The Story All Leaders Need to Tell: When the Outcome is Unknown….It’s a Gift

OMG! The sky is falling! Brexit is happening but no one knows what is next and everyone is feeding the fear.  We’re all gonna die!  Or are we? An inciting incident – an event in a story which cause disturbance, changing the pattern of the current reality also opens up a gap creating a portal [...]

How to Move a Mountain

These mountains that You are carrying, You were only Supposed to climb ~Najwa Zebain   There are all sorts of mountains out there.  The ones that beckon us, challenge us; some of them defeat us others just block the view.  When I first moved from Northwester Ohio, (which is flat as a pancake; stand on [...]

Cut Loose and Dive In

I recently started to explore open water swimming.  It has been calling me for some while this need to immerse myself and challenge myself.  Once you are out in the Lake there is no where to touch down.  You have to keep going.  Reaching out, kicking …Breathing In our entrepreneurial journey or life adventure you [...]

Don’t be inspired BE INSPIRATIONAL!!!

“Let us also produce some bold act of our own –join the ranks of the most emulated.” --Seneca One of the things I hear every time I run a workshop, training or 1:1 coaching session is ‘I don’t have a story’ Yes you do!! Loads of them. ‘But my stories are boring or sad or [...]

The Fear Factor!!

As actors, we were always told to turn pre-performance nerves into butterflies of excitement. Moving on from this –I’ve gone one better and always dive straight in and start swimming away before the fear catches up with me. Beating Fear by running like a manic or distracting doesn’t do much to build confidence –really because [...]

Spinning Straw Into Gold

Spinning Straw into Gold isn't as hard as it could be you see for straw is at least the right color, but it takes practice.  What you must do is to sit very still at the spinning wheel and think of all the golden things in the forest: of lichens that blossom a golden green [...]

Rip Tide

Just keep swimming just keep swimming that's what Dory in 'Finding Nemo' advises us to do.  Certainly when we are moving or making the motions of movement we feel like we're at least trying and 'getting somewhere'. Are we? In the case of a rip tide just keep swimming will lead to exhaughtion and eventually [...]

By |May 28th, 2012|life story, new fairytale|1 Comment

Tar Baby – You’ve been Tarred!

The ultimate story of stuck.  My babysitter is all in a twist about her new boyfriend and the more she writhed between wanting to tell him off for all his shortcomings and deceptions and and and...It all brought back so clearly my own tendency to puch that dumb tarbaby right in the mouth! But Ooooh [...]

When the Fire Goes Out

OMG the boiler is out again and I can't get it relit!  This keeps happening and I think it must be prophetic as I have had plumbers and the 'Heateam' from the manufacuter out...all scratching their heads and stroking their chins and sucking in their breath wondering what to do... When the fire goes out [...]

By |April 9th, 2012|life story, new fairytale|0 Comments

Subterreanean Woman

What happens after a 100 years sleep?  Supposedly you should've earned a kiss after 100 years (+ one day) and waken to new life and in the arms of the kissing prince and all the kingdom awakes and and all is happy and ... But what if the prince left you or you've been passed [...]

By |March 23rd, 2012|life story, new fairytale|13 Comments