Recent Blogs by Debra Pascoe

Who do you trust?

By joan saloria | February 2, 2023

Do you trust yourself? I mean REALLY trust yourself? We think a lot about whether we trust others. Our partners, bosses, friends, and colleagues. Relationships form and are broken based on trust. It’s not quite the same as faith, which is often built on a blind belief, something instilled in us that we KNOW to …

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Personal Power – Softer Than You Think

There are always buzzwords of the moment, they start popping up in businesses, advertising, and schools everywhere. They follow trends that are happening globally, ways of thinking, and attitudes. The big difference between trends and trendy, although underlying movements can eventually BECOME in vogue.   They first start as reflections on what is happening around …

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In July I always think red, white and bluey! The American in me comes out. I’m lucky enough now to appreciate and sometimes celebrate both Aussie holidays and American ones, so why not right? The concept of Independence is pretty awesome – at first. When we’re young being dependent is king. Leaning on your parents …

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It Just Doesn’t Matter

It has been brought to my attention recently how often I say a particular expression. It was constructive criticism; designed to help me. What I say is ‘it just doesn’t matter’. And I say it A LOT. Since then I realised that I say it all the time! It occurred to me that I love …

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DIY – Decide It Yourself

Stephen R. Covey said ‘Be Proactive’ in Habit #1 of his powerful best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. While most may see this book as a business book, for many others it’s clear this is a philosophy for life. The entire book is built on principals based on a person’s character, rather …

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Green Grass

It never ceases to amaze how some old adages keep ringing true. The grass is always greener on the other side is a perfect example. The concept usually refers to wanting what others have, but it can also apply to wanting things out of our reach, or unobtainable. One could argue this drives us to …

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A Glass Of Optimism

Orange is by far the most controversial colour in the palette. It’s like mushrooms, you love it or hate it. Not much in between. Unlike yellow, which is also bright and warm, people often really dislike it. When I see it used in marketing, I always wonder how that affects their sales because it can …

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Clean Slate

White is the symbol of purity and simplicity. When my baby was born, I had to have everything white. Furniture, bed linen, clothes, all white. It felt so pure. A simple, crisp white shirt always works. Oh… but don’t eat spaghetti bolognese while wearing it. It does have its downside. It can get blemished easily. …

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Do It Yourself – NOW

Telling an experienced person, that they need to learn to do something for themselves is almost insulting. Like how to suck eggs… It sounds like talking to a child in a way. Do it yourself – we say to our teenagers when we know they’re capable but still hoping we will do it for them. …

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Empathy Is Gold

They say make new friends but keep the old one is silver and the other gold. What a great analogy for sympathy and empathy as well. Empathy is the gold standard of understanding someone else’s feelings. If you haven’t been there, you simply don’t get it to the same degree. You feel sympathy, but like …

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Just Keep Driving

I love cars. I adore driving. After many years in the automotive industry I don’t consider myself a petrol head, but I do notice every one and have an affection and appreciation for that world. Some of the designers are the most talented people I have ever met. One time during the launch of a …

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