If you take the time and go to Give a Little, click on the Health tab. Right now you will see 884 campaigns, heart-breaking campaigns, of people who need money to fight disease, get medical treatment, have surgery, or fulfill their final wishes.
Why do we hang onto things we are familiar with and accustomed to? I was reminded of a colleague who worked with me in local government during one of the many 4-yearly restructuring (in 1996), which would affect over 37,000 employees!
Everyone knows that if your business doesn’t appear on the first page of google and ideally within the top 5 listings, you are missing out on serious sales opportunities.
This past week was an interesting one for me. I celebrated my birthday, New Zealand joined the Space race and I was booked in, to get fibre installed. What do these three things have in common?
Have you ever wondered why you have so many clothes in your wardrobe still with their tags still on? They might have been bought on impulse, or you were swayed because it was ‘a good price’, or you felt like something different and the latest fashion trend beckoned you; but find now you do not like them, or ‘can’t even remember why you bought them in the first place.
If you are currently selling or planning on selling your character/older property then make sure it’s like a fine wine; better with age, rather than like yoghurt - definitely not better with age.
How many of us spend our time dwelling on the past, the things that went wrong, the bad times, the mistakes we made and the opportunities we didn’t take advantage of?
There is a significant difference between feeling tired and being burnt out, someone who is tired can usually recover with a good night’s sleep. Whereas someone who is burnout often sleeps and sleeps and they can never feel rejuvenated.
I’m probably not alone when I say I’m guilty of letting my self-belief falter occasionally, letting self-doubt creep in, and then in the night what happens? These huge obstacles rear up like a big black monster blocking our way, leaving us with a waking feeling of negativity and impending pessimism!
I spent almost 14 years as a coach driver. In that time I worked with people from all over the world. It was a job I enjoyed immensely, travelling round mainly the South Island of NZ, working with people who were on holiday. I considered my job was to work with the Tour Escort to give people a great experience in their visit to NZ.
I was having an interesting chat with one of the mum's at school today. Her daughter is a celiac and reacts to gluten. Of course, I sympathised with her imagining the change the household would have had to make so their daughter would not accidentally eat anything containing gluten.
If only I had more money! If only I felt more positive! If only I was more successful! If only I could achieve my potential! If only I could achieve my goals! Are you guilty of being stuck in ‘if only’ conundrum? Whom do you blame? Others? Yourself?
The garden may be looking a bit empty at this time of the year but there is plenty to do in preparation for the coming season.