The Daily

THOUGHTS, MUSINGS AND WHAT’S REALLY GOING ON WITH THE WORLD, THE UNIVERSE AND YOU…

Perception is not reality. It is the filter we see reality through.

Our work is to align truth and perception.

 

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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 supress 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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Listen When Your Body Talks

7 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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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

toddle 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,...

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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...

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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....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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What Is Your Brand?

Your brand is a visual representation of YOU. The real YOU, not the “you” you think you’re supposed to be. Or should be. But the YOU that resides inside. Figure out who SHE is. Connect with HER. And then let her live. Express. Emerge. And build your brand from THAT....

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How Do Your Clients Find You?

Are you a coach? Consultant? Starting out? How do your clients find you? Where do they go to figure out who you are and what you do? And how to even contact you? Give them a place to start. Website. XXX Liz...

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Choose To Love The “Techy” Stuff

Choose to love the techy stuff. Because it seems it’s here to stay. Leave the excuses of age, too late. And choose, instead to figure out out. One day, one step at a time. Take a class. Join a group. That’s how every single expert learned. With a single step. XO Liz...

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It’s All About The Questions You Ask

The quality of your life is about the quality of the questions you ask. Are you asking questions that keep you small? Or that open you to infinite possibilities? Do you ask – Why is this happening to me? Or – What has to happen for this to change? Are you asking...

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Drill Your Skills

When you know where you want to go. What needs to happen to make that happen? What will you need when you get there? Want to speak on stage? Write a book? Then the time to start is now. Learn public speaking. Start a blog. The only way you’ll be prepared for when you...

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Tie Up Your Loose Ends

When you leave a job, finish a contract. Tie up your loose ends. Identify the open loops. Wrap it up, hand it over. Nicely. With a smile on your face. Make it as easy as possible for the next person to pick things up. Do your job. Roll it over. Loose ends make people...

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“Bored Of” The Dictionary

Grandma texts… ”Just googled “bored of”, “bored with”, “bored by.” Always used to be bored with or bored by. Seems that common usage is allowing “bored of” to creep in. I still think it’s WRONG!” According to who? Who sets the rules? And who decided they were in...

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Wait For The Bigger Picture

Computer stops. Distractions hit. You can’t just do what you want do. There’s something in the way. It’s hard work when you force it. Until, retrospectively, you realised something was stopping you from THAT… Because there was something else you needed to do,...

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Strategy Isn’t Every Thing

Strategy is great. It shows you the steps, one by one. But the wrong strategy can use a lot of time, energy, money and resources. And get you nowhere fast. Knowing who YOU really are and what you stand for helps you to choose. The right strategy for you and your...

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There’s No Right Way

There’s no right way. Or wrong way either. There’s just what works for you. With all the different, individual, unique billions of people in the world. How could there be just one “right” way. Of any thing. It makes no sense. For there to be ojust one single “right”...

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Is It Really Procrastination?

Is it really procrastination? Or is it something different? What if that thing, that creation, that’s ready to evolve. Just isn’t fully ready yet? Isn’t quite ready right now. There’s no point pushing or forcing. Something that doesn’t want to move. What if, instead...

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What’s Your Next Adventure?

What’s your next adventure? What’s do you choose to experience next? That’s different to the now. Even if it’s working well. What do you choose to see, hear, feel, do, be – that gives you something new? So that you can create a life of constant change, colour,...

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Who Says You Can’t Do Sales?

Sales. Ewwww. Sleazy. Slimy. Manipulative. Can be. Yes. But you’ve been selling your whole life. The first time someone asked you on a date. The first time you were hired for a job. Got accepted for a loan. Or rented your first house. Every time you received...

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What’s Your Personal Brand?

Your Personal Brand is how you show up in the world. Visually. Creatively. Expressively. The way you dress. The colours and fabrics you wear. The way you hold your body. Confident. Bold. Vibrant. Or subdued. Camoflaged. Shy. Who are YOU and how do you express your...

