Listening to Dr John De Martini the other night was so rewarding for me because I took so much away with me, I got so much out of what he had to say. He mentioned that THE reason why people fear public speaking so much is that when they stand up to speak in front of an audience they are subordinating themselves to someone ‘out there’ who they think has something that THEY don’t have! How fascinating is that? And, now that I have had a few days to mull that over, it sits really well with me, and makes sense. Some folk

To Be or Not to Be………..What WAS the Question?

Everyday challenges are really challenges in themselves…aren’t they? Staying focused sounds so easy, but, getting into a good practice with this, can really take some doing! The only way I can even BEGIN to focus on what I need to get through in a day, is firstly, to write it down(in my diary), and secondly, and JUST as important, to READ my diary and tick off stuff as I do it. Listen, this may sound easy, but you try doing this consistently when you have a list longer than your arm of what you need to get through! It is so easy to get


I went to a talk that was given last night by the human behaviourist, Dr John De Martini, what a fascinating guy! Cannot say the he”s the most impressive speaker I have ever heard, but the knowledge and the wisdom that he imparts, more than makes up for it. Wow, so interesting to listen to him speak. He’s the guy that spoke intermittently in the Rhonda Byrne movie, The Secret, so he’s been around for some 40 odd years. he spoke about Values last night, and how we need to become familiar with the values of those close


I will be spending a considerable amount of my time this week, preparing for the several workshops that I am conducting over the next few weeks. As with most of us, in order to perform impressively in our chosen fields, there is a tremendous amount of background effort that goes into making ourselves ‘look good’. And so it is with standing up and speaking, or delivering a presentation. Practice Practice Practice and PLENTY of preparation…………….THIS is what makes you stand out! Its so easy to throw something together and

The results YOU achieve…….

I have grown to firmly believe that the more you put into something, the more you get out. That has not always worked for me when it comes to relationships, as I have learned to my detriment, however, when practising a new skill or habit, the saying has proven true! Another quote that I have found to be fairly accurate is;’The results I achieve will be in direct proportion to the EFFORT I apply’! EFFORT………………..big word, powerful word……………when people can see that you’re putting in some kind of an effort, it usually does not go


I had a ‘one on one’ workshop this morning with a sales person who was suffering from call resistance, which turned out to be a temporary bout of ‘low self esteem’! It happens….when you experience a lot of rejections and don’t manage to ‘wipe it off’ as you go, then the pain of being turned down when offering a service or product can be taken personally. After working with Brad(not his real name) for a while, and going through the motions of how to present professionally, he developed a new ‘take’ on things and found

Confront your fears, list them, get to know them, and only then will you be able to put them aside and move ahead.

Jerry Gille


I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

Nelson Mandela


He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.

Ralph Waldo Emerson