I was speaking to a client yesterday, and we discussed the concept of 'wellbeing'. And I remembered reading - well over 15 years ago - a definition of exactly that, attributed to Albert Camus (who died in 1960), which I have never forgotten... he suggested an individual needs just four things to 'be well', and lead a happy, fulfilling and satisfying life. These four conditions are:
- Life in the open air
- Love for another being
- Freedom from ambition
We all know the importance of avoiding toxic effects on our life - whether literal or metaphorical - and promoting the more healthy elements of our lives... ... but how can we practically apply that, especially when it comes to other people? Jean-Paul Sartre famously said "Hell is other people", but how can we navigate our way through the people who, truly, for us, are "hell"? I give my clients one simple piece of two-pronged advice - "Seek out the Radiators, and Avoid the Dr
A few years ago, the now departed - and genius, ruthless, polymathic - Felix Dennis told me that the secret to being rich was "ownership, ownership, ownership, dear boy". And not for the first time, we now hear of an ownership battle over a name, that - if you know me - made me chuckle... Courtesy of Quartz and The Hussle then: "A tiny deli from Malibu, CA aptly named Malibu Kitchen has sent a cease-and-desist letter to the owners of Soho House -- a global empire of clubs and
Yesterday, I was with my client, "N", and we worked through an exercise well-known to Coaches - the Wheel of Life. "N" identified the 15 or so must important aspects of his life, and whittled those down to a top eight, filling in his own Wheel of Life, with scores from 0-10 indicating his current satisfaction with each of those eight areas.
Picking one key area, 'Organisation', we then discussed the SMARTER goals he could set to improve his current score (of 4) by just one
Yesterday I enjoyed the first of what I hope will be several sessions of Reiki.
Delivered by the delightful Dalia - to me, slightly skeptical! - it was actually a truly wonderful experience... an amazingly stimulating and, ultimately, restful hour.
Setting out on my course to be a full-time Coach and Mentor, I contracted with myself to set aside nourishing 'down-time' in my schedule, to enable me to reflect, recharge and rebound - which is exactly what I got yesterday, in
On Thursday, I spent an incredibly valuable and educational two hours with one of my coaching and mentoring clients, "S", and was able to take her through an exercise to help identify her Purpose... ... which this morning I turned into a powerful diagram, that also helps identify her Mission, Vocation, Profession and Passion - all leading to the ultimate aim, that of highlighting the all-important Purpose. So, that diagram is with my client now... waiting with bated breath fo