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Thoughts from 100 Blog Posts

Welcome to blog one hundred! I honestly didn’t think I would ever make it here. It has taken me over six years of off again, on again blogging to hit this milestone. That’s about one blog every three and a bit weeks. Wow, calculating that feels like I’ve posted way more than I realised. Maybe, […]

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Career Maven

Do and Don’ts of a New Job

I’m not sure if you’ve heard but I recently started a new job! I’ve actually had this idea for a blog about starting a new job for ages. Quite a few friends have shifted roles and seeing their experiences, I wanted to share some thoughts on navigating the change. And now I have my own […]

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Lessons in Controlling Change

Recently I’ve had a couple of conversations about change. In one I said, ‘I don’t know what I’m worried about, change is so constant for me, I’m used to this.’ Context: wondering whether I had capacity to take on something new with all the change happening in the next few months. In the second conversation, […]

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Three Ways to Evaluate Your Priorities

When was the last time you said something like ‘I just need to prioritise’? Or ‘I just need more time.’ We say these things so often that they’re almost devoid of meaning. It’s like saying we’re good. It doesn’t tell us anything anymore. Ironically, to actually prioritise, we need to prioritise prioritising. We won’t magically […]

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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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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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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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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 […]