Excellence or Genius

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

This newsletter has been inspired by two people, Calvin from Simplero (an online platform whiz) and the late Wayne Dyer whose most famous book was Your Erroneous Zones. What is your work or what was it if you are retired? How would you introduce yourself, hello I am a …. By the way have you ever tried to talk to someone about … Read More

One small step for man…

Carol PlumridgeThoughts, Uncategorized

One small step for man …. It’s 50 years since the first moon landing and what an incredible achievement it was given the limited technology they had then. I would recommend watching the films Hidden Figures or The First Man as it really gives you a flavour of how basic things were at that time. It started me thinking about what we can achieve and … Read More

Winter

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

Winter! How does it make you feel? Does it make your heart sink or feel exhilarated? Are you one of the millions who suffer some degree of SAD syndrome? Winter gloom is characterised by an inability to look outwards; you get pulled into what is happening inside yourself. Which isn’t always the happiest place to be, it can all look … Read More

Feeling a bit Grinchy

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

  Let me say from the outset that I am not anti Christmas. It is a high point in the Christian calendar and a great time to be with family and friends (if that is what you want to do). What I find increasingly irritating is the media/retail version of Xmas. The endless TV programmes about cooking the same meal … Read More

Resistant Materials

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

Resistant Materials Very recently I have had to admit that a long term plan (over 3 years) isn’t going to happen. I have had my suspicions for a while, but a recent cascadeĀ of things going wrong has finally put the nail in the coffin of THE BIG PLAN. The signs were all there, lots of planning, talking to people, costing … Read More

When things go Pear Shaped

Carol PlumridgeThoughts, Uncategorized

The mindfulness also emphasises that we can only attend to one thing at a time, even us women and if you are really honest with yourself you know that is true. My car has broken down twice in a week and I have had to hire a car; it turned out to be a cute Fiat 500. It’s had a … Read More

90 Days – What are you putting off?

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

What are you putting off? This newsletter theme has been copied from a wonderful business coach called James Butler. On the basis that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery he was happy to let me use his theme. Have you ever noticed how productive you are just before a holiday? It’s a very nice looming deadline; I have recently … Read More

Gaining perspective

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

Gaining Perspective You are driving to work and you are late, you get stuck behind a tractor or a bus, how do you react? Somebody is rude to you in a shop or barges past you in the street how do you feel? You get a stroppy email from a friend or work colleague or you make a stupid mistake, … Read More

Life in Balance – finding the happiness inside.

Carol PlumridgeThoughts

Life in Balance A few summers ago I went to a yoga retreat on a Greek island. The journey involved an eight hour ferry ride; most of us booked into the business lounge for a more comfortable ride. The weather decided not to cooperate and almost as soon as we left Pireaus the storm struck. Being in the front of … Read More