Make time to play.

by | Feb 23, 2015 | Uncategorised

Stress, fear, negativity, too much to do and doing things for others at the expense of our own needs – these all stifle our innate creativity. Relaxation, fun, meditation and going after our dreams all get the creative juices flowing. With this, the soul is always creative, always fresh and new. In order to learn new skills, tap into your potential and ensure that you can keep performing at “work”, you simply MUST take Key Steps to…

Make Time to Play

1. What is fun or re-creational for you? Reading a novel is one of my favourite re-creational things to do but because I read so many books for learning and business purposes, it is easy for me to overlook my soul’s desire to get lost in a novel just for fun. Lately, I have been baking with my boyfriend’s youngest daughter; I had forgotten how much I enjoyed this and am so grateful for the fun Alessia has brought back into my life. Another thing at the top of my FUN list is going out dancing with friends. Sadly, as I’ve gotten older this happens less often, largely because I can’t find anywhere good to go for people in the 30s or 40s so suggestions are welcome :). Maybe reading, baking and dancing are at the top of your fun list too or you might be able to think of nothing worse. That is the beauty of choice… Fun is whatever fun is for you. Make a list of at least three fun or re-creational activities you want to bring back into your life.

2. Make time. How can you create more space in your life to allow the soul’s energy out to play? Although you cannot literally make time, no one can (we all get the same amount every day), you can choose how you spend the hours you are given. Life is so short – you need to decide what is important to you and find a way to manage your time more effectively to focus on what is really important and live a life you love to…

“be the difference that makes the difference




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Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, EQ Expert, Founder and CEO

Sharon is a dynamic facilitator, speaker and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational transformation. Her PhD thesis contributed a framework for holistic and sustainable leadership development that was published by Rutgers University in the USA. She is faculty of numerous business schools and highly sought-after by leading corporates because she works hand-in-hand with them to create sustainable results and long-term success. In 2020, Sharon was inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame, which is a lifetime achievement award, recognising excellence and her contribution to the field.

Sharon is one of only three women in South Africa to hold the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the Oscar of the speaking industry. She is also a COMENSA Master Practitioner (CMP), a qualified Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT™) and an accredited Global Virtual Speaker. Sharon is also a registered Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP), holds an Honours degree in Psychology and practices as an NLP master practitioner.

Most important to Sharon is that she has become known for her genuinely caring manner, practical and transformational approach, and for providing valuable tools and that allow people to take Key Steps to really… ‘be the difference that makes the difference.’