Wordless Wednesday – Setting Sun

No words needed for this. Just peaceful awe…

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Disturbing and Gory Origins of 5 Beloved Fairy Tales

Here Are the Disturbing and Gory Origins of 5 Beloved Fairy Tales | @curiositydotcom

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Smarter, Not Harder: How to Succeed at Work

We often hear about working smarter not harder in life in order to achieve this work life balance that we’re told is able to be achieved. But how does this work?

These tips should help:

https://www.fs.blog/2018/06/succeed-at-work/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits

What do you think? What do you bloggies do to work smarter?

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Put a stitch in time and see what you can do in a second!

You’ve probably seen lots of boring and technical ways to measure time and what you can do or what happens in the space of time but this is the definitive answer to all your time questions and I hope you never forget it!

Age:

Reality: This is usually the time it takes for an ice age to end or for continental shift to take place.

What it feels like: This is really how long it takes for the kettle to boil when you need coffee or for the the slow walker and browser to get out of your way in the supermarket!

 

Month:

Reality: A calendar month is 28 days.

What it feels like: The person who said they would call back tomorrow – it’s taking them a month!

 

Week:

Reality: Seven days

What it feels like: The time it takes for the bath to run.

 

Day:

Reality: 24 Hours.

What it feels like: It’s taking all day for this app to download.

 

One minute:

Reality: 60 Seconds

What it feels like: If someone says they’re doing something in a minute – it ain’t happening!

 

Nano-Second:

Reality: One billionth of a second.

What it feels like: The time it takes for the lights to change and the guy behind to beep you with their horn. That’s a nano second!

 

What do you think? Any that I missed off?

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Manic Monday – First Manic Monday of September

Here we are – depending on your definition of the seasons we are now in Autumn or fall and warm days with cool nights are the flavour of the season. This time of year is definitely my favourite and soon there will be blackberries, plums and apples a plenty to be enjoying.

I’m going to try and get on here more than I have done, but I have to say it’s kind of hard. There isn’t much let up in the busy front and in a lot of ways there’s hair flying everywhere. There’s still things going on with Planet Simon, including the geeky guide to WordPress, more graphical stuff is on the way and I’m exploring more fiction with fictioneering.

As for here, I’m hoping there will be more of the old randomness and frivolity that you’re used too with maybe the odd rant becasue hey why not. I’m not really angry, it just makes a good post to pretend to be.

So stick around. What have you guys been up to?

 

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Manic Monday – In the middle of Chaos

Hi there fellow bloggies, I hope you’re having a great Monday and are being really productive… what am I saying?!? You’ve crawled out of bed and made your way in with your head screaming whyyyy?!!?

I don’t know what you guys have been up to over the last week or weekend, why not let me know. I’ve been up to my neckin things, mainly work that’s keeping me away from WordPress and being with all you bloggies. But I’m hanging in…

Make sure you look up the main blog –  Planet Simon, there’s stuff going on all the time – although much of the random stuff has moved to here…

So let all the other bloggies know what’g going on – guide them to this site and maybe (pwwweeeasseeee) click that follow button!

PLanet Simon

Keep smiling and blogging!

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I’m starting to work out who I am…

Recently I went on a course for work about Impact and influence course run by Sarah Lane from Coaching Lane. Before i took part I really wasn’t sure what to expect, I had to fill in a huge great questionnaire full of questions that ask a couple of weeks before the day and then wait and see what happens.

One of the things I could never understand about myself is introversion and how big a part it plays in my personality and what it kind of meant. I knew that some don’t see me as introverted but I always did, but this is just one of the questions I had…

 

What did I find?

On the day there was a number of us all in the same room and waiting for  the results of kind of who we are in a way. But before that we’re told that this particular assessment is looking at four aspects of our personality:

Introversion / Extroversion

Sensing / Intuition

Thinking / Feeling

Judging and Percieving

This model is based on the Myers Briggs model used since around the 1950’s to help companies work out who people are and how they can work better together. For me thought this has been an amazing glimpse into me.

There were a few things we had to bear in mind on this, often how we are is a reflection of who we are most comfortable being as a person, we can venture away from these traits but we find our energy in these places. This was useful as it helped me to work out what was going on from the results of my assessment.

Introversion / Extroversion

 

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So… I’m introverted. Not just a little either but by quite a bit. So why then am I not too afraid to speak out in groups and meetings?

Simply put – I am, but I get annoyed at how slow things go at times or how people are acting and something needs to be said, so I’ve learned extroverted behaviours. But my strength lies in introversion.

 

Sensing / Intuition

In this argument I’m more on the sensing side of life, so this is to say that I percieve life around me as I sense it. I’m meant to be practical and tradional apparantly, liking things to be the way they are just because it’s how it’s been done.

This is the part I don’t agree with here, but ulike with the extrversion bit I think it’s harder to quatify… so I need to work on this to see where I really am at.

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Thinking / Feeling

This bit isn’t a great surprise to me, I’m a feeling kind of person rather than thinking. So I exhibit compassion acceptance, tolerance and that kind of thing. I’m happy with that.

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Judging and Percieving

This one is bit weird to work out from the titale but essentially it’s about being either scheduled and organised or spontaneous. So this is where I show as being organised ish, like things scheduled and know what I’m doing rather than doing it on the fly.

This isn’t so bad, but you know maybe a bit of spontonaeity woudln’t hurt in my life? I don’y know…

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So this was the start of me finding out about me and it was quite exciting, I hope to write a few posts on this kind of looking at who and where I am in this kind of messup and confusing head.

Sorry about that 😉

 

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