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What’s The Point Of Your Job?

What is the point of your job? The company you work for? The work you do? What does it/ they/ you actually DO? How does it/ they/ you really contribute to the world? What’s the point? Are you just killing time? Going through the motions? To feed the system and just...

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Have You Ever Stopped To Think?

Have you ever stopped to think. And listen to your mind? Or are you following blindly. The thoughts. Ideas. Beliefs. That filter, flitter through each day. Do you ever really stop. And pay attention to your think. Your thoughts. Maybe you should. And really think...

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Choose The Good Thoughts

There’s stuff that moves through your mind. Daily. Hourly. Minute by minute. But what if it’s not even yours? And who says any of it’s true? What is you could pick and choose which bits to listen to? And you only choose the good thoughts. The ones that empower you....

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Who Are YOU?

Who are YOU? Have you ever stopped to think? About what YOU/ really are? Are you your body? The thoughts in your mind? Or are you something bigger. Greater. Beyond all that? Something you never imagined you could be? And if so, what is THAT? Who are YPU? And what...

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ONE Life?

You have one life. ONE life. Or do you? What if you didn’t? What if you came back again. And again. And again. And every time you could do it differently. Take risks. Make mistakes. And learn for the next time. Cause you don’t have to get it right. You can mess up and...

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Time To Get A Real Job?

Working as an employee creates security. Certainty. Safety. A regular pay check. Ongoing work. Or does it? Is there REALLY security in relying on someone else to generate the work to keep you employed? Is there REALLY safety and certainty for ever? Maybe. Maybe not....

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It’s Time For Conscious People To Have Money

It’s time for conscious people to have money. So they can do awesome and amazing things with it. That ultimately change the world. There’s no point you struggling day-to-day, week-to-week, to pay the bills. When you have so much more to give. Start choosing money to...

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Money Is An illusion

What if money were an illusion? Something totally made up. Numbers on a screen. Pieces of paper. That in and of its self means nothing. But can help you create every thing. And keeps on being printed and added and created. There’s more than enough of it. So why not...

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Your Business Can Be Any Thing

You don’t have to do network marketing. Or phone sales. Or Facebook live. Or Pinterest infographics. If you don’t want to. If you don’t love that stuff. Your business can be any thing, as long as it works for YOU. I give you permission to stop doing all the stuff...

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Say One Thing

It’s important to make sure every one understand your thinking. Your rationale. The philosophies. The process. That sit behind your point. It’s important to get it all out. So that people understand. But most of the tie they’re not listening. Most of the time they’d...

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They’re Not Just Words

They’re just words… Flying out of your mouth. Skimming across the page. But what if every word counts. What if every… single… word… matters. What if every word you thought, spoke or wrote…crated your reality. Wouldn’t they matter then? Those words? They’re not just...

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What’s The Point?

That’s the core of every thing. What’s the point? Does it help? Why are we doing this? That Weekly meeting, the long-winded report, the website update. If you can’t answer that question with something worth while, then maybe it’s time to reconsider what you’re doing....

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Bring Back Care

It’s easy not to care. To take a few shortcuts. Save some money. Save some time. Let the shop front get a little dusty. Don’t worry about cleaning about the bathrooms too often. Ignore that one customer complaint – what would they know? Care is easy to let go of. But...

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One Person Audience

Every one has to be at a point with one person on their list. One person opening your emails. Reading your blog. Watching your social media. It seems like a lot of effort. At first. But what if that one person was worth it. What if the impact that you have on that one...

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Better Than You Promised

Why not make it better than you promised? Why not make it more efficient, more refined, more useful than it needs to be? Why not find the place and space where you can add way more value than they expect? Why not deliver your services and product better, faster, with...

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Fitting In

Fitting in is safe. Being one of the crowd, one of the gang. Do what every body else is doing. Follow the status quo. Don’t draw attention to your self. Fitting in , being like every body else…is safe. But is it really YOU. Fitting in makes you just another number....

