Which ‘HAT’ do you wear?

Have you ever thought that you have different roles or hats in any given day? We might have one ‘hat’ we wear in work or in our business, and another ‘hat’ when we are at home with our families. The ‘hat’ we wear with our peers or children would be very different, wouldn’t it? How different are the ‘hats’ you wear and are you aware how often you might change ‘hats’ and why? You may or may not have heard of Edward de Bono’s Thinking Hats? He explains that each coloured hat has a different purpose. For example, the green hat is a creative hat; the feelings or intuitions hat is red, the blue hat is a leader, the black hat is cautious, and the yellow hat focuses on benefits, the white hat relies on data and the black hat on process. At a meeting or at work with different

What do you do about being unhappy or sad?

It’s interesting isn’t it how our feelings and emotions can peak and trough and sometimes it can all happen in one day! When we have a positive experience we feel happy, motivated which gives us the encouragement and confidence to do more good things. However, when we have a negative experience, this can make us feel sad, deflated and negative. When this happens we can lose our focus and direction and become less productive. It’s a pity that we can’t keep the happy feeling on the back of a good experience as long as hold onto the sad feeling we have following a bad or negative experience. The bad experience seems to stick with us like glue, feeling unable to shake the negativity and doubt that seeps into our thoughts and emotions. We often don’t have the time to take out of a busy day to reset and consider putting

Benefits of having a Business Coach and Mentor

Most people realise that we all need someone to help us with things we don’t know, understand, or can’t do. Those things we lack experience, knowledge, skills or the ability to carry out effectively. It’s not about not growing ourselves by seeking help and advice but learning along the way from someone else with the knowledge in that area. When I set up my business I had specialist ‘mentors’ which were a group of people who advised me in specific areas. I also used a business coach to help me get started and to support me. This is not a sign of weakness, but more of a sign of strength, common sense and acceptance that we need to focus on what we are good at but seek help and support in those areas we know less about. This way everyone helps each other. From my own experience as a business

Communicating with Others

Have you ever considered why when you meet someone for the first time you feel like you’ve known them for ages and yet for others whom you’ve known for ages, there’s just something about them you either dislike or find frustrating? We are all different and whilst that’s a good thing, it can be a hindrance when we are trying to communicate with someone who is ‘different’ to us. We might often wonder why they can’t understand us and the way we think and of course they are likely feeling the same degree of frustration. This means that our communication isn’t as effective as what it could be resulting in us not reaching the successful outcome we want, which can add to the frustration. If you knew you could find a better way to communicate better with others, reduce conflict or frustration with others, wouldn’t you want to investigate this