Tuesday, 25 June 2019

I laughed so loudly!

I laughed so loudly last week - you know the sort of laugh that emerges from realising something very obvious?!

I knew my book, 'Can’t see the wood for the trees', was written for people who are stuck to support them to get back on track.

I knew the book helped people when stressed to access a more resourceful mindset - exams being one such area I know it’s helped a lot recently.

I hadn’t appreciated until then, of course, also helps people who are facing what I was when I wrote the book - menopause!

The BBC breakfast programme featured the menopause last month, and it was said that it can be a very creative time for women.

Then it hit me - that’s when the book finally got written.

Then I laughed, very loudly and only as you know I can, because I wonder - did this version of the book I’d been wanting to write for years get written because I needed the advice. Did the chapters emerge out of that need?

At that time I could certainly resonate with:
  • Can’t see the wood for the trees
  • Stuck in a rut
  • Going round in circles
  • Up the creek without a paddle
  • Out on a limb
  • Missed the tide
  • Treading water
  • Like a fish out of water
We live and learn, and I will think very carefully about the subject for the next book.

Sunday, 23 June 2019

What worked when we were a small stream, may no longer work once we're a river

I love this quote from my book 'Can’t see the wood for the trees'.

A great reminder that as we embrace new paradigms in our personal or organisational life, we have to take on new ways of believing, behaving and being. That which has supported us thus far will no longer work.

Scary and exciting in equal measure 🐛 🦋

Friday, 21 June 2019

How to access the complete picture

Have you ever said “I can’t see the wood for the trees” ”I’m stuck in a rut” or “I’m treading water”? These words were a clue about the internal representation you were having about the situation at that time. The challenge when we’re stuck, however, is that the internal representation we have is of being stuck with limited or no options or solutions. It’s as if we’re stuck in any of the images around the edge of the picture above, without access to the picture in the middle - a complete picture that has all the potential solutions contained within it. Logic doesn’t get much of a look-in because we believe our representation is accurate = we can’t see the whole landscape just a small part of it. Which is where Landscaping Your Life (LYL), a coaching tool I developed 20 years ago, comes in. Using a number of powerful tools we’re able to access that wider image, and the solutions hiding there. My book 'Can’t see the wood for the trees' shares 15 LYL tools that offer different means of accessing the complete picture. Contact me today if you’d like to learn more about the unique, unconventional and effective problem solving LYL toolkit. Image by Pamela Lee Art.