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What’s Your Perfect Working Day?

Posted on May 17th, 2010 by - 4 comments

I wrote ‘When Work isn’t Working’ for all my coaching clients who came to me dissatisfied with their work. People were unhappy with the job they had, for all sorts of reasons, but just didn’t know what to do instead. They felt stuck. And so I wrote a creative visualisation especially for them, which is in the book, and is now available for you to listen to right now completely free! Free Download Reading a visualisation doesn’t work as well as

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Are You Working Too Much?

Posted on May 12th, 2010 by - 0 comments

A recent study, reported in the European Heart Journal (May 2010), has followed the health of more than 10,000 civil servants since 1985. And they conclude that working too much is bad for your heart (as well as a whole lot of other things I might add!) Their research shows a 60% increase in heart related illness such as non fatal heart attacks and angina in those who work three hours or more longer than a normal 7 hour day.

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What Price Your Value?

Posted on May 11th, 2010 by - 0 comments

Our values are of huge importance to us. If we able to live life in a way that respects our values we’re well on the way to finding the secret of happiness! Values are not our morals; they are not about being right or wrong (although living in an ethical way might be a value we hold). When we are honouring our values we feel ‘right’ inside. Similarly when we are ignoring, (or are not able to live by) our values

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Make A Connection

Posted on May 7th, 2010 by - 0 comments

How many people do you ‘depend’ on in your work? Which people do you need to be working well with you to ensure your work goes well? Write a list. Include everybody that has a part to play. Now, how many of them do you have a good relationship with? How many of them have you made a connection with? From Postroom to Payroll, there is no substitute for a genuine relationship, showing an interest in the people who are

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Talk to Yourself!

Posted on April 23rd, 2010 by - 2 comments

Have you tried talking to yourself lately? One of the reasons people find coaching so helpful is that it gives them an opportunity to rehearse ideas with a neutral person. We often don’t know what we think until we say it loud. Sometimes we have an idea that we’re not actually ready for the world to hear because we haven’t heard it made real. Mirror, Mirror If you find yourself in this position, try this. Stand in front of your

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Break the Rules

Posted on April 21st, 2010 by - 4 comments

What would happen if you broke the rules today? Your own or those of your company? What rule or tradition irks you most, holds you back, stifles your inner creativity? Imagine you are not bound by it? Hmm, so what are you doing now?

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