5 Reasons you lack motivation in your career and solutions.

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 Just like in every other aspect of life, there are dips and rises in the level of motivation in everyone’s career life. With the everyday challenges of life, staying 100% motivated seems like a struggle, but I can assure you that you need not panic as there are some solutions to feeling less motivated in […]

Am I really as stuck as I feel?

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“Am I really stuck doing this for the next 20 or 25 years?” That was the question I asked myself 5 years ago. I was in my early 40s and had been working for 20 years at the time: working for almost half of my life! I also realised that I probably wasn’t even quite […]

4 ways to increase influence at work

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Could you benefit from having more influence for a greater impact at work? Do you feel that you’re not always listened to? Or even heard? It’s not always easy to know how to influence others, especially when they’re in positions of authority or seemingly have more experience or seniority than you do. Below, I share […]

Using your personal brand for career success

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Personal Brand? What has that got to do with me? I don’t work in marketing and I’m certainly not planning to be an Influencer anytime soon. “Your personal brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” Jeff Bezos. Our personal brand encompasses everything that affects how people view us and […]

Should I take a new opportunity?

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The market is picking up. Is it time to take advantage of a new opportunity? There you were, minding your own business. Happy with your lot. Or happy enough, anyway. You were getting on with your work. Managing your workload as best as you could and vaguely considering your next logical career move. But this […]

Can I really enjoy work?

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  Is it possible to enjoy work? Back around the start of my career, I recall a conversation with a colleague. “Work isn’t meant to be enjoyable, that’s why it’s called work” – she said. But I enjoyed what I was doing (and I think she may have done too). Each time I found myself […]

How Successful People Work Smarter, Not Harder

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Wondering how successful people work smarter, not harder? This sounds like a great proposition to someone as busy as me. But what does it actually mean? And, more importantly, how can I apply it in practice? Essentially, we could all work as many hours as there are in the day. Regardless of our occupations, there […]

Managing a remote workforce

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Managing a remote workforce Has Covid forced your team to work from home? Are you managing a remote workforce? Many of us have significantly changed the way we work over the last year. In fact, few of us have had little choice in the matter. Working from home – a ‘privilege’ previously reserved for certain […]

Workplace Health and Safety Tips

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Whether you’re counting in days or years until your retirement, it’s important that you remain fit and healthy to continue to be able to work for as long as you plan to. Modern working practices can often be pretty sedentary and pose a variety of health risks. Furthermore, many of us have had to adapt […]

7 ways for better Work Life Balance

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Work Life Balance has been a hot topic for a number of years. It’s sometimes hard to recall our lives prior to covid, but finding balance was definitely challenging for many. Some people may consider they have a better work life balance since the pandemic started, requiring them to work from home. This certainly saves […]