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Want To Plan Your Escape??

I spoke to someone today who hates their job. Like many people, about 50% I’d say, they fell into their career by accident. They have 2 young children and commute 4 hours a day, 5 days a week. Not what you would call ‘quality of life’ or ‘work life balance’ or ‘job satisfaction’. When they had decided to do something about it and end the misery, you could hear the lightness in their voice. They said having made the decision; they could feel themselves smiling more. Read more on Want To Plan Your Escape??…

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What’s Your ‘Aha Moment?’

I love those moments when the light goes on.‘Aha’ moments as I call them. I had a client last week who had a blinding insight. I love it when that happens because it represents new clarity and the beginning of their new improved future. Seeing them go on to make it happen is the golden icing on the insight cake.  I remember well the first time I spoke with this client. Read more on What’s Your ‘Aha Moment?’…

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Examined Your Navel Recently?

I took myself on an away day this week. It was horrible. I sat in the sun in 21 degrees in a beautiful garden in the Cotswolds thinking and reflecting. The fluff is pink and green since you asked. We often don’t make time for reflection and contemplation, when it is one of those ‘important but not urgent’ tasks that make all the difference to success and happiness.   

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Small Things Make A Big Difference

I am quite simple, so I like simple things. How about you? I think little things make all the difference and I love seeing the light go on with clients.  Do you ever need to do something but keep on not getting around to it?  

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Endings And Beginnings

  

Do you find life sometimes is full of endings and beginnings at the same time?  This week an ending is that I am doing my last ‘Steer your career workshop’ to help professionals who have been made redundant. Over the last 2.5 years, we have helped over 200 professionals from diverse backgrounds to find a new direction, hope and confidence.  

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From Fixed Grin To Wry Smile?

  

Is your face aching from that fixed grin? That expression that says ‘I am happy to have a job, but I am sick of doing 3 jobs, having no pay rise, little feedback or praise and I would like to stuff it where the sun don’t shine?’  If so, smiling at these work signs will change your facial expression and give those face muscles a workout. Enjoy!   

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Do You Throw Your Toys Out Of The Pram?

  

You must be really sick working in the marketing and creative industry of all the negative labels you get given. ‘Shallow,’ ‘temperamental’, ‘selling people things they don’t want and can’t afford’. Life is full of ridiculous sweeping statements. An apt expression since a lot of them are rubbish.

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What Gets Your Goat?

  

I caught myself being a very grumpy arse this morning. Steam was coming out of my ears faster than a train and Puff the magic dragon for anyone old enough to remember got a run for his money. The cause? Poor communication.     Read more on What Gets Your Goat?…

Are You Flat Out?

Do you get stuck in wall-to-wall meetings with no time to do the work in between? Many employees are working flat out with scarcely time to catch their breath. Full on! Sound familiar? Working at such a pace gives you little time to think clearly or even straight, which can lead to poor prioritisation and focusing on the urgent rather than the important things that would really make the difference.    

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What’s Your ‘Plan B’?

If you got made redundant tomorrow, what would you do? I’m not trying to be a miserable kill-joy, it’s something worth thinking about so you are not caught ‘on the hop’.  Keeping your CV up to date is one thing. Key wording your profile and being active on Linkedin groups to raise your profile another.  Read more on What’s Your ‘Plan B’?…

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