Emotionally intelligent leaders are aware of their own emotions and intuitively aware of the emotions of others — their clients, customers, team, stakeholders — everyone. They are not only willing to listen to the concerns of others but can decipher, even in silence, the emotions our facial expressions and body language give away. They also don’t just assume what they have deciphered is correct; they ask. They ask open-ended questions to make sure their assumptions, or what they think things mean, are correct.
In business, these women often know more about their customer & clients than the customer knows about…
It got me thinking about the differences in the mindset of people who successfully keep their minds in check, despite what’s happening, and those who are not so fortunate. I’ve frequently pondered this in the context of prisoners too.
The ending of my evening fiction book.
The ending of a movie.
Sometimes I’ll go to bed before something I’m enjoying is finished.
Why? I don’t want it to end.
And lockdown has exacerbated things.
Endings can be hard.
Sometimes they sneak up on us.
We don't realise that it is about to be over.
That what we had is done.
That there won’t be any more of it,
I feel a swirl of emotions in my tummy as I type this, which I don’t love.
When we focus on things ending, we are…
In VIC, we have already had 30+ weeks in stage 4 lockdowns and 26+ weeks in stage 3 lockdown and have had restrictions since March 2020. Today the morning news, I heard one guest urging people to ask friends, family, neighbours etc. to get vaccinated and not be so selfish — to do it for others; so I’m experiencing pressure from the media, and the media encouraging we peer pressure and shame one another to get vaccinated so our economies can reopen.
Regardless of my opinion on what is right or wrong, I want our businesses to reopen, so I’ve…
I’m getting prepared for five interviews tonight.
And the struggle feels real today as I’ve not been feeling that great — physically, emotionally, mentally — over the past few days.
Every part of me wants to change the date.
But then I have this thought.
What if this is exactly how I’m supposed to feel. Like this is a gift in disguise?
Focus on the here and now.
It is what it is. Not all days are going to be perfect. When was the last time you had a perfect day? How many do you think you have in a given…
You’re mixing and mingling like a pro when you meet someone new and get asked the age-old question.
How do you answer? Write it in the comments below.
Do you think this is an effective introduction? Why?
I mean, like cute pics of baby bath time or running around in the backyard naked?
I know growing up, it was perfectly normal, and all parents did this.
Some parents like to laminate or frame these and pop them up on the walls when meeting new partners to be extra embarrassing.
The man photographed naked underwater as a baby and later ended up on Nirvana’s iconic “Nevermind” album cover filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging he was a victim of child pornography. …
I’ve been having issues with my car lately. Well, not really.
It was due in for a service, but considering I’ve hardly driven the thing in the past 18-months, I’ve been putting it off.
That is, until the radiator started leaking.
I never do this, by the way. I always have a full-service record, and take absolute care to keep my vehicles in top order.
Putting things off—them not being clean, organised, functional, and in excellent condition— it’s not something I’m willing to start or lower my standards to. So I took immediate, swift action to sort this out!
I can’t imagine him at that age. Given he was 32 when he died, it’s hard to imagine him as an older man.
I wonder what he would be like.
What he would look like.
What he would sound like.
What kind of man he would have turned out to be.
It was also the anniversary of a friends death.
The first anniversary.
Thinking of you, Chris.
Like Dad, Chris was 38 years young.
Both were in their prime.
Sharing one date.
Connected in time.
The 24th August.
For me, these often strike at the most inconvenient moment.
You know, when you can’t do anything about them.
I’ll be in the shower.
Having a conversation with someone.
In a work meeting.
With a client.
Doing a workout.
Watching a movie or TV show.
A little spark.
Or a big whoosh of inspiration will strike.
A moment of sudden and great revelation or realisation.
I have journals and notebooks filled with them.
Notes note on my iPhone.
But unless I do something with them—
For someone specific,
In the right…