Posts Tagged ‘Training’

Are you the “STAR” in your own movie?

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Victoria Bullis and I had been connected on Ecademy for sometime before I got in touch with her. I learn’t that you have to ‘nudge’ Victoria as she resides between London and CA, USA. So several e-mails, exchanges and comments on my blogs set the scene.

A few weeks back realising that I was not going to meet up with her in London at ROSEE I e-mailed her with a time to call eachother. After a few initial calls I asked Victoria to coach me on the telephone. This is where the strength of Ecademy lies, reading someones profile and then engaging with them through blogs, you get the measure of the person.
During my coaching session much of ‘me’ I knew but also accepted that like so any “STARS” I was content starring in other people’s stories. Before Easter weekend Victoria e-mailed an article written by Amy Beth O’Brien who loves movies. Amy likens starring in your own life story to becoming the “Star” in your own movie.
“If we looked at our life as a movie, would we see ourselves as the leading role in our own movie, or an extra or supporting player in the lives of those around us? We all have family and friends we support, and for whom we make sacrifices. How much of our time is spent on those responsibilities and obligations, and how much is dedicated to living the scripts of our own lives? Many of us live with the guilt-ridden thesis that if we spend time on our own goals, we are somehow neglecting others. That’s patently false and we need to ensure that we don’t spend our lives playing roles in other people’s movies, to the extent that we’re unable to star in our own.

Next, I took a look at my personal profile, here it is:

 

My Profile Bio tells you…
“I love life and make the most of every moment. I am fun, spontaneous and enjoy lively conversation. I love sunshine, living by the sea. Watching first class Rugby a must Yippee! Shane Williams, my favourite Rugby player since the First World Rugby Cup. Graham Henry hails Shane Williams as Wales’ best in a generation.  “I would rather retire than be retired. But you never say never” Shane Williams Wales’ record try scorer”.

 

Taking the leaf out of Shane’s book/comment I ‘d repeat “Never say never” I am now starring and directing my own movie. So my questions to you are:

Are you starring in your own movie?. Who would you choose to star alongside you?.
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Carolyn,

 

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Asking for Help

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

‘Help’ sung by the Beatles was a smash hit. In those days they rolled one hit out after the other. Today, I read a wonderful article about how difficult it is to ask for help?
Today as our culture becomes more and more entrenched in being independent and yet not so far away there are school leavers, young graduates, middle aged and old struggling through mounting debts, struggling to pay mortgages, rent and bills through lack of jobs. How far do we need to go down the road before we need to ask for help? As a divorced single parent, I learnt the lessons some years ago on humility with dignity. Here are some of my ideas to help us through some difficult changes. To help us grow through the changes.

Do Good and Feel Good.
Face your fears – You can grow through them! Write down a list of what help you need. Talk over your fears with people who care for you and are trustworthy.. Stop blaming everyone else. See changes as a challenge. Take on the challenge. Be Pro Active. Eat well. You can’t get over your fears if you have bad habits, especially when it comes to food. Start eating healthy today and fuel your body for fear-busting. Have patience. You’ll get there Take in plenty of fresh air. Walks in the parks at lunchtimes. Of course insomnia plays havoc with your reserves. Good sleep is essential for stress management and well-being. Meditation and quality breathing techniques can help us all ‘let go’ at any point during the day or night.  Get together with friends, networks and form buddy support groups.. Write down your plan. Keeping a notebook of ideas, lists and goals is great for overcoming fears. It’s fun to cross off your

accomplishments too. if only it is at yourself in the mirror. It’s good for you.
Enjoy fun and laughter – Pets and children are great tonics!
Finding out all over again what we are good at and supporting each other, through changes in both work and life, can only be good for the spirit.

Giving and Receiving

Serving and Volunteering.

‘Do Good and Feel Good’
What kind of help do you need?
And finally to thank our family and friends and colleagues who do help and make us feel good. Thank you ecademy owners for this platform in being able to connect with so many others.

 

 

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Warm Wishes, Carolyn
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Off Line Networks ~ Bring Back London Ecademy Events

Friday, January 13th, 2012


At the beginning of this week I wrote about Business : Build On Trust Me, You Chose My Network and wanted to share with you the journey of trusting both online and offline networking Trust yourself posted by ed percival tells you to reflect when you first trusted someone and the first person you learnt to mistrust. Your gut instinct will TELL you everything you need to know about the person you are with.

Yesterday
I attended a NRG Business networks meeting at The Vale Hotel, Hensol and enjoyed a 1-2-1 withDave Clarke CEO of this Network. The host Huw Lewis, was living a little closer to me in Wales and was amazed I knew so much about Dave. smile Thanks to Ecademy and my Network I have got to know Dave through a series of social media networks and tools before meeting him ‘face to face’ for the first time. A family man and an experienced business man with people skills pouring out of his pores.

How good is that, belonging to a network that encourages both online and offline networking?.
Bring back London Ecademy Events.

 

Carolyn Williams, helping you capture new followers, advocates and how to generate new leads for your business?

@LifestyleOnline

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.

Swansea
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Breaking through the Daylight Smiles

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Woop! Woop! More heaven on earth courtesy of Alun Morris Jones and Twitter. I had to share this early Christmas pressie with my follow friends.

Like so many other connections here on Ecademy the past few months have been a personal and professional test.

Whatever circumstances throw at you I do hope this piece of magic lifts your spirit?

 

Coldplay’s Paradise says it all for me.

Previous Blog “I was in heaven on earth yesterday courtesy of twitter”.   

 

 

Carolyn Williams, helping you capture new followers, advocates and how to generate new leads for your business?

@LifestyleOnline

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.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk

It is how you talk to patients that matter!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2011

A Wake Up Call

It’s the way you talk to patients that counts. It lowers pain and improves recovery time. I’ve seen countless examples over the past week in emergency treatment how important it is that you talk with patients as opposed to at or down to them. The words you use to reassure patients in severe pain distress helps ongoing investigations and recovery time. My daughter Emma seen here has been fighting a nasty bug that has attacked her kidney and has been receiving treatment on the NHS through an amazing team led by a Kidney Specialist but some have no idea how to speak to patients.

Showing how ~ Emma my daughter, talking to a Dolphin.

Nic added his comment ….
“A colleague of mine put together a course for consultants, junior doctors and nurses in surgery teams to educate them about the importance of the words they use pre-, during and post-op. She included things like non-violent language, the importance of wording things in the positive etc. She was told that there was no need for it!

Yet there is growing evidence that the words used by these people have a huge impact on patients and that surgical teams continue to say inappropriate things”

..on my previous post but it seems the point of my message was lost in replies discussing how NHS trust budgets are controlled, missing the real issue completely. Nursing training and specialist skills are vital for patient recovery.

Here is another response posted earlier..

“That’s SO true ~ in our society today, its too much effort to even Smile at our neighbours these days ~ let alone say “Hello”!! Wots wrong with US ALL these days? Is it a pathology of the Century?? Today’s “sick” society ~ Thank U for posting this, Carolyn. Bless U”

 

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

@LifestyleOnline

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.

Swansea
cardiffboardroom.co.uk