Balance - it is the Holy Grail of our 21 century life.  We have so much choice, so many possessions, so many things to do, so much work that we feel totally overwhelmed by it all.  If you think about it, it's not a bad problem to have really.  But that is our problem.  we never stop and think about it; reflect on how much we have.  Or reflect on whether in fact we actually need it all - or need to do it all.  


The way I see it, our life is like a glass.  The stuff we put in it can either invigorate and nourish us, or it can drain us, leave us wanting more, or, worse, make us sick.  And for many of us, we are simply poring too much of the wrong stuff into our glass.  But what if balance was not so much what you did in your life and what you had, but how you thought?


What if the whole stress thing is just how you look at what you have in your life and the demands that are being placed on you?  What if you could design your best life and then just say no to everything that does not fit the picture?


I believe that we put the wrong things in our glass, we say yes when we should say no, we feel overwhelmed and stressed, because of how we habitually think: Whether we feel we can make a difference to our lives (internal locus of control) or whether we feel that we have no choice (external locus of control.  To take some control over the balance in your life, ask these questions:


  • How balanced is your life?
  • What would a balanced life look like to you?
  • What are you putting in your glass?
  • Is it what you want or not? Why?
  • What stops you from saying no to the bad stuff and yes to the good stuff?
  • Is it you or someone else?


If you are interested in nailing this whole balance thing, and working out what your balance mindset is, then contact me.  I'd love to hear your thoughts on this.

ACHSM - Health Leadership Symposium - Accelerating the Transition for Clinician to Health Manager

This Symposium will provide delegates the opportunity to hear individuals from diverse backgrounds come together to discuss and 'unpack' what the key priorities are for a successful 'transitional phase' from clinician to health manager. 
April 11th 2014, to be held at the Rydges on Swanston.

For more information and to register, click here.

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The Power of No!
For people who are struggling to find the time and energy to lead a completely fulfilled life.
"The Power of No!" is a one day workshop, followed by mentoring sessions designed to energise you and give you hope that you can lead a more fulfilled life, and still get all the important stuff done! 
When: May 3, 2014 9:30 - 4:30
Where: Myrniong, 1 hour west of Melbourne
To register  click here

Make Your Management Count
For Unit Managers wanting to develop the skills, confidence, and gather really practice tools to manage their own budgets.
"Make Your Management Count" demystifies financial management at the Unit level and empowers the manager to take control of their budget 


When: April 1, 2014 9:00 - 4:30
Where: South Melbourne
To register  click here

People Power!
For unit managers wanting to develop practical skills and confidence in managing people. 
People Power covers the range of core management competencies including workforce planning, recruiting and retention and  performance management.  
When: April 2, 2014 9:00 - 4:30
Where: South Melbourne
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Clinician 2 Manager
 The BLS for Nursing & Midwife Managers

For any nurse or midwife aspiring to become a high impact unit manager.
Join me and a small group of other managers like you in my on-line mentoring program.  You get one hour of mentoring per month focused on the real issues you face every day, developing the skills and strategies to deal with these.
When: 4 April, 2:30-3:30 PM

Where: In front of your computer!

To register click here.