Procrastination: Virtue or Vice?

Answer me this: When should you procrastinate? Most of us may say “Never!”. Procrastination does tend to get a bad rap. It is known as the productivity killer. We look for ways to sidestep it, we try and beat it – mostly to no avail. Here are 3 reasons why procrastination works for many of us, and why maybe you should give it a try. I will also share with you a couple of reasons Read more…

Why “Loco eMotion” ? …or my life story

WARNING: some of the stories detailed below have graphic and detailed descriptions of self-harm and traumatic experiences related to suicide. Please do not read on if you are upset by this. And if you do need someone to talk to, please give me a comment and we can chat on email. If you are suicidal, please read this first: I would like it if this blog were all about self-development, but before we can get there, Read more…

The Cult of Life

It’s a cult! Or is it? Madame Toastmaster, esteemed guests and fellow Toastmasters; good evening and welcome to the cult of Toastmasters. I am a seeker. I look for connections with other people in this hurricane we call life. I like to feel useful and appreciated, even needed. This search for belonging has led me down some interesting paths. In my early twenties I joined an organization called RunWalkforLife. It all started innocently enough; I Read more…

Unschedule Your Life

So there I am. Sitting at my desk, happily working away at my Toastmasters CC2 speech during my lunch break, and the email comes in. It is a message from my manager, requesting that I test a new piece of functionality that our software developer has been working on, and to put together a training guide and video for it. “Sounds fun”, I think. And then it starts. I decide to check my personal email, Read more…

So, what do you want to be when you grow up?

I don’t know what I want to be when I grow up… that’s IF I grow up, I haven’t quite decided on that either. As innocent as this question seems, what it is really forcing you to consider is “what one THING” do you want to be? This leaves many of us that are wired a bit differently searching for answers and feeling like failures when we have been through 5 jobs in 4 different Read more…