Monthly Archives: April 2010

Tonight We Light Fires!!!

Today we light fires all over Sweden!!!
Yes we do that on the last of April every year to celebrate the end of winter and to welcome spring……
As we run like rats to our work, to get our kids to and from school and to everything else we got a chance today to stop! And to really see that we are making a transition……We are changing from the cold and dark season perhaps with snow and inward activities to a new season with warmth, sun and outward activities. In Old China you went to your doctor to adjust your system to every season in order to keep your health. Maybe we should have “transition days” when we adjust ourselves and put ourselves into the right mode to meet the new? And how many “seasons” can there be? Only four as we know already or are there more?
Think about this for a while – in Sweden Today is a Transition Day!

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How to Make Change Happen

It is so easy to tell people what to do and to give “good” advice in order to make them do things differently, but is that honestly what they need?
And is that what I need? If I tell someone what I believe she should do then I might just force my way of thinking on her and not really seeing her.
If I really give some thought to this I will probably find – yes what will I find? Can someone else really give you a way to see the world that you will be 100% happy with? Or does it require that the solution comes from within you to really matter? I am inclined to believe that something somewhere deep inside you have to be involved in order to create real change. Or can a guru make you happy? What do you think?

Inspiration from a Designer

The designer Paul Smith was in Stockholm earlier in 2010 and said: “If you cannot find inspiration in everything you haven’t looked closely enough“. Interesting…..

But when I look outside my window in Stockholm now I see  grey cloudy sky with rain and a cold wind blowing – is there really inspiration in that?

As a coach and part of the human race I say  – YES!
The grey cloudy sky is perfect for photography and will give perfect colours to the first sign of leaves and the spring flowers coming and to the grass starting….AND the wind tells me the spring is really on its way here in April….And as for the rain…..the rain is life! Life to the grass, life to the flowers and the trees and ultimately to us all!
And it is a little easier to work indoors if we are not constantly longing to be out in the bright sunshine…..so inspiration to be found in the grey!

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It’s no nice you have to click twice!

So many choices – So Many Unhappy People…..

In October 2009, according to Right Management Online, about 60% of employees say they want to quit their jobs, 20% say “perhaps, I am networking right now” and additional 6% say that they have updated their CVs. 86% are perhaps looking for something else.

But what will they choose? 6 out of 10 do NOT want to become managers but 4 out of 5 DO want to be in on the decisions!
The dream jobs are Engineer, Entrepreneur and Writer in 2010  according the the Swedish recruitment office Manpower – two out of three are at least very lonely jobs.  And all of them are not very specific either. You can be an engineer in many fields, an entrepreneur and a writer too. The dreams are a bit vague or so it appears anyway.

If it is so – then many people really would need someone to talk to.  Perhaps that someone is not your sister or spouse but a COACH!

If you make the wrong turn in your decision making you might end up in the same job situation as -YES – Mr Bean!