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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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It’s OK To Change Your Mind

It’s fine to make a commitment that works for you right now. It’s great to go along with it. Until such time that it just does not work for you any more. Which is exactly when you can change your mind, and do something different. The only thing you have to do – is...

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Just Do As You Said You Would

There’s no need to make promises you can’t keep. To build your self up to be something you’re not. In order to out-beat or out-win the others and the competition. There’s no need to try to be better than any one or every one else. There’s only a need to be the very...

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So You Decided To Take A Break

There’s no need to make promises you can’t keep. To build your self up to be something you’re not. In order to out-beat or out-win the others and the competition. There’s no need to try to be better than any one or every one else. There’s only a need to be the very...

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Create More Crap To Create Great

The next time you are asked to attend a meeting with no clear agenda or reason for being, give your self permission to ask the questions. What is it for? What do we want to achieve by the end? Who are the people that actually need to be there, and can make the final...

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Meetings With Purpose

The next time you are asked to attend a meeting with no clear agenda or reason for being, give your self permission to ask the questions. What is it for? What do we want to achieve by the end? Who are the people that actually need to be there, and can make the final...

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Follow The Energy For Productivity

Productivity relies on two things... Managing your tasks and your time. Firstly, becoming clear on what it is exactly that you need to do. Defining all the activities within a project, and breaking them down even further into bite-sized, manageable tasks. Once the...

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Manage Your Tasks AND Your Time

Productivity relies on two things... Managing your tasks and your time. Firstly, becoming clear on what it is exactly that you need to do. Defining all the activities within a project, and breaking them down even further into bite-sized, manageable tasks. Once the...

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The Balance Of Management

Management is important. Except when there’s too much of it, breathing down your neck and micro-managing, watching every little thing you do. Or not enough of it, so disconnected from the work on the ground, that the decisions just make life hard for every one....

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Always Ask For feedback

Feedback is not criticism. It is a way to know what you’ve done well, what could change, and what could be better. Feedback is not personal. It’s a review of the “work”, and how to make the “work” better. Any any way, feedback is always just one persons pinion. You...

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Your First Time Is Your Worst Time

The first time you do something is the worst time you do something. Because you’ve never done it before, and you have no idea what you are doing. The second time it’s a little faster, a little better, because you can cut out all the mistakes. The third time, you can...

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What Does Your Customer Actually Want?

Your customer may not want it cheaper, sooner, smaller, greener. They may want it bigger, or later, or redder or now. They may want to save money, but maybe not. They may want something similar or totally different to what they’ve got. The thing is, you’re never going...

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The Second Time Is Faster

The first time you do something, create something, it‘s slow. Testing, tweaking, making mistakes. Learning the steps, and getting it wrong before you get it right. The second time is faster. You already know what not to do. The key, is to persevere that first time,...

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Is It Art?

Staring at the canvas with the big red dot. Proudly spanning the gallery wall. Is it art? Or is it not? Someone thought it was. So maybe it is. XO Liz Watt

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It’s Not Personal

When someone rejects your idea, or wants it different, or needs it to change. It’s not personal. It’s not about you. And it doesn’t reflect about who you are. Never. Ever. They just want it different to what it is. XO Liz Watt

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Reduce The Suffering

The biggest issue humanity faces today comes down to suffering. In order to solve many problem, you could start with asking… How can I reduce the suffering? For any one and any thing involved. XO Liz Watt

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You Just Have To Be You

The only person you have to be, is the person that is you. There’s never a need to be different., or better, or bigger or badder. You are more than enough. Just as you are. XO Liz Watt

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Write Your Ideas

Write your ideas down in a book, or a journal, or a blog. Start to get clear on what you want to say. The more you practice the better you’ll get, and the clearer you’ll become. The more you share what you want to communicate, the better you’ll communicate. And every...

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This Way Or That Way

There’s something wrong with the attitude. It has to be this, OR, it has to be that. One or the other suddenly eliminates every single other possibility. Some of which may be different or better. Don’t just consider this OR that. Consider the spectrum, and every thing...

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Working with Others…

Working with others can create some issues. By your self, you’re the only one you have to worry about. You’re the only one you have to consult and what to do and when to do it . You’re the only one you have to please when you do it. You’re the only one you’ll be...

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Enhance Your View

No-one sees the world like you. Every one stands in a different place. With a different view and a different perspective. And a unique understanding of how things are. The key, is to learn to see what others see. So that your view is enhanced by even more possibility....

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You Are Not Your Brand… But You Are

You are not your brand, or your business. You are a person. With thoughts, and beliefs and values and philosophies. That make you unique and who you are. Your brand is a reflection of all those things – who you are and what you stand for. The promises and ideas and...