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The Problem With High Expectations

The problem with high expectations. Is that noting will ever be good enough. On the flip side, setting he bar too low. Accustoms us to mediocrity, a lack of care. A total acceptance of poor quality. High expectations are required. And maybe it has to be OK if you...

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Contractor, Consultant, Casual

More and more, the security of full time employment is disappearing. Change happens. Every thing moves faster. The commitment of a 25 year career and a gold watch on retirement is gone. From employers. And also employees. As more and more companies move towards...

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Are We There Yet?

It’s easy to get caught up in the idea of the journey of life. The destination, the goals ahead. Keep going and you’ll get there. It will be worth it when you arrive. But you never get there. And yet you’re always there. And it’s not even a journey or a destination....

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When There’s Nothing To Say

When there’s nothing to say… Maybe it’s totally OK to be silent, quiet. Maybe you don’t have to fill the void for the sake of doing so. The silent, the quiet… Doesn’t have to be weird or awkward. It is only if you say it is. XO Liz...

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What’s One Thing?

What’s one thing that you could do today to move you forward. One thing that would help create your dream life, your dream reality. One small step. What would it take to make that step happen? And actually start building your dream life so it’s there when you’re...

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Never Need Time Out Again

What if you loved your work. What if it was was creative, easy and fun. So that you never needed a day off, a break, a holiday or time out. What if you created a life you loved so that you never had to escape it again. What would that look like? XO Liz...

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You Are A Gift

You are a gift. Every part of you. Only, there’s a lot of people been telling you the opposite. Not wanting you to know. But how many people could create what you’ve created. Who else thinks like you think. Sees the world the way you see it. Be’s who you be. How could...

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It’s Not Fear, It’s…

That feeling that wells up inside. That…fear. It’s not. It’s not fear. It’s actually excitement. You just got confused. Wow. It’s excitement! What does that mean? XO Liz...

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Every Thing They Told You Is A Lie

Every thing they told you is a lie. The world is not the way it is. It’s just one reality that was created. You don’t have to buy into it. That’s a lie. You don’t have to work your arse off to make money. You don’t have to follow the rules. Do things the way every...

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Your Life Is Worth Caring About

Your life is totally worth caring about. And you’re the only one who can do it. So what have you done lately that you didn’t care about? That stopped you from having the life that you want? When will you stop it? And start caring? And what will you do instead? XO Liz...

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Stop Buying Bad Points Of View

Got any ideas, beliefs and judgments that aren’t working for you? Stuff your parents told you. Teachers. Bosses. Friends. That doesn’t work. Isn’t right. Or just feels bad. What if none of them were true? What if you could just stop buying into bad points of view? And...

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Stop Working And Have Fun

How many times as a kid are you told to stop mucking around and get back to work? What if life isn’t actually that serious? What if it’s actually a game? What if you stopped working and got back to having fun? XO Liz...

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One Week In

It’s the last day of the first week of the New Year? What’s changed? What have you done differently? What are you loving? Or you you just started another year of Groundhog Day? It’s never too late to change. XO Liz...

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If Every One Knew How To “Be”

If every one knew how to “be” Who they really are. There would be no wars, terror, conflict, judgement. Because each and every human being would be content in them selves. No need to fight, compete, condemn or win. Just be. XO Liz...

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The Beauty’s There

Amongst the city and the noise and the traffic and the smells. The stress and the deadlines and the hurry and the hustle. There is beauty. Really, there is. You just have to stop and see it. The tiny flower creeping through the concrete cracks. The blue sky above. The...

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Keep It Light

If something feels heavy, move away. Let it go. Don’t engage. If something feels light, drink it in. Embrace it. Desire more. If it’s right for you, you know. You always did and always will. Just feel it. XO Liz WattKeep It...

