Making A Plan vs Going With The Flow

There’s a dichotomy between planning and going with the flow…after all, if you plan too rigidly, you leave no space for the ‘lucky’ coincidences and random occurrences that often move you forward, making you wonder why you bother to plan at...

The Worst Advice I Ever Received

“Don’t put all your eggs in one basket”  This is what my Mum used to say to me about all sorts of things, and especially about my then-boyfriend, who became my husband, who is now my ex-husband. Given the life changes I’ve made over the past...

Where Do Your Core Values Come From?

If you search for resources on core values and how to figure out what your core values are, there’s a pretty haphazard approach that usually encourages a lot of ‘feeling’…my own ebook on Why Values Matter includes a section on how to determine...

Creating Big Magic

Showing Up Last weekend I went to Elizabeth Gilbert’s Big Magic workshop in London. I’d bought tickets as a birthday present for my partner, thinking “This probably won’t be hugely relevant to me, I already write/create and don’t have a problem doing that”. So we...

Why Core Values Matter

Back in 1999 – a year before I’d graduated from the University of Warwick – I landed a coveted job with the world’s biggest consulting company, had a golden handshake of £10,000 and agreed a start date that gave me 18 months to get my wanderlust and travel adventures...

Why Make It Personal?

How much stuff should I share about myself? Surely people won’t be interested in that? Isn’t that over-sharing? Isn’t that too personal? Is there such a thing as sharing too much online, especially if you’re running a business and wanting to...