June 2021

Bring Me Sunshine!

“Being Brilliant and human” curates and shares human, practical, and realistic approaches to life and work for those who are following their own path and are juggling multiple projects or streams of focus.

I hope the confused weather that we can call summer is not messing with your plans too much.

It is reminding me daily how much we have to work towards reducing our carbon footprint and wondering 'what can I do?' that helps me feel like I am making a dent in the deluge.

I fall back into my default position, which is that we can only do so much, every little helps and be the change you wish to see (either that or I am going to have to run for office or something……).

This has translated to me thinking more about Joy recently and how I can bring a little of it into my interactions with others and sharing it.

It is reflected in some of the bits below, how do we bring more into our's and others' lives AND more importantly, how we raise the significance of it in everyday life. I have always used joy as a component of my decision making, but now it takes a larger seat at the table and I how I can incorporate it daily.

I encourage you to think long and hard about what brings you joy and spend more time doing just that!

Warmest Wishes
Ghilaine

Making Self-Care Tactical — Why You Should Focus on Boundaries, Not Just Bubble Baths

This is a great article that puts the real definition of self-care at the centre and realistically applies how much effort it takes. Useful and compassionate.

Link to article

Why the lack of pockets on women's clothes is an economic issue

I am in constant frustration with the lack of pockets in women's clothing, as is my daughter. Not least because I spent my degree deep in the fashion industry, making my own clothes and spending a large part of my teenage years wearing men's clothes because of my height. This made me amused for how much that frustration may be a bigger metaphor for my rage against the patriarchy.

Link to article

It never feels like the right time

This looks at motivation vs discipline which I think is a constant niggle in our lives. I know I spend time with many of my clients who want to do things, but find it hard to motivate themselves to get there. Perhaps less beating ourselves up and more trying to do something.

Link to article

Efficiency is the enemy

Efficiency is overrated, I prefer to be more effective and often the words are used interchangeably, but they are very differnt. Either way, this looks at how we have missed a lot in the move in business to efficiency without slack. Anyone seen the proof with how life has been in the last few months.

Link to article

A great book!

Joyful by Ingrid Fetell Les (on Amazon)

was recommended this book by my good friend Rachel and I had seen the TED talk (below) so was extremely excited that she had written a book. This puts some evidence to the 'indulgence' of joy, breaking it down to very clear elements that are universal. It gives you the practical tools to bring more of it into your own life too

Webcast worth a listen

Where joy hides and how to find it

If you don't have the time or inclination to read the book, this gives you an entry into where you can find joy and how many elements are universal in their ability to bring much joy to many.
More sprinkles anyone?

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Ghilaine is passionate about allowing people to do their best work and delight others. She activates people to collaborate better in fast growing businesses, building effective operations, increasing motivation and improving customer relationships in a fast paced, changing environment.
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