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Pursuing Perfect

Waiting, refining, redoing, rethinking. Taking the option of pursuing perfect. Stops the creation of cool, enough, amazing and great. And keeps it form the people who need it most. Instead of pursuing perfect… begin. XO Liz Watt

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When Bad Stuff Happens

When someone famous behaves badly and does silly things. The media plays it up, and society buys into it… Talking, tweeting, gossiping, repeating. Feeding it in a frenzy. And the bad behaviour gets bigger, and bolder, and uglier and badder. Cause it gets them the...

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Will This Be On The Test?

This is the worst question that you can ask. It indicates a complete focus on a means to an end. Learning what’s on the test to get the grades. Rather than learning to understand and expand your self. Are you learning just to take the test? Or for something greater?...

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Fail Like A Toddler

A baby enters the world as as completely reliant on adult humans to keep it alive. Within the first few years of its life it learns to drink, eat, sit up, stand up, walk, talk, run, jump. For each achievement or milestone it must try, fail, try, fail, and try, try...

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Empathy Is Worth It

Sympathy is being where they’ve been. The thing is, no-one can ever truly be in the same place as any one else. Empathy is understanding where they are. Considering their point of view, and how things might be different from there. It’s a little more challenging to...

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Pick Your Own Pace

If you went to Fiji or Greece you might notice that things don’t quite move as fast as you might be used to. Same with different workplaces and organizations, projects teams and people. Not every one moves to your speed. Not every one is going to get it as fast as you...

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Play The Way That Kittens Play

Kittens play with ruthlessness. Life is filled with curiosity, challenges, newness and awe. The joy a ball on a string can create for hours. The way such simple things can never make them tire. Every crack is a place to hide. Every crevasse is a space to explore. They...

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Write Your Own Story

The story of your life is yours, and yours alone. You’re the main character, living every experience and adventure the way you choose. Writing it as you please. If you don’t like the story you’re writing, then change it. XO Liz Watt

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Talk About Your Work For Hours

When you can talk about the work you do, for hours and hours and hours and hours. Endlessly exploring topics and tangents and ideas and opportunities. It probably means you’re excited, inspired, focussed and driven. If you cant fill a minute or two, and the empty...

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Who Created The Certification

When you think you need another certification, accreditation, qualification. Consider who certified the person or the organization that will certify you. And who certified them before that, and before that, and before that. Eventually, you’ll get back to a point where...

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Every One Is Right

Every individual is right about their experiences. Their perspective, feelings, thoughts and points of view. No-one can say that any one is wrong about the way another views the world. Because what led each and every one of us here is unique. And none of can ever see...

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You’re Already Who You Need To Be

The person that needs to exist. To build that business, create that thing. That person, is NOT someone who you need to become. That person is who you already are. You’re just clouded by thoughts and ideas that aren’t even yours. Telling you you’re not. And all you...

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The Right Customer Service

The wrong customer service waits for things to go wrong. Waits for something to be fixed, and does nothing in the mean time. The wrong customer service suddenly appears with the big problem. The right customer service appears long before this point. It’s there from...

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What’s The Agenda?

Next time you have a meeting, ask the question… What’s the agenda? What’s it’s for? What is the purpose of the meeting? What’s the outcome and what are we trying to achieve? Having a meeting for the sake of a meeting, because that’s what you normally do, serves no...

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Two Ways To Win

That big idea, that thing you want to create. That seems far too big and far away. Can be so much closer when you start today. One step, one small action, one movement towards it. Closes the gap that little bit more. XO

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Start Today

That big idea, that thing you want to create. That seems far too big and far away. Can be so much closer when you start today. One step, one small action, one movement towards it. Closes the gap that little bit more. XO Liz Watt

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Always Online

This web page is currently offline. However, because the site uses Always Online™ Technology it will be back soon….” Huh? Always online = Offline for now. Where in your business do you just not make sense? And does it mean people just don’t take you seriously? XO Liz...

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Voluntary Compulsion

We’re asking you to do this thing that’s voluntary – it’s on your time and you won’t get paid. But if you don’t do it, we’ll take note and it just won’t look very good. So you should probably do it to avoid the consequences, even though formally there aren’t any....

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Take Notes And Save Time

Even if you’re not going to need them for a day, a week, or another month. If someone’s giving you a piece of the puzzle that is going to get you there faster. Then find a way to capture and record it, remember it, and find it again. And make sure you take note in a...

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The Fastest Path To Improvement…

When someone offers you the opportunity to ask questions, ask them. When someone offers you the opportunity to present your work, present. When someone offers you the opportunity to obtain feedback, get it. The fastest path to improvement is to do the work, get some...

