Group Work

Group Work

For some, group work provides and opportunity to sit back and relax. To let others take the load, do their work for them. And benefit from the results. On the opposite end, those that pick up the load find group work painful. Excessive, and a tonne of extra work...
What’s The Expected Outcome?

What’s The Expected Outcome?

When asked to complete a task or activity, be sure to ask… What’s the expected outcome? What are you actually being asked to do? What do they think you’re going to produce? By understanding the expected outcome, you can then plan a path to get you there as easily and...
Too Late To Touch Type?

Too Late To Touch Type?

After years and decades of doing things one way, the same way, over and over, your brain becomes hard-wired. The action becomes unconscious, automatic. It’s built into your brain. Like typing… Most of us type at least once a day. And very few of us actually type...
Repeatable Routine Checklists

Repeatable Routine Checklists

A “Repeatable Routine” is a series of tasks or things that you do over and over, on a regular basis. Saturday morning cleaning and chores. A monthly financial review and update. Preparation of tax records for tax time Packing for a trip away. A morning routine. The...
Reset Your Inbox

Reset Your Inbox

What’s sitting in your inbox right now? Hundreds or thousands of unread emails? Or two or three outstanding tasks to do today Or something in between. Regardless, how much time do you spend each day, worrying about, sorting, reading, deleting emails? How much of this...
Ebb Is Flow

Ebb Is Flow

Energy goes in ebbs and flows. Some times, some days or weeks, every  thing’s running smoothly, in sync. And then, it hits a rock. Things stall, stuck, and come undone. The flow stops, and we feel compelled to try to make it start again, to keep pushing forward....
What’s The Desired Outcome?

What’s The Desired Outcome?

When you’re being asked to do something, create something, finish something The biggest question to get clear is… What’s the desired outcome? What do you want? What is expected? How you get there, is up to you – to choose the simplest ,, most direct path, or the most...
Less Meetings, More Purpose

Less Meetings, More Purpose

When you have 25 people meet for an hour a week 52 weeks a year, at an hourly rate of $150+, does that meeting really add value of $200,000 a year? Really? There has to be some meetings, but when you look at the number of people multiplied by the hourly rate of the...
An Extra Morning Hour A Day

An Extra Morning Hour A Day

What would happen if you got up an hour early in the morning. If, instead of staying in bed until the very last minute and then rushing to get out the door… You set your alarm at the same time every single day. An hour earlier. And got out of bed and calmly and...
Design Is Never Done

Design Is Never Done

When you’re developing something new, the design is never done. On the drawing board, you’re testing, tweaking, proto-typing. Trying to find a different way, a better way. Another improvement, to make this “thing” that you’re creating the very best it can be. Even...
Are You Making Beauty Or Ugliness?

Are You Making Beauty Or Ugliness?

Natures creations are astounding… wonderfully, awe-inspiring in their magnificence and beauty. Natures creations are astounding… wonderfully, awe-inspiring in their magnificence and beauty. Step out into a rainforest or stand on the edge of the ocean, and you will...
Pick Three Things

Pick Three Things

At the start of the year we may set lofty goals. Three dozen different things to achieve and  create. Create a business, expand your career, improve your health, buy a new apartment, move countries, travel, create art, write a book… It’s endless. On the...
Last Day Of The First Month

Last Day Of The First Month

On the last day of the first month of another year. What have you created so far? What is different and what’s the same? What’s working and what’s not working? What do you have to change? What has to happen for next month to be better than this? For this year to be...
Ideas Come From Every Where

Ideas Come From Every Where

Ideas come from every where. They pop in and out and through your head on a daily, hourly basis. The key is to catch them, write them down, and then choose the ones to act upon. And save the rest for another day. Creativity comes from paying attention to the ideas...
F$*% The Five-Year Plan

F$*% The Five-Year Plan

Where do you want to be in 5 years? The problem with having a clear path and actions to get there. Is that, when you’re half-way along the path and you realise it’s heading in the wrong direction. You’ve mentally committed your self to the point that you won’t turn...
How To Start A Blog

How To Start A Blog

How to start a blog? Find a free online platform like Blogger or WordPress.com and join it. Create a new blog post. Write something. Anything, even if it’s crap. Push the Publish button. Congratulations. You have a blog. Rinse and repeat. XO Liz...
Tracking And Checklists

Tracking And Checklists

Many successful mentors and coaches teach that tracking and checklists are a key to success. If you’re training for an Olympic gold medal, which is the focus of every waking hour, that might well be the case. Every split second or extra hour of training will have an...
Is Any One Having Fun Yet?

