The Root Cause of My Low Self-Worth

I wrote, in the post, Social Media Depression, Self-Worth & Judgement: When I think back to the root cause of this fear [of judgement], I think about my childhood filled with being bullied and scared of rebuke by other children. I never understood why or when it started but certainly it was fueled by the care factor I placed on others judgement of me. I mentioned that I would need to sit with this line of thinking Read more…

Can We Talk About Depression Without Getting Depressed?

Can we do that? Can we have a chat about depression without getting depressed ourselves? I’m honestly not sure but here goes. The news of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain’s deaths affected me more than they ought to have. I didn’t know them personally but felt associated with them like so many people who bought her products or watched his shows. Here’s the thing, we do not know for sure the reason they took their life. Read more…

The 3 Shoulds in Business: How to Manage Your Time and Resources

When my business clients first come to me they believe they have to do everything in their business. They’re soloprenuers, sole traders, one-person-bands, the Queen Bee and its workers… Over the course of the first year of their business, in conjunction with the Results Architecture I teach them, we analyse the management of their business to determine the best use of their time and resources. The “3 Shoulds” in business ask you, the business owner, Read more…

Social Media Depression, Self-Worth & Judgement

This morning, after a long sleep in, I found myself scrolling through various social media platforms and wondering, why? Downstairs I could hear my son being his usual annoyingly beautiful, rambunctious self while, no doubt, my husband in his Ramadan-fasting state, lay on the couch watching a movie. Why was I on this thumb-numbing feed instead of with them? I’m troubled by this so-called ‘social media depression’ that now exists where people – myself included Read more…

The Opportunity Redundant NAB Employees Can Embrace

As a NAB business customer and a founding member of their coworking space, NAB Village, I am in a unique position to see the insides of a corporate company from the employees perspective without actually being an employee. The news late last year that NAB was to make redundant 6000 people’s jobs over the next three years to improve efficiency through automation and to reduce costs has left many people feeling insecure and fearful for their future. Read more…

The Perseverance Cycle

The inspiration for this post has come at the perfect time for a client of mine. Let’s call her Sally. Sally is working to balance her emotional well being. Part of that process is to learn how to set and accomplish goals, while I hold her accountable and provide support and extra resources. Expanded from a concept in Dr Dave Alred’s book, The Pressure Principle: Handle Stress, Harness Energy, and Perform When it Counts, I Read more…

Does Hypnotherapy Work?

From the #AskCaronMargarete FAQ… “Hey Caz, at Christmas we were talking about hypnotherapy. My step-brother’s wife’s friend said that hypnotism didn’t work for her, she still smokes. So does it?” In answer, yes. Yes, it does. And no, no it doesn’t. Let’s tackle the ‘no’ first since I know it’s BS. In hypnotherapy, you’re relaxed to the point of trance – like a really, really deep guided meditation – which allows the hypnotherapist the ability Read more…

The 3-2-1 Elevator Pitch

As an element of my Transition into Business Program, I take my clients through a really cool exercise I learned from Jack Delosa while at 2014 The Entourage’s Unconvention conference. I don’t know what Jack calls it but I’ve called it, The 3-2-1 Elevator Pitch. When we introduce ourselves, it’s common to answer the question, ‘So, what do you do?’ with a simple statement, ‘Oh, I’m a … [insert generic job title].’ You might then add a little speel about Read more…

Drivers of Your Unconscious Mind

In order for you to consciously understand how to get the best performance from yourself on an unconscious level, you need to know what you’re driven by. Your unconscious mind is driven by clear objectives that fit into three categories: Memories, Emotions, and Processes. Memories Like an amazing, self-organising document management system, your unconscious mind stores your memories. Most often your memories are stored in a timeline manner, that is you have a relationship to Read more…

Your Reactions Are Your Responsibility

A client told me about an experience with her husband. He’s Hungarian, and apparently Europeans like to snack in the middle of the night. Not a ‘take something from the fridge’ type of snack but full-fledged bread, cheese, hot salami and sliced tomato snack. The snack is not the problem. Even the act of snacking in the middle of the night is not the problem. It’s the mess left behind that was the foundation of Read more…