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Be There When They Pick The Group

Group work can be one of the most rewarding or most frustrating experiences. Picking the right team is one of the most significant ingredients for success in any business or project. It’s some thing that you want to take a bit of time to get right at the start. It’s...

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Ask Quality Questions, Be Noticed

Ask quality, thoughtful questions, people notice. And want to engage. Ask stupid, redundant questions, people notice. And want to run. Ask no questions, and no-one notices at all. XO Liz Watt

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When Someone Steals Your Ideas

When someone steal your ideas, it’s a good thing. 01 - Someone thought your ideas were worth stealing. Isn’t that better than no-one liking them at all? 02 - There’s more ideas where that came from. Have you ever run out of ideas, really? 03 - Your ideas probably...

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No-One Sees The World Exactly Like You

The way you view the world is yours alone. A combination of your experiences, perspectives, filter, ideas and beliefs. It’s different to every one else’s. Because they’re standing in a different place, seeing it from a different angle. With very different and unique...

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Collaboration Over Competition

Competition is a mindset of scarcity and lack and not enough. There’s not enough…ideas, appreciation, success, rewards, time, money, energy… There’s one against the other, and only one can win, can have. Collaboration, on the other hand, is a mindset of abundance and...

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Infinite Mental Bandwidth

I used to believe that we had a finite daily bandwidth. That, at a certain point in the day, your ideas and creativity and imagination and “juice”… Would be all used up. And then you’d kind of flip into the mundane, the data-entry stuff. That was easy to do but...

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Adulthood

At some point you went from being a child. Under the guard, care and control of your parents. Who told you what to eat, when to sleep and who to play with. While their was a little freedom, life was, essentially, all on their terms. Until, at some point, you entered...

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The Easter Bunny Is A Bizarre Lie

I may have said this before. Maybe this time last year. Or one Christmas, about Santa. But, the Easter Bunny is a bizarre lie. We tell our kids that a rabbit comes in the middle of the night and leaves them chocolate in the shape of eggs and baby animals. It would...

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Blue Moons And Retrograde

There’s a lot of people talking about Blue Moons and Mercury In Retrograde. A Blue Moon is the second full moon in the calendar month (of March.) Which, evidently makes people crazy, unproductive, weird. Throw in the concept of Mercury in retrograde, and it evidently...

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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 Watt

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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 me. To...

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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....

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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 Watt

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 and realise you don’t...

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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 done. Once it's done, it’s...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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? What's the...

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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 worse,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

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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 starts with...

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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...

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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 Watt

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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...

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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...

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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....

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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

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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

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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...

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Life Is What You Believe It Is

The car broke down. You slept in and were late for work. You didn’t finish that things you were supposed to do. It seems so serious – you’ve let people down, you broke your word… It seems such a serious thing in your life. But really, seriously, in the whole scheme of...

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It’s Not That Serious

The car broke down. You slept in and were late for work. You didn’t finish that things you were supposed to do. It seems so serious – you’ve let people down, you broke your word… It seems such a serious thing in your life. But really, seriously, in the whole scheme of...

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The Problem With Monday-Itis

Another week? Monday-itis? Counting down the hours? To Wednesday-hump-day? Or Pay Day? The problem with this, is that it’s not living. Maybe it’s time to consider another job? Or a new career? XO Liz Watt

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People Are Too Polite

As a general rule, people are too polite. Saying what you’re “supposed” to say. Doing what you’re “supposed” to do. Being who you’re “supposed” to be. Instead of who you really are. What if every one disposed of being polite, And what they thing the rest of the world...

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Every Hour Adds Up

Did you watch TV today? Did it inspire, excite, empower you? Or were you killing time? How much time did you spend trawling social media, random games. Stupid quizzes, the Kardashians. When you could have been doing something else. Every hour adds up. Are you spending...

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What “Better” Can You Create Today?

What are you doing in the work you do? Are you going through the motions? Ticking boxes. Churning it out. What value are you creating? How do you make things “better”? Or are you just churning it out? Where can you create more “better” today? In that report you’re...

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Your Work Space Is A Reflection Of Your Mind

Look around your work space. And see what’s really going on? Are there piles of paper ceiling high? Chaos. Disorder. Stress. Or. Is it neat and tidy. Every thing in it’s place. Calm. Relaxed. Easy to navigate. Or is it somewhere in between. Clear and calm, with little...

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Leverage Your Next Step

Most service based industries have little or no leverage. Creating it once and selling it once. Once it’s done, it’s gone. Never to be used again. The alternative is leverage. Taking what you’ve already created and using it again. And again. And again. Creating it...

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