Suzanne Mercier

Why Certainty is an Inside Job

I live in Sydney, Australia. But this story could be set in any other big city. My city is going through major change. New railway lines are being built connecting up suburbs around the CBD, theoretically making travel around our huge city much easier while taking cars off the road. Houses are being knocked down […]

Do You Under-value yourself?

In large corporations in 2021, according to Catalyst, 26% of CEO’s and MD’s are women. while there’s been progress, the difference is still remarkable. The gap though is far more noticeable when we look at women in their own business … where they’re responsible for everything including selling. According to The Australian Small Business and […]

One Piece of the Jigsaw is not Reality

Last week, I posted on the power of mindset.  “Your Mindset Creates your Reality. Time to Take the Reins” outlined some of the robust research on the power of our mind to adapt, change functionality, and even change our body according to our interpretation of experiences and formed beliefs.   Today’s article is about how we create our […]

Does your Mindset Lead to Success or Sabotage?

Mindset as a major business opportunity has come of age and about time!   I’ve worked in and around mindset for almost 30 years initially in the marketing and advertising space and more recently working with the impact mindset has on performance and success. I know personally and professionally the significant opportunity this opens up for […]

Your Mindset creates your reality. Time to take control!

This year (2020) has been a year unlike any I’ve ever experienced in my many years on this planet! In Australia – the land of contrasts – we’ve had floods and drought in the back end of 2019, the Black Summer of bushfires from June last year through to now and of course a pandemic […]

I have a dream … and I walked away from it!

Many years ago, when I first started working in the space of identifying and moving beyond the imposter syndrome, I was part of a business support group. We came from different backgrounds and often gave each other a perspective we hadn’t thought of. Highly intelligent and creative people. I respected them enormously. Purpose and motivation […]

When is a decision REALLY a decision?

It seemed like such a good idea at the time. Efficient and relatively easy! Just hop on the train at Milsons Point Station, change at Central and up the escalator to the domestic check-in. I missed the first train from Milsons Point which meant I could miss my connection and possibly my plane. Changing trains […]

7 ways to move beyond ‘Nice Girl’ to Thought Leader

I was raised to be a nice girl, to be seen and not heard, to do what I was told to do and not what the adults in my life did. I was taught that if I couldn’t say something nice, I shouldn’t say anything at all. It was important that I didn’t offend anyone. […]

The upside of being uncertain & uncomfortable

Human beings generally don’t like discomfort of any kind: physical, mental, emotional, spiritual. We stop exercising (if we even start) when we get tired or our muscles start to complain. We exhaust our ‘bandwidth’ when confronted with ideas that stretch our mind or learn new skills that feel overwhelming. In doing so, we may walk […]

Is it time to get out of your own way?

I get in my own way. There I’ve said it. I’ve unintentionally undermined my own opportunities through self-doubt, procrastination, distraction. active sabotage and various other techniques I’ve perfected over the years. It’s a strange expression isn’t it. How can I get in my own way? I’m right here in this body. I can’t be in […]