The G Word — Motivation

Dealing with mean people online

Dealing with mean people online

Creating resources can be quite a lonely job. It is not really a job a lot of people understand and it also requires a lot of time working alone. This is when online groups and communities can be invaluable.  Finding your people can be difficult but there are many Facebook groups and forums where you can meet other teacher-authors and discuss the aspects of your business. This is great as you can really get strong support from your people.  While I could talk a lot about the importance and value of online communities, this post is more about the not...

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30 days!

30 days!

A while ago I listened to this TED talk: This concept of a 30 day challenge really interested me. I do like to do things that have an actual end date because I feel like if I can get to the end the hard bit in the middle isn't so bad. With this in mind I set myself a small 30 day challenge. As it started with a TED talk I decided I would listen to a new TED talk every day for 30 days. I have the TED app so I just chose random and each day listened to...

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No do it yourself!

No do it yourself!

I want to tell you one of my favourite stories, it is the story of my meeting with the most wonderful man. It starts out with me swearing off men forever. I really wasn’t looking at all. I was out with some friends and we were dancing and drinking and talking. One of my friends grabbed my arm and pointed across the room, she shouted in my ear, “Look at him! He is lovely” or something like that.   I wasn’t really paying attention so just nodded and agreed and said back “Go and talk to him”   “No! I...

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Go ahead complain…

Go ahead complain…

I am a big believer in complaining. I like to moan. I think it makes everyone feel better, when things go wrong; moan to a friend, complain to your family and whine to your online connections. I can moan just as much as the next person and I have no problem with people complaining to me. There is just one rule, which I try very hard to hold myself to, and which I really think other people should abide by….   You are only allowed to moan if you are willing to do something to make it better.   Now...

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