Quietly Making Noise

Quietly Making Noise

We’re convinced that fame and success comes to those who put themselves out there in the mainstream and social media. The ones who make the most noise. The real success comes to those who quietly work away, consistently, day after day. It’s the work you do behind the...
$12 Life Coaching Course

$12 Life Coaching Course

Life Coach…a person employed to help people attain their goals in life. You can buy a Life Coaching course online for $12. You watch some videos, do some activities and get certified as a “Life Coach.” For $12. Created by a person who knows some stuff and puts it...
Time To Opt Out?

Time To Opt Out?

How many things in your life do you need to opt out of? That you’re paying for without realising it. Or needing it? Or that aren’t delivering the value you used to get, or thought you’d get? Or that are just taking up valuable time in your life? The insurance policy...
Showing Up To Class Gets You Half Way There

Showing Up To Class Gets You Half Way There

Just showing up to class gets you half way there. Turning up to a lecture means you hear what you need to and don’t struggle to catch up. Turning up to your pilates class means and all you have to do is follow the instructor and don’t have to motivate your self....
Ease Or Endurance?

Ease Or Endurance?

Endurance implies struggle and push and force. Ease implies calm and flow and inspiration. Choosing ease and easy frees up space for movement and creation and inspiration. Choosing endurance takes up space for pressure and stress and coercion. Endurance is a myth and...
Choose Strengths Over Weaknesses

Choose Strengths Over Weaknesses

When you’re good at something, and love something, do more of it. When you’re not that great, and there’s no real love, don’t do it. Strengths that come easily will yield more ease. Weaknesses that are a struggle will yield more struggle. Stop battling instincts. Stop...
Evolution Or Revolution

Evolution Or Revolution

A vision board includes images of a bigger, brighter future. Things that are out there, in the future, that when achieved will make things better. A vision board is a list of all the things you perceive you lack. The things that today you do not have, and think that...
Throw Away Your Vision Boards

Throw Away Your Vision Boards

A vision board includes images of a bigger, brighter future. Things that are out there, in the future, that when achieved will make things better. A vision board is a list of all the things you perceive you lack. The things that today you do not have, and think that...
Get To Bed On Time

Get To Bed On Time

It’s easy to stay up late, to read one more chapter. Or finish that last piece of work. To potter around, in front of the TV. Till midnight has come and gone. And a second wind hits. It’s easy to keep going until all hours of the morning. Until you have to get up and...
A Single Point Of Focus

A Single Point Of Focus

A single point of focus means… All your energy and time is pointed in one direction. Things get done faster. Productivity and efficiency is high. A single point of focus gets things done. BUT… A single point of focus can get monotonous, repetitive, Boring and...
What Needs To Be Said?

What Needs To Be Said?

What’s important? What do people need to hear? What will change the world? What will make a bit of difference today, to some one? That’s what needs to be said. Every single day. And if you know it, you’re the one to say it. XO Liz...
Rose Are Red

Rose Are Red

Roses are red… Violets are blue… But only at certain times of the year, So make sure you enjoy them in bloom!! XO Liz Watt
When You Don’t Know What You Want

When You Don’t Know What You Want

There are many people living their life based on what they thing they “should” want. What society, culture, religion, politics tells them is important. And there comes a time, where it’s just not enough. There comes a time, to go inward, and discover what you really,...
Insane Complexity Of Modern Society

Insane Complexity Of Modern Society

Modern society has become insanely complex. So complex, that it’s often hard to get seemingly simple things done. And yet there are layers and layers of bureaucrats fuelling the insanity on a daily basis. Busily “doing” but achieving little. The tenant, with no hot...
The Apathy Of Long Term Contracts

The Apathy Of Long Term Contracts

Creating contracts between organizations for the long term, like, we’re talking years here. Sound great at the start – when every thing’s new and fresh and exciting. But what happens down the track, years later, when the individuals have changed. When needs and...
(In)Decisions By Committee

(In)Decisions By Committee

Decisions by committees give every one an opportunity to be heard and to have a say. But it is often unlikely that every member of a committee will all agree on the same thing. And, it is completely likely that a committee may defer an issue, or debate it around and...
You’re Never In The Hands Of The Plumbers

You’re Never In The Hands Of The Plumbers

The hot water’s not working. The plumber’s been out twice, and isn’t quite sure what the problem is. It’s raining and it’s a public holiday – so it’ll take a few more days to figure it out, order parts. Meanwhile, there’s 60 apartments who’ve been without water...
Technology Connects And Disconnects Too

Technology Connects And Disconnects Too

Technology allows us to talk to someone half way around the world. Connected in a matter of seconds. In online forums, and groups and communities. To people we would never meet on the streets. Or would travel days or months to discover face-to-face. Technology...
Where Are You Trying To Get To?

