Posts Tagged ‘Open’

If you’re stuck in a rut and want to change your thinking pattern

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

Several months ago I arranged a chat with a creative connection when I felt I was being swamped by a certain mind-set. Since then with a purpose, I look at new ways to be creative about networking and business. A café style conversation was one of them, leading to a series of more conversations. This month is already bubbling away.

Thanks to Marcus Cauchi, I was given an introduction plus an insightful call about a networking group in London, called The Liquid List, which led to an invite to give a talk to ex forces and forces. I follow this invite with my most memorable invite to date, the very private and humble man, our Wales rugby head coach Warren Gatland OBE.


Head coach of Wales Warren Gatland celebrates after beating Ireland in their Six Nations rugby match at Croke Park in Dublin

So here is my question to you:

How about adding your own tips to change your usual thinking pattern?

As a fitness professional, scientifically we know that walking improves our cardiovascular system, let alone improved levels of oxygen and the good endorphin chemicals that make us want to smile!


So I will kick-start the process by listing these helpful tips:

1. Take a walk and look for something interesting
2. Change one or two of your daily ritual habits.
3. Ask the most creative person you know to join you (I did)
4. Wear purple underwear for inspiration. (Okay, I borrowed that one!)
5. Create an idea that will get you really excited.
6. Key is in the human and nature’s environment Lisa
7. How about taking the time to stop? Robert

8. Do something nice for someone which is totally out of your character. Andrew Horder

9. I am a great fan of change/movement/action Robert Zarywacz  Editor of Business in Action
10. Walking is one of the simplest and effective ways of seeing the world (or a particular part of it) and benefiting from it. John Paul
11. A Brisk Walk – & Lots of Water ! always works for me – Hydration is vital for muscle power and brain function. Milton Rodrigues
12. I always put one evening aside just for family. Disney movies are best cos they give me a good laugh. Popcorn, Fire lit and Pjs. Samantha Kelly
13. Start doing some manual operation with your non-dominant hand. Massimo Luciani
14. AND try to find a meeting or event I’ve never been to and meet people I’ve never met, discussing something I never heard of. Susanne
15. Enjoying shuffling our feet through the fallen leaves in Autumn. Phillip Khan-Panni

Hope this gets you thinking differently? Maybe you can add your own?


“Surround yourself only with people who are going to take you higher” – Oprah Winfrey


Carolyn Williams


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.


Tips on how to spick and sparkle for Monday Mornings

Monday, September 12th, 2011

Updated June 23rd 2014

Like many of you I work many hours in front of a computer. Unlike many of you, I also work as many hours understanding the debilitating effects working on a computer has on our posture.

Last week’s workout at work day feedback was that many men in particular have knee injuries and some were rehabilitating after knee surgery. While others, both men and women, who have administrative roles, suffer from neck, shoulder and arm problems working for hours in front of a computer, sat at a desk.

Here are some more alternative ideas as to how you can break a sweat and not a bone in the Gym.

These dynamic stretches from a colleague therapist, Rebecca Hudson ~ Bodyworks Soft Tissue Therapy, of chest and back will help your posture after hours of sitting at a desk over a computer.

Then there is being in the open office.

Sparkle Think Blue

Langland Bay, Gower


There’s no doubt by being relaxed and next to nature ( as often as you can ) helps you grow both online and offline in business.

Taking regular visits to enjoy the abundance of nature, you recharge and revitalize for the weeks ahead.

Tips to help you spick and sparkle throughout your working week.

Check with your general practitioner first, if you have any underlying chronic health problems, before you embark on a fitness regime.

Then go and enjoy the experience:

1. Go swimming three to four times a week, if you can swim that is?

2. If you are unable to swim why not take lessons.

3. If you have a phobia of water why not get professional hypnotherapy help.

4. If you really hate water (some do) try cycling along coastal pathways, away from polluted roads and motorways. Cycling along sea coastal routes can be one of the best exercise taking in fresh air, while wearing good sensible clothing and getting the appropriate safety advice.

5.Try Yoga and Tai Chi as another alternative. It’s excellent for elongating tense muscles and building harmony into your day.

6. There you go ….. you don’t even have to enter a gymnasium, unless you live so far from rivers, cycle tracks or the sea. You can take in the beauty of countrysides with sensible footwear and clothing, drink still water and get good safety advice.

Being more relaxed and posture aware will bring about that smile.

While repeating  Monday’s mantra – Nike’s slogan “Just Do It” you too can be breathing for more business on Monday mornings.


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.