Obstacle Busting: Being Realistic

Being Realistic

Tweet For those of you dropping realism bombs on your dreams before they get a chance to get off the ground… Ugh. Realistic. One of my least favourite words in the world. Because what is “realistic”? Is flight realistic? Electricity? The internet? Brain surgery? Space travel? A black man becoming president in apartheid South Africa? A 17 year old schoolgirl winning a Nobel peace prize after getting shot in the head by the Taliban? A book about a teenage wizard selling 450 million copies? Realism is in the eye of the beholder. It’s a concept, not a fact. Many people … Read More

Obstacle Busting: Everything Taking Longer Than You Expect

Everything taking longer

Tweet This is a weird one…but one that I am often tripped up by. It’s not exactly an obstacle as such…it’s more a weight tied to your legs that slows you down and gives other obstacles a chance to catch up with you and attack. And many of us are prone to underestimating how long everything takes…especially when it comes to creating a fabulous life. After all, we see all these other people doing things in a snap of a finger…right? Only they don’t. We just see them when they arrive on our radar as a writer, singer, businessperson, beach … Read More

Obstacle Busting: Biting Off More Than You Can Chew

biting off more than you can chew

Tweet If you’re anything like me, you tend to think you can take on way more than is physically possible for any human who wants to keep her sanity. It’s a new global disease – busyness is an epidemic; having it all is something we’re all trying to chase. Unfortunately having it all can mean relentless action to maintain it all. And this can end up being completely self-defeating, because rather than admit we’ve bitten off more than we can chew, we just carry on, pretending to be superwoman and drowning in too damn much to do. I know, I’ve … Read More

Obstacle Busting: Don’t Know What to Do

don't know what to do

Tweet This one feels like the Mount Everest of obstacles, because when you don’t know, you don’t know…but it’s actually one of the easiest obstacles to get over, because all you need to do is find out what to do. Simple, eh? It’s not always that easy, I know that, but thanks to the internet, it’s never been easier to find out anything than it is now. Auntie Google has more information about anything you could ever ask for than you could ever read. It’s incredible, it’s wonderful, it’s magical (I grew up in the non-digital age so to me … Read More

Obstacle Busting: A Personal Earthquake or Seismic Change in Your Life

Personal Earthquake

Tweet Sometimes life throws a grenade into your world, causing everything to shift and change. Something happens that stops you in your tracks, distracts you, takes up all your time and attention, and all the work you’ve done on your dreams sits in a corner gathering dust. It happens to us all. Life is unpredictable and full of surprises…some good, some God-awful. It could be a new job or new child or an amazing inheritance. Or it could be illness in you or a family member, a loss, a disaster that rocks your world. Be gentle with yourself, rearrange your … Read More