Building Your Social Capital

Social Capital: ‘Consciously and deliberately building networks that enable you to achieve your goals, fulfill your mission and make your contribution to the world.’

Are You An Active Listener

Active Listening When was the last time you downed tools and fully engaged in listening? It is so easy to ‘fake’ listening; a nod here, a ‘yes’ there and you think you’re giving the speaker sufficient attention. I am as guilty of it as anyone else! We need to strive to be in the present, to…

Women At War

Many years ago I worked at a weight loss centre. The company had approximately 97% female staff and the environment was… well, hell! Never before had I seen so much cat-fighting, back scratching and bitching. I was appalled and shocked. Women getting promoted based on whether the woman above liked her and could manipulate her…

Knowing When It’s Time To Forgive

Being able to forgive someone or a group of people takes time and effort. It’s not unusual for forgiveness to take years, especially if the pain (your emotions are the key here) has been huge. We are emotional creatures and as such the larger the pain the more hurt and angry we become. And on…

Waiting To Exhale… 5 Things To Consider When Seeking Your Tribe

Life does not always feel fair. There are challenges at every corner with work, relationships, health and wealth creation. We seem to be constantly waiting to exhale, to breathe again. But what if we could breathe regardless of the circumstances? What if we could choose to breathe in faith and breathe out doubt? I remember…

Are You Ready To Make A Difference?

  Your gift, your talent… If you knew beyond a doubt that there was something you could do that would make a difference to someone else’s life in a positive way, would you do it? And if there was the absolute knowledge that in changing someone else’s life you would cause a ripple effect that…

Stamp Out Negativity From Others

Emotional energy comes in many shapes and sizes, from happiness to sadness, from excitement to fear and each one is contagious! Have you noticed how just being in the same room as someone who is constantly ‘down’ can leave you feeling drained? It’s as if they are sapping all of your energy but in fact, it is you…