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#50DaysOfShades Day 75 of 50 – Right Place Right Time

I’ve always been uncomfortable with the way people use the phrase ‘Right Place Right Time’ as many use it to suggest there they had no influence over the opportunity or outcome. That it was pure luck that they were there, and the thing happened.

Personally, I like to give people the credit for everything they did leading to that point. The knowledge and skills they have learned, the mistakes and successes they have had, the planning they did, the choices they made.

Everything that made sure that ‘they’ not some other version of themselves were there in that moment, as the other versions may not have had the same outcome.

Tonight, I went out slightly later than yesterday with a particular spot in mind to take both my #50DaysOfShades and the #7daysofsunsets photos, knowing it would be closer to sunset. Yesterday I was both too early and too late for the photo I saw in my head.

Today would be different. And yes, it was.

There was a couple sat on the riverbank exactly where I wanted to take the photo from. I was a little early so kept walking.

I took some snaps along the way, to make sure I at least had something.

As I was walking back a guy in a canoe was paddling along the river (so a grabbed a snap of him with the sunset, as it had a nice calmness to it)

I’m not sure if the couple had gone, or I found a slightly different spot but the guy in the canoe had stopped to watch the sunset, and was pretty much in line between me and the sun so a few steps further up the river and I got my pictures.

So, it wasn’t just the right place at the right time, it was me thinking the right things and taking the right actions to not only be there, but to do something with being there.

Question:

Where do you not give yourself credit for the effort you have put in to being who you are right now?

#businesscoach #businesscoaching #RightPlaceRightTime

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#50DaysOfShades Day 74 of 50 – Innovation

Today I went out just before sunset to get my photo with the intention of finding a ‘good’ sunset picture for the #7daysofsunsets. I was taking pictures as I walked along the river, but was about 45 minutes too early for a true sunset. So kept walking with the intention of hopefully being in the right place on the way back.

However, I saw something that made me smile and gave me the theme for the day.

A group of people, in the open space by the river, some in swim costumes, some just in shorts/t-shirts standing in small inflatable paddling pools. Between the paddling pools were tarpaulins. Every 30 seconds or so they would move on the next pool, sliding along the tarpaulin. Then I spotted the bat and the ball.

Welcome to slip-n-slide rounders.

If ever someone was going to improve rounders specifically for a hot day this, was it.

I actually gave them a round of applause as I walked past.

A fun reminder that we are constantly evolving and innovating.

Mikhail Gorbachev is credited with the phrase ‘If you are not moving forward, you are moving backwards’

Questions:

What are you innovating (in yourself or what you do)?

#businesscoach #businesscoaching #innovation #movingforward

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What are you doing?

One of the big questions about this project is explained in more depth on Day 4

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#50DaysOfShades Day 73 of 50 – Sunset

Once again joining in on the @hellobalancetime #7daysofsunsets

My plan was actually to post these on my personal profile on Facebook (after the first one) but it would appear that I am in the habit of posting to my business pages and my muscle memory did the rest of selecting the business profiles yesterday. So may as well keep them going here.

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What are you doing?

One of the big questions about this project is explained in more depth on Day 4

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#50DaysOfShades Day 71 of 50 – Sunset

Not been feeling great today, headaches on and off for the last 30 hours but still made it out for my photo.

Thanks again to @hellobalancetime who as started a #7daysofSunsets challenge, so made it easy to think of what photo to take and roughly what to write.

If you fancy joining in check out Judy’s Instagram

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#50DaysOfShades Day 70 of 50 – Collaboration

I love a good collaboration project.

Over the years I’ve had several awesome collaborations with Judy Claughton from @hellobalancetime facilitating workshops to individuals, small businesses, and corporate clients.

So, it was great to catch-up today to flesh out some of the ideas for the next project.

In the pipeline are a series of taster sessions and experiences starting with vulnerability and learning to listen (in the business environment). All with the goal of better supporting the employees in the businesses.

 

Questions:
How do you currently support your employees?

Would you like to collaborate?
What would your idea collaboration project look like?

 

#businesscoach #businesscoaching #wellness #collaboration #heartledbusiness #businessminded #berkshirebusiness #vulnerability #learntolisten

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#50DaysOfShades Day 67 of 50 – Doing the groundwork and Sharing Abundance

Just over a year ago a shared a photo (and most of this post) after picking 378g of blackberries.

Today I picked over 2 Kilos! Which makes all of the points I mentioned then feel relevant again today as I’m still doing them and have just shared what I picked today on Olio the local food sharing app.
Also, interesting that I was doing the thoughts and questions back then too.

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But what have blackberries growing in my garden got to do with business?

Let’s see what we can think off:

Maybe it’s, recognise and working with what you have. They are in my garden and rather than fighting them, digging all the roots out and planting something else, I kind of like blackberries, so let’s make the most of them. (What resources have you got that you undervalue?)

Maybe it’s, having a plan and doing the groundwork. Earlier this year when I was clearing the garden I deliberately left some growing along the wall. I also let some wildflowers grow to encourage the bee’s so the blackberries would get pollenated. I also maintained them to ensure they would be easy(ish) to pick. (What do you want to have an abundance of in 6 months time and what are you doing to nurture that now?)

Maybe it’s, giving. Do you have a surplus of something that others would benefit from and enjoy?

Maybe it’s, remember to take time out every day. Twice a day I go into the garden and pick what is ripe. A short break from to relax and be present with the world around me. (How do you relax and switch off from your work?)

Or maybe it has nothing to do with business and I just need suggestions as to how best to use them in a more creative way. (feel free to comment below)

Questions:

What resources have you got that you undervalue?
What do you want to have an abundance of in 6 months’ time and what are you doing to nurture that now?
Do you have a surplus of something that others would benefit from and enjoy?
How do you relax and switch off from your work?

#BusinessCoach #businesscoaching #business #wellness #abundance

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#50DaysOfShades Day 66 of 50 – Goals

Goals, targets, KPI’s milestones.
Whether they are personal or business, you speak them out loud or writing them down, declaring them publicly or define them privately. They can be SMART or scruffy (the one in the picture certainly it, but it is at least there).

The suggestion is to always have some. (And to monitor your progress towards them)

Yes, this is also a cheeky link to the @lionesses. Good luck today, I for one am rooting for you.

Questions:
What goals have you got?
How do you formulate them?
Are they private or have you declared them?

#businesscoach #businesscoaching #goals #businessgoals #personalgoals

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What are you doing?

One of the big questions about this project is explained in more depth on Day 4

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