I remember my art teacher at school asking me if I thought a particular painting had been done from life or from a number of separate studies. It was Renoir’s ‘Luncheon of the Boating Party’. Looking at it now, it is very clear that the answer is that it was a compilation of studies broughtContinue reading “Overthinking”
Sometimes it is the fear that is the problem, and you learn to fear the fear. I suspect the only solution is exposure. Safe, small steps which teach you to focus on the skills, not the emotions, and help you realise that these things are manageable. Start with a small, fat, old pony, for example,Continue reading “A fear of horses”
We need the courage to push out of our comfort zone, but sensitive people will find this more difficult than others
We need both sensitivity and resilience in equal amounts
It’s not that the world needs to listen more, it’s that the quiet need to speak up.
I always doubt my decisions after the fact. Any decision. If I decide to go left, I begin to see all the reasons why going right might have been a better idea, and all the downsides of going left. And the same if I’d gone right. The alternative always looks more sensible, no matter whichContinue reading “The opposite of cognitive dissonance?”
When I go running in Richmond Park, there is a little voice inside my head telling me I should slow down. This little voice looks for excuses why I should take it a bit easier, for signs that I am going too fast: ‘my limbs ache’, it tells me, ‘if I’m not careful, I willContinue reading “Leave your comfort zone”
Tony and Julie Tony is a self-proclaimed ‘rainmaker’, a risk taker, a winner. He runs his own marketing consultancy company which he manages with a rod of iron. He minimises costs and maximises revenue, down to the very last penny. He screws down his suppliers, underpays and overworks his staff, overcharges his clients and underdeliversContinue reading “Like yourself and respect yourself”