Ever wanted the ground to swallow you up?

The lowest, saddest points of my leadership career were when I felt completely useless – drowning in the detail and floundering like a fish in a shark-infested sea.

I couldn’t hold my own; stand up for what I believed was right for our customers (because other louder voices had another agenda) and flapping and waffling when I had to speak to one of the Executive board. I felt exposed and vulnerable.

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This sentence changed everything

 

This year has been a tough one for many reasons.

Two tragic events – one family death – my wonderful sister – and one natural disaster (flooding) in our village that, frankly, have been almost too momentous to take in.

I count my blessings. Our house was hardly touched in the floods – but so sad to see friends and neighbours who lost so much.

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How to stay stuck

I hate feeling stuck. Unfocused, unsure, blurry…… anxious.

That feeling of not being able to make a decision despite mulling it over in your mind for hours on end or boring everybody with the same dilemma time and time again.

One minute you ‘make the decision’ only to change your mind again half an hour later.
Sound familiar?

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I got fired – (and what I learned)

I’ve been fired twice.

Once from a seasonal job in Switzerland – for insubordination. (If you know me, that won’t surprise you at all – and in my defence, I was very young). And a year or so later for not ‘looking the part’ (my ‘just out of student life’ gear didn’t work in the hallowed world of posh interior design).

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Start this TOMORROW and get loads more done!

Yet another day chasing your tail, wondering how you’re going to get through that meeting, lead your team, talk sense with your boss AND have time to eat lunch?

If someone tells you to ‘manage your time better’ you’re going to scream or run away swearing under your breath.

What’s the cure?

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