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  • Confidence

Confidence boosting tips for success

September 18th, 2019|0 Comments

You may believe that we would have confidence fully sorted by this point in our lives and careers, but lacking confidence is actually pretty common. And it can understandably make a huge difference to those experiencing it. I consider why confidence is both a relevant and important topic, before focusing on 10 practical ways for us to boost our own levels.   Why is it a relevant topic? Confidence “A feeling of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of one's own abilities or qualities.” Oxford English Dictionary Confidence, like many other things in life, is not a given. Looking at young children, some seem to have it in bucket-loads and others just don’t. Our personal levels can waiver throughout our lives [...]

  • Job sharing

Job Sharing as an opportunity to thrive in your work

July 19th, 2019|0 Comments

One of my passions is helping people to Thrive in their current line of work. Attuned to conversations all around me, there are clearly a lot of people who are surviving, rather than thriving, in their work. Many people claim they’d love to work part-time hours, and some already do today. Yet this isn’t always easy in practice due to the role, the employer or for financial reasons. And for those that do, the reality is not always quite what was anticipated or intended at the start. There either seems to be too much to do or the work itself isn’t entirely fulfilling.   Job sharing as a possible solution Just imagine that you work part-time hours. But, unlike many [...]

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Overwhelm – six constructive steps

May 10th, 2019|0 Comments

Overwhelm is something that I feel periodically and I'm discovering that I'm not alone. It's hardly surprising given modern lives are so busy and multi-faceted. Overall, I [...]

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Taking the leap

March 27th, 2019|0 Comments

I’ve got some great news to share with you…I’m taking the leap! You probably already had a sense of this if you’ve been following me via Age [...]

  • Smarter

Working smarter, not harder!

March 7th, 2019|1 Comment

Fancy working smarter, rather than hard? This sounds like a great proposition to someone as busy as me. But what does it actually mean? And, more importantly, [...]

  • Different

Do Something Different

December 26th, 2018|5 Comments

This article follows on from my earlier blog post “Does the prospect of having to work until your late 60s fill you with fear and dread?”. To [...]

Thrive in your current line of work

November 13th, 2018|6 Comments

This article follows on from my earlier blog post “The prospect of having to work until your late 60s”. Essentially you have 3 main options: firstly, change nothing and [...]

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Learn to love networking!

August 28th, 2018|1 Comment

I reckon I probably do a lot more than most in the networking arena. When I mention my networking quests to friends and colleagues, I’m often met [...]

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Coaching for success in life

August 27th, 2018|2 Comments

I’ve mentioned coaching during a few of my other articles, so I thought it was probably time to tell you a bit more about what it is [...]

  • Man in despair with head in hands questioning whether this is really it

Is this really it?

August 25th, 2018|0 Comments

Is this really it? I’m surprised, saddened and excited by some of the conversations I’ve had lately. People often mention their future dreams in passing, and then [...]

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Growth mindset for success

August 23rd, 2018|0 Comments

Our mindset can be a key driver of our success and ultimately our happiness. In this article, we’ll start with some definitions and context around the mindset [...]

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