What would you do?

As I was helping a lovely friend of mine through some challenges she asked me if I could answer as her friend. Not as a facilitator. Just as her friend.

If I answered as her friend what advice would I give? For those that know me well you may have asked this too!

 

Posted on July 24, 2016 and filed under Relationship Wellness, Stress.

Remarkable Women's Guide to Loving Your Inner Critic

Can you love your inner critic? Do you have an internal voice that is constantly criticizing and finding fault with what you do? Do you know what it’s like to have conflict in your head - one part of you saying you’re not good enough, and the part trying to tell you you’re great; and actually you’re just a bit awesome too, feels like it’s being drowned out.

Posted on May 3, 2016 .

Remarkable Women's Guide to Dreaming with Your Eyes Open

Dream with your eyes open.

Vision boards help us to remember to dream. It’s a way to focus our thoughts on what we want instead of what we have to do.  A vision board is something you can do once and then set it in your surroundings and it’s working for you 24 hours a day unconsciously. We might only focus consciously on what we really want for 30 mins a day so it’s multi-tasking at it’s most efficient.

Posted on December 20, 2015 .

Remarkable Women’s Guide to: Winning the Internal Battle

Your childhood is over and in most cases (especially if you are on my list) it has been so for many decades. So why is the little girl still in charge? Let me explain why I am being provocative. For many of us, the little girl inside us is still in charge. The one that was wounded, injured, maybe bullied, taken for granted or under appreciated, overlooked or ignored, years and sometimes decades ago

Posted on November 24, 2015 .

Remarkable Women's Guide To The Upside Of Stress

This article is part of our Stressed Women's Guide series and has been originally published under the topic "Why stress is actually good for us - and how to get good at it".

It’s been drilled into all of us since childhood: Stress is at the root of every modern day ailment, it’s the primary culprit for all feelings of discomfort and dismay, it is, in short terrible and to be avoided at all costs. But here’s the other thing about stress: It is the lining of everyday life, the subtle and consistent undertone in the soundtrack of our day-to-day, an unavoidable reality.

Posted on October 5, 2015 .

Mandy Beverley's Remarkable Women Interview Series

Kate Nankivell is a Force of Nature. She’s remarkable, she’s capable and she cares. She is an expert in LinkedIn and social selling and business development. When I first heard Kate speak, she opened with this statement: “Having an incomplete profile on LinkedIn and only accepting invitations to connect is like going to the biggest networking event of your life in your trackies and standing with your nose in the corner and hoping people will come and find you.”

Posted on October 4, 2015 and filed under Interview Series.

Remarkable Women’s Guide To Creating Your Ideal Life: Breaking Down The Big Goal

Recently some of my clients have been having some challenges bringing their big goal to life. They have amazing goals but there’s something in the way of getting started on them. (Self-value and self esteem aside.) These goals are sitting out in the ether as a compelling thought, a half started project, something they really want but there’s lots of uncertainty surrounding it. They are procrastinating and self doubting, feeling stagnant and not sure what direction to go in. Maybe that’s a theme for you at the moment. If it is I hope this helps.

Posted on October 3, 2015 and filed under Mindset, Stress, Mission.

Remarkable Women’s Guide To Being Awesome

These essential ingredients make up our recipe for awesome.

Inspiration: Acknowledging the spirit within. What that means is finding the things that light you up. This is where your genius lies. No one has to motivate you or tell you what to do. You are inspired to just do ‘it’. It's your own unique and remarkable feature. I have a saying above my desk “ Genius lives where wonder wakes”. There’s a different energy around someone when they are inspired. They want to do something and they love to do it. When someone is enthusiastic about what they are doing, it’s contagious.

Posted on October 2, 2015 and filed under Mindset, Stress.

Remarkable Women’s Guide To A Calm And Centered (And Productive) Life

Tired Testy and Ticked off…you know that’s not the best way to start the week… or even the weekend!
Tired because you are the one that is doing it all…testy because you are doing it all and ticked off because you are definitely doing it all and/or no one is doing it the way you want, so you have to do even more.

Delegation therefore becomes your new best friend. You my friend, need a team around you. “I’m so busy I don’t know where to start”, I here you say, so let’s start with these simple steps.

Posted on October 1, 2015 and filed under Stress.

Remarkable Women’s Guide To Better Relationships

Relationships are really the backbone of our lives. They can lift us up and they can make us feel as low as we feel it’s possible to go. They can put us through a roller-coaster of emotional ups and downs. We can enter into them so full of hope and faith and giddiness that we are unaware of the pitfalls. There won’t be any, not this time we say…

We know by now that there are always speed bumps to anything we value. Let’s pre-empt, prepare and keep things in perspective when a stressful relationship ‘issue’ presents itself.

A strategy to dissolve stress in relationships.

Posted on September 29, 2015 and filed under Relationship Wellness, Stress.

Remarkable Women's Guide To Overcoming Fear

The biggest obstacle holding many people back is fear. That nasty four-letter word. We have all heard that fear is “ false evidence appearing real “ or various versions of that statement. It usually appears when there is a big goal or step you need to take.

There are seven fears that can stop your progress and leave success as that elusive dream yet again. Perhaps it’s one fear in particular or even a combination of two or three fears. Instead of going after what you want, you may be struggling in what I call the “invisible cage.” Many people operate their lives with imaginary bars surrounding them and they bang up against them at every opportunity. They can’t see them but they know they are there every time they try and move forward in their lives.

Posted on September 28, 2015 and filed under Fear.

Remarkable Women’s Guide To Being Pessimistic And Optimistic

Having a conversation with one of my clients recently, we tackled a judgment she had on herself about being a pessimist.

This is for you, and anyone else who may be judging themselves in a similar way.

While going for a job interview, she – lets call her ‘Sam’ – was coming across as effervescent, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, capable and…well bubbly. (Definitely not the way she would describe herself.) Everything this company wanted for their new role, as well as the technical and creative skills required she had, and was delivering it in the interview. She got the job. Congratulations ‘Sam’!

Posted on September 24, 2015 and filed under Mindset.