Working Harder vs. Working Smarter

Working Harder vs. Working Smarter

Let’s talk working harder vs. working smarter and the way I had a tendency to work hard but not smart. Long hours, lots of running around like a headless chook and a massive failure to delegate. You see by sharing my experience as the headless chook poster girl for working hard, I’m hoping I’ll share with you what I’ve since learnt about working smart. So let’s get a wriggle on. The year was 2005 and I was property manager extraordinaire. My shoes were bad and my attitude was if you ask those closest to me even worse. Long hours at…

Cape cape baby: How to wear a cape jacket

Cape cape baby: How to wear a cape jacket

When the new season 17 Sundays goodness arrived on my doorstep I was the happiest packer there ever was. The team had supplied me with loads of new stuff for the ProBlogger conference I was attending and it arrived in the nick of time. I gave them all a quick wash (remind me to tell you a story about how I switched to “team wash all the things”) and packed them. Done. This casual dress was chosen as my drive/arrival outfit. But it was the cape that was the show stopper. It’s just so darn cool.  When this baby first…

5 great blog posts about confidence

5 great blog posts about confidence

In the past five (or so) years, I feel like I gave my life an extreme makeover. I might not be richer, thinner, or that much smarter but what I am is confident. Over-confident by some accounts I’m sure but that what makes this such a victory for me. While I always had a pretty good sense of who I am, in these past few years I’ve been ready, willing and able to share that with whoever will listen. And that, is what confidence does. It gives you access to the voice you need to be yourself. It why I…

Work style stripes

Work style stripes

If you feel like you’ve seen this work style outfit before, it would be because you sort of have. But with ankle boots, of course, which is the way I’m most likely to be wearing it. It’s a go-to outfit for the office. So go-to in fact that it is constantly either being worn, being washed or being dried. I can’t image the pieces will last much longer, but they aren’t showing signs of wear and tear yet. YET. I need like 5 more of each to keep me in items forever. So why does this outfit work for the…

Posts about ProBlogger: An anthology

Posts about ProBlogger: An anthology

So I’ve been to #PBevent before. You knew that, of course. It’s a fine alumni club it is the ProBlogger Training Event graduates. Some of us go year in and year out. We soak up the good times with friends and the occasional expert speaker and return to our dark corners to continue to, alone, write our blogs for the people of the interwebs. For me, each year requires a wrap up of sorts. A way for me to put into words what I’ve taken away from the weekend before the pages of notes flies out of my brain, lost…

How to conduct a mid-year goals review

How to conduct a mid-year goals review

Inspired to do a mid-year goals review by a post I read on getting back on track on Best Kept Self (shared by Pierced Wonderings here) I started taking stock of life as it stands now versus where I had hoped to be. How was I travelling for the mid-point of 2015? Was I on track to do what I wanted to do and what was there to be signed off as completely not interested anymore. All that stuff. So I got to work. Then I made a worksheet for making the goals review easier. Then I thought I bet you lot…

5 rules for living well

5 rules for living well

Once on this blog I had a series called “Suger’s Rules” and the best of these was Suger’s Rules for Living*. It was a laugh and a short and sweet post about things I know to be true. Rules for living. It has certainly been a while since I’d shared anything like that, my rules for life. But then this happened… You might as well jump I said in reply to an Instagram comment. As I did I nodded and thought how much I keep that short and sweet saying in mind in life. The more I thought about it,…