Monday, 18 April 2011

How Will You Celebrate

It's my birthday! On Tuesday I turn 43 years old. Happy birthday to me!

I must confess the each year just keeps getting better. Sure there are things I would like to be different in my life but on the whole I have a blessed life.

It was Socrates who said, "A life unexamined is a life half lived." So for my birthday, I would like you to celebrate by examining your life. To make it easier, I have created a 2 page tool I call the "Birthday Bash". It allows you to consider the last 12 months and the next 12 months.  What lessons have you learned from the last year and what can you do different for the next year.

I am celebrating my birthday by completing the Birthday Bash and having the day off, how will you celebrate?

Make sure you have your birthday off too! Put your leave form in today to make sure it happens. No one should have to work on their birthday!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Do You Re-Create?


Wow! What a couple of months!

It feels like I have gone from conference to conference, coaching to coaching, client to client.
I was even working several weekends. 

While I had a lot of fun doing this, I was also quite exhausted.
Consequently I have done nothing for the last three days. Well maybe a bit of reading and a comedy festival show and a BBQ christening but nothing that required my normal work mode.

It is always important to have time for Rest and Recreation (Re-Creation).  Think of it as giving your life equipment a grease and oil change.  Time off running the equipment to ensure its long term operation.

So do you Re-Create?

PS This photo is of the ROSA Conference held out in the middle of the bush with NO mobile phone coverage or Internet - that was scary. Others commented it was 1/2 star accommodation. While the bunks in the dorm were comfy, it was also 5 star fun with campfire singing, whitewater rafting, trout fishing and astronomy (Saturn's rings on show!)