Yearly Archives: 2013

10 Productive Ways To Kill Time In The Office Over Xmas

December 16, 2013

You’ve nearly done it … Santa is almost on his way, the holiday spirit has well and truly kicked in, and with any luck work will be the last thing on your mind very soon. But if those last few days are going more slowly than you can bare, here are 10 simple things you can do to productively pass the time more quickly…

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How To Stay Productive When You Feel Burnt Out

December 9, 2013

It’s easy to smash through your to-do list and overcome procrastination when you’re brimming with energy. But what if you’ve been burning the candle at both end and trying to fit too much into your day – it can be really tough to muster up any level of productivity when your reserves have run out! Thankfully there are a few tricks you can use to get the important stuff done despite feeling frazzled…

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5 Things Everyone Should Do At This Time Of Year

December 3, 2013

With only four weeks left to go until the end of the year this is normally the time when people shut down, turn off, and simply hope they make it through the rest of the month unscathed! Despite that general frazzled feeling, December is actually a really great time to be focusing on a few simple steps that can make a big difference to the end of your year, and the start of the next.

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How To Survive The Hectic Season In 3 Simple Steps

November 26, 2013

The silly season is almost upon us, and I can already feel the to-do list growing, the days going faster, and the potential for overwhelm mounting by the hour! So as your diary gets busier, now is a great time to decide how you’re going to get through this hectic time of year in the most enjoyable way possible.

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How To Go Home On Time More Regularly

November 18, 2013

Going home on time is a phrase many laugh at, because for them it rarely happens. Working after-hours day after day is a given in many jobs and industries, and organisational culture often adds to an already bulging over-time statistic. But all of that said, you shouldn’t give up if you want to get home at a good time more regularly! So in honor of this years ‘Go Home On Time Day’ here are my top 5 tips to help you get out of the office before lock down…

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How To Give Negative Feedback (…without making anyone cry!)

November 11, 2013

This week I had to give some pretty negative feedback to a service provider, and I hated it. It’s never nice giving a critique you know the other person’s not going to like, and even more difficult if you think they’re going to react badly. Thankfully there are a few things you can do to make the whole process more bearable…

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Are You Cut Out To Be A Business Owner?

October 30, 2013

Starting and running your own business can be hugely rewarding with lots of upsides that are hard to find as an employee. But there are also lots of challenges that need to be considered when you’re contemplating ditching your corporate career and going it alone. So before you say adios to your regular pay check and stick two fingers up to office politics, here are 3 critical areas you must tick off first…

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Outshine In The Media: Cosmopolitan Magazine, Oct 2013

October 22, 2013

You know the drill – you’ve got a deadline on an assignment or work project and the closer it looms, the more you manage to find anything else to do (read: Facebook trawling). Hell, you’ve even cleaned the house to avoid coming face-to-face with the task. Procrastination sucks. Big time. It cheats you into wasting precious hours resulting in you having less time to for fun stuff. If procrastination is your middle name, here’s how to get s**t done like a pro.

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How To Escape Stagnation

October 22, 2013

We all know someone who has let themselves go. Perhaps they’ve let their career pass them by or allowed their finances to spiral out of control. Maybe they’re piling on weight, or putting up with a social circle that’s dragging them down. Either way, getting stuck in life and putting up with it can feel like a vicious circle. So what can you do if you’re stagnating and want to get back on track?…

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