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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 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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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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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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First You Build The Habit

I was scrolling Facebook the other day and noticed a post from a friend about getting back into a fitness routine. The post showed a schedule of daily at home workouts and classes. A workout and a class every single day. After starting from nothing. How long do you think she maintained this schedule for? […]

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Feel Motivated to Work Every Day

It’s amazing how easy it becomes to be motivated when you know what you’re doing every day. A lack of motivation is often a sign of not knowing where to start. The challenge is too many decisions about where to start. You get overwhelmed and do nothing. Remove the decision making in the moment. When […]

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Learn to be Effective Working Out of the Office

In this age of ever increasing flexible working, we are often left to our own devices. Sure working from home sounds great but do you ever find yourself struggling to stay focused? There’s always more washing to do after all. As you move up in your career, there is less and less supervision so learning […]

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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 […]