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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How to Stay Motivated When You Hate Your Job? Tip 2

Posted on October 22nd, 2010 by

Don’t stop planning for the next step. It’s a cliche but it’s true: Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity. When the job market isn’t buoyant it’s tempting to sit back and think there’s nothing you can do. If you’re not careful you’ll get very comfortable gently moaning away about your lot to sympathetic clucks from friends, only to be caught unawares when an opportunity arises! So my second tip is – MAKE SURE YOUR RESUME/CV IS COMPLETELY UP TO DATE Don’t wait

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How to Stay Motivated When You Hate Your Job? Tip 1

Posted on October 19th, 2010 by

How can you stay focussed and motivated when you really hate your job? How do you manage work stress? One of the consequences of the economic recession is less movement in the job markets. People are staying put for fear of  ‘last in, first out syndrome’. And of course, there are fewer jobs out there and more competition for those that are around. So how do you keep your motivation going? How do you drag yourself out of bed every

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Who Is Your Hero?

Posted on October 13th, 2010 by

Who is your hero? I had a quick trawl of the internet to see how ‘hero’ is defined and one of the best I found was a site written by children for children, which said: What Does It Mean to Be A Hero? A hero is someone who helps other people, or who helps to make other people”s lives better A hero is a person who tries to make the world a better place A hero is a person who

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