2031 – a new era

So what does the future hold? Why is 2031 a significant year? I am fortunate at The Grow Project to be surrounded by some of the smartest minds on the globe, including Darren Shirlaw and Linzi Boyd. I get to bring their insights, strategies, and systems in to The Grow... read more

Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle

This blog entry is an odd one to pen; I’m currently tying up some loose ends as my contract with The Grow Project is coming to an end and I’ve been tasked with writing one last post. Do you ever Google definitions? Of course you do, you probably read my blog post on... read more

The art of switching off

There is something to be said for people who arrive at the office early, stay late and eat their lunch at their desk while scrolling through emails. Are you thinking dedicated? I was thinking disorganised. I’m usually in the office three days a week; as I live out of... read more

The benefits of balance

Imagine your alarm goes off – it’s Friday and it’s 7:30am. You sit up and freak out, you start work in 30 minutes! You should have been up two and a half hours ago. Then your heartbeat slows as you remember, you work from home today. You enjoy a relaxed shower,... read more

For the love of Google + our first event

My name is Jess and I am a Googler. What’s that? I’m glad you asked. You see, I am not one to settle for a simple “I don’t know” and while I know many of us turn to the ol’ faithful search engine when we can’t remember whatshisface who was in that movie with the... read more

The pressure of perfection

You know the expression, good enough is good enough? I see the merit in this for some areas of life – when I’m cleaning and can’t move the couch by myself so I just vacuum around it? Good enough is good enough. But when putting together content you don’t just... read more

Fast vs. slow & Marie Kondo

There’s a funny thing about writing a blog I had never considered. The inspiration for the posts doesn’t usually come when you’re set up at your desk with a cup of tea and a blank Word document in front of you. For me, it’s on a reflective walk at dusk or brushing my... read more

Blank space

I still find it incredible that each time I write or create something, like a blog post, a chapter of a new book or a program, I find others coming and talking to me about that exact topic within days, sometimes within hours. This week, it has definitely... read more

Stand & jump in

Four days into my new adventure with The Grow Project, there were a few things I had learned; get some sleep. Eat breakfast. Always take notes. Be ready to jump in with two feet. While Rebecca has spent three years creating The Grow Project, building relationships,... read more

Your invitation to the arena

Vulnerability is not a word I use often. A quick Google search of the word ‘vulnerable’ brings up the definition “exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally” – definitely not my go-to state of being. Who am I? I’m a... read more

Are you a planner?

There’s a couple of things that come really easy to me. Project management is one of these. There is literally not a project I don’t feel I could conquer, and I consider it to be one of my rock star skills. A large part of project management is the ability to plan.... read more