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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 […]

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Making the Most of Your New Planner

Hands up who is constantly buying a new planner, subscribing to a new app or changing project management tools in an attempt to be more productive? I have definitely been there! I get so enthusiastic about new shiny things – this is the tool that is going to be the game changer. I start off […]

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What to Do When You Don’t Feel Like Working

We all have times where we hit the wall and being productive is the last thing we feel like doing. For me, it’s really important to honour how we’re feeling, which is why I focus on aligned productivity rather than productivity in the traditional sense. However, there’s no getting away from the fact that as […]

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Seven Quick Habits to Boost Productivity

Life is busy. We all want to do better but it sometimes it feels like we just don’t have the time. The reality is becoming more productive doesn’t need to be an onerous task. One simple change to your daily routine or a new habit to keep focused can have a major impact on how […]

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How to Uncover Your Dream Life

‘What do you want out of life?’ Ahhhhh… Sounds familiar? That is a loaded question. One of the biggest questions we can ask ourselves. But we don’t really think about it. We go through our day to day lives, reasonably content but with the feeling, things could be better. You’re listening to a podcast or […]

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What They Don’t Tell You About To-Do Lists

The biggest shock when I started my first professional job was learning you never get it all done. At university, your to-do list is finite. There are classes and course work. Essays to hand in. Exams to study for. Each of those deadlines pass and you’re done. Sometime in the middle of juggling research and […]