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Why should we sweat the small stuff?

As you may have noticed, I like a motivational quote: in fact, I collect them. One very popular saying is Don’t sweat the small stuff. There are even books about how we can use this saying to help us live … Continue reading

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How to get over ‘last time’

Have you ever been in a situation where you have to repeat an action which went badly the last time you did it? I hear people say things like ‘The last time I contributed to a team project, my ideas … Continue reading

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Surviving or thriving?

Whilst discussing the definition of success with a client recently, she said to me ‘I’m surviving but I’m not really thriving.’ As part of Claire’s session, we did some research into ‘thriving’. In her book, Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining … Continue reading

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How do you define success?

The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘success’ thus: The accomplishment of an aim or purpose. The attainment of fame, wealth, or social status. A person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains fame, wealth, etc. The media certainly suggests to … Continue reading

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What’s the story you’re telling yourself?

It’s been a week of story-telling. In two client coaching sessions and during one conversation with a friend, I have found myself asking them to describe to me the story they are telling themselves. One of them was telling himself … Continue reading

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When you’ve made the big changes, what’s next?

During the course of a coaching programme, many of my clients will make some pretty big changes to their work or to their lives. These big changes have dramatic results. What happens after that? Is that it – job done? … Continue reading

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Would you aim to be a zero?

Have you ever read something that is so counter-intuitive that you have to go back and read it again? That happened to me recently whilst reading Chris Hadfield‘s book ‘An astronaut’s guide to life on Earth‘. Chapter nine is entitled … Continue reading

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