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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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Productivity Maven

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 […]

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Life Maven

Upgrade Your Decision Making Ability

When it comes to succeeding in life, there are a few universal skills. One of these is decision making. Imagine being a manager that can’t make a decision. Imagine reporting to a manager that can’t make a decision. Whether it’s deciding whether to accept the job offer or figuring out which supplier to go with, […]

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Life Maven

How to Handle Unwelcome Feedback with Grace

In our careers, it’s pretty common to receive feedback and advice. Some of it welcome, some of it not. Advice, when delivered badly, can send our confidence through the floor. Leaving us questioning our abilities and wondering if we’re really good enough to achieve our dreams.  Great advice, on the other hand, can stick with […]

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Confidence Maven

Why Your Energy Leaks Matter

Our energy is our most precious resource. Not just our ability to get tasks done but that core, vibrational, how we feel about ourselves energy. It is something to be cultivated, nurtured, invested in. But what is the point if you’re then letting the energy leak out? It’s like pumping up a tyre with a […]