Motivational Monday, 28 September – Your Story

d9d4fe742954da07c88fb5b61e52606dWhat’s your story?

I took a leap yesterday and posted about my story, or well, part of my story anyway. It was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do, because there’s that bit of fear about whether you’re doing the right thing in sharing, or if there’s going to be (god forbid) a not-so-nice person trolling across blogs and leave a hurtful message…

But the thing to keep in mind is that, no matter what your story is, how bad or ashamed you might feel about it. Don’t be. What you are going through, even if you feel weak, the fact that you are here and working through it makes you so incredibly brave. So don’t be afraid or ashamed to share your story, because as I have seen on other blogs, and what they have made me feel in reading them, it is so inspirational.

Share with me in the comments below or use the Contact Me link if you just want to share privately, and tell me, what’s your story?

Take care,


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Motivational Monday, 31 August


I think most of us would either work in a team or manage a team of people, and sometimes the hardest thing can be to try and motivate them and inspire them to be the best they can be. Some people may take the stance of “well if I can do it, so can they” and sure they probably can, but how they achieve it is different, and generally someone flashing their successes in your face doesn’t help with your own motivation!

What I have found to work well is to show them how great they are, and build on that each time you give them another task. It will differ depending on the person, where as one might only complete a small task and feel pretty darn great about it, another might carry out a 6 month long project. But that doesn’t mean to that individual person, that the achievement wasn’t something special.

By showing them how amazing they are, I don’t mean that to be a “job well done” followed by a pat on the back, I mean actually showing them, they will continue to be inspired and achieve great things. For example, a staff member created a new report for clients which provided 100 new data points and allowed them to do more in depth analysis, but not only that, managed to automate a lot of it which halved the time it took to generate reports for clients. It’s those kinds of tangible results that show them they are amazing, and that’s the kind of feedback I like providing to my team.