Day 5

Welcome to day 5 of my 30 days to sobriety. The focus of today was believing in yourself and your ability to succeed. My key learnings were to banish “I can’t” language and to look for my own confirmation biases. Confirmation Bias Confirmation bias is where you look for information that supports your belief and […]

Day 4

Welcome friend to day 4 of my 30 days to sobriety. The focus of today is forgiveness and this affirmation is offered to read each day: “I release myself from all the demands and judgments that have kept me limited. I allow myself to be free – to live in joy, love, peace and sobriety.  […]

Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of my 30 days to sobriety. 10% there. ….and ….. no drinking, no chocolate fish for breakfast, not much of anything really. Like Day 2, todays activities were challenging due to the focusing on the pain of drinking to excess; the waking in your own pee sort of drinking. Which kinda […]

Day 2

Welcome my friend to day 2 (of my 30 days to sobriety). I’ll be honest with both of us.  I really wanted a drink today, and even more this second when I got in trouble for the chocolate fish eating yesterday for breakfast (did I not mention they were not my chocolate fish for the […]

Day 1

Welcome to Day one of my 30 days to sobriety.  I got the book of the same title from the library after trying to ‘dry March’ and getting to the 3rd.  Ouch. Regulars will know I have complex/nasty health issues and that I have dramatically improved healthwise over the last year.  With that improve in […]

Habit 4: Think Win/Win

“You cannot hold people responsible for results if you supervise their methods”  Stephen Covey This is part 4 of 7 looking at the science, or not, of Stephen Coveys ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’. I was walking though the mall today with Ms12, when she yelled out “Mum! Look at those backpacks they come […]

Habit 3: Put first things first

This post discusses Habit 3: Put first things first, it is part of a larger series looking at the science (or not) of Stephen Coveys’ 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The science that seems most important here in terms of supporting Coveys’ ideas is the goal hierarchy work discussed in Habit 2: Begin with […]

Habit 2: Begin with the end in mind

Doesn’t everything die at last, and too soon? Tell me, what is it you plan to do With your one wild and precious life? From Mary Oliver (The Summer Day).       ‘Begin within the end in mind’ is a neat phrase that gets at the heart of goal setting.  It is also the […]

Habit 1: Be Proactive

This is part of a series on the science (if any) behind the ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective People’ from the late Stephen Covey. This post is about Habit 1: Be Proactive Stop the press! When preparing the introduction for this series I had not yet found anything really slamming Coveys ideas.  This week I […]

The 7 Habits: Do they stand the test of time? Will they save us?

Once upon a time when I was a young management consultant/coach, I swallowed ideas on offer at swanky conferences by swanky peeps (especially when the hotel and wine were good).  My past four years in the ivory towers (doing a PhD) have taught me to question everything, to ask for the evidence.  I am now […]

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