When the going gets tough… particularly professionally!

Do you find sometimes it is just too difficult to stay patient and positive? Particularly at work? Well I am sure it can be equally difficult at home… I had a situation like that this morning. Luckily it wasn’t a client but it was someone I was trying to help as a favour to someone…

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Where (and how) do you find inspiration?

So, this morning I am totally brain dead! Seriously apprentice zombie mode due to lack of sleep (still ill but getting better dog), rescheduling those clients I told you I cancelled due to the dog, 2 ever more imminent deadlines to meet and family about to arrive on me for holidays (ugh cleaning to do!)…

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Priorities – What choices would you make?

Priorities – What choices would you make? I had to make a choice last night and it got me thinking about priorities… One of my dogs started running in circles shaking her head and whining. Me, instant call to vet, straight in and sadly had to leave her in overnight as they had to operate…

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Stressed? Why what they say you should do, doesn’t work

What is the ‘normal’ advice you get when under pressure or feeling stress? Prioritise, don’t take on extra projects, organise your time better, get some help… All very good in essence, but totally useless in practice. When we are really stressed and under pressure or when we have a deadline to meet we don’t have…

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Struggling to get things done? 2 effective ways to nail it

Do you find that you have more and more plans and projects lining up and, however good your intentions, you just never seem to make any notable headway? So frustrating isn’t it! There are two great ways to nail this. One I use regularly as it really helps you focus and make significant progress –…

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Channel your mind for Success

Our mind, how we feel, react and view the world around us are one of the main – if not the main – keys to happiness and a dynamic, capable, go-getting attitude in whatever field – and ultimately create our success both in our career and life as a whole. We live in difficult times…

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4 quick tips on how to show long term vision

As well as being innovative you need to show that you are looking forwards for the long term. Why should you show long term vision? So that your skill, talent and creativity continue to benefit others after you have left the company. We change jobs many times during our career, we move on to different, new…

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Sleep, essential for your Success

Did you sleep well last night? Do you sleep well usually? I have been suffering from exhaustion recently, I was so tired I was getting dizzy spells – not good for anyone – and definitely not good for me! I know full well the dangers and problems of not getting enough sleep, I coach people…

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How to lead by being innovative

Often when we think about leadership and leading we focus on getting to the highest position and then on running the company. Leadership isn’t restricted to that. There is so much more! Innovation is the spice of business life! It is important at every age and at any level of responsibility but it has a…

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Exercise for Success – It really works!

So how are you today? Is your journal progressing? Here we woke up to a beautiful misty morning with the sun just shining through, glinting off the spiders webs in the grass on our early morning walk – ‘we’ and ‘our’ being the dogs and me – lol… Early risers all of us, and can’t…

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