Link round-up (February 2020)

Link round-up (February 2020)


The Self Care Battery Meter. A great coaching exercise (including a downloadable worksheet) created by my fellow coach Jon McNestrie. It will help you think about what activities drain your energy, how you recharge, and what you can do to conserve energy when recharging is not possible.

Words to live by… by Matt Jukes. If, like me and Matt, you’re interested in the principles or rules people live by then you’ll appreciate this list of links and highlights.

Live Like a Hydra by Buster Benson. From this post I learned about anitfragility, Netflix’s Chaos Monkey, building resilient systems and switching modes to suit our levels of energy and focus. This month isn’t the first time I’ve read this article, and it won’t be the last.

Don’t organize your todos by project, organize them by mental state by David Kadavy. Another re-read, this article may make you think differently about your to do lists and how to manage your work in an energy efficient way.

The Inner Game: Why Trying Too Hard Can Be Counterproductive. A summary of W. Timothy Gallwey’s The Inner Game of Tennis on the Farnham Street blog. A great introduction to the central ideas of one of the most influential books I’ve read. And yes, it’s worth reading even if you don’t play tennis.


Ian Wright’s Desert Island Discs. Reflective and philosophical, Ian Wright reminds us that the people in our lives are far more important than the things we own or achieve. I challenge you not to cry while listening to this.

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I am a coach and facilitator helping people to pause, reflect and make conscious choices about what comes next. In my writing I explore themes of personal development, reflective practice and what it means to live well.

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