Archive for December, 2010

How well do you connect? Transactivity

Thursday, December 30th, 2010

Are you a super organism? How do you figure out how to solve some of the
inherent problems in the world? Benefit from good connectivity.

Repeating Thomas’s video seen here in his comment on William’s
Why do *BS get more referrals?. 

What the world needs now is more connections. How well do you connect?.


The best Christmas present was seeing my son face on Christmas Day, he is half way through his overseas operation tour, serving his country. He was thinner, tanned but buoyant with the new love of his life. Singing praises of the young men and women of today.

“The first time I saw your face” – the most moving song performance I saw in 2010.



Carolyn Williams, helping you to re-energise for your business.

Breathing for business. I mentor business people and help them improve their focus, energy and clarity for new business.


Emotional Wealth

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Work versus Relationships

In this blog ‘Wellbeing Versus Wealth’ I quoted parts of David Cameron’s Speech.

‘The central political challenge of our times.”
DAVID CAMERON will tell business leaders today that there is “more to life than money” as he attempts to make a clean break with Thatcherism. He will tell business leaders that “general wellbeing” is more important than personal wealth and will list beautiful surroundings, culture and better relationships as society’s new goals’

Madeleine Bunting’s Book called ‘ Willing Slaves’ describes how the overwork culture is ruling our lives in Britain.

Wealth – Obviously, most people equate having more money with feeling better, since more money means more luxuries, more time for recreation, leisure, and holidays. More money means a better quality of life, Because of our in-built quest for progress, by which I mean ‘bigger, better, more’, we have an unavoidable desire to increase our quality of life, and the best way to do that in the world today, is by earning more money. There is a constant battle to adapt and survive, anyone who is content to sit back and relax face being odd or left behind even?. It is this fundamental desire for a higher quality of life, this in-built desire for progress which never goes away, even with progress. People will always want more, even if they have all they need to live comfortably. When your wealthier your then faced with how should we invest the money? This current economic climate has blasted that plan well and truly out of the water.

Grass roots level
The greatest influence starts at home and maybe in local councils, committee work. If you look at the transition town scene, then, those are good signs and good steps. Spreading a healthy heart beat, and a healthy bank balance message. Only when this is established at a grass roots level, will politicians on a national level begin to listen – because they fear loss of votes and with that, loss of power’

Governments fear the loss of votes? And for me, working with desperate teenagers, young executives and engineers, worn out mums and dads and busy stressed out executives, the reality of this quest for ‘better and bigger’ is all too real.

As the advert says ‘We owe to our children to get the balance right’

How can we influence those in power?. Create a plan to improve Lifestyle.

Big changes require new ways! Learning how to front up to old and annoying habits. Old habits hold you back.  Look at the following categories?.

Emotional intelligence, environmental, spiritual, relationships and career.

How do these categories impede on your earning power?. Be absolutely honest with yourself, about how much time you spend on each?.

This is a useful exercise to help you focus on those parts of life that need your most attention.

Business / Career
Family and Friends
Personal Growth
Physical Environment
Romance/Significant other
Fun and recreation

Dr.Das who said Healthy Employees cost you less. even in terms of ROI – Wellness is not just a mission—it’s a message.

ROI – Emotional wealth looks at what areas may be neglected by focusing too much attention on one or two categories.

I can help you change those habits so that you re energise?


Happy Wednesday from Swansea

Sparkle Think Blue



Carolyn Williams, helping you to re-energise for your business.

Breathing for business. I mentor business people and help them improve their focus, energy and clarity for new business.



It’s Snowtime as usual? Work Place ChitChat

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Banter from the Workplace – Is it snow time as usual for gritters?

There’s snowtime for lunch breaks.

After skating for the past few weeks on roads, pavements and driveways. I witnessed the health and safety implications to staff, employees about the dangers of ice under foot and in car parks.

My question yesterday to the physiotherapists in the workplace was ‘Do you see a rise in falls during these below zero temperatures?’  For those that make it into work, you had the added problems of moving around the plant. A bonus of being and feeling fitter is that you can pick your way through easier pathways. Indoor fitness works well in these situations, if you can get to a gym of course. We exchanged a few statistics. We have a referral system and discuss the merits of back care and injury related rehabilitation work in the gym.

In both clinics and gym we have resistance machines, core machines, wobble boards and fit balls. We both agreed that there was a definite shift in the paradigm regarding flexibility exercises, core strength and balance exercises.

I now have a room set aside purely for flexibility cool downs, core rotation and medicine ball circuits. Apparently one strapping Rugby player had seen Yoga on his wii fit and commented to the physio.’Gosh! I had not realised how much effort was required, I thoroughly enjoyed it!’  Yea, another convert….

If your stuck at your home office

  • How do you motivate yourself?
  • Who do you go to for guidance in technique and back care?
  • What do you do to keep your ‘body in shape?
  • Do you care?


Business message – ‘It pays to be more flexible!’


Carolyn Williams, helping you find ways to re-energise you for your business?


Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.