Do you think yours is an engaging resume that allows the persons hiring to quickly and easily conclude that "you're the one"? Or is it full of words …More
Other than death and taxes, change is the only other inevitable, right? We are always in transition, aren't we?
Do you see change as a threat or an opportunity?
That will have a bearing on whether you approach change with confidence or trepidation, right?
This category looks at two areas of such change:
+ Overcoming Obstacles
+ Career Management.
Both can play a significant part in our sustained success. Embracing them with confidence is a differentiator.
Experience has shown that recognizing and overcoming obstacles that hold us back is one of the primary differentiators between being successful and being average.
And then it has shown that those approaching their life and career or their business with a written reason, plan of attack (and reward) will not only get them there, but keep them there.
The numerous blog articles in this category share experiences from clients just like you over many years and will help you find perspectives for your journey so that you can become aware of and learn or be reminded of insights that will help you overcome obstacles and be sure your career is mapped out to go where you really want it to go.
Do You Have Career Clarity?
Do you have a clear picture of where your career is headed? You know - career clarity? Or do you just keep showing up, hoping "this is it"? If you …More
Moving on or Hanging on?
When you're dealt a tough card in life or in business, what are you better known for? Dealing with it and moving on, or hanging on? If you prefer …More
Working from Home?
Find yourself suddenly working from home? Whether employee or employer, there can be quite some challenges, can't there? If you prefer listening to …More
(How) Are You Being Labelled?
You know how people get labelled, rightly or wrongly? It happens, right? What might you be being labelled for, that you are unaware of? If you …More
Are You Making A Difference?
Are you making a difference in your career or your life's work, or are you just showing up because you have to? If you prefer listening to reading, …More
What Are Your Behaviour Patterns Masking?
Are you aware how much your unconsciously played out behaviour patterns influence your outcomes? Good and bad? What are they masking? If you prefer …More
What Does Your (Personal) SWOT Analysis Look Like?
What would your personal SWOT analysis look like if I asked you to do one right now? Would you be happy with it? Or do we have some work to do? If …More
Allies and Foes
Allies and Foes. How do you know who is for and against you and your agendas? And how well can you leverage and influence them? If you prefer …More
Pride and Ego – What Have They Lost or Cost You?
Pride and Ego - think about their incredible power. But gone wrong, what might they have cost and lost you? Prefer listening to reading? Click here …More
Does Age Matter? 70 is the new 60
Does age matter in recruitment, career or retirement planning, or doesn't it? What's your prejudice or excuse? Can you be swayed? What's your …More
Driving your Success
Looking for an idea that will help you raise your game to stay on top of it and ahead of the rest? It's called leveraging achievement. …More
Writers Block? What’s Stopping You?
An acknowledged authority in your field, you know you have something to say. You want to share it. Writers block seems to paralyze you. Why? If you …More
Time to Change is Now. Enough is Enough!
When will the pain of staying the same become greater than the perceived fear or pain of change? When is enough going to be enough for you? If you …More
If the belief that "I can, that it’s worth it, that I'm prepared to try and deserve the results" would overcome procrastination, why am I still (not) …More
Why Does Planning Seem So Hard For So Many?
How good is your planning? Can an ocean going yacht reach it's destination without planning? What about your business or life or career? If you …More
Managing Your State
If and when you “slip into the pit or cave”, how long do you have to “stay down there”? Ready to manage your state and climb out for good? If you …More
Moving Away versus Moving Towards
Moving away or moving towards. Where do you direct your energy and focus? Do you want to be healthy or avoid being sick? Careful what you ask …More
Confidence Certainty and Doubt
Confidence certainty and doubt. Even if you’re unsure, can you at least act with professional certainty? Or are you allowing yourself to doubt even …More
Your beliefs, your self talk, your experiences and results drive your self-worth, right? If it isn’t where you want it, what's still stopping you from …More
The Price And The Prize
No pain no gain. When will the price of staying the same become greater than the price of the necessary change? Is your prize big enough to drive …More
What will your legacy be?
Who do you think you will be remembered by, what for, for how long and what do you think your life’s work will be remembered for? What will your …More
If our self talk is the basis of our confidence, our self-image, what we project, and who we are, are you mindful enough of what you are saying to …More
If our beliefs were “made in the head” and some no longer serve or support us, does that mean we can replace them with better ones, also made in our …More
The left brain and the right brain
Left brain right brain: which predominates for you? Are you constantly full of thoughts, or can you allow your right brain's intuition to come …More
Embracing uncertainty? Can you? Do you relish the opportunity it might invoke or are you the "worrying type"? Could you make it your friend? If you …More
Attached and Detached
Attached and Detached. Are you overly at risk of “buying in” or taking things too personally? Or can you step back and deal with them “at a …More
Sharpening your axe
When was your last “sabbatical” to invest in yourself: charging up skills, outlook and energy for what you love doing best? You know, sharpening your …More
Are you driving your agendas or are you at risk of allowing yourself to rely too much on hope to get you what you need or want? If you prefer …More
What “baggage” might you still be holding on to, that could be holding you back from the success you aspire to? What's stopping you from letting …More
Compared to what?
