Public speaking can be one of life’s most feared challenges – until you are doing it. Once The Moment arrives, the speaker might still tremble within, but the performance can feel as smooth as gliding through water.
To swim from thought to expression
What’s the best way to go about turning ideas into reality? This post looks at creativity, communication and inspiration, drawing on wise words from Susan Cain, Tim Ferriss and Brix Smith-Start.
#SaturdaySix (May 2018 Sunday edition!): JK Rowling’s stratosphere, heartbroken hostas, Sussex giraffes
Warmest welcomes to my #SaturdaySix for May 2018 – a monthly sextet of things that are inspiring me right now. And yes, I know this one is going out on a Sunday! Now: what is floating your own boat? I’d love to know – please drop me a line with your own current raves! 1: […]
It makes people happy
Is there any higher purpose in life than to make people happy? What was the last thing that made you happy? Stress has been plentiful for me these past few weeks. I will not bore you with the details. There are times in life when keeping one’s spirits up and remaining focused is harder than […]
#SaturdaySix (February 2018 edition): Giant days, winter’s wonders
Welcome to my second #SaturdaySix – a monthly round-up of six things that are inspiring me right now. What on Earth is floating your own boat? I’d love to know – please drop me a line with your own current raves! 1: Ice is something you put in your gin It is deepest winter in […]
Twitterversary time: The seven year Twitch?
When’s your Twitterversary? If you tweet, what has your time a-tweeting meant to you? Is it a love thing? And is it possible to tire of the conversation that never sleeps? The seven year itch describes a moment seven years into long-term relationships when cracks start to appear. In terms of my Twitter life, what […]
Of Twitter, tweet-ups and introversion
Twitter, it is my contention, is a perfect communications medium for the card-carrying introvert. But what happens when the Twitter world and the real world cross over? Gentle reader, have you ever had the words taken right out of your mouth? I am a card-carrying introvert. Speaking to other people, the words sometimes don’t come […]
Bold moves are the best moves
What do you most want to be doing? What’s stopping you? There are times when the best thing to do is what you’re least comfortable doing. There is nothing holding you back. Now to use the “S” word. Serendipitiously, I read two outstanding pieces this week from authors at different ends of the world, each […]