Being Brilliant and Human May 21

Impatiently Wanting What Others Have

“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 things are going your way and/or heading in the right direction. It is quite a messy time at the moment as more freedom is coming, people are doing their own thing in their own way. Lovely, but not easy to navigate!

This has left me in a thoughtful mood. I have made some big decisions about my future and this month has been a positive one for me as I have been given generous help by so many people when I have asked. I am so grateful for their help directly and because I have been able to put into practice what I often preach.

However grateful and positive I am feeling, I have also had to sit with looking at other people's situation and trying not wonder why I haven't got the solution I want yet, like they have. Impatience is very much at the heart of that, as well as trying to fit into other people's image of what I 'should' be and not who I am (playing the game……gritting my teeth……). Not a strong suit of mine.

The below articles gave me some quiet comfort and approaches to get me through. I hope you enjoy!

Warmest Wishes

Envy Is the Cancer of the Soul

This is a gentle reminder to not look at others situation and want what they have.

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7 Pieces of Bad Career Advice Women Should Ignore

I am a massive fan of Cindy Gallop and she articulates really well what many of us have been told, but perhaps haven't felt is right to do, but we play the game…… This validated a few things I believed were a waste of my time, I hope it gives you some perspective.

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Redefining Success So It Doesn’t Crush Your Soul

While we’re busy tackling small tasks that we’ve convinced ourselves we have to do, we avoid the more complicated projects that will take us to the next level. Counterintuitively, a to-do list can be a powerful driver of procrastination.

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The 80% energy principle

Burnout is on a lot of people's minds right now and although productivity has increased through lockdown, how it has been acheived has not been so deeply investigated and doing the boom and bust approach is not safe or sustainable.

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Focus on Your First 10 Systems

Not Just Your First 10 Hires… This resonates with me as I feel that people don't focus on the importance of systems early on as they build a company. Adding people adds complexity where you may not need it (as well as cost). It articulates what I do…..(so I thoroughly recommend the read! 😜)

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A great book!

Notes on a nervous planet (on Amazon)

I think I may be late to the party with Matt Haig. I have read one of his fiction books and then came across both his "personal" books whilst perusing my library app. This is lovely, realistic and a kind approach to learning how to react to the world we live in now. No judgement.

Webcast worth a listen

Creating Brave Spaces with Yasmin Marrero

A little gatherings with Katie Elliot. They are all marvellous, but this is really powerful to show that 'nice' is not necessarily creating spaces where people can be themselves and share bravely. Scroll down to previous gatherings.

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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