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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 try my best to take life and all of its challenges in my stride, but I’m not immune to getting caught up in things. From time to time I become overwhelmed and need to step back - and almost reset - to allow me to move forward again in a more constructive manner. I share my approach below.   What is overwhelm, anyway? Overwhelm– Dictionary Definition If you are overwhelmed by a feelingor event, it affectsyou very strongly, and you do not knowhow to dealwith it. -        He was overwhelmed by a longing for [...]

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Great free & cheap resources for start-ups

May 2nd, 2019|0 Comments

Resources of some kind are required to do most things. This article is aimed at those who are tempted to Do Something Different and set up their own business Starting and running a business can be expensive, especially before you have a steady income stream. It can be easy to rack up expenses before you know it, but there are cheap, and even free, resources out there if you know where to look. I consider myself to be fairly resourceful, so I’m sharing some of my tips below. Now, you may not want to be carrying on all of these long-term, nor may you have the time or inclination once business builds up, but these resources can be invaluable when [...]

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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 [...]

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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, [...]

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Do Something Different

December 26th, 2018|4 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|5 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 [...]

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Blue Diamond Vision & Mission

August 26th, 2018|1 Comment

Blue Diamond Vision To help mid-lifers find meaning and joy in their work & life Blue Diamond Mission Blue Diamond empowers mid-lifers to take control of their [...]

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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

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 field [...]

Keep up the good work

August 22nd, 2018|0 Comments

Keep up the good work I hadn’t originally planned to write about work within Age Life Balance, but was encouraged to reconsider following some feedback and survey [...]

Opportunities for paid work

August 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Opportunities for paid work It’s ironic that I’m writing about work on the week that I’m actually on holiday. The first full week I’ve been off since [...]


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