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When job searching sucks

I was talking with a friend recently who has been job hunting on and off for a while now. She’s not hearing any response to her applications and generally pretty disheartened by the whole experience. We can all relate to that feeling.  It’s pretty rubbish when you’ve put lots of effort into writing a custom […]

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Career Maven

Thoughts on ‘Quiet Quitting’

You may have seen the ‘quiet quitting‘ convo happening in the media right now. If you haven’t, ‘quiet quitting‘ is supposedly when employees passively-aggressively refuse to work longer hours or outside of their designated responsibilities. i.e. that doing your job, is some kind of silent rebellion. Madness! I’m not alone in this but what I […]

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Is it Time to Quit Your Job?

Working in IT, I’ve seen a LOT of resignations over the past twelve months. Certainly from my point of view, The Great Resignation is alive and well.  And being a career coach in that environment, means I’ve had a lot of conversations about do I stay or do I go? So I felt like it […]

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Life Maven

Reducing Mental Noise

One of our superpowers as women is our ability to think of ALL the things. Mentally keep track of multiple projects. Brain tabs open on what family members and colleagues are up to. Constant scheduling Tetris. Our brains, our mental capacity for organisation is phenomenal. The challenge with this is its noisy! It’s the lying […]

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Productivity Maven

Productivity As Self Care

Self care is such a buzzword. I feel like it’s overused to be almost meaningless. Yet here I am writing an article on the relationship between self care and productivity. Two things that don’t seem like they go together. Which is the point. When did doing things to take care of ourselves and live a […]

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Productivity Maven

Throwing Out the Habit Building Rulebook

Over the years I’ve written a lot about the tactics of habit building. Which is not that surprising considering my first introduction to the idea of self development was Tim Ferriss, the king of personal hacking. Underpinning those strategies is the idea that building habits is hard. You need a game plan because otherwise you’ll […]

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Life Maven

Supporting Yourself Through Transitions & Change

Recently I qualified as a life coach. As I headed towards the end of the six month course, I was a little nervous. How would I manage without the structure of the course? Can I maintain the momentum I’ve built? What if I just stop and all this effort is for nothing? Sound familiar? It’s […]

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The Essential Ingredients to Decision Making

When it comes to being in charge of your life, being able to make decisions is right up there with knowing what you want.  If you can’t choose, and then act on that choice, you have little hope of making serious progress towards creating your life. In fact, if you don’t decide, life has a […]

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Life Maven

Develop Your Personal Work Vision

It’s very easy to get settled into a job and just drift along. You get these nudges of dissatisfaction. Days where you wonder how you got here. You think about all of the excited anticipation you had when you first started and wonder when it all fizzled out. I remember that feeling. Working in a […]

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Life Maven

Four Questions to Find your Perfect Job

Job searching can be hard. Fact. The uncertainty. The rejection. The interviews you never hear back from (seriously what’s with that?). Part of what makes it difficult is so many of us don’t even know what we’re looking for. We’re not sure what our next career move should be. We’re more concerned what we think […]