Michelle Bondesio

Connecting people and businesses with their potential

Growth Sessions Goes Online

NEWS – Growth Sessions is now an Online Course on Skillshare…

I’m excited to share that in early April 2018, I created and published my very first Skillshare class for Growth Sessions!

“How to Create Performance-Enhancing Routines” is a 30 minute foundational course to help you improve your performance and productivity.

To take the course, click on one of the links in this post, which will enable you to sign up to Skillshare for two months FREE premium membership. This gives you access to all of Skillshare’s great classes AND you can cancel at any time.

I’ll also be creating more Growth Sessions classes for you to take in future, so stay tuned. If you’re ready to become your brighter self, you can start by finding out more about my new Skillshare class.

I’d love your feedback on the course, so please give it go.

Happy learning!

Possibility & Identity (Do Contribute)

Who we think we are, and what we think we’re capable of, affect what is possible for us to achieve.

Possibility and Identity were the themes I covered in February and March for the Do Lectures on their Do Contribute publication. They are important concepts and ideas which keep cropping up.

You can read more about the three things I suggest to help create your own panorama of what’s possible here:

Impossible is Nothing

And in March’s article, I focused on the culture of ‘you’ vs the culture of ‘them’ and how to view what we bring to our lives and projects in a different way.

Don't be them

Thriving at Work is a KPI

I recently wrote a piece about wellbeing at work and why it’s an important business metric. It has been published on the Lancashire Telegraph news site and you can read it here.

Click image to go to website article.

Wise Words (Do Contribute)

Our language can either motivate or debilitate us.

Over the past year, with more exposure to inflated rhetoric, hyped narratives and fake news, I’ve become more aware of the power of language in our growth process. The words we use to describe ourselves and our world heavily influence how we think, feel, act and do.

So I wrote about it in my January 2018 article for Do Lectures “Do Contribute” on Medium. Take a look…

Choosing Words Wisely Article for Do Lectures Do Contribute

Click on the image to read the article on Medium

Finding Beauty (Do Contribute)

Beauty needs ugliness to exist.

I’ve discovered that even in the worst of situations, we can find beauty amongst the cracks if we’re willing to look.

My December 2017 piece for Do Contribute on Medium is an exploration of how we can define and seek beauty in our world.

Do Contribute Beauty

Click on the image to read the article on Medium.

MGS 17 – Purpose

Purpose People!

We talk a lot about finding our purpose, but what about living with purpose? It’s what helps us activate our potential.

In this episode of Mini Growth Sessions, I share the two key aspects that influence our ability to do things with purpose.

You don’t need a purpose to live your life, but your experience of life will certainly be more enriched if you live with it.

And here’s a bonus … Purpose + People = Purple! :)

Interested in the ‘grown-up’ version of these for your company? Find out more here.

As always, be brave, think big, stand tall.

Cheers, Mich

MGS 16 – Mindset

Focus your mind!

Whether we can, or can’t, do well at something new, it’s all in our heads. Having the right mental attitude helps us to excel, and activates more of our potential. In Episode 16, I share three types of “mindset” that can help us improve when we’re doing something new.

If you want to find out more about setting yourself up for growth, I highly recommend reading Carol Dweck’s book “Mindset”. We can be limited by the beliefs associated with a fixed mindset, but the world becomes our oyster when we set our minds for growth.

Interested in the ‘grown-up’ version of these for your company? Find out more here.

As always, be brave, think big, stand tall.

Cheers, Mich

MGS 15 – Courage

What to do about Fear

Growing and learning requires that we develop the courage to make friends with our fear.

To get on with doing what we were meant to in this world, we need to learn to become brave.

I wrote an article about this for the Do Lectures over on Medium. In it, I share three ways to help you overcome your fear.

Episode 15 of Mini Growth Sessions is a quick summary of these same three steps.

Interested in the ‘grown-up’ version of these for your company? Find out more here.

Be brave, think big, stand tall.

Cheers, Mich

MGS 14 – Optimism

Power up your positive!

Living on the bright side is way better for our wellbeing than we might realise. Episode 14 is about how to bring our force for good to the fore.

Further reading:

Feeling positive really is good for us, as being optimistic can help us combat heart disease.

Despite her own hardships, Helen Keller wrote extensively about seeing positivity in the world.  Her essay on Optimism, written in 1903, is well worth a read. Here’s a quote to get you started:

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven for the human spirit.” ~ Helen Keller

Martin Seligman is known as the father of Positive Psychology. He has written several books on optimism and happiness. I found his book ‘Learned Optimism’ particularly helpful as a learning tool during a turning point in my life.

Remember, there’s no such thing as half full or half empty … our cup is always FULL of hope and possibility.

As always, be brave, think big, stand tall.

Cheers, Mich

MGS 13 – Confidence

It’s all about ‘Can’…

It’s within our power to manage our confidence. We do it by matching our beliefs to our actions.

In this week’s episode of Mini Growth Sessions, I share three steps we can use to build and exercise our confidence.

Further reading:

If we know our weak points, then we can work on them…

  • Here’s a more detailed description of self-confidence, with  some super tips on how to develop it.
  • Research indicates that men tend to feel more confident than women. This article (and the video within) has some interesting insights.

Interested in the ‘grown up’ version of these for your company? Find out more here.

Until next time, be brave, think big, stand tall.

Cheers, Mich :)

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