A few weeks ago I shared how I was invited to speak about setting up a home office, but the conversation morphed into an intriguing conversation about the 'inner' office!
Well that podcast episode has become one of the show's top listened to episodes! How cool is that?
... This week I have that second podcast to share with you - setting up a home office and how to maximise it for being more productive (and a place you LOVE to use).
I'm chatting with Peter Colquhoun - Australian Better Homes & Gardens and Grand Designs resident architect.
Why not find your earphones, put your jogging shoes on and go for a walk and listen. Right now. It's a great way to start off your week.
Oh, and below is a picture of my office! I chat about it's evolution on the podcast episode.
We all love a good personality quiz… they are just fun, hey?
Even the ones that tell you what kind of Game of Thrones character you are, or what type of cheese you would be.
There’s something alluring about seeing if a quiz can ‘get us’. It's kind of like having our fortune told... we are fascinated by what secrets might be revealed about who we really are. I guess at the end of the day we just want to be known for who we really are.
... well, this week I’ve got my own personality quiz for you. I've actually been using this quiz offline for about 15 years and whenever I run workshops on this, they are always everyone's favourite.
Click here to take the quiz
I’ve been testing this one on the 277 people who recently helped me pilot test a new course, and it definitely got the thumbs up!
‘OMG. This is SO me’… was the usual response!
The unique thing about this quiz is that it’s for...
Did you know that at least 90% of businesses fail in the first few years? And it's nothing to do with the economy, the ever changing social media algorithm or who is in office in politics but it has everything to do with the 'inner office' of the business owner themselves.
Recently, I was honoured to be interviewed by Better Homes & Gardens' resident architect, TV celebrity Peter Colquhoun on his Better Ideas Podcast! We are chatting about how to be productive and what you need to make it work when you’re working from a home office.
Fun Fact - I actually turned up to be interviewed about setting up a home office (given my background in architecture and entrepreneurism), but Peter was fascinated about the entrepreneurial mindset... so I ended up being on two podcasts (I'll let you know when the second one, all about Tips for a great home office, is released).
Enjoy the chat!
1. Listen to the podcast episode on iTunes
2. Subscribe to...
Merilyn: sometimes I forget to think abundantly.
Anxiety: but you aren’t abundant, you still have needs.
Merilyn: gosh, you are very needy aren’t you! We are extremely abundant. Just look around.
Merilyn: I see you’re not convinced. What if I tell you nice things. Would that help?
Anxiety: Maybe. But please don’t try any woo woo on me.
Merilyn: [takes anxiety by the shoulders, smiles and looks in her shadowy eyes.]
I know that you, dear anxiety, just want to keep me safe. You aren’t the devil. You aren’t the enemy. You aren’t even the mean girl.
Merilyn: truth is, whenever I have a need, it always is met. But you find it easier to say, ‘I’m broke’ or ‘I’m strapped’. But anxiety, dear anxiety, just listen to your words: Broke. Strapped. That’s not me.
Anxiety: but I’m just trying to protect you.
Merilyn: yes I know. I appreciate that. I forget that too. When I...
One thing you might not know about me is that I LOVE group coaching!
In all my 20+ years of working with business & people development, I've found group coaching to be, hand on heart, THE most effective method of growth and learning.
Another thing you might not know about me is that I moonlight as a group coach for David Siteman Garland's Accelerator Program. Which means I coach small groups of people for 90 days in creating an online course, from scratch.
I've helped people create courses about fertility, painting, career change, divorce recovery, meditation, piano competitions and even cancer blood tests!
I love it.
Helping people put their knowledge and experience (and passions) into a format that truly makes the world a better place.
Recently, I was interviewed by David Siteman Garland himself on his podcast out the power of group coaching.
You might find it interesting....
Where has my time gone?
I don’t have the time.
I’m soooo busy.
Too much to do and not enough time to do it!
Do any of these statements come out of your mouth often?
If they do, then you are probably time-poor!
And our beliefs about time are way more powerful than any productivity app!
So having clarity around how we think about time and how we 'waste' time can help us have more energy and be way more productive.
And that's what I'm chatting about in this week's video.