Expectations…… too high or too low

Expectations…… too high or too low

Expectation; (noun) a strong belief that something will happen or be the case From my own experience and lots of discussions with friends and family it is for sure that with high expectation comes the potential for disappointment. On the other hand I have sometimes told myself that if I have the lowest possible expectations then I am more likely to be pleasantly surprised …. being really honest that is only when…

Step out of the bubble, or not?

Step out of the bubble, or not?

Quite often when it comes to making decisions, particularly the big ones, and it is time to consider my options and look at the influencing factors, it seems the first things that come into play are the reasons why not to do something; the potential risks, the mortgage, the pension scheme, the barriers and so on. All things that, if we latch onto them, will lead us to taking the ‘easiest’…

Being kind …. to yourself.

Being kind …. to yourself.

Further to my last post, thinking about friends, I have been considering the kind of friend I am to myself. I am trying make a conscious effort to be kinder to myself, particularly with a view to keeping my ‘inner critic’ in line. I often say things to myself that I would never say to someone else and often hear friends and family doing the same. Why do we think…

Friendship – creating a supportive network

Friendship – creating a supportive network

Over the last week and this weekend I have spent some really lovely time talking to and spending time with friends. Time has been spent discussing things that really matter to me, and them……..  I have asked for feedback and thoughts on my blog (because I really trust and value their opinion), we have chatted through challenges currently faced with family and work, talked and laughed together and also made…

Assumption vs. wait and see

Assumption vs. wait and see

Earlier in the week I went to a great seminar on ‘thinking better’ which included an overview of the neuro-science behind how to do this. It is such a huge topic to discuss and seems to be at the forefront of discussions in the world of coaching, leadership and personal development. So many books and too little time! The focus for the session was around assumption and judgement – the work…