It probably comes as no surprise that workplace stress is on the increase, costing the economy billions of dollars a year, not to mention the subsequent social impact of people being sick, tired and overwhelmed. Unfortunately too many of accept stress as a normal part of our day and as a result do very little to reduce or eliminate it. If that sounds like you it’s time to start putting a few simple actions in place before you become a startling statistic too!
Do you ever find yourself getting bogged down with routine day-to-day stuff, so much so that you don’t have the time or energy to focus on what’s really important? All too often these common obstacles get in the way of our most important goals so it’s key to keep things simple if you want to move forward personally or professionally…
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?
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…
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.
If you’re lacking motivation and can’t find the energy or enthusiasm to get going you’re probably feeling a little frustrated right now. Feeling stuck in a rut can be really annoying, or finding yourself coming to a grinding halt when you’ve been working hard to achieve something isn’t fun either. But the good news is that no matter what your goal or ambition is, there’s a key to getting your mojo back and it’s pretty simple….
In a few days I’ll be celebrating Outshine’s 5th birthday – a milestone I’m very proud to reach. As the stats go, getting a small business off the starting blocks and making it to the 5 year mark is an achievement in it’s own right as many don’t get that far. But it hasn’t been easy – it’s taken a lot of hard work and importantly, a truck load of commitment which I believe is a key ingredient to achieving anything worthwhile in life.
Have you ever found yourself wishing you were doing someone else’s job or living a part of their life instead of your own? If you’ve been dreaming of greener pastures but don’t know how to find them, the good news is that the answer’s a lot closer to your front door than you probably think!
The word ‘Entrepreneur’ is banded around a lot these days, and it’s a label many like to give themselves without truly know what it means. There are many characteristics that make up a true entrepreneur, but one that I think is crucial is the ability to see possibility. This important ingredient is one that every professional can learn to master and use to feed themselves to get ahead in their career. Here’s why…
Good quality personal and professional relationships help reduce stress and depression, and increase your sense of well-being and happiness. However, one of the biggest mistakes people making in trying to achieve success and happiness is that they tolerate an unsupportive environment, which includes the people you spend time with. If you want to enjoy your career and social life more, it’s time to clean out your relationships and follow these 5 steps to building a great network
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