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When the Rim Doesn’t Fit the Tyre

I love the road and the road loves me! I love cars, roadtrips and everything they represent … nature, time with loved ones, discovery, adventure. Cars … and all their parts … fascinate me. How each part works with the others to ensure a smooth ride and how when one part is off, the ride […]

I am Salt

“Waiter! A plate of salt please.” Sorry, what?! A plate of salt! No-one goes into a restaurant to order a plate of salt. Even you nyama-choma (char-grilled meat) loving Kenyans may ask for salt on the side, but not a plateful. I am Salt! I love to cook and experiment with new recipes. It has […]

My Alternative to SMART Goals

Every time I’m in a meeting or a session and someone tells me to set SMART goals, my stomach sinks and my mind goes into automatic lockdown. I hate SMART goals. I’ve never really had a bad experience with them, but I cannot say that I have had an amazing experience with them either. So, […]

Count Your Cost

Growing up with the increasing liberalisation of everything, we were taught that we can be anything that we want to be, we can do anything that we desire … we must only put our mind to it. As a lady, one of the constant questions has been … can I have it all. Can I […]

In 10 Years …

Where will you be in 10 years? When I asked myself this question a couple of years ago, I was horrified to find that I had no answer; other than that I would still be married to my amazing husband and that we would have breakfast together before he left for work. This threw me […]

Permission to Tell

I’m gonna tell on you! Those dreaded words of the playground; when you had done something that you knew was going to land you in trouble. These were immediately followed by profuse apologies. If my daughters at around age 7 were anything to go by, then you would be aiming for an SPS of about 4. […]

Confidence: The Secret Sauce for Action

My Review of “The Confidence Code:  The Science and Art of Self-Assurance –  What Women Should Know” by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman   Being a confident woman, the title of this book enthralled me. Also, because I am surrounded by several women: 2 daughters, 2 sisters, 2 mothers, 2 nieces and several friends and […]

Life Begins at 40! Sham or Truth?

Whoever coined the phrase “Life Begins at 40” cheated us! Not because it’s not true, but because there is so much that remains unsaid in that statement. It paints a picture of new life, freedom, freshness, possibilities … such great words and feelings. However, it fails to communicate the insecurities, work and turmoil that come […]

Re-setting My Boundaries

This week, I came across an idea that got me thinking about my actions and mindset during this lock-down. It was about how, in times of anxiety or fear, we tend to focus more on ourselves. I took a step back from my business last year and had taken time to reconsider what I want […]

Negotiating; Necessary Evil or Joy?

My Review of  “Never Split the Difference; Negotiating as if Your Life Depended On It”  by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz  © 2016 I hate to haggle. I attribute this to spending a number of my formative years in Germany where the price on the tag is the price you shall pay.  If you do […]

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