The danger of operating in ‘Survival’ mode

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been exploring the topic of unhelpful beliefs, stories and scripts.

A few people have asked me why we behave in ways or repeat patterns that actually do us no good at all – and even though we know it, we seem unable to do anything about it.


Choosing a Different Belief is Liberating!


Last week I wrote about the first step in changing the self-limiting  beliefs, scripts and stories that prevent us from being successful in life.

I encouraged you to:

Think about the beliefs you hold that prevent you from being as successful as you like (and to write them down). 

I used to have a strong ‘must be polite ’ belief.  Of course that serves me well much of the time.  But when I first started coaching, it got in the way of me  providing challenge and honest feedback.


Is your Script past its Sell By date?


In this week’s blog I want to talk about the beliefs, stories and scripts that get in the way of effective leadership and make us less focused or  successful  than we could be.

We often talk about Self Limiting Beliefs, old stories or out-of-date scripts  – these can keep us stuck, make us feel helpless or inadequate and  frustrated with ourselves – and yet we’re not quite sure how to change things.


If you keep on doing what you’ve always done…

Last week I wrote about two key things that will help you be more productive (no fads, apps or shiny new objects).

The problem is, when we can’t see the wood for the trees we…well, we can’t see the wood for the trees! If you keep on doing what you’ve always done……you know the rest.


10 ways to be super productive – No, we only need TWO!

I was going to write an article on ‘10 ways to be super productive’ but stopped myself in time.

We don’t need 10 things to do.  We need one (oh alright then, two).

I’m really good at being unproductive.  I can mess about on LinkedIn or Facebook, procrastinate when things are too difficult or, frankly, dull (GDPR, anyone?) and generally waste my time.  And when I have loads to do (most of the time) I can focus on the unimportant stuff at the expense of the really big, critical business things and kid myself that ticking off something unimportant rather than tackling something really important is Getting Stuff Done.


10 ways to influence with integrity – Re-visited

As always, I’m taking a break from writing new blogs in August to recharge my batteries (I try to practise what I preach) so over this month I will be sharing four of this year’s most popular blog posts with you.  If you haven’t read them yet….here’s your chance!

This week it’s: 10 ways to influence with integrity

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