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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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5 Easy Actions For A Powerful End Of Year

The end of 2019 is rapidly approaching and Instagram is flooded with posts about getting ready for the new decade. And while I agree with finishing strongly, this time of year is hectic enough without panicing that a whole decade will be ruined if we don’t prepare properly in the next two weeks. Instead of […]