Do you need to give yourself permission?

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Are you waiting for permission? Permission is a fascinating topic…and it’s one that keeps cropping up in discussions lately. Often, we feel like we cannot move forward with something because we’re waiting for permission from someone or something. I’m calling it permission, but you might resonate more with terms such as validation or approval. This […]

Ever feel like an imposter? 

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If you find yourself doubting your accomplishments or experiencing a fear of being exposed as a fraud, you may be experiencing a case of “imposter syndrome”. Whether you’re familiar with the term imposter syndrome or not, the symptoms are surprisingly common.  Leaving imposter syndrome unchecked, however, could be holding you back in different areas of your […]

5 common obstacles preventing progress

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You want to advance, yet there is something preventing progress. You may know exactly what you want to do (or need to do) yet you’ve found that you’re simply not taking the necessary steps. This can be annoying and frustrating, especially when some patterns of behaviour seem to repeat themselves over time. Why is this? […]

A Growth Mindset for Success

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Our mindset can be a key driver of our success and ultimately our happiness. In this article, we’ll start with a growth mindset definition & context around the mindset field of study. Then we’ll take a look at some of the benefits of having a growth mindset. Finally, we’ll look at how we can actually […]

Key to Unlocking Happy and Successful Career

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Ready to Unlock the Secret to a Happy and Successful Career?   Do you ever wonder “Is this it?” or “What’s the secret to a happy and successful career?” From the outside, it often looks like we’ve got it everything sorted, like we’ve got it all – the job, the car, the house, the holidays, […]

Three Reasons to Hire a Career Coach

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“Hi, I’m Melanie and I’m a Career Coach” I often find myself explaining that Career Coaches are not just for managing career transitions, nor do they simply deal with career problems. Ultimately, if you have a career, it’s highly likely that you could benefit from working with a Career Coach. But first, I want to […]

Best Motivation Tip for Success

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Understanding what motivates us can be the key to unlocking performance, productivity and fulfilment. It can ultimately determine our success. I share below my best motivation tip for success in life and work. Some people have a pretty good understanding of what motivates them. Others may have an inkling or not really understand at all. […]

Does Coaching Create Success?

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Does coaching create success? If you’re like me, you may have wondered about this. I’ve known about coaching for many years from work, I even went on a couple of training courses. But I only truly discovered its full potential a few years ago. It’s impact was truly life changing – so much so that […]

Is it time to get back in the driving seat?

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Is it time to get back in the driving seat? It’s been a while, but it’s now time to take back control. We don’t always realise when we lose control, not really. It can just seep away from us, unnoticed. We initially find ourselves becoming comfortable. Then bored. Then frustrated. There could be all manner […]