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How effortful is it for you to speak at work?

There is a beautiful carved white rocking horse that sits on a table in my loft office. It is simple and captivating. It does nothing else but rock back and forth on its rail. But I can’t help but set it in motion as I walk past. Watching it I realised there is a perfect…

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How easy do you find it to take action?

Now that we have spent some time imagining what our awesome voice sounds like – we need to take action, but not little baby steps. We need to take a bloody great running jump! We need to scare our own pants off. The thing is we are so much more capable than we give ourselves…

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What is the cost of you NOT speaking up?

Tidying up my daughter’s desk I noticed her well used rubber. When we write in pencil we can simply rub out what we don’t like. We can let our perfectionism run riot across the page. Preferring neat and tidy as an end product. Not so easy when you are speaking. We have no way to…

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Imagine what good could your message do in the world?

We are looking at Tara Mohr’s 3rd Rule for Brilliant Women. Imagine what your authentic awesome voice sound like?Voices react incredibly well to imagination, so if you can imagine it, it can become possible. Really take the time to daydream. Crazy, out of the ballpark, frivolous daydream. Now, this doesn’t mean we are all going…

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Why is your voice like a box of pencil crayons?

I love those pencil drawings in just black and white. I think they are really striking, especially when they are portraits or architectural in nature. They just work. The style and the content fit. Now, try to imagine a beautiful garden filled with glorious flowers – the pencil drawing doesn’t quite work as well. The…

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Are you a Good Girl or Boy?

Are you still playing but the rules? The ones that were created during your education…the ones that say there are right and wrong answers, that you should work hard and prepare, even over-prepare, that you should be pretty sure you are right before you answer. Education is a system that rewards good behaviour – as…

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How Is Your Mind Like An Attic?

Definition of Alignment: 1. arrangement in a straight line or in correct relative positions. 2. a position of agreement or alliance. Most business will have spent some time at the end of last year – or are about to start yearly and quarterly planning.  They will be thinking about how to align their personal and…