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Have Your Biggest Desire Right Now

What’s the one thing, if it’s the only thing that you do this year, that you’d love to create? A deeper friendship? A healthier, more energized body? A sense of inner calm and peace? And what’s one thing you can do today to either experience that, or move towards it?...

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If It’s Not A Hell Yes, It’s A Hell No

A cliché, maybe. But have you ever stopped to think what this really means. Where are you doing things you don’t want to do. Where do you respond to an invitation with heaviness as you accept? Where do you look for excuses and justifications? What are you doing out of...

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What Do You Need To Dump?

What are you bringing with you into the New Year that is not serving you? What feels heavy? What isn’t fun? And what isn’t working? What’s clogging up your time, energy and space that you really, when you’re truly honest, just don’t want around any more? What do you...

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Wrapping Up

The year closes. Another one. What worked? What didn’t? What were your biggest lessons? Areas of growth? In every thing? What would you do differently? What would you do the same? What will you leave behind? Let go? What will you take with you? The year closes....

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Ask Lots Of Questions

Ask lots of questions. Interrogate. Think. Don’t just accept the status quo. Always wonder. Explore. Inquire. With endless curiosity, just like a child. And always, always, ask why. Life is so much more interesting with questions and an open mind. XO Liz...

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Enforced Holidays

How many holidays a year do you get? Are they enforced. Do you have to have them now. Or do you plan them out? Regardless, are they flying by. Or are you making each and every day count? Holiday or not. XO Liz...

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How Blessed Are You?

Just how blessed are you? In the scheme of the universe, the galaxy and all the people on all the stars. Consider all the possibilities and alternatives that your life could have been. In the scheme of things, just how blessed are you? XO Liz...

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And It’s Gone…

Christmas. Gone. Over. Ended. For yet another year. Every thing is temporary. Every thing passes. And every thing flows. Here it was, and now it’s over So why not just enjoy what is? Because ultimately, good or bad, every thing, at some point, is just going to go too....

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas. Whatever that means for you, wherever you are, have a wonderful day! And spare a small thought for those who won’t. XO Liz...

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Family…

You’ve got one. For life. They are who they are, they do what they do, and think what they think. Colorful. Challenging. Different. Unique. A special combination. Created just for you to give you exactly what you need. Gotta love them for that! XO Liz...

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Oh F&$% It’s Christmas

In 2 days it’s Christmas. But what does that really mean? Are you stressed out, still wrapping presents, planning a mad day of driving all over town. Worried about divorced mum and dad in the same room, or that inappropriate Uncle. Are you thinking – thank gosh it’s...

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Santa’s Coming

How many kids out there pretend they believe in Santa when they don’t? Just to make sure they get the presents? And why do we tell them that a man in a red suit comes down the chimney to give them presents once a year any way? And then go buy the presents our selves?...

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Presents or Presence?

As the Christmas season lands, is it enough for you to be present with one another? To slow down and connect and really just be. Or are you brainwashed with buying all the things and the stuff –that no-one really needs? Just to show them how much you love them? XO Liz...

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Have You Slowed Down Yet?

Have you slowed down at all this year? Or are you moving faster than ever. Trying to wrap things up and get it done. Schedule some time to stop, pause, slow down and look around. You might be fascinated by what you see. XXX Liz...

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Nothings Broken, It’s Just…

There’s nothing wrong with you. You’re not broken. You don’t need fixing. There never was. You never did. You’re not broken, or scared, or fearful. You’re just not aligned. That ting, whatever it is, or was, just isn’t right for who you are. You just haven’t found...

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Oh Crap I Missed It!

I missed writing a daily. No, two. Oh no, do I go back and redo them and pretend I wasn’t perfect? Or does it really matter? Does it really matter if you forget something, don’t have time, just didn’t want to. Some days, some things, maybe it’s OK and you don’t need...

