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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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Productivity Maven

Make Monday Your Favourite Day of the Week

Who here gets the Monday morning dread? You wake up, know you need to get a million things done but don’t know where to start. You drag your feet or switch between half a dozen tasks, underutilising precious time. Sound familiar? Monday’s don’t have to be this way. The secret to making Monday’s your favourite […]

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Maven Matters

Maven Matters: Nice as a Superpower

In my day job, I’m a corporate manager. A role typically considered to require a ruthless streak to get to the top. I’m not cutthroat. But becoming an Operations Manager at 27 can be considered successful by many standards. (On a more appropriate standard, I’m happy and stimulated as an Ops Manager, which, to me, […]

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Amplify Your Options

Simplify to Amplify

Earlier this week, this video landed in my inbox. It goes straight to my core. Why I’m here. Why I write. Why you’re here reading this. To amplify! Getting simple and focused amplifies your options because you get results. It’s counterintuitive, I know, because choosing to focus on a few things seems like removing options. […]

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Independent Explorations

Goals, To-Do Lists, Overwhelm and Scheduling

I don’t know about you but my natural reaction to being overwhelmed is denial. Instead of starting somewhere, anywhere, I start a new season of Keeping up with the Kardashians. Hands up who knows the feeling of growing panic at a multiplying to do list? And attempts to address it by ignoring it? Yet it simply […]