Goals

Wisdom from Pink Leopard on a Mission

I had an email from a Pink Leopard the other day. She's reading my book and emailed me in response to a question I ask in it. Why do you do what you do? What drives you?  Here's what she said: "Hi Vicky, Started reading my (your) book and I'm loving it so far...and I [...]

Pffft. Flying a plane is easy. Especially when you look at all those dials and knobs and buttons in the cockpit. ...said no-one ever.  We were at a Food & Flying Festival yesterday, meeting a friend who'd flown in to see us and eat cheese -- and said friend let me sit in his cockpit. [...]

Adrenaline shots for wilting businesses

Every time the season changes, I declare the new season to be my favourite of all the seasons. Spring? It's bright and shiny and green and vital.Everything seems to expand in all directions to the sound of birds and jingling.  Autumn is mists and mellow fruitfulness, golden evenings and crunchy leaves to run through (yes, [...]

Progress not perfection [new podcast]

If I hear one more plastic guru shrieking about 24/7 HUSTLE and TAKE MASSIVE ACTION I will roll my eyes so hard they may just pop out of my head.  Because that kind of shit holds us all back. We start believing that we should achieving massive wins every week, every day. We think that [...]

Newsflash: your brain hates you

Do you ever have those dreams where you're running through really thick air? Like treacle?  For me, it's usually when I have to save someone or run away from something. It's like running through custard. It's carrot-gratingly, epically frustrating, right? And that's just in your head while you sleep. How much more frustrating is it [...]

"Take that frown and turn it upside down!" Said with manic Stepford-Wives glassy smile and empty eyes.  Just another meaningless platitude from people who can't cope with the real world. Well, here's my antidote to that: keep your frown and use it to power yourself to success. In a world filled with fake positivity and [...]

Screaming sweet nothings into your ears

"You are not The One." Not special. Not magical.   Remember when the Oracle told Neo he wasn't The One in The Matrix? How crushed he was? Then remember how Neo went on to beat the machines in round 1? The Oracle didn't tell Neo what he wanted to hear. She wasn't whispering sweet nothings [...]

Your accidental life [new podcast]

Picture this: it’s your funeral. Yeah, yeah, really cheery for a bank holiday Saturday, I know… but suck it up.  Imagine you died aged 105… and imagine what your life had been like. Did you achieve the stuff you wanted to? Did you do the things and see the places you wanted to see? Or [...]

Are you trapped in the Friend Zone?

"HELP. I need a professional expert like you! X" ^^ landed in my FB messages a couple of weeks ago from an acquaintance I've not seen off FB for years. So I pinged back a quick message with an outline of how I could help, a couple of pointers, and my fee. *crickets* *tumbleweed* It [...]

Want an extra 20 hours a month?

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is... ...to identify your mission. Because if you don't have a mission, you're drifting aimlessly along, taking customers here and there, but never really getting anywhere. Today, I want you to think – really think – about why you're doing what you do. Not just why your [...]

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