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Just get over yourself!

By | 2017-12-04T15:27:10+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: Change, Clarity, Comfort zone stretch, Decision making, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Impact, Influence, Intention, Making the most of you, Personal Performance, Procrastination, Productivity, Public speaking, Self awareness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A client of mine is also a friend. We saw each other at the weekend and apparently my comments about his work issue were slightly less than subtle. Allegedly I'd told him to get over himself. I can believe this. I'd been to lunch... I'd drunk some wine... you get the picture. It got me thinking [...]

Prioritising personal performance

By | 2017-12-04T15:44:52+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Change, Decision making, Goal setting, Impact, Intention, Making the most of you, Personal Performance, Productivity, Self awareness, Self Value, Team success, Time management|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We all know what helps us perform at our best. If we have a personal project we want to work on, or a new paradigm we want to implement at work, we have to exercise self-discipline. But when life gets busy, it's easy to let things slip. There are very often extenuating circumstances that mean it's [...]

Work less and move more

By | 2017-12-04T16:57:05+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Decision making, Get out of your own way, head space, Impact, Influence, Intention, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Productivity, Self awareness, Team success, Time management, Time off|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you find as the days get longer and lighter you develop a bit of a spring in your step? Do you yearn to 'bunk off' the office and head outside? Research suggests you should go for it. Yes! The research boffins say we should work less and move more... As well as longer daylight hours [...]

December Slow Down

By | 2016-12-01T12:37:48+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Categories: Change, Christmas, Clarity, Decision making, Goal setting, Impact, Intention, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Procrastination, Self awareness, Team success, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you about ready for a December slow down? We're in the final month of the year, the holidays make it a short month, 3 weeks of coasting seem like a good idea, right? Wrong! (Well, we're all different, so if you know a December slow down works for you, then go for it. I'm not [...]

Expressing Emotions

By | 2016-10-12T15:46:26+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: Authenticity, Comfort zone stretch, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Impact, Influence, Intention, Making the most of you, Public speaking, Self awareness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you uncomfortable expressing emotions? Do you find it challenging when other people express theirs? Do you believe certain emotions shouldn't be expressed in public? I was working with a group of public speakers last week and the topic of expressing emotions came up. We broadly fell into two camps: The first group argued that expressing [...]

Talking about what you do

By | 2016-09-04T11:20:59+00:00 September 4th, 2016|Categories: Authenticity, Clarity, Comfort zone stretch, Get out of your own way, Intention, Making the most of you, Perfection paralysis, Public speaking, Self awareness, Self Value, self-expression, Team success, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you sometimes struggle to put into words what you do? Does the question, "So, what do you do?" ever catch you off guard? Would you like to be able to consistently communicate the value of what you do to others in a way that doesn't feel 'icky'? Whether you're kicking off an inter-departmental meeting, introducing [...]

The time for new beginnings

By | 2016-05-07T11:48:01+00:00 May 7th, 2016|Categories: Change, Clarity, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Intention, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Self awareness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Happy New Year! I know it's May... but doesn't it feel like the time for new beginnings? I've written before about how much I dislike New Year's resolutions. I know others who love them, so if they work for you, then great—you can stop reading, because you're already in your 5th month of achievement! For me, the [...]

Your “decision prism”

By | 2016-02-08T17:25:43+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Categories: Change, Clarity, Decision making, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Self awareness, Team success, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you largely clear about what you want to achieve, but unsure about next steps? Do you ever get to the end of another month feeling like you haven’t made much progress? Being clear on what we want is the first step to achieving it.  Having a clear ‘desired future’ in mind is critical to our [...]

Work-life balance dos and don’ts

By | 2016-01-04T17:22:24+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Categories: Change, Clarity, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, head space, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Perfection paralysis, Self awareness, Self Value, Team success, Time management, Time off, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Striking a "healthy" balance between work and life can mean different things to different people. Some people thrive on being super-busy and love to respond to the increased pressure of a deadline. Research suggests that this can be healthy. However, when pressure is relentless, it can quickly become unhealthy. When thinking about your work-life balance, what [...]

Self-image upgrade in time for Christmas

By | 2015-12-02T08:00:25+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Christmas, Making the most of you, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“I know it sounds a bit dramatic, but I'm really dreading Christmas.  My family still treat me like I'm a kid.  Worse, I then start acting like one.” Reverting to old behaviours is something most of us can identify with. As adults, we might have ceased behaving in a certain way because we've grown up.  Trouble [...]