Decision Making Sucks!

Making decisions sucks – and making big decisions sucks big time You not only want to make the right choice, but you also, underneath it all, want to win by making the right choice, and winning usually means saving yourself from feeling that you’ve stuffed up. I have a system I’ve used for nearly 20Continue reading “Decision Making Sucks!”

The Delicious Dram

When it comes to whisky-making, the copper stills used to distill the spirit are often very very old, sometimes hundreds of years old. Over time the stills get a bit bashed and each develops its unique pattern of bumps and dents. The wild thing is, this affects the taste of the whisky that particular stillContinue reading “The Delicious Dram”

Fold, Scrunch or…

  My life turned into a joke at the weekend – literally! We’ve all heard that old gag about the person being in a public toilet cubicle and the person in the next cubicle says “Hello?” And the gag teller replies with ‘Hello’ and starts conversing with the other cubicle dweller only to be talkedContinue reading “Fold, Scrunch or…”

What a Ride!

  One of the things that you don’t expect when you give up the day job is the massive internal, personal changes that start to happen as you start out on your journey working full time in your own business. First there is the good stuff – the massive increase in passion and purpose. It’sContinue reading “What a Ride!”

The Highs and Lows of Comedy Festival Life

I’ve been in Melbourne for the last week, away from my  home city of Adelaide, with friends and colleagues Kate and Kehau performing our show Three Stuffed Mums.  It has been an interesting, enlightening, heartwarming time in many ways – and we still have one week to go. In other ways it has really brought Continue reading “The Highs and Lows of Comedy Festival Life”

Top 3 Emotions of my First Week in Business

 Last week I finished up in my day job. After commencing coaching and NLP studies last year and working part time on my coaching, training and comedy business, I’m putting out my shingle for the business on a full time basis. I’m using my experience of 25 years in corporate communications, 23 years in theatre and 12Continue reading “Top 3 Emotions of my First Week in Business”

Making the World a Better Place One Laugh at a Time

 A conversation with a group of friends on the notion of success in comedy provoked me to write down for the first time my mantra when it comes to comedy. I’ve verbalised it often enough but never written it down before and it has been an interesting exercise. It goes something like this: I measureContinue reading “Making the World a Better Place One Laugh at a Time”

I Close My Eyes and Jump

Goodness gracious what a week! I had always imagined that when days arrive that will change my life, they would be huge and dramatic. Maybe fireworks and heavenly choirs, marching bands and trumpets, a boom or two of thunder and lightning splitting the sky. But what really happened was an unprecedented overwhelming wave of peace,Continue reading “I Close My Eyes and Jump”

The Leonies in Your Life

  In the rush of the week the lesson became clear. As the days clicked by towards the weekend the drama stepped up a notch and I had a choice; observe it and sail above it, or be caught up within it and feel it deplete my inner resources. Hey, I’m not perfect so ofContinue reading “The Leonies in Your Life”

Enough To Be Pondering On

Where does your divinity lie?                        Is it something or someone in the sky you implore in times of need? Is it something you tap into daily in a conversational style? Is it something you work with cooperatively, not minding whether it’s god or just the set of physical and metaphysical laws we can’t yet identify?Continue reading “Enough To Be Pondering On”