How To Strengthen Mental Mobility – The Skill to Get Unstuck and Move Forward

My client Andrew runs a F&B group. He was trained as a chef. He opened his own restaurant 10 years ago, and now he owns a group of restaurants. In the span of 10 years, he went from someone who had to deal with avocados and spatulas to someone who how had to deal with… Continue reading How To Strengthen Mental Mobility – The Skill to Get Unstuck and Move Forward

Your Illegal Performance Enhancement Drug

I always thought I ran faster with my new Nike running shoes. Actually, I did. A study* found that participants who were made to believe that they were given Nike Golf clubs, required fewer strokes to successfully complete a golf putt, compared to others who thought they were using clubs by Starter (a cheap ass… Continue reading Your Illegal Performance Enhancement Drug

Speed Bumps to Slow Laziness

Our brains crave easy options. It’s not us. Blame evolution. Here is a good “speed bump” to halt this default laziness of ours: Decision making systems. These can be check lists, a bunch of questions, a morning journal, a routine, a tree diagrams, a few meaningful people to be accountable to …. These systems push… Continue reading Speed Bumps to Slow Laziness

Beefing Up Resilience

The fine-tuning of your understanding of triggers and reactions, is the biceps-curl of beefing up resilience. Or. You can work on your resilience- pay close attention to what triggers you and how you react to them, and then let common sense take over. 

Take Better Breaks 🏖

Yep. This is the kind of #bossbetter stuff I like to work on. How can we hack a 5 minute break so it feels eternally reinvigorating? 𝗕𝗮𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗽; 𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗽Time flies by when you scroll through your social media feeds, or play videogames. This one of the worst traps you can set for your break (and your… Continue reading Take Better Breaks 🏖

Are You A “Pro”?

What makes a professional musician different from an amateur? What makes a professional nanny different from an amateur (like me)? Is it the skills? The experience? The DNA? Joe Hisaishi (久石讓), composer of the music of movies such as “My Neighbour Totoro” and “Spirited Away,” considers a pro as … 1️⃣ Professionals learn how to… Continue reading Are You A “Pro”?

Tell Us About You

Politicians are great at answering this question. So are great founders/CEOs/leaders. But if you are like me, I actually can’t tell you about me effectively.  We prefer working with leaders whom we know, understand, and are consistent (duh). So it is important that we know our own narrative and be able to pitch it accurately… Continue reading Tell Us About You