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One Hour Of TV A Day

If you watch 3 hours of TV a day, that’s 1095 hours. 45.625 days! 6.5 weeks. A year. If you just cut out 1 hour a day and put it to something useful, you’d gain 2 full weeks. What could you create in 2 solid weeks? First draft of a book? A website? A blog? Whatever it...

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What’s Your Greatest Strength?

What’s the thing you’re best at? The thing that comes naturally? That just, feels, right? What do you do easily and effortlessly? That makes the biggest impact. In the shortest amount of time and the smallest amount of energy. That people praise you for? That just...

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Creating Quality Takes Time

Creating real, lasting quality takes time. Steve Jobs didn’t  just slap out the iPhone in a week. Einstein didn’t come up with relativity at a Sunday barbeque. Creating something or real, lasting, quality takes time. And effort. Commitment. And focus. If your ideal...

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Pointless Meetings Are Wasting Your Life

Ten people for one single hour. Every week. For a year. Sitting around in a mindless, pointless, purposeless management meeting. That’s 520 hours a year. 21.66 days. Imagine what you could create with that man-power. Focussed on something worthwhile. Pointless...

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Transformation Theory

“I joined a gym… but I never took a class.” “I bought the self-help books… but I didn’t do the written exercises.” “I ordered vegetables… but followed up with double-chocolate-cheesecake.” Transformation and change is more than thinking about it. It requires real,...

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You’ll Know When It’s Ready

Writing a book. Creating a course. Building a website. Hours and hours. Days and days. Of time, sweat, and love. You’ll know when it’s ready. If you pay attention, you’ll just know. Keep going. Don’t worry how long it takes. It’s irrelevant. XXX Liz...

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No-One Has Your Answers

Looking for a mentor? Coach? Mastermind? Someone to tell you what to do in next in YOUR business or YOUR life. Someone with a strategy that you don’t have? Someone with an answer that you really need to know? How would any one know you any better than you know your...

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It’s Christmas Consumption Time Already

For weeks, the shops have been full of Christmas decorations and sales. Celebrating the time of year where we eat too much, drink too much and buy material crap we don’t really need. Why? Because that’s what we do. Isn’t it? Is it? This year, consider why you do what...

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How Would YOU Like To Be Marketed To?

Would you like to sign up to a free gift and immediately be bombarded with… 27 emails selling you stuff you don’t need. SMS’s creating a sense of urgency and FOMO – you’re missing out, but you’re not sure what on. Frantic pleas to “buy my stuff, buy my stuff.” Do you...

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It’s The Things You Don’t Do That Make A Difference

I’ll just have one piece of chocolate today. It’s just today. I’ll do some exercise tomorrow. I won’t bother doing that 5 minute thing today – I’ll do it in the morning. What if every day you had that one piece of chocolate? Or didn’t? What if every day you put off...

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Enjoy The Sun Today

Enjoy the sun. Because tomorrow it could be raining. You never really know. So enjoy the sun while it shines to today. XXX Liz...

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Keep It Short And Sweet

How many words a day do you waste in emails. Do you say something in 10 sentences that you could say in 2? Keep it short, sweet, and to the point. It saves every one a tonne of time when you add it all up. XXX Liz...

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The First Day Of The Last Month

It’s the first day of the last month of the year. What have you done this year that was special? Different? Exciting? What have you achieved that you set out to this year? And what can you do in the next 30 days? To make this year special? Different? Exciting? Go do...

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Discernment Is The Right Kind Of Judgement

Judgement is making something right or wrong. Blindly condemning. Compartmentalizing. Criticising. This is this. That is that. Judgement is subjective. Prejudiced. A tainted perspective. Based on personal experience and opinion. Discernment, on the other hand… Is...

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Little Kids Don’t See The Colour Of Your Skin

Little kids don’t see the colour of your skin. Or your size, height, gender, or race They talk to any one, about any thing. At any time. All of the time. While their parents stand by awkwardly avoiding eye contact. It’s weird. Little kids don’t have the judgemental...

