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Week Two – Lose Weight Without Trying

Posted on November 15th, 2010 by

End of week two on the No Diet (do something different) Diet regime. (Click here to read why I began this small experiment) It’s been a funny week; I have had visitors so lots of cooking and entertaining but I have tried to follow the spirit of the instructions for this week: basically to try to consciously change facets of your personality in relation to assertiveness, energy levels, group behaviour and so on. The changes are not meant to be

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Week One – Lose Weight Easily Without a Diet?

Posted on November 8th, 2010 by

If you read my first post on this book, you’ll know that my interest in it stems from initially reading another book by the author, Sheconomics and being impressed by the ideas contained within. Intrigued by the idea of a No Diet Diet from well respected psychologists I took a look. You can read that first post here. What is particularly appealing is the notion that changing habits in one area of your life will change your eating habits, without

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Women, Are You Too Modest?

Posted on November 4th, 2010 by

I was working in a London recently with a group of very talented female managers. They were an amazing group of women, professional and inspirational. Yet when it came to the exercise in Women Ahead where they are asked to look at their strengths and attributes, the room fell unusually silent and I could hear mutterings of: “I could list all my faults but this is too flippin’ hard!” Needless to say with encouragement we uncovered multiple talents once we

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Get Yourself Habit-Fit!

Posted on November 1st, 2010 by

Habits can be good and habits can be bad. We need them so we can move effortlessly through life and change gear (literally and metaphorically) without too much thought. But from time to time we all develop habits that are unhelpful to us, and some that are just pointless. Tackling these leaves more room for new and exciting things to emerge! Review What habits do you have that are helpful to you? For example, you might have a habit of

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Be Like A Strictly Dancer!

Posted on October 30th, 2010 by

OK, I admit it. My name is Jane and I am a Strictly Come Dancing addict. I hope you’re not shocked! The show is compelling to me; I think it’s partly because you can watch people very proficient in one field, trying to be proficient in another. You can see them trying to transfer skills learned in one area to another complicated task.Their motivation to succeed is very strong (in most cases!) Unsurprisingly, the sports people tend to do well.

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How to Stay Motivated When You Hate Your Job? Tip 3

Posted on October 23rd, 2010 by

In times of economic downturn people are less likely to move jobs and the market becomes stagnant. This can cause motivation issues even if you love your job (no progression etc), but if you really can’t stand your job…it’s hell! There are a lot of people staying in jobs they’d rather leave. So how can you keep yourself motivated? In tips one and two we looked at managing feelings, and doing some groundwork on CVs. In tip three I am

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