Where Are You Trying To Get To?

The modern world moves fast. And people are following it. With endless to-do lists and errands. Beneath it all, where are you trying to get to? And why? And does it really matter if you don’t? Enjoy the now. Breathe… XO Liz...
8pm… It’s Never Too Late

8pm… It’s Never Too Late

When you make a daily commitment and then the very next day forget about it, and put it off. Until 8 o’clock at night. It would be easy to say, oh well, I’ll start again tomorrow. Or, you can choose to do it any way. And be two days ahead of your starting place....
30 Days Of Writing… Go!

30 Days Of Writing… Go!

I was reminded by Seth Godin about the simplicity and the value of writing every day and putting it out there. I receive Seth Godin’s blog daily, and have done for years. I don’t always read it every day, but at times I’ll sit and devour dozens of unread snippets of...
Choosing To De-Commit

Choosing To De-Commit

There comes a time in projects, relationships, business, work, friendships… When the right thing might be to de-commit. When things aren’t working the way you want any more. When it’s hard, forced and full of pressure and angst. But, but, but… You committed. You...
Average Depends On Compared To What

Average Depends On Compared To What

Considering where you sit on the spectrum of great to crap depends what and who you’re comparing against. If you’re comparing your self to group of Olympic Athletes, then you’re probably well below average. If you’re comparing your self to a group of three year olds,...
Where Do You Get Your Expertise From?

Where Do You Get Your Expertise From?

Where do you get your advice from? “The plumber down the road says I should paint my house this colour…” “The guy at the post office reckons it’s a bad time to buy real estate…” The plumber probably isn’t an expert in design. And you might want to ask the guy at the...
Working To An Outcome

Working To An Outcome

There are times to be creative and go with the flow and times to be working towards an outcome. The challenge and the skill is to know which is which. When you’re working freely, there’s no boundaries, no restrictions, you can try any thing and do what you want. When...
When The Idea Comes, Act

When The Idea Comes, Act

When the idea comes to you, act upon it right away. Even if it’s just to write it down so you can act on it later. Otherwise you’ll be left 4 hours later wondering what the heck that great idea was you had to write about 4 hours earlier… XO Liz...
Become Good By Being Bad

Become Good By Being Bad

How do you become good at something? Writing? Drawing? Sales? Marketing? Relationships? Child-rearing? How do you become good at any of these things? By choosing it, starting it, and doing it. And being prepared to do it badly, or completely fail, over and over an...
Apartment Living

Apartment Living

Doing what you want to do is fabulous. But considering how it might impact other people is worth a look. It’s like apartment living. Are you the person who opens all their windows and blares music at all hours of the day. Or the one inside, annoyed they can’t use...
When Help Comes Your Way… Take It

When Help Comes Your Way… Take It

How often does someone offer extra help to you? And when it comes, do you accept it willingly? Or do you turn it away, maybe even ignore it? On the grounds that you feel like you don’t deserve it. Or you don’t want to put people out. Or your stuff isn’t good enough...
What’s Your Computer Backup?

What’s Your Computer Backup?

What do you keep on your computer these days? Every photo from your life? Every document you’ve ever written? Every creative piece you’ve created? Gone are the days of hard copy records. Every thing exist in digital form. So what are you doing to back it all up – in...
One Daily Thing Leads To Greatness

One Daily Thing Leads To Greatness

What is one thing that you can do or practice every day, no matter what, without fail, to move you forward? Closer to your goals and dreams. Three tiny, seemingly insignificant things, that over the course of a year, a decade, will add up to something great. A...
Do One More Thing A Day

Do One More Thing A Day

You know that thing that you said you’d do today. That when it comes down to it, you’re not quit sure if you have the energy for it. But you said you would. And you know if you don’t you’ll be thinking about it all night. If you don’t do it today, that’s one less...
What Are You Actually Committed To?

What Are You Actually Committed To?

