Daring Greatly: joining the Belmas 2015 SLTeachmeet

If I hadn’t been reading Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly I probably would never have shared my research at the Belmas2015 SLTeachMeet. I’d prepared a workshop (in the event, 8 people joined me).  Then about 3 days before the conference, the call went out from the Conference Chair   ‘We need a couple of brave volunteers.’  If she hadn’t …

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It isn’t easy to follow simple advice

I want to share a secret with you: change is difficult.  Well, of course, you knew that, didn’t you?  But if, like me, you always want to find a quick way to make things easier for yourself, you might also have read Kevin Kruse’s recent blog 5 Simple Strategies for Peak Productivity.

Not only are we ‘crazy busy’ as Kevin Kruse says, we’re also bombarded with advice concerning how to combat the ‘crazy’ bit.    One writer after another provides us with top tips to conquer the things that cause us stress.  Often we read and nod, knowing that the advice makes sense.  We may even try it out for a few days, but after a while ‘crazy busy’ takes over and we continue pretty much as we always have.  Why?  Why do we continue to ignore what seems at first glance to be good advice, making our lives more difficult than they might be?

The truth is,  following simple advice is really difficult.

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