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Adventure! If not now, when?

Last week I met up with 4 friends who had all recently lost someone close to them. When you’ve lost someone close to you, or know someone who has, it’s a timely reminder that life is short. I also find it motivates me to actually do some of the things I’ve been just talking about…

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Sometimes you need a friend to say, “Enough’s enough!”

When you’re in a job that’s just not right for you, it’s a bit like being a frog in a pot of cold water that slowly gets heated. You don’t realise you need to jump out. You become used to the discomfort until… Most of us have been in a role like this. We’ve stayed…

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How to make lasting change, not just resolutions

I have 12 New Years’ resolutions. It’s so tempting to try to do them all at once. But no!! This is not how our brains were designed. At the beginning of each year we make promises to ourselves about the changes we’ll make. We continue to do this in spite of the fact that these…

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Mindfulness & meditation

Olivia Downing, founder and CEO of Liv Mindfully, is a psychologist, meditation teacher and mindfulness coach and educator. She helps corporates, schools and individuals to live and work to their full potential. I recorded this interview with Liv in 2017. It’s one of my favourites because it contains tips that you can apply every day.…

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How to make a dramatic career change & find fulfilment

Are you feeling stuck in your industry? This podcast provides an inspiring example of how you can make dramatic change in your career and find genuine fulfilment. That’s what Fred did. When I met Fred he was a senior manufacturing engineer in the sugar industry, who often worked on continuous improvement projects. He was ready…

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My #1 Xmas tip – You’ll love it!

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Well, you can do something about it right now. If Xmas feels like it’s tomorrow; you’re trying to wrap-up work; and everyone wants to catch-up in the next 10 days, you can take the pressure off. My top tip for Xmas this year, if you’re feeling overwhelmed, is to review your…

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Self employed? Considering it? 3 tips for greater ease.

Working for yourself can be a liberating and empowering experience. But, it’s not without its challenges. It’s easy to feel isolated, to overthink and trip yourself up, or to get stuck in a pattern of negative thinking when something doesn’t go your way. So, I’d like to share the top 3 challenges I’ve experienced, and…

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A dream life, best fit role travelling the world

Glenyce Johnson had a successful 15 year career in the travel industry, including as managing director of Peregrine Adventures. Then she had an epiphany while hiking in Spain in 2006 – “more walking, less working” – which lead her to create her dream life, best fit business, Wandering the World. Glenyce now leads walks in…

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Struggling to re-enter the workforce after a break?

Have you taken time off from your career, perhaps to raise a family, only to struggle to return to work a few years later in a similar role? You’re not alone. And if you think it’s hard, that’s not just you – it really is. When seeking to re‑enter the workforce, there are systemic and…

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Is your job search approach working for you?

Think about the last time you looked for a job (or you may currently be looking). How did it make you feel? Empowered, with a sense of control over the process? Or belittled and questioning your employability? Now, think about a major purchase you may have made, e.g. a house or a car. Were you…

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