How will I know this is the right move?
Sometimes we just have to take that big leap. We can do all our homework, our research our deep soul searching, talk to friends, family the Butcher, the Baker the Candlestick maker but in the end we have to take that leap of faith or be prepared to stay in our status quo in that safe, but boring, unchallenging situation, that job that we hate.
Trying to get certainty in an uncertain world can be a huge issue for those of us who don’t like to take risks or don’t like change or being exposed and showing our vulnerability. Before making that leap we want to know that we are making the right decision and taking the best route on our journey. However, let’s get realistic; we aren’t going to know for certain.
Why do we focus on the one negative comment and miss the 20 great things!
You’ve just had your end of year review. You spent the last hour with your manager reviewing your progress over the last 12 months. You were really pleased with your performance over the last year and have made some great headway in your work. You were expecting this to be a session full of praise, but no instead the focus was on a difficult client you have and how you need to work on the relationship. You’re fuming.
Your house is on the market and you happened to be in when some potential buyers came to view your property, they were gushing over the décor and you felt a real sense of pride. That was until you overheard them talking about the bathroom. Apparently the bright pink you have on the wall looks like a colour you would find in a brothel. How dare they!
Why do we focus on the one negative comment amongst the plethora of positive ones?
Holiday is not nice it's a necessity!
I found myself scared to take time off for holidays, focusing on how much it would cost in terms of lost earnings. Sound familiar? As we hit the holiday season I have been talking to a number of colleagues and clients and this appears to be a consistent fear faced by those working for themselves. Here is how I’ve got comfortable with it.
Don't Let The Title 'Manager' Inflate Your Ego!
You’re surrounded by a team looking to you for answers, you never envisaged yourself here, managing others, but you are. Now what? How do you lead this rabble, how do you get them to listen to you, follow your direction and be open with you? Maybe you’ve never really had a good manager and are not sure what it takes to be an effective leader and there is no manual to tell you what to do.
Help is on hand. But firstly breathe! It’s ok, you can do this and all great people leaders had to start somewhere.
How to get your new recruit to add value fast
Your business has grown and you’ve finally bitten the bullet and taken someone on, or maybe you are working in a larger organisation and you find yourself managing your first person. Or you’re an experienced manager with an established team and you have a new recruit about to join. What should you do to help your new person be effective and add value fast?
Words of Wisdom for Your Younger Self
Recently I took part in a forum hosted by The Girls Network a charity that aims to inspire and empower girls from the least advantaged communities by connecting them with a mentor and a network of professional female role models. At this forum, I was asked what advice would I give my younger self.
Where to start, the list is endless! Younger Kerrie, do not over pluck those eyebrows, always wear sun cream and sun oil isn’t sun cream! Mr. Perfect doesn’t exist, and Mr. Right maybe not be who you think it will be.
And then there were the serious answers, I was there to be a role model! Looking back at my 3 points I shared, I realised that this was not unique to childhood and are points consistently discussed in my individual coaching sessions, in fact, they are challenges that I continue to work on every day.
Girl on the train, did you get the job?
Want to know why we get nervous and how to manage your nerves? Do you find your nerves or the apprehension of getting nervous holds you back? Then this blog is for you.
Worrying is like a weed, left to fester it can take over!
Are you a worrier? Do you find that worrying is an addiction, you start with one small thought and then you add to it and before you know it you are having thoughts that you know are ridiculous but they somehow manage to creep in and fester. It’s like a weed, give it some attention, water, and sunshine and before you know it, it’s taken over your garden.
Setting Goals, Action Planning and all that Jazz
Learn how to build a simple plan for your business, career and or personal life using my FREE step by side guide
I Don't Care What You Think....I Think!
Why do we care what others think and how can we stop caring? Check out my three questions to ask yourself next time you start to worry what others would say.