Frame Your Work!

Frame Your Work! Have you ever thought that things we can think of a strength are often a weakness? Take being a multi-tasker for example, we call it juggling many balls in the air. However, this is a great strength to have if being a finisher is also part of that strength. What is the point of having all these great ideas, jobs or tasks on the go at the same time if we don’t finish them, and worse still if we don’t finish them on time. We are all busy people, whether working for an employer or ourselves, but being able to sustain this over long periods isn’t healthy or productive. Here are some 6 tips on how to become more productive, creating new and effortless habits. Prioritise and group what you do Many of the tasks we do are similar or routine. Improve your work-flow by grouping these

Pilot or Passenger?

Pilot or Passenger? I’m sure like me there are some days when you wish you were the pilot and other days the passenger. I’m not talking about taking a trip on a plane to some exotic faraway place for some respite to get away from it all, although I’m sure that’s often on your minds! Instead I’m talking about those days when we wish we could sit back and let life just go by instead of having to be in control of our lives to manage our time as best we can. I often reflect on what we say about how fast holidays go and yet the week at ‘work’ can sometimes drag – well why is this? The time is the same whether it’s a week day or a weekend, a holiday or a work day. It’s no surprise to us that time can be our master or our

Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You!

Do One Thing Every Day That Scares You! Have you ever wondered why we fear things? Our fears cause us to avoid things in our business or working lives stopping us achieving. We all have fears, whether it’s fear of success or failure; fear of change or public speaking; fear of changing jobs or starting up a new business. Often a lack of self-belief or confidence, or doubting ourselves, a reflection of how we are feeling right now; times of low self-esteem or perhaps having had a run of bad luck, giving us a feeling of immense insecurity. By delving into the route of our fear and what we are afraid of, it is likely to be our fear of failing or not being able to handle addressing our fear head-on. This could be a fear of dealing with a difficult client or employee, a fear of what the outcome

Elevate Your Public Speaking – Date TBC

Elevate your Public Speaking
Achieve great results for you and your business!   Next workshop is in May. The date is to be confirmed TO BOOK: Email to confirm you booking – limited places available! Is this workshop for you or a friend? Wouldn't you love it if every time you were asked to talk about your business you could do this confidently? Wouldn't it be great when someone asks you what you do or what your business does, you can reel this off perfectly in 30-60 seconds? Do you wish you knew how to creatively promote your business in just 30-60 seconds? Do you want to develop a powerful and concise description of your business in just 25-35 words? A GREAT OPPORTUNITY to learn how to develop a new elevator speech for your business OR improve and polish your existing one. PLUS: A FREE GIVEAWAY - Every attendee gets a FREE leaflet

Values – Soar or Sore!

Values - Soar or Sore! Are you flying in the wind or flying by the seat of your pants? Are you like a bird in the wind flying on the thermals with a clear direction of where you’re going before you take off, or are you making it up as you go along, deciding on a course of action as you go! I feel we can fall into the ‘sore’ trap by either being prone to distractions or reacting to someone else’s demands, requests or problems, to the detriment of our work, business or personal life! We fall into the trap of putting others first and ourselves second! Why do we do this I wonder? Is it because we don’t value ourselves enough, or at all, or is it because we don’t value what we are doing enough to stay with what we’re doing, instead fighting someone else’s fires or

Don’t Waste Your Time Reading This!

Don't Waste Your Time Reading This! We hear it all the time! I’ll get around to it! I don’t have time! I’m trying to save time! I need more time! I don’t have enough hours in the day! I feel I’m wasting time! We know we all have the same time; and that the only time we can control is the present. Articles tell us that successful people plan their days; don’t let interruptions hinder their day; that they deal with priorities first – so what does that make us? Not successful OR human! I believed my time management was good, but recall many years ago, attending a one-day ‘time management’ seminar which proved the opposite, and recall three tips I was given and still use today. Paper-mover – Every time you pick up a document or paper on your desk and don’t do something with it, i.e. action it,