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What Makes You Smile?

What makes you smile? A walk in the grass with the sun on your face? A baby’s laugh? A silly dance? Whatever it is… Get more of it. Make your self smile. XXX Liz...

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One Plus One Plus One Plus…

It’s not the big things that count. The grand gesture. The big hard “push.” Sure, they’re ok. But it’s the little things that matter. The things that you do every single day. Or the things that you don’t. Working that extra hour over watching TV… Eating an apple over...

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Stop Policing Your Customers. Serve.

You can’t buy tickets on many modes of public transport any more. The ticket sales guys have been replaced by inspectors, hanging to hit you up with a $200 fine – cause there’s nowhere to buy a ticket. You can’t park in the street for free. There’s sensors that tell...

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Do You Need An MBA?

Do you need an MBA? 3 or 4 years of hard, hard work. Reading some old , theoretical text books and writing some random, often irrelevant assignments. A five or six figure debt? For what? What’s the guarantee? What’s the reward? 3 letters after your name. And, um… No...

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When You Want To Go To Sleep Again

Waking up is tough. Seeing the world, the people, the pain, for what it is. When you really, truly see every thing for what it is, and that it’s all been a lie. That’s when you wish you could go to sleep again. The thing is, you can’t. You can’t go back. Waking up is...

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Do You Remember Who You Are?

Do you remember who you are? That endless, ongoing spiritual being? Do you remember who you are? Connected to every thing, wholeness, one. Do you remember who you are? You felt it, knew it, right in your core. That you are way, way, bigger than the body that is “you.”...

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Mine’s Bigger Than Yours

I bought the Audi. I’ve got the Beemer. Mine cost 96 thousand. Mine was 110. I just added my 4th bathroom. I extended my pool. I work 75 hours and never see my kids. I just finalised my divorce. Mines’ bigger than yours. Then I’ll have to go out and get another. Mines...

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Ask For Your Value And Over Deliver

Any one in business has value to offer. And in the capitalist world we live in, any value comes with a price. Asking for your value in money is fair. Asking for 3 times, 10 times as much, because someone will pay for it – from vulnerability, naivety, or a desperate...

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Cut Through The Noise

Facebook. Feed. Friends. Twitter. Tweets. Tweeted. Twat. Snap chat. Instagram it. Youtubes galore. Noise. Noise. Noise. So much of it means nothing. Makes no sense. Crazy cat videos. Kardashians. Mainstream media. Noise upon noise upon noise. Are you going to join it?...

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Do You Really Want A Business Partner?

Do you really want a business partner? Are you really on the same page? Our values. Your ideas? What you want to create? Are you 100% aligned in every part of the dream? Because if you’re not, it might all fall apart. Do you really want a business partner? Or do you...

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Why Do You Need A Social Media Strategy?

Why do you need a social media strategy? Because every body says you do. But why? Why do you actually need it? What’s the purpose? What’s the point? Are you flinging out random phrases 5 times a day because you’re supposed to? Are you posting to 27 social platforms in...

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Every Thing You know Is A Lie. Every Thing

What if every thing they told you was lie? Parents. School. Religion. Government. Authority. What’s if none of it’s really quite right. And the life you’ve been living is just because someone told you to. Because that’s the way people do it. But no-one really knows...

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No-One Believes in Your Vision As Much As You

No-one is ever going to believe in your vision as much as you do. Because it’s yours. It comes 100% from you. Your ideas. Your creation. It might work for others to come along for the ride. For now. But always remember you’re creating your vision. And they’re creating...

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Kids Know The Truth

Kids know the truth. They’re born knowing. Completely devoid of the one-sided programming of school, parents, society. Devoid of prejudice, pre-conceived ideas of who you are, who they are are. Devoid of any ideas what sex, colour, age, may mean. A clean canvas. A...

