Yearly Archives: 2013

How To Ride Your Career & Business Successfully

October 16, 2013

They say that life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance you must keep moving – and the same goes for your career and business. But what can often happen, when you’re busy dealing with the day-to-day, is that you forget to have an all-round approach and instead get entrenched in particular duties and tasks that leave the rest of your job wobbling. If you do that for too you’ll find yourself in trouble…

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15 Easy Ways To Make Yourself Stand Out

October 9, 2013

It can be a cut-throat world so if you want to get ahead in your career or business it’s vital that you stand out from crowd. Fading into the background, or settling for mediocre will only get you so far, and lets face it that probably won’t magic up a stellar career or overflowing bank balance. Whilst there are a myriad of career strategies that you can follow (and I recommend you do!), there are also some very simple steps you can take to get noticed for all the right reasons.

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Two Tiny Words, One Big Difference

October 2, 2013

If you’re itching to move your career or business forward there’s one thing you must do regularly, but unfortunately the busyness of day-to-day life tends to distract many people from doing what really matters when it comes to creating a career they love or a business that booms. Don’t fall into the same trap – take a moment now to differentiate between these two tiny words that can transform your professional life…

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Outshine In The Media: Cosmopolitan Magazine, Sept 2013

September 26, 2013

If your workplace is anything like Cosmo’s, it’s filled with amazing peeps who can gossip about the result of the Australia’s Next Top Model finale one minute and have a heated debate about politics the next. (You guys do that too, right?) The moral of the story is, seeing as you spend most of your time at work, it makes sense to be friendly with those you share a water cooler with. But with any work friendship comes a whole lotta roadblocks that have the potential to make you life awkies. We show you how to maintain that work-friendship boundary…

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The Battles Going On Around You

September 25, 2013

Last week I was on a train that killed someone. We all hear about suicides on train lines, they seem to be happening more and more, but actually being on the train that struck a person has had a profound effect on me. It’s got me thinking about how everyone has something going on in their life that they’re battling with, and how we can all probably afford to be a little kinder and less involved in our own busyness and drama.

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5 Steps To Get Started On Your Biggest Goals

September 16, 2013

I’ve got a year until I turn 40 and some huge goals I want to achieve by then, so over the next 12 months I’m on a personal mission to succeed, which I know is going to take a lot of planning, determination and commitment. The problem is though that setting a great goal is very different to actually achieving it, so what’s the best way to start tackling the goals that really matter?

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Do You Get These Office Etiquette Rules Wrong?

September 7, 2013

It goes without saying that manners are important, but unfortunately they seem to play second fiddle a little too often, leaving many of us feeling frustrated and irritated by our colleagues behaviour. It doesn’t matter how busy you are, there’s never an excuse for bad office etiquette, so take a moment now to make sure you’re not falling foul of the fundamentals of good office behaviour…

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5 Ways To Work Smarter, Not Harder

September 4, 2013

It doesn’t matter whether you’re an employee or a business owner, being savvy with the way you manage your time at work is key as it allows you to be more productive, get home earlier, and feel more satisfied at the end of the day. Unfortunately many people tend to do the opposite when things get hectic, and instead find themselves working longer hours and feeling burnt out by the end of the week. So how can you actually work smarter instead of harder when the going gets tough? Here’s how…

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How To Salvage Unproductive Meetings

August 28, 2013

Sitting in unproductive meetings that bore you senseless week after week is painful and time consuming. No-one wants to waste precious hours twiddling their thumbs, so what can you do if you have to go to one of ‘those’ meetings that regularly turns out to be a waste of time? Here are 5 top tips…

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How Work-Life Blend Can Reduce Stress

August 21, 2013

I’ve been a big advocate of work-life balance. Having worked some stupidly long hours in my corporate career I’ve experienced what it’s like to feel regularly burnt out, and I definitely don’t want to go back there. So I’ve always been conscious of fitting ‘life’ in instead of letting work take over. However… my thoughts have been changing recently, and I’m at an interesting point where I’ve decided to ditch that infamous balance thing, because it simply doesn’t work for me anymore. Here’s why…

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