Category Archives: resilience

You Have It In You: 3 Ways to Practice Your Resilience

Resilience means not only surviving adversity but thriving through it. Adversity comes in many forms. It can be as innocuous as a traffic jam or as devastating as horrible medical diagnosis. Each situation calls for resilience in varying degrees. The traffic jam may simply require a few deep breaths and a good song on the […]


Are You More Resilient Than You Think?

Imagine you and your favourite colleague were both fired tomorrow. What would you do? What thoughts would you have? What actions would you take? How would it affect your mood and your self-esteem? How long would it take you to get back into the workforce? How long would it take for you to feel like […]


Are You Stuck in the Past or Focused on the Future?

Where do you spend most of your time? Are you more likely to be thinking about the past, the present or the future? There has been a lot said in the last few years about the importance of living in the present, and I agree. In fact, I have an entire module in my work […]


10 Simple Pleasures You Should Stop Taking for Granted

If there is one message I want to share with everyone I come in contact with, whether au audience I speak to, a reader of my book or blogs, or just friends and family, it would be this; life is shorter than you think, use it well Too often we take for granted that we […]


Stop! You Don’t Need More Advice, You Need More Accountability

Have you ever reached the end of your day, looked at your to-do list, and wondered why you didn’t have more crossed off your list? Have you ever reached the end of the year and wondered where the time went and why you hadn’t accomplished more? If you answered yes to either of those questions, […]


Stop Solving New Problems with Old Solutions

My son inspired me today. For a while I’ve noticed that when he plays with his cars (he is one and a half) he pushes them in a different way from anything I have ever seen before. Rather than holding the car at the top and swinging his hand in a sort of pendulum motion, […]


How to Make Sure You Never Have a “Case of the Mondays”

What is it about Mondays? For some, they are the bain of their existence.  For most, they are at least a pain in the… well you know. One of my favourite movies “Office Space” called this feeling “a case of the Mondays”. But for a small group, they are one of the best days of the […]


The 5 Traps That Will Steal Your Resilience

To become more resilient requires building skills and mindsets that support resilience. It also requires the ability to avoid the things that make resilience difficult. Too often, people believe that they don’t have the ability to be resilient, when in fact, the problem is that they are sabotaging themselves before they even begin. I want […]


Why It’s Called Extra’ordinary’

In today’s society we’re continuously bombarded by advertisers to pursue the exciting. We want to live a life that’s constantly on the edge, exciting, full of parties and fun. And there’s nothing wrong with a full and exciting life. After all, we’re only here for a short time, no need to make it boring. However, […]


The 1 Time Procrastination Makes You More Successful

Sacrifice and discipline… two words that make many of us want to run. For most people, there is nothing positive about sacrifice or discipline, after all, who wants to give anything up or deny themselves? As human beings we have an innate tendency to seek out pleasure and avoid pain, add to that the fact […]