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Stop Living In An Instagram World

Where do you live? The real world? Of bad hair days, and overgrown eyebrows and unshaven legs? Or the Instagram world? A world of styled faces, staged backgrounds and selected friends? A world of perfect outfits, constant adventure, and the funnest life ever? The...

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A Drop In The Ocean…

The purpose of life is… To remember who we are. To understand the human being as a species. That we are a being with a mind and soul. That we are part of something so much bigger. Connected to every thing. And that we’ve forgotten. The purpose of life is to remember...

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I’m Flawed. You’re Flawed

Nobody’s perfect. Nobody. Especially if they tell you they are. I’m flawed. You’re flawed. He’s flawed. She’s flawed. It’s part of being human. There’s some things you’ll do well, that he/ she won’t. And vice versa. There’s some things you’ll like about your self, and...

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But What If You’re Doing It Wrong?

Chances are, the first time you do any thing new, you’re going to do it wrong. The first time, second, and maybe even third. And for some reason, people don’t like to do it wrong. But if you’re doing it wrong, that’s actually a good thing. Because it means you’re...

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Have You Been A Bitch To Your Best Friend?

Have you been a bitch to your best friend? Maybe didn’t know it at the time. You were young. Late teens. Naive. A bit lost. Struggling to figure life out. Just like every one else. And in the process you were a bitch to your best friend. Like super nasty. Something...

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Write Like You, Not Like A Machine

Marketing magic formulas. Copywriting tricks and tactics. All around there are “experts” telling you how to write for google search engines, SEO, the most likes. And before you know it, you’ve written a bunch of rot filled with keywords and key phrases, that sounds...

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When You Step Off The Path Of The Mainstream…

When you step off the path of the mainstream. And start to question “why.” It will be lonely. Unfamiliar. Scary. Terrifying. Exhilarating. Exciting. Inspiring. Confronting. So confronting. Because in doing so, you’ll rip apart every thing you’ve ever known. The lies....

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Sometimes You Just Have To Cry

Sometimes you just have to cry. And feel sad. Or angry. Regardless of whether it’s rational or not. Regardless of whether 2 hours later you feel like a fool, and can’t see what all the fuss was about. Sometimes you just have to cry. Because that’s just how you feel...

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Take Time Out Of It

The minute your place a time restriction on a goal, a destination…the pressure is applied. Tick. Tick. Tick. The clock starts and the count down is on. What happens if you take time out of it? What happens if you commit to this year? Or this month? Keep it broad...

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Now Is The Right Time

When is the right time? Tomorrow? Next week? If you’re constantly putting things into the future, then that’s where they’re going to stay. There will always be a tomorrow. A next week. There will always be something else that could be done now. But if you want any...

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But It’s Not My Problem

You can throw your rubbish in a bin, and someone else takes it away. You buy things from a store, so you don’t have to know how they were made, where they came from, who and what suffered in the process. You can see what you want to see and choose to ignore the rest....

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Quality Endures

We live in a world of fast cars. Fast Life. Fast fashion. Consumption and turnover. Fuelling the immediate, short-term gratification. But leaving us unfulfilled. You can jump on that band-wagon. The latest trend. Or, you can build something of substance with...

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Slow Sales Pay Off

There’s a huge amount of strategies and tactics out there, teaching you how to sell “stuff” quickly. Slop it together, spin the story, close the deal. Don’t worry about delivering on your promises. As long as you’ve made the sale. Sure, you can slap something together...

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Your Team Results Are Not A Reflection Of You

When you’re working with a team, your outcome will only be the average of the abilities and skills of the people doing the work. No matter how brilliant you are… No matter how much you inspire… No matter how much your team may want to achieve… If they don’t have the...

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You Cannot Change Where It’s Not Wanted

You cannot change where it’s not wanted. With the organization that is dated, slow, bureaucratic and verging on insane. With the people who work there, and like the insanity. With the customers who don’t complain. You cannot create change where it’s not wanted. Even...