It’s fine to want to do what you love and go with the flow. Following the energy and what comes easiest is definitely going to make life much easier. But at the same time you have to consider what you have actually committed to. Have you committed to building your...
Killing Time On Planet Earth

Killing Time On Planet Earth

What if there is no point to all of this? No purpose, no deeper, bigger meaning of life. What is there is no grander reason for each of us being here? Or collectively as the human race. What if we all just get born, live and die. And the whole point of life is...
Creativity Is Iterative Not Linear

Creativity Is Iterative Not Linear

When you’re doing something creative, figure out how long it’s going to take. Then double it. To factor in your miscalculations of tests and dead ends and versions and changes. Any kind of creative endeavour will always take longer than you anticipate. Because it’s...
Cut The Jargon. Keep It Simple

Cut The Jargon. Keep It Simple

Ever read an insane sentence in a professional, or slightly intellectual context? That you have to read 5 times to make any sense of them? Like… The purpose of the project is to develop a strategy to superimpose the infrastructure criterion with the aesthetics of the...
An Hour Versus A Twelve Hour Drawing

An Hour Versus A Twelve Hour Drawing

When design students ask me, “how do I get a high distinction, how do I be the best?” I tell them… This student spent twelve hours on their work. How many did you spend on yours? Did you research, explore, experiment? Did you plan and strategize and pay attention to...
Write What You Want To Write

Write What You Want To Write

The whole premise of writing any kind of marketing or copy in a business is to get into the head of your client or customer and write what they want to hear. Same with creating products, or logos, or making any kind of sale. That can be absolutely exhausting. What if...
There Comes A Time

There Comes A Time

There comes a time when enough is enough. When the pain of NOT doing what you really want to be doing becomes too hard to bear. There comes a time when you have to decide that no matter what comes up, you are putting that thing first. That thing that drives you, that...
It’s OK To Feel Like Shit

It’s OK To Feel Like Shit

It’s perfectly fine to feel like shit some days. To feel sad, angry, frustrated or depressed. Emotions are a part of the human condition. And a barometer for your soul. The problem is, far too often, people choose to suppress and shut off the negative, and pretend it...
Schedule Time Off Work Each Year

Schedule Time Off Work Each Year

Even when you love your work. Especially when you love your work. It’s important to schedule a decent amount of time off each year. A time without emails, or deadlines, or pressure or things to be done. A time of nothing, of being. A time to recharge and rejuvenate...
You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone

You Don’t Know What You’ve Got Till It’s Gone

We often take for granted the things that we have and the lifestyle we have created. Until it’s suddenly gone. The space in your home that wasn’t quite right, suddenly upturned into a chaotic jungle by unexpected repairs. The peace and quiet, suddenly disturbed by an...
Listen When Your Body Talks

Listen When Your Body Talks

Every pain, every ache, every little bit of tension is your body talking to you. Telling you that something ain’t quite right. And some thing’s a little bit wrong. So the next time you get a twinge or an ache. Instead of “pushing through.” Take a little time to...
When Water Pipes Burst

When Water Pipes Burst

When water pipes burst…there’s a flood, and water. And a total disruption to the normal way of life. One way of approaching it is to bitch and whinge and whine. The other is to look around, take it all in, and consider. In terms of clean up, where is the best, most...
No One’s Trying To Offend You

No One’s Trying To Offend You

When there’s something big and different happening. An event or appointment of anticipation. It’s tempting to focus just on that, and while away the time until it gets there. Expectation and excitement is perfectly fine to grow and build. Except when it creates a high...
Waiting For THAT Thing

Waiting For THAT Thing

When there’s something big and different happening. An event or appointment of anticipation. It’s tempting to focus just on that, and while away the time until it gets there. Expectation and excitement is perfectly fine to grow and build. Except when it creates a high...
We Are All Biased

We Are All Biased

We all see the world differently. Each and every single one of us has a different point of view. Based on the memories, experience, beliefs and view of the world. Not one of us sees or thinks exactly the same. Which makes us all biased towards one perspective. The...
Meeting New People

Meeting New People

Possibilities are created when you meet new people. They can open you up to new ideas, new opportunities and new ways of thinking and being. The thing is, you’re not going to meet them by doing the same thing at the same time in the same place, over and over. You’re...
When Your Plane Gets Cancelled

When Your Plane Gets Cancelled

There’s nothing you can do, when your plane gets cancelled. Huffing and puffing and groaning and whinging won’t change what’s going on. So use the time to your advantage. What can you create that feels good. Spend your waiting time in a space of possibility and...
There’s Always Some One Better Than You

There’s Always Some One Better Than You

There’s always some one better than you, some where. At some thing. Which makes it crucial to ask for help, so that you get that one extra hint, that helps you get better your self. At the same time, it’s important to know that with every one you meet, you are better...