Most Projects End Quietly

Most Projects End Quietly

Most projects end quietly. After the hype and the climax and excitement has ended. That means you can either stay there, willing and forcing it to go on. Or, choose the walk away. The challenge is knowing when to stay and when to go. XO Liz...
When People Don’t Listen…

When People Don’t Listen…

When people don’t listen. And then ask why, or what, or how. Instead of saying it again…over and over and over… Making your self insane. Support them to find the tools and questions to figure it out them selves. To a student… Ask 3 other people, then come ask...
Whose Crap Is That Any Way?

Whose Crap Is That Any Way?

There’s something you really want to do, create, be. But you’re not. You’re stopping your self, sabotaging, and you’re not even sure why. But it sucks, and you’re over it. The thing is… That thing, that’s stopping you. That hesitation. Nervousness. Apprehension....
Meaningful Learning Is Not Always Entertainment

Meaningful Learning Is Not Always Entertainment

In a world of video games, virtual reality, and innovative technology. There’s a lot of fun to be had. It’s easy to find a way to be entertained. In a learning environment, there are a lot more tools for educators and facilitators to play around with. But sometimes,...
More Than One Life To Live?

More Than One Life To Live?

What is there really was more than one life to live. What if, one this is done, you get the chance to come back, and do it all again. Only, if that’s the case, then it kind of makes sense that you’d come back and pick up where you left off. So don’t you want to make...
Monet Had To Practice Too!

Monet Had To Practice Too!

In order to create excellence, you have to first learn the basics. Monet did not paint a master piece without first spending hundreds of hours practicing. Learning about light, and colour, and form and shape. Practicing, repeating, perfecting his craft. Getting it...
You Can Justify Any Thing

You Can Justify Any Thing

You can justify good or bad behaviour. Make up excuses and reasons and explanations. The question is… Is the behaviour helping or hindering. It’s easy to justify. It’s harder to choose what works and change direction. XO Liz...
Share Your Work

Share Your Work

It’s easy to sit at home with your work. Keeping it to your self. Un til it’s perfect. But in the process of sharing. You gain clarity in the explanation of what it is… You get to see what other people see or don’t see in it. And, if you can see the feedback as...
What’s A Travelator To You?

What’s A Travelator To You?

What’s an escalator to you? A chance to stop and rest? An opportunity to keep walking, and get there faster? Something to ignore and bypass, and just keep going how you’re going? PS…A travelator is one of those electronic  things at the airport that you can jump on as...
Good Stuff Comes In The Pause

Good Stuff Comes In The Pause

Good listeners ask a question and wait. Allow the answer to come. Are comfortable with the silence. The pause. Because they know, if you give it a little time. To percolate, and bubble and form and evolve. The very best, most insightful, good stuff… Always comes in...
Excellence Is Not A Linear Process

Excellence Is Not A Linear Process

When you’ve never done something before it’s highly unlikely that you’ll get it right first go. There’s a learning curve. Of skills. And process. And all the stuff you don’t even know you don’t know. That you only figure out when you get to it...
Doing For The Sake Of Doing

Doing For The Sake Of Doing

There is no point doing something just to get it done. Attending another weekly meeting without an agenda or outcome… because that’s what’s always been done. Writing a report that no-one ever reads… because that’s what’s always been...
How Long Do You Try To Make It Work?

How Long Do You Try To Make It Work?

If you’re doing it and you’re not sure why any more, let it go. If you’re forcing it to work and you don’t love it, stop it now. But if behind whatever it is that you’re trying to create – if there’s a bigger, stronger, more powerful reason. That’s driving and...
Take The Supply To The Demand

Take The Supply To The Demand

Just because you have a supply of something – a product, skill, some kind of value-  does not meant here is a demand. The market, society, the people, will decide what they want. If no-one wants your stuff, maybe it’s a matter of finding the demand – and then taking...
Which Kind Of Winning?

Which Kind Of Winning?

