Guard Your Mouth

Think before you speak. The knock on effect of speaking too quickly, or speaking to the wrong person can be huge. Pause and consider. Does this person need to know this? Right now?  Is this the right thing to share? Is it the right time to share it? The challenge then...

When It Doesn’t Feel Special

  When you are good at something it often feels very normal to you. Especially when you have put in enough hours to become really good at it. What to other people seems amazing, usually feels very ordinary to the person doing it.  I often meet people doing amazing...

It’s Just The Fear Talking

People are afraid – but what comes out of their mouths often doesn’t sound like fear; It sounds more like anger, or frustration, or bitterness, or bravado. But no matter the content of the words, the force behind those words is often fear. Whether people...

I Was About To Jump In

I was about to jump in with both feet when someone stepped in and gave me some extra information that changed everything. I was about to speak out of frustration when someone encouraged me to take a gentler tone. I was about to make a decision when someone spoke up...

Overflowing With Hope

If you listen to the coffee-shop conversations, the political debates, the social-media arguments, and the news headlines, you can hear a kind of hopelessness in our world. People have lost their confidence in tomorrow. They have lost the sense that our world could...