Is Any One Having Fun Yet?

Did you have fun yesterday? Ave you had any fun today? Do you enjoy what you’re doing? Or are you doing it because you have to, because it’s your job, because someone told you to? If you’re not having fun in the daily activities and experience that you have chosen to...
Don’t Be Fooled By The Pretty Pictures

Don’t Be Fooled By The Pretty Pictures

Technology and software does amazing things. Graphics and fly-throughs and virtual reality. Digital wizardry with effects that, on the surface, look amazing. Many can be fooled by the special effects. But those who know good design and quality product, can see through...
Every Thing New Is The Result Of Creativity

Every Thing New Is The Result Of Creativity

Every thing new is the result of creativity. An expression of the self. A coffee, an email, a face of makeup, a business report. Each of these things, in their own way, evolves into something from nothing, or something else. Taking one form of energy and transforming...
Consistent Pressure Creates Diamonds

Consistent Pressure Creates Diamonds

It’s amazing how last minute deadlines put the pressure on to create magic. What evolves in the last 24 or 48 hours compared to the previous week or month, can blow your mind. Some people work brilliantly under pressure, making fast decisions and acting quickly....
Clear The Clutter

Clear The Clutter

When you sit down to work, how much stuff clutters your desk? Multiple versions of the same thing… scissors, pens and paper. Old notes, note pads, receipts. Stuff that does not help you do work. Stuff that gets in the way. Stuff that can easily go. How long will it...
What’s On For 2019?

What’s On For 2019?

What’s on for 2019? What are you going to do to make next year different? Or are you going to live the same life over again? Even if 2018 was your best year yet… Don’t you want to make it even better? How? XO Liz...
Eliminate Excess Detail

Eliminate Excess Detail

Sometimes, giving too much detail is to much. Trying to cover every single base, fill every single gap. Give people every little thing they need… Can be overkill, especially if they’re only going to take in twenty, or thirty, percent. Instead, find the crucial twenty,...
Onerous Tasks Done Two Ways

Onerous Tasks Done Two Ways

Tasks that seem onerous, or not that exciting can be done n one of two ways… Slowly, “small-ly”, bit by by bit, in small, daily pieces. Or, all at once, in one big hit, getting it out of the way. The problem with slowly, is, it’s always there, calling, at...
Aim For One Bit Better Than Yesterday

Aim For One Bit Better Than Yesterday

When you’re stating out in any thing, business, a hobby, a skill, a relationship. The way to improve… is to set the intention to be just one bit better than yesterday. Just one bit. If you typed 40 words a minute yesterday, today, aim for 41. If you swam 900m...
Why Waste Words?

Why Waste Words?

Why waste words? Why say something in 300 hundred words when you can say it in 50. Find the point, and say it, and leave it at that, Save every one some time. XO Liz Watt
Procrastination Or Deeper Instinct?

Procrastination Or Deeper Instinct?

We live in a hyper-productive society. Where a sense of worth or value is often measured by how much you do So when procrastination kicks in, you can feel stagnant, stuck, not as productive as you need to be, should be. But what if procrastination is intuitive...
Every Eleven Minutes Count

Every Eleven Minutes Count

Every now and them in your day there’s a spare eleven minutes. You’re ready to leave for work a little early. That report took less time than you thought. You’ve finished a task and ou have to leave for yoga in exactly…eleven minutes. What are you going to do? Sit...
Creativity Is Messy

Creativity Is Messy

Creativity is messy. So messy. It’s ideas and thoughts and snippets and pieces tumbling. Jumbling. Thrown together and …

The Answer’s In Front Of You

The Answer’s In Front Of You

Don’t know what to do?
Where to go?
Or why?
The answer’s in front of you, you just have to hear it, see it, choose it…

Deconstruct To Reconstruct

Deconstruct To Reconstruct

When you’ve spent a long time building something, it can be really challenging to make the decision to let it go.