How to Turn a Frustrating Day into a Great One

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Do you have days when you are rushing around, getting loads done and you finish tired but happy? How about busy days where you are rushing around but by the end of it you feel nothing productive has been accomplished, you just feel tired and frustrated with lots of unfinished things to do? On those […]

Be Kind to Yourself – You’re Your Own Best Friend

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When the going gets tough, be kind to yourself Is it me or are more people reaching burn out, tired all the time, getting sicker or throwing their hands up in the air in exasperation, disillusionment and despair? I have a variety of friends and connections who are all showing worrying signs of getting to […]

How do you get ahead of the waves of change? Create a splash yourself.

Change and the changes that affect us directly are like an ocean.  Vast, continuous, fluctuating and you often can’t see beyond the immediate horizon.  Wave after wave of change keeps rolling in and it does not discriminate or confine itself to industry specifics.  It washes over everything, every one, every organisation. Waves of change through […]

The Menopause at Work

Hands up anyone who had the menopause explained to them properly.  No, me neither.  Did anyone warn you how much it would affect you in the workplace?  Nope, me neither. Do you tend to keep quiet about it or find people smirk if you mention it? I do. The menopause can affect men as well […]

You Are A Hero – Live your own story

You Are A Hero – Live your own story Every single one of us is. Consider this – you are, at this very moment, living, breathing and planning your very own story where you are the major character.  You are the star in your own story.  The person sitting next to you has their own […]

The Benefits of Walking Away

The year 2018 seemed to fly past and, with so many changes in the pipeline, each year appears to pass faster and quicker than ever before.  Yet it is important to take some quality time out in order to remain strong, supple and resilient. When time is short and tasks never ending it is very […]

What Business Model Do You Follow?

If you are part of a large organisation you probably won’t know the specifics however, in general terms, you probably follow a similar business model to the rest of your competitors. Does your business model still work? Big banks follow the same basic methodology as everyone else in their field as do investment houses, insurance […]

The Power of Thank You (the personal power tool that costs £0!)

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Have you ever been in the situation where you have held open a door for someone and they sailed through without saying a word? Or how about letting someone in front of you in a line of traffic and they make no sign of acknowledgement. Or, as happened to me recently, you spend an entire […]

Are we really all born equal?

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I was recently watching the movie Made in Dagenham which is based around the story of the 1968 female workers at Ford walking out in protest over unequal pay.  They succeeded in their battle and it led to the 1970 Equal Pay Act being introduced. Have things changed since the 1970’s? Or, is being born […]

4 Tips Guaranteed to Increase Productivity

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Sleep – increase productivity You simply cannot take getting enough sleep for granted.  Without enough sleep you will, literally, slow down. Whether you work shifts, or 9-5 you need enough sleep if you want to increase productivity. Forget about our concept about time – the minutes and hours we stipulate as day and night.  The […]