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!”

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”

What Looks Like the End is Actually the Beginning

Last week I had a rare privilege. I got to see what it could be like if my life was coming to a close. It was all a bit dramatic – I wasn’t feeling good after a bout of pneumonia and my GP took one look at me, slapped me on the surgery’s ECG machineContinue reading “What Looks Like the End is Actually the Beginning”

The Effort of Doing Nothing

My very writing of this blog post is one big ol’ piece of irony. I’m actually contravening what I’m writing about, in writing about it! Let me explain. The topic of this post is giving yourself permission to do nothing. Today is Sunday, it’s a sunny afternoon after a period of gloomy rainy wintry weather.Continue reading “The Effort of Doing Nothing”

If We Can Language it, We Can Have it!

In the busy shopping mall at the weekend there was a child, a little boy about three years old, screaming his head off. It wasn’t a hungry or tired cry, it was a fearful cry, and it set me wondering what was wrong. He was with his parents, so he wasn’t lost, but what struckContinue reading “If We Can Language it, We Can Have it!”

Mothering Your Dreams

The theme of Mothers’ Day and the contemplation of what it is to be a mother, to provide nurture, led me to think about the act of giving birth when it comes to bringing our dreams to life. There is the moment of fertilisation – that time when an idea takes hold and declares it’sContinue reading “Mothering Your Dreams”