Author Archives: Lindsay de Swart

Why SMART Goals Don’t Work For Grown Ups!

Yes, I said it! I don’t believe that SMART goals work for grown ups! If you’re not familiar with SMART goals, they are goals that are set in a way that is Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Reachable and Time Specific. I have taught goal setting using this method for many years, however now, something different is going…

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What will you do when you grow up?

Have you ever been asked “What will you do when you grow up?”? Most kids have some fun ideas, most adults don’t! We strive and work hard for a ‘good job’ or even work hard and go it alone – but don’t really know what it’s all for! There seems to be a wake up call happening right now. People who…

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Mudderella – it’s about more than mud!

This weekend, I did my first Mudderella race. The race is a 9km run (or walk) with 12 obstacles – including carrying a log, scrambling under netting, climbing over high walls, jumping into an air bag – and of course walking through, wading through and dragging ourselves through MUD – and lots of it. I was part of…

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You choose how you feel about it…

At any given moment, you can choose how you feel. There’s no rule book that states you have to feel a certain way. Guess why! It’s because you have free will to choose. Here’s an example. This morning, one of my family was angry about something small and responded with drama! It was sudden and totally…

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Calm or chaos in September

Does September bring calm or chaos to your house? It can be hard to get back into the swing of things when you’ve had a wonderful summer, AND all the time, you’ve also had a little voice in the background saying “I’ll do it in September”, or “when I’ve got more time”? Here’s what it often looks like (assuming your…

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