Are you a marathon runner or sprinter?

Are you a marathon runner or a sprinter? (NB: wearing Lycra is optional) Many of use push ourselves from the moment our alarm goes off in the morning until we fall into bed exhausted at the end of the evening.  We are constantly ‘doing’.  We effectively live our life as if we were a marathon [...

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Getting to the Point

Getting to the point: “I didn’t’ have time to write a short letter so I wrote a long one”.  Mark Twain   This quote may well have been written just for me.   Whether you’re writing or speaking, it’s so much easier to prattle on that it is to be succinct and get to the point. [&he...

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Thinking Optimistically

Thinking Optimistically: To help us live longer, happier lives, here are five ways to help us think more positively Keep things in perspective and recognize them for what they are.   A cup of spilt coffee in the morning doesn’t mean the rest of the day is going to be awful – it just means ...

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5 ways to stop procastinating

5 ways to stop procrastinating “Why do today what can be done tomorrow”. Could this have been written about you?  We’re all good at putting stuff off.  Sometimes its small inconsequential things like sorting out the ‘man drawer’ in the kitchen.  Sometimes it’s much bigger stuff like g...

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It’s okay to say No

5 ways to say ‘No’ Do you ever end up over-committing to things?    Or perhaps find yourself seething with resentment at having to be somewhere that you really don’t want or need to be?  When you say yes to something you don’t enjoy, you say no to things that you love. Here are some tips...

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Take Control of your Worries

Take Control of your Worries: Do you waste valuable time and energy worrying? I must get this look on my face sometimes that prompts my Mr Husband to ask ‘is the hamster on the wheel again’? The hamster can strike at any time of day, or usually just as I’m going to bed and about […]

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The Tipping Point

The Tipping Point: A trip this morning to a local Play Centre with my two young boys (on a rainy morning and in the school holidays) has just served as a useful reminder that you don’t have to be an executive to feel as if you’re teetering on the edge of meltdown at times.  It’s […]

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? Actually quite a lot if you’re a future King or JK Rowling. JK Rowling’s crime novel published under the pseudo name of Robert Galbraith sold just 500 copies. Within hours of it being leaked that she was the secret author it rose more than 5000 places to top Amazon’s sales ...

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Working out your Goals

Working out your Goals: We’re all good at putting stuff off that we need or want to get done, so there are times we all need a helping hand when it comes to achieving our personal and professional goals. For as long as I can remember I’ve believed in ‘being at your best’.   Recently th...

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The F Word – Feedback

The F Word – Feedback: Giving feedback can be about as popular as opening your email inbox after a 2-week holiday. Receiving it isn’t always that popular either. Responses to the phrase ‘can I just give you some feedback…’ may vary from ‘uh oh, what have I done wrong?’ to ‘here w...

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