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Clearing Out Clutter Can Change Lives

5 April 2016

  In a recent article about protecting and improving our energy by clearing out clutter http://blog.gettingagrip.com/how-to-have-more-time-guard-your-energy   I shared that I was eliminating one thing per day from my bedroom. (I’ve extended that to anywhere in my home or office.) You might like some of the great contributions that flowed in from readers. From Diane: ‘I […]

 

On Pushing the Boundaries – A French Goal Setting Story

7 October 2015

Ever noticed how much faster and more effective our life lessons and personal development are when we push, or are pushed by external factors, outside our comfort zone. One of my life goals for some years has been to learn French, and right now I’ve allowed it to kick (not just push) me right outside […]

 

Friendliness and generosity pay

30 September 2015

This time my contribution isn’t really about time management, although the ‘takeaway points’ apply to all businesses. Instead, I just have to tell you about some exceptional service. I’ve just finished three weeks of very busy work in the UK, staying at a number of different hotels, many of them once large heritage homes now […]

 

How To Get Engagement From Your Staff

16 September 2015

  Are you interested in getting full and involved participation from your people? Instead of telling someone to do a task, ask them how they think it should be done. I first read the following story in Les Giblin’s excellent book ‘How to have confidence and power in dealing with people’.   He gives credit to […]

 

Teach Good Habits Young and We Grow Self-Sufficient Adults

14 April 2014

Last weekend I had the joy of looking after 3 grandsons whilst their parents were off at an agricultural conference. On Saturday morning I was chatting to a mother on the side line of 7 year old Matt’s first rugby game for the season. ‘My son struggles to keep up,’ she said, pointing to the […]

 

The subtle shift in attitude that means success or failure with our goals

7 May 2013

I picked up a great distinction last week from a participant. Tam from the NZ Rural General Practice Network in Wellington had this to say in regard to achieving our goals: ‘We might WANT something, but until we have an INTENTION, nothing will happen.’ Think about when you want to lose weight, or get fit, […]

 

Get Faster, Work Better – By Doing Things Differently

2 August 2012

What do I mean? I learnt something very interesting last night. I was MC for the National Speakers Association of NZ’s National Awards and had the pleasure of listening to our guest speaker Wade Jackson, a Double World Champion of Improv and founder of New Zealand’s Improv Bandits and Covert Theatre. One of his points, […]

 

Are your possessions slowing you down?

5 April 2012

Top blogger Leo Babauta of Zen Habits was my interview subject for this month’s GettingAGrip Inner Circle audio programme. He blogs in a really interesting and very practical way about a number of the things I also focus on. Time magazine listed it in their Top 25 blogs for 2009 and it’s now read by […]

 

The Obituary To Common Sense

24 August 2011

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Mr Common Sense. Mr Sense had been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape. He will be remembered as having cultivated such value lessons as knowing […]

 

You Don't Have To Work This Hard! – Positive Slow-Time

24 May 2011

In my farming childhood the principle of fallowing a paddock was common (leaving ground uncultivated for a season, in order to rest the land, restore its fertility, and prepare it for a new crop.). These days, however, it’s not a word you often see or hear, except in cropping country.      It was therefore with […]

 

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