Some win when others lose. Other win by helping others win. Which kind of winning do you play? XO Liz Watt
Thank F$&% It’s Friday

Thank F$&% It’s Friday

If Monday’s blues day. And Wednesday’s hump day. And you thank F$&% it’s Friday You gotta take a look at what’s really going on… XO Liz Watt
Play Like A Child

Play Like A Child

When was the last time you played like a child? Ran around, climbed a tree or rolled in the grass. Scribbled a picture, sang a silly song. Cut and pasted and coloured in. What would it take to play again? Just for a while. And how would that make you feel?...
Learn To Trust Your Self

Learn To Trust Your Self

You don’t need a teacher, or mentor or psychic or guru… To tell you you’re right or wrong. Or which way to go. Deep down you know the next right step for you. Waiting for someone or something outside your self to choose. Or reinforce what you already know. Or...
People Who Stop On Escalators

People Who Stop On Escalators

  People who get to the top of the escalator and step off and stop. Or walk around on public transport with a giant backpack knocking out all in their path. Or leave a trolley in the middle of the supermarket aisle. While they sit, absorbed in their own individual...
Dance a Ballet, Write A Book

Dance a Ballet, Write A Book

You want to build a house. It take action to dig the foundations, build the walls, and the roof. You want to write a book. It takes action to write and edit those 50 or 60,000 words. You want to dance a ballet. It takes action to learn the moves, rehearse and put it...
Shut Out The Psychics

Shut Out The Psychics

The psychic said I should choose this. So I did. The healer said I am better. So I am. The guru said I must do it this way. So I did. What do you say? No-one knows what is right for you except YOU. Stop listening to the external sources, go indie, and listen to your...
Start With The Basics

Start With The Basics

You cannot run until you can walk. You cannot sing until you speak. You cannot change the world until you change you. Start with the basics. Take the first step. XO Liz Watt
Systematic Creativity

Systematic Creativity

Systems underpin all creativity. By default, all creativity is made up of building blocks. For the artist – colour, line, texture, shape. For the architect – space, volume, materials, light and shade. For the writer – it is grammar and words. Creativity...
Shut Out The Noise

Shut Out The Noise

The outside worlds offer infinite noise and distraction. Reality TV, news, disaster and current affairs. B-grade celebrities doing G-grade things. Do you switch on the TV the minute you wake, scroll through Facebook, Or trawl the news? Do you embrace the noise? Or...
Every Small Choice

Every Small Choice

Shortcuts, compromise, laziness. Every choice, every decision, every little thing. Adds up to make a great impact. On your business your self, your life. It all counts, every seemingly small choice, one at a time XO Liz...
Change Is Uncomfortable

Change Is Uncomfortable

If you’re ready to create true change for your self or the environment, it will create discomfort. Stepping out of the status quo and looking towards something new is confronting. Unknown. Many may resist, want to beat you back. In favour of safe. It’s a lot easier to...
Choose Your Point

Choose Your Point

What do you want to say? What’s the point? What’s the one thing you want people to remember is that’s all they hear? Focus on that. Give them that. Let go of the other stuff that doesn’t matter. Don’t try to say 27 different things, so they remember none. Focus on the...
True Leadership Has No Followers

True Leadership Has No Followers

Leadership is not about how many people will follow you blindly. Adopting your values, ideas and dogma. True leadership is about choosing what is right for you. And choosing to follow that, regardless of every body else. And empowering others do do the same....
It’s Just Words

It’s Just Words

“I have a dream” ~~ Martin Luther King “Be the change you want to see in the world” ~~ Ghandi Words matter. Which ones do you choose to live by? It’s not just words. XO Liz Watt
One Creative Thing

One Creative Thing

What’s one creative thing that you can do today? What can you make? What can you bring to life? At home, at work, at play. That’s adds some joy to the world. Go create. XO Liz Watt
If You Live To 80…

If You Live To 80…

If you live to 80, you’ve lived approximately, 744,600 hours. If you sleep 8 hours a night, you’ve slept 248,200 of them. If you eat and bathe 2 hours a day, that’s another 58,400 hours. 12 years of school, 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, 40 weeks a year is 14,400. Plus...