Yearly Archives: 2012

Why Everyone Needs to SWOT Their Career

October 9, 2012

Knowing what you are – and aren’t – good at is critical to professional growth, and leveraging that valuable information can really help you excel in your career. Here’s how…

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5 Steps To Stop Procrastinating

October 3, 2012

Have you got something on your to-do list that’s been lingering around for ages, and despite your best intentions it just never seems to go away? We both know you’re displaying signs of ‘procrastination’ at its best, but having a name for your condition won’t help you get it done either! However, there are 5 simple steps you can follow to help get your butt back into gear…

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3 Things To Avoid On Monday Mornings

September 26, 2012

If you get a lot of satisfaction from having a productive week then there are heaps of things you can do to help make each day run more effectively. However having a successful Monday where you really get on top of your workload can have a huge impact on the rest of your week and how much you achieve. Importantly there are 3 things you must avoid doing if you want to start your week off in the best possible way…

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3 LinkedIn No-No's

September 19, 2012

If you take your career seriously you know that having a LinkedIn profile is a must. But with potential employers and clients able to check you out at any time it’s not enough just to have a presence, you need to make sure you’re setting the right first impression and avoiding the major no-no’s that can ruin your brand and reputation. Here’s how…

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20 Simple Things I Do To Get More Done

September 12, 2012

Today I’m sharing with you the easiest, most effective 20 things you can do to get more done everyday, and if you choose to do just a few of them I guarantee they’ll help improve your productivity!

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What The SAS And My Mini-Meltdown Have In Common

September 3, 2012

I struck a bit of a low point this weekend and I’ll freely admit I let my mind get the better of me. As parent to 21 month old Charli, I’m still finding my way in the ‘Toddler World’ and the demands can be tough. But before you switch off – this isn’t an article about parenting, far from it. What it is about is learning to manage excessive demands, dealing with someone who has no respect for your time, navigating huge tantrums and enduring long working hours – all of which I know many of us have had to manage in our careers at one time or another. So how do you cope when these potentially toxic ingredients are mixed together?

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Who's On Your Board?

August 27, 2012

The people we surround ourselves with play a significant part in our lives, whether we like it or not. And when it comes to building your career or business, the people you hang out can with can make or break how successful you are. Networking’s important, but there’s one thing you can do that takes your professional associations to a whole new level…

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The Key To Boosting Your Confidence

August 22, 2012

Being confident has a lot of benefits, but suffering from a lack of confidence can impact just about every facet of your life negatively if you let it. There are heaps of tips and tricks out there to help you believe in yourself more, but there’s one fundamental starting point that you must begin with if you want to give your confidence levels a big bold boost. Here is it…

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Does Your Relationship With Time Suck?

August 13, 2012

Last week I was mucked around by someone who wanted my help and her interesting response to the situation got me thinking about the value different people place on their own time. I hate wasting time, and I can’t stand it when other people waste mine, but I know that not everyone gives their time the same level of respect I believe it deserves, and this can be seen in the way they manage their career, relationships and life in general. Placing a value on your most precious commodity is an essential ingredient in life and it’s a great starting point if you want to make some significant changes personally and professionally.

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Can Looking Good Help You Get Ahead?

July 31, 2012

This can be a touchy subject for many, and a question that no-one wants to categorically answer ‘Yes’ to because it seems callous and, well, wrong! But if we consider for a moment that feeling good about yourself helps boost confidence and THAT alone can help you get ahead significantly, then we’re onto a topic that everyone has control over, and should do something about. Here’s how…

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