Experience v Mastery

June 2, 2021

Someone’s CV or business profile may say, for example, that they have “20 years experience”.  After 20 years you would expect them to have gained mastery, or at a minimum competency, in that field.  But perhaps they have repeated one year of experience 20 times? The four stages of competency… Read More

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Taking A Different Perspective

May 26, 2021

Last weekend I walked a familiar loop track. I usually head upriver, across the foot bridge, then down river, climb the hill, cross another bridge, then home. Last weekend, on a whim, I reversed the loop. Interesting experience – seeing the familiar route from a different direction and perspective. I… Read More

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Yin and Yang Thinking

May 19, 2021

  Yin means “shady side”, while Yang means “sunny side”. My husband and I sometimes Yin and Yang – I’m usually the Yang, seeing the opportunity, the upside, the benefits, why and how it could work.  Hubby considers the Yin – the downside, what can go wrong, the risks to… Read More

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Quadrant 2 – the important but not urgent

May 5, 2021

One of the most impactful books I have ever read was “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, originally published by Stephen Covey on 15 August 1989. In 2017 when my accountancy business restructured I wanted a brand that was meaningful and that reflected my personal philosophy.  The name “Q2”… Read More

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Uncertainty, Decisions and Emotions

April 21, 2021

A crystal ball would be amazing!  Imagine if you could foresee how different decisions and scenarios might play out!  If I took that job, chose that degree, dated that person, or made that phone call – how might life/business have turned out? Unfortunately, we’ll never know.  Unlike the classic 1998 movie… Read More

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