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Reframing Failure & Accepting Fate

Reframing Failure & Accepting Fate

Today I’m grateful for failure.  Whaaat? I hear you ask. Let me explain…   It’s our 30th wedding anniversary today. It’s a small miracle…not the fact we’ve stayed married for so long, but the magic that lead us to each other in the first place.    So, 30...

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What is soft power?

What is soft power?

Tell me first, what does ‘powerful’ mean to you?  Is it that very aggressive way of holding power over someone or something? Having dominion over? Being able to coerce?    If I say ‘Powerful Woman’ – what image does this conjure up for you?    Is it the...

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Why do I keep putting things off?

Why do I keep putting things off?

I think most, if not all, of us have been guilty of putting things off (i.e. procrastinating)  from time to time. You know, when you really should be doing some paperwork, the tax return, household admin etc., but you watch just another episode of a Netflix drama...

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Am I heading for burnout?

Am I heading for burnout?

We hear this term a lot – in fact you will have heard me talk about burnout in previous blogs – but what exactly is it? And what are the signs that you may be affected?   Burnout is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by prolonged and...

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Stepping out of your comfort zone on social media

Stepping out of your comfort zone on social media

In March 2022 I was delighted to be invited to speak in a live Facebook session with Rebecca (Becs) Bate from Social Media Executive. We talked about the negative mindset that prevents us from stepping out of our comfort zone - this was in relation to using social...

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How do you achieve a good work-life balance?

How do you achieve a good work-life balance?

It’s a much used phrase but what does work-life balance actually mean for you? For me, it’s having enough time (and energy!) to feel happy and fulfilled in all areas of life. Others have suggested:   Being able to meet deadlines at work and still get home on time for...

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How can I make better use of my time?

How can I make better use of my time?

So much to do and so little time! Do you know that feeling when your to-do list seems to get longer instead of shorter and you just never feel on top of it? Do you ever wake up in the early hours and your head is fizzing with seven hundred things you need to do and...

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“3 Tips to help you manage your energy”

“3 Tips to help you manage your energy”

When you’re feeling sluggish and quite frankly, exhausted, it can be hard to know where to begin to boost your energy levels. That feeling of ‘too much to do and too little time’ is well known amongst women. In a 2018 survey looking at stress, 81% of women said they...

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“What I learned from having surgery”

“What I learned from having surgery”

I recently had knee surgery, and for 6 long weeks I had to wear a leg brace day and night, keeping the knee straight. I could walk and weight-bear, but it was forbidden to bend the knee at all.  As a former doctor, I understood the surgical process and the...

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“Take One Step to Better”

“Take One Step to Better”

“Take One Step to Better” – Why I had to take my own coaching advice last week   This mantra is written on a white board in my office. It’s a useful reminder to myself to keep taking small steps to make progress in my business. I also use it as a gentle word of...

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