© Gaye Wilson 2008
If you haven’t heard of him before, Dr Randy Pausch is an inspirational academic who is dying of cancer. His Farewell Lecture is something you need to see.

Some of the things he says in this lecture are:

  • The brick walls that are in our way are there for a reason. They are not there to keep us out: they are there  to give us a way to show how much we want it.
  • Live with integrity.
  • Choose to have fun (even when you’re dying).
  • Be a Tigger, not an Eeyore.
  • When you screw up, apologize.
  • Apologize properly.
  • People are more important than things.
  • Learn to work and play well with others.
  • Show gratitiude.
  • Don’t complain: just work harder.
  • If you live properly, the dreams will come to you.

Go and watch this amazing, inspirational, incredible lecture now. You will not regret it.

Once you’ve watched it, I’d like you to do two things:

  1. Send it to everyone you know, and
  2. Donate what you can to cancer research.

The lecture is here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=_tIyt8oSLVs&feature=bz301

 I’d be really happy to hear what you think of the lecture, and that you’ve done those two things. Please let me know you have done so by leaving a comment.

© Gaye Wilson 2008
I’m overwhelmed. I have so many projects to do, and so little health and available minutes to do them in. And of course, everything not only piles up and up and up, but also takes far more time than I think it should. I started this blog with enthusiasm, thinking that January would be a good month to really get into the swing of blogging regularly, and look – the last time I blogged was January 24!

It’s all very discouraging.

I keep telling myself what I tell my coaching clients:

  • Take it one step at a time
  • Focus on one thing at a time
  • Do the best you can in this moment
  • Don’t let the guilt trip you up
  • Plan your schedule
  • Schedule your plan

But do I pay attention to myself? Sometimes.

So in the midst of all this angst it was really refreshing to read this very helpful blog post from FreelanceSwitch. When I read it this morning, I had an immediate response of relief. It’s okay. Just do what you can. Really take it one step at a time, and it will all eventually come together.

Breathe.