Are you tired of constantly having to “measure up”? Compared to what? Do you often see others as “better” than you? How can you break out of that …More
Stepping Up or Pulling Up?
How well prepared are you to “land” those key roles you so aspire to? Is it up to you stepping up or will your network “pull you up” into such …More
Career Control – Are You In Or Out?
Who is actually in control of your career - your boss or the company or you? Really? Career control - isn't it strange how often we leave that to …More
How strong is your need for significance and how much of it can you fulfill through belonging? Could this be a weakness or one of your inspiring …More
Self Confidence And The “Committee Of They”
How concerned are you about “what others might think of you”? Do you allow the "Committee of They" to control or influence you and your self …More
Self Sabotage By The Voice In Your Head
What power do you grant “the little voice in your head” to self sabotage you achieving your goals? Or do you speak over it and drive what you really …More
Whose journey is it?
Has it ever dawned on you that the wrong person might be owning responsibility? Without clarity on whose journey is it, who is deprived of the …More
Abundance and scarcity – what are you thinking?
Some think we are “born” into a either Ford or Holden family. Which do you think you were born into – abundance or scarcity thinking? Or is it a …More
Hitting the ground running
Changing roles or companies, were you seen to be hitting the ground running? How well prepared were you? Did you really know what you “had bought …More
Do you keep re-inventing yourself? You know, keeping your skills and your value relevant? Are you still “green and growing” or are you “ripe and …More
To know and not to do, is not to know
Knowing and Doing. Do you acquire knowledge to look and sound impressive, even to mask inadequacies? Or is what you're actually doing with it that …More
Leaping over your shadow
When will you be ready for leaping over your shadow? What are you allowing to get in the way of what you really want? Deep down you already know you …More
What if you could convert all your bad habits into good ones, and then stick to them? Would that make a difference? What’s stopping you? Habits …More
Why worry? How often does what you worry about actually manifest? Yet how much are you in your “left brain mind chatter” considering what could go …More
How do you feature in your organization’s succession planning? Do you have a plan for you and for your direct reports? Can there be growth without …More
Job security: senior or junior, executive, professional, employee or contractor, are you really in control of your career and tenure without a plan B …More
Do you have a healthy sense of your own self-worth? How often do you ask yourself or doubt whether you are “good enough” to accept or to do …More
Business Acumen: are you known for your shrewd street smartness, commercial nouse and chutzpah to sniff out an opportunity? What are you still …More
Do you have the purpose, goal and plan to grow your career or business to being the right size fish in the right size pond for your life’s work? Big …More
You know that self doubt is “made in the head”, don’t you? What’s it going to take to replace it with self-confidence? Want to know how? Self Doubt …More
Can you see the simplicity and power of using milestones as stepping stones to your anticipated and compelling success? Milestones (Audio) What …More
Would you like to know why I have banned the use of the words: “I should”? I Should (Audio) If you were to observe your language, how often would …More
It’s not what you think…
The art of thinking clearly. How well can you differentiate negative or sabotaging thoughts from supportive and uplifting thoughts in your self-talk? …More
What needs to have happened in your life so that you will admit at long last to being good enough to satisfy your own harsh standards? Good Enough …More
Getting back up
Looking to getting back up from a "career fall"quickly and effectively? What if you had solid insights from someone who has already rebuilt themselves …More
So you got shafted…
Redundancy is inevitable today, but it’s not all bad. There are some things you'll want to do and some not to do so that, if and when you get …More
What if I could help you taking stock of what you are really spending your time on each day, so you saw how much was wheel-spin versus what really …More
If brand recognition comes from repeated exposure to a consistent message, how strong is your visibility to those stakeholders that really matter? If …More
How might your career benefit if you had someone already successful in your chosen field guide and challenge you? Mentoring. Are you too proud or …More
What if you were skilful at helping your bosses manage their agendas and expectations? How might that help your career? How good are you at managing …More
How would you like to “fast track” paths to outcomes you seek? You know, avoid unnecessary iterations by leapfrogging over unnecessary steps and …More
Dealing with Fear
Dealing with FEAR: False Evidence Appearing Real. How much have you let fear control your life and success? What needs to change? There seems to be …More
Who is driving your bus?
Taking control of your life: Are you in the driver’s seat of your life’s work? Or have you given that control away to someone else to manage? I …More
Overcoming (personal) obstacles
Overcoming obstacles, particularly personal ones can be so challenging, can't they? What's still holding you back from tackling them? Perhaps you are …More
Your Career – Choice Or Chance?
If you were to reflect on your career planning and management, what would you say the ratio of choice versus chance would be, do you think? Your …More