|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 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 25 April, 2019 at 4:00||comments (0)|
“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t – either way you will be right”
Martin Luther King Jnr
I have written before about the importance of having a vision. This is really powerful and if you write it down, draw it, or make a mood board, you can read/look at your vision paper...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 28 March, 2019 at 11:10||comments (3)|
Can you remember all the things you have done in your professional career?
I ask because in recent weeks, it is a common thread which has woven its way through client conversations. In the busyness of day to day professional life, we can forget some of the great work we have done in the past, or it has got lost as...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 21 March, 2019 at 5:55||comments (0)|
With Easter a few weeks away and the sun streaming through my office window, it looks like Spring has sprung!
It's time to open the windows, get some fresh air through the place and spring clean your home. Why not harness the energy of the season and spring clean your professional life?
Here are five tips on giving your career a Spring bo...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 7 February, 2019 at 7:25||comments (0)|
I have a ‘Begin’ Book which I use to start my day. It started by accident.
When I was going through the coaching process to find a route to my new career (leading me to where I am today), my late coach, Cherry Douglas, encouraged me to find and keep anything which set me thinking about possible new careers. These include postcards, images from magazines, phrases from job...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 17 January, 2019 at 5:10||comments (1)|
I have a friend who screams under bridges.
This is not some kind of phobia, but something she does when needed as a stress buster. On her walk home from work, she passes under a railway bridge. If she times it right and there is no-one else about, she waits until a train goes over and screams. The noise of the train under th...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 29 November, 2018 at 8:10||comments (0)|
I keep a wishlist.
It is made up of two types of items. Some are those things which I am actually going to do and they live on the list as reminders until I am ready to put them into action. For example, when I lived in Chester, I had ‘move back to London’ on the list. Over a couple of years, this went from being a general idea, to becoming a real vi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 15 November, 2018 at 4:20||comments (1)|
I have written before about creating a vision for your future and how it can motivate you.
Visualisation is also a terrific tool to use in other circumstances. When I had panic attacks in the past, a tool I used to manage them has been a visualisation process learnt from Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. It is a displacement activity, taking you out of the immediate pa...Read Full Post »
|Posted on 20 June, 2018 at 5:00||comments (15)|
"But I don’t feel afraid
As long as I gaze on Waterloo Sunset
I am in Paradise"
© Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
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