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Monday Mojo – Plan for Overload

How good are you at “reading” people? If you follow me on social media you’ll know that sometimes I share the work of Joe Navarro, an FBI agent who is an expert in body language. Joe’s fascinating insights span a 25 year career, meaning he can share “cues” and “tells” that enable us to ascertain …

Monday Mojo – Find Your Awe

How are you? It’s a genuine question. I’m asking because if you’re nervously moving into 2021, that’s ok – we’re allowed to be cautious when life has been, well, anything but ok. Whatever you’re feeling right now, it’s valid and it matters. As more of us have moved into Tier 4 in the U.K. we …

Monday Mojo – Ask the Crowd

How do you feel about asking for help? I think, if we’re being honest, there’s a vulnerability in it. When we reach out to someone, it means letting them see we have a need. It means letting go of the fear about what they might think of us. It also means opening up to the …

Monday Mojo – Give Yourself Time

How much time do you have on your hands at the moment? It might sound like a strange question when we’re in the middle of another lockdown in the U.K. We could assume that some people have more time, whilst others might say that have less time than ever. Ashley Whillans refers to the latter …

Monday Mojo – Connect the Word

If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be? I don’t just mean how you’re feeling, I mean a descriptor that might define you. Nine months ago, you  might easily have said, for example: enthusiastic, driven or focused.  I’m asking because you might not be feeling those things right now, and …

Monday Mojo – Excavate the Unsaid

Do you ever get the impression you’re not getting the full picture from someone?  Sometimes people don’t hold back, and you’re never in any doubt about how they think and feel. Other times, there’s an undertone, where you get a sense something isn’t ok but no one’s really saying anything.  Healthy communication is challenging in …

Monday Mojo – Encourage the Praise

Do you tend to get in your own way sometimes? I ask because when things are going well, we can sometimes sabotage our own efforts to get where we want to be. In a world that’s topsy turvy right now, it makes sense if you sometimes question the decisions you make. But when that starts …

Monday Mojo – Push the Button

When you think about what you really want, what stops you going for it? A healthy vision of your future might have popped in to your head when you read that, and that might be a place to start. The pandemic has obviously put a few things on hold, but as things slowly return to …

Monday Mojo – Know Your Trigger

What sets you off? It might be the person you hold the door open for, who never says “thank you”.The drivers who don’t indicate.Or something much closer to home. As David Richo explains in his book Triggers,  “We hear mention of a person, place or thing that is associated with an unresolved issue or past trauma and …

Monday Mojo – Cultivate Your Resilience

There is so much going on in the world right now that it’s proving hard to know what the right thing is to say or do. The impact of recent weeks, and even recent days, will affect us all in different ways, which is probably why so many well-being websites are focusing on the importance …