A different perspective on reality

I was doing a quick peer coaching (15 minutes "flash" coaching) yesterday evening, and something popped in my mind, so brilliant (excuse my modesty, it always gets in the way) that I thought I should share this with you. Jackie, the woman I was coaching, is returning to work next week, after 2 months of leave ...

Transitions – internalizing learning

The second week of my transition to a new job has passed, and I find myself with an obvious conclusion. I'm treading on thin ice. Constantly aware of what I say and do, exposing my views ("you don't want to seem unopinionated", my angel on the right shoulder, or Self 1, advises) but careful not to let ...

How to switch from stress to enjoyment

One of the best advices I've been given throughout my life and career was "Stop taking yourself so seriously". As it might seem shocking to some, the man who gave me this advice was right. "Who, me? But - I have all reasons to be serious! This is ^%$*ing important!" - "See? My point exactly!" Taking myself too ...

Being a Professional Muse

Yesterday I was talking to a dear client, and she shared with me an experience that made me think about the people we surround ourselves with. But let me share the experience first. Episode 1. Enter "The Expert". We all meet experts in our lives - most of them are quite arrogant people, who consider their ...

Why I love boredom

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Especially on weekend afternoons, boredom kicks in. And I welcome it with open arms. Boredom is actually a lack of activity. And why do most people shun it away? Because society teaches us that NOT having an activity is bad. Remember when you were a kid, staring at walls and drifting away in your imagination, and ...

10 Commandments for the Creative person

1. Read books. Such as the ones here. Read Seth Godin and Malcom Gladwell. Read Philip Pullman and Frank Herbert. Read poetry and children's books. Travel to parallel universes and dive into other people's minds. 2. Watch other creative people explain their development process. Such as Elizabeth Gilbert and her genius/muse idea on Ted.com. 3. Surf Twitter. Get ...

Idea of the Week – How to create Productivity Structures

It's early February now, and I wonder how many of us kept their New Year's Resolutions. Or whatever goals we set for ourselves a few months ago. I wrote here about how to set simple, kind-of-motivating New Year's Resolutions, that will still keep you going - yes, even mid-February!. And then I wrote here about the ...