|Posted on 29 January, 2020 at 6:55||comments (2)|
Many years ago, I worked in the UK office of an international charity. We used to work long hours –I was often in at 8am and leaving 10 hours later. This was regarded as child’s play by the US office, where they came in at 8am and often worked until midnight. We were often made to feel like lightweights, lacking commitment.
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|Posted on 11 December, 2019 at 5:20||comments (1)|
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I had a conversation with a freelance colleague recently about Christmas and the lessons we can learn from it.
As a freelancer, with a freelancer husband, she was talking about the dilemma of having to work for some of the time during the holiday period, whilst also wanting to give their young children a...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 7 November, 2019 at 4:15||comments (0)|
Does this seems familiar? January 1st, all fired up with good New Year intentions, you decide you are going to lose weight, exercise, eat more healthily, read more, learn an language…
You try to change everything at once and it all gets too much. You g...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 10 October, 2019 at 6:00||comments (1)|
Have you ever been at a meeting or conference where someone has asked a really simple, basic, obvious question?
And that really simple, basic, obvious question has been the one on everyone’s mind? So much so that you can almost hear the sighs of relief from ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 3 October, 2019 at 3:50||comments (2)|
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I have written previously about compliments and how we can be bad at accepting them, even though they are gifts.
Building on that, compliments are not just lovely things to receive. They are also very useful indicators of how people perceive us. We are often so full of chatter in our heads of what we think others...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 12 September, 2019 at 4:25||comments (1)|
Are you one of those people who feel you are brilliant at solving other peoples’ problems, but useless at solving your own?
It is often the case that we can see other peoples’ situations in a much clearer light than our own, clouded as they can be by our imposter syndrome, Inner Critics, self imposed limitations and fears.
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|Posted on 29 August, 2019 at 10:35||comments (1)|
|Posted on 15 August, 2019 at 6:15||comments (0)|
Follow effective action with quiet reflection.
From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.
When was the last time you were tr...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 8 August, 2019 at 6:05||comments (0)|
It's not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.
Openness is a valuable attitude to have in any area of one's life, personal and professional. It is that ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 3 July, 2019 at 4:05||comments (0)|
Sometimes we spend a lot of time thinking about doing something. Often a lot of that time can be spent thinking about all the things which could possibly go wrong if we do something. Prevarication is a great way to avoid mistakes. (Or delay success.)
Considering risks is a sensible step to take before you a) cross the road in ...Read Full Post »