Monday, 26 April 2010

I'm Not Listening!

Yesterday Wifey and I went to a family wedding. It was a great time. But families will be families and this family event could not pass without the grapevine passing back some negative message about how I was looking a bit fat!

After years of dieting, exercise (and too much eating) this is THE sensitive area of my life. For some reason, family always knows how to go straight for it. But it's ok, because I'm not listening. When it comes to my health, I will consult my health practitioner rather than take advice from overweight retirees on what I "Should" do!!

It's the same with the unwanted feedback that I would get from people who worked for the same company I did or were on my team for a short time or came to a meeting once "to give some input". I am more than happy to take advice, recommendation and constructive feedback and I choose who I receive it from. Frequently I will ask for it. For me, random feedback from others is like someone else's road rage. I don't know what is going on for them, they don't know what is happening for me and I don't know them well enough to put any value on their feedback.

So I am not listening!

Who are you listening to?


Tuesday, 20 April 2010

Happy Birthday!

Yesterday was my birthday.  Yay!

I have long been a believer in not working on my birthday so I spent the day having brunch with some work friends, lunch with an old singing friend and then dinner with Wifey.  It was a hard day, but someone had to do it and I was up to the challenge!!

I would encourage you to also plan to have your birthday off and do something fun.  Even if your birthday is months away, put your leave form in now!

But what is a birthday without presents!!  So here they are.

First, it's a freebie - the Birthday Bash checklist.  Use this on your birthday to look back at the year gone and celebrate your achievements.  Then look forward to the year ahead and build in some fabulosity!  Click here to download the Birthday Bash Checklist.

The second birthday present is a discount off the Get More Energy CD.  This CD has tips, tools and techniques on how you can have more sustainable energy in your life.  Usually $35 plus postage and handling, simply use the discount code "bday42" and get a
$20 discount. That makes it only $15 plus postage and handling.  Click here to order the Get More Energy CD.

The third present is a discount off my speaking or MC services.  If you book me to speak/MC at your conference or workshop before the end of May 2010, I will give you 33% off my standard speaking fee.  Just email me to make the booking.

I wish you the best on my birthday and I trust the coming years brings great things!


Monday, 12 April 2010

Is it Good or Bad?

So many things happen in our work and personal lives that we label "Good" or "Bad".  In my experience, it is not what has happened, but how we are feeling that impacts on the label we give it.

There is a psychological term "One up/One Down" which usual refers to behaviour in a relationship where one person is Up (in a position of power) and the other is Down (more of a victim mentality).  If we can do it in our relationships with people, we will also do it in our relationships with service providers, business, places and circumstances.

My challenge for you is to let go of the Good and Bad label and adopt the label "Interesting" as in, "That's an interesting situation".  It's not Good or Bad but Interesting.  
You can do something with Interesting.  If it is Bad, you are deflated before you start, if it is Good then you are ok but others may be deflated.  This also takes into account the old saying, "It's not what happens to you, but how you deal with it that counts".

Have an Interesting week!!

Lovin' your work!