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What are you tolerating?

I saw this tweet a few days ago: “‘What do you want for Mother’s Day?’ my 10 year old asks as he steps over the lacrosse stick he left in the middle of the dining room floor for the past … Continue reading

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Five steps to stop self-sabotage in its tracks

After last week’s post ‘“Want to create a good habit? Are you an Abstainer or a Moderator?‘, I had an interesting email exchange with one of my newsletter subscribers. ‘I think I’m an Abstainer,’ he wrote ‘but the other thing … Continue reading

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Want to create a good habit? Are you an Abstainer or a Moderator?

When I was talking to a coaching client last month about her issue with her struggle to mentally switch off after work, I was reminded of Gretchen Rubin’s book ‘Better than before‘. In her book, Gretchen Rubin offers insights on … Continue reading

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T: find out what it means to me

Recently, I had a conversation with a client about respect: what it means, how it works, whether it’s necessary and since then, I’ve been pondering respect (and having that Aretha Franklin song stuck in my mind too!). ‘Respect’ can have … Continue reading

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Do you know how to navigate your journey through the world of work?

Despite having spent almost every holiday over the last twenty years walking up a hill or along a coast, I am not that good at reading maps. On a recent holiday in the glorious scenery of North Devon, I had … Continue reading

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Is there any point speaking out?

Almost everywhere we go, from restaurants to supermarkets, we’re asked for feedback. ‘Tell us how we did today and enter our prize draw’ or ‘Please rate us on TripAdvisor’ are phrases we see on our till receipts and on company … Continue reading

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How well are you managing expectations?

Recently, a client of mine – let’s call her Sarah – was telling me about some issues she was having with her team. I asked her if she could distil the issues down into one sentence. After a longish pause, … Continue reading

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