were any questions he received this one:

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It’s that time of the year again – the end of the current year and the beginning of a new year! Time to review and ask ourselves the following questions: Have I accomplished what I have set out to achieve this year? What’s my goal for the new year? What do I want to do with […]