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Guilty Pleasures

Posted on 5 February, 2020 at 6:40 Comments comments (36)



During a recent coaching session, a client spoke of her "guilty" pleasure, which was watching “Eastenders”. She felt that instead of watching this, she "should" be reading, exercising, working, doing house work, anything other than sitting watching a soap on the television. Even though, she added, it was usually the only television she watched.


We established that...

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Get Time on Your Side

Posted on 29 January, 2020 at 6:55 Comments 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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Christmas Lessons on Time Management

Posted on 11 December, 2019 at 5:20 Comments comments (1)


Photo by Barry Plott from Pexels


 

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...

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Drifting

Posted on 31 October, 2019 at 6:35 Comments comments (0)



“If you don’t know what you want you’ll end up with what you get”

Unknown

 


We are all somewhere - home, location, relationships, job, etc.


How much of that has been through choice and how much because it has just “happened”, that you have just drifted into?

 

In a lot of...

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Wilson!

Posted on 12 September, 2019 at 4:25 Comments 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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Kindness

Posted on 22 August, 2019 at 5:20 Comments comments (1)

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Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

Albert Schweitzer



I was standing at the bus stop and it started to rain. Not heavily, but enou...

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Quiet

Posted on 15 August, 2019 at 6:15 Comments comments (0)

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Follow effective action with quiet reflection.

From the quiet reflection will come even more effective action.

Peter Drucker



When was the last time you were tr...

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Generosity

Posted on 11 July, 2019 at 3:55 Comments comments (1)


"One's performance is often heightened by the brilliance and generosity of other actors."

Cyril Cusack


How many times have you found that your work or career has been taken to another level, or just made a little easier, by the generosity of others?


It could have...

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Enjoy the Journey

Posted on 5 June, 2019 at 3:20 Comments comments (1)

Fear Doesn't Have to Stop You

Posted on 23 May, 2019 at 0:10 Comments comments (2)




Last week, I got stuck in a lift.  

 

It wasn’t quite as dramatic as it sounds: the outside wall of the lift was glass, overlooking a wide open expanse; the lift never moved so I was just stuck on the ground floor, not between floors; I was only in there for 5 minutes; and the alarm button was extremely loud in a crowded building.  Also, I don’t h...

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