Last year I shared this article. Amazed at the great progress since from my clients, both male and female, to promote more women to do what they do best. So, let’s make it every day, not just one day? International women’s day. I treasure women, I treasure men. I don’t think we need special days – just like we don’t do “Father’s Day” and “Mother’s Day” in our house. I respect and admire all the strong and brave people who made it possible for us to live with the rights we have today. And I acknowledge many people needing better lives still. But last year US women had been encouraged to not work and not spend on this day, to show how society’s wheels would not turn without us. And in Australia some companies have started ratios for how many women you need to hire. I don’t think that’s the way. Progress is created not by opposition, provocation or rules, but by visionary humans (men and women). Respecting each other, finding the root cause when things are not right yet and then encouraging each other to take the brave steps needed. We all have both masculine and feminine energy and … More One year for women – or one day? »
Are you a fixer? Working so hard to fix the world and those around you? Aha!!! We may just have spotted another Superwoman in action. This week we ran a workshop where saying Goodbye to Superwoman resonated. So many successful, talented, good-hearted women working so hard both at home and at work, keeping the wheels turning and fixing it all. Especially, fixing those around us. What if your true success doesn’t come by fixing? What if it’s instead letting go of the idea that you can, and that you have the answer, to fixing all? You may have heard of some weird, far-away-land women who are not really PART of their family, not sitting down having a great laugh with them, not enjoying being present. I’m SURE it won’t be you, but you may have heard of someone like it??!! Well I know one: it was me for decades. And she still pops in on occasions – because she’s so familiar, and gets a lot done. What if you practised saying Goodbye to her? Goodbye to the idea that you are the one with the answer, the one with the right schedule for how-life-should-be-lived-around-here? And instead started BEING. Much less … More Goodbye Superwoman »
Come rain or shine. ‘Or’… is it really a choice? What if it’s rain AND shine? That we need to accept there is no sun without rain. That we need the contrasts to appreciate what we’ve got. No happiness without sadness. No courage without fear. No gratitude without disappointment. For a rainy weekend like this, I accept it goes hand in hand. Whatever happens, come rain and shine. Sometimes it simply rains. We need sun and rain for things to grow. We need sun and rain for us to grow. Accept the rain. Keep carrying on. Come rain and shine.