Tag Archives: priorities

Job crafting: finding meaning in our work

An old story goes like this: Once a traveller came across three stonemasons, all chipping away at huge blocks of stone. He asks the first one what he is doing. ‘It’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? I’m cutting stone. And to … Continue reading

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It’s a sign! Changed priorities ahead

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been in France. We drove about 650 miles during our trip: it was quite something getting used to driving on the ‘wrong’ side of the road and the different road signs: yellow diamonds, symbols that look … Continue reading

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Is it time for Happy Hour?

Earlier this week, I was talking with a great friend about time and how we spend it. We noted how often it seems that we have to move pre-planned activities around. When we went a little deeper, we discovered that … Continue reading

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Would you like one simple question to help you prioritise?

In my last post, Do you need a new identity?, I referred to the ‘saying yes/saying no’ technique. Since then, I’ve had a few people ask me to elaborate on that. It’s a technique I use extensively in my own … Continue reading

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Do you need a new identity?

We often set our goals based on performance targets. If we are trying to incorporate a new habit into our work or life, it maybe more beneficial to define who we are rather than what we do. I was talking a … Continue reading

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Are you missing out?

A client of mine – let’s call him Mark – embarked on a digital fast recently. He had booked a long weekend away with his wife and children and decided he’d leave his smartphone and tablet behind. ‘How did it … Continue reading

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Do you need to restore your factory settings?

Recently I had a session with a coaching client who is very tech-savvy and often uses technical imagery in her conversation. She – let’s call her Laura – used a phrase which really caught my attention – ‘The project’s got … Continue reading

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