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Just Enjoy The Mentals

80’s bands are making a comeback. Boom Crash Opera. Mental As Anything. Rocking the stage like they did three decades ago. But this time the audience is viewing through a lens. Recoding the show on a video-phone. Watching it through a screen. Something they could have...

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Ditch The Superficial

The Kardashians. Celebrity sagas. Reality TV.
Instagram food photos. And another pair of…shoes, shorts, pants, earrings…
That you don’t need.

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What Is Intimacy?

True intimacy starts with your self. It’s getting to know, understand and embrace the inner world that resides within. It’s understanding…

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Do Something New

What’s something new you always wanted to do? Learn to surf. Skateboard. Play a guitar. That thing that always seemed…

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Vehicle To Change

The world needs change. Needs to do things differently. Needs to find compassion, empathy, connection, love. The worlds Is ready for…

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Choose The Light

In life there is light. There is dark, but there is so much light. In every decision you make. Every choice. Every word. Every reaction. There is…

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Tickled By A Feather

We’ve all got lessons to learn in this life. Things that will come back over and over until you’ve learned THAT lesson and grown from it. There’s no getting away from it.

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Life Is Temporary

Life is eternal. Ongoing. Infinite. But the physical “life” of the body as we know it is temporary. A moment in time. In the eternal field of space and time…

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Learn Best By Teaching

Next time someone asks you how to do something, teach them.
When you teach, you reinforce the patterns in your brain. When you teach, you…

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Creativity Is Messy

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

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There Are No Obstacles, Only Opportunities

There are no obstacles in life. Only opportunities. Unless you choose other wise. Every person, thing and experience that comes into your life provides you with the opportunity for learning, growth, change, evolution . Unless you choose other wise. You can choose to...

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The Joys Of Family

Your mum still treats you like a child. Your dad still tells you what to do and how to act.
Your sister still calls you that annoying teenage nickname…

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Don’t Lean In, Stand Up And Step Out

Sheryl Sandberg said that women need to “lean in” to the workplace. To join the conversation, and play the game. I’m not so sure. If that game is based on masculine values, ideal and priorities, and you’re not, why would you want to play? If the “game” is not ethical...

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The Seat Of Creativity

When the page is blank and you don’t know what to write…just start. When the room is silent and you don’t know what to say...just start. When you’re not sure what needs to be said, and what needs to be written, this is the time to stop, breathe, step back and allow it...

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Your Reality Is An Illusion

Your reality is an illusion.
A series of thoughts, ideas and imagination, accumulated over time into some creation.
It could have been any thing else.

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Sun Days Are Play Days

Sun Days are play days.
Days to go out side and feel the sun on your face, the wind in your hair.
To lie in the grass and roll down a hill.

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Life is Not A Dress Rehearsal

Do you love the work you do?
Is it enhancing the wellbeing of you, of other people, of the planet?
Or is it adding to the many problems we currently face?

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Consume, Consume, Consume

What if you had to take care of all the rubbish from the products you consume?
Dispose of it. Clean it up. Make it go away.
In only the place that you live. With only the resources in your own home.

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What Is Your Legacy?

What are you going to leave here on planet earth?
How are you going to make your mark?
What is it that people will hear, see, experience, know…

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Fate Or Free Will?

Do you live in a life of fate or free will? Is your life laid out, destined to be what it is destined to be? To lead where it will lead. To let shit hit the fan, and obstacles overwhelm.
Or…

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Forget To Remember

You come into the World knowing every thing that ever was, ever is and ever will be. And then the World teaches you to forget.

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It’s My Job…I Had To Do It!

It’s my job. My boss told me to… So I did it. It’s my job. It’s policy and it says I have to… So I did it. It’s my job. I need the money to pay the bills… So I did it.

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What Are Soul Words?

There’s a little voice inside you that whispers a little voice whispers what you know is truth. That little voice is your Soul.

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