The Urge Jar

We don’t do time outs, naughty steps or sending to rooms. As an adult; if someone asked me to do any of those things, I wouldn’t be able to do any self reflecting for the shame and dread I would feel as a result of the person I loved and trusted most banishing me out …

What are you getting paid to do?

Did you get coffee on your way into work this morning? When the barista handed you your coffee and you handed them more or less than a fiver depending on how fancy the coffee shop was and where you live, you both completed a value exchange. You paid money to receive a warm, caffeinated beverage made …

Time Management is a feminist issue

I recently spoke to a female leader – also a Mum – whom I very much like and respect. We were talking about women in management and leadership, and specifically how women who are also Mums are coming through to leadership roles in the Big 4. She said this: ‘We have to accept that there …

The most important hour of the week

Every Sunday, I take around an hour to plan out my week. I make as many decisions as possible about the week ahead with the benefit of perspective and my best interests in mind. Then I write it all on my calendar. Some people think this is crazy – they tell me the last thing they want …

Throwing away the script

I used to think I had a ‘time management’ problem.  I didn’t. I had an INTEGRITY problem. Before I tell you more about my problem, let’s talk about integrity for a minute. It’s a fairly loaded word and appears to be widely misunderstood. Integrity isn’t right vs wrong.  It’s not moral superiority. You aren’t necessarily ‘more in integrity’ just because you eat organic, …

Crossing the River of Misery

In films, when the heroine undergoes a metamorphosis, it looks SPECTACULAR! She sees it, she GOES for it, everyone is rooting for her, she GETS just exactly what she’s looking for and they all live happily ever after. In the real world, change doesn’t look like that. Here’s why: In order to achieve results in your life …

You need *this* to change a habit

Add Connections Why you haven’t been able to take on a new way of doing things…yet. Published on June 24, 2019 Edit article View stats Aine Morgan Helping Mums at the Big 4 create a life theylove at work and at home | Ditch … See more 28 articles A good friend of mine was a smoker for …

A myth we *still* believe 🙄

When I hear someone celebrated as ‘extremely dedicated and hard-working’ because ‘his car is the first in the car-park every morning and the last to leave most evenings’, as demonstration of his dedication and work ethic, I cringe.   Not because I question whether or not the person being celebrated is dedicated or hard working …

Taking care of your most valuable asset

What’s the most valuable thing you own? You house, your car? Maybe the most valuable thing to you is your family, your husband, your kids? Want to know what the most valuable thing that I own is? It’s my BRAIN If you’d asked me 5 years ago what the most valuable thing I owned was, I …

No bad Mums

Another mother recently told me that it was unthinkable that a mother of two young children would travel to Texas for life coach training, or training of any sort, as I had last Summer. I hadn’t asked her what she thought either before going or since coming back. She believed that I needed to hear …