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Wake up like Oprah

Hands up who wakes up, rolls over & checks their phone? WhatsApp, emails, Instagram, Twitter, the news, the weather…. It’s a lot to take in before your feet have even touched the ground. We hate doing it, you probably do too. But what if there was….another way?? You may have heard of ‘Miracle Mornings’, as written about by Hal Elrod in his book of the same name. In a nutshell, to have yourself a miracle morning you need to get up early and follow a series of steps to set you up for the day, week (more…)

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My kind-of diary

This week I have decided to take a little bit of my own medicine and take a break. I have been working on the balancing act of Being and Doing. I am a do-er by nature, I love to keep moving, even my break is involving me doing a HiT workout every day, reading as much as I can (3 books so far – win!) and trying to manage a business from the side of a pool. That’s a lot to do in a 4 day break! So I’ve been forcing myself to do some reflection too (just to add more to my things to do list!) so I (more…)

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Embracing Your Weaknesses to Become a Better Leader

Leaders aren’t expected to have all the answers, but a leader’s relationship with their flaws is crucial to how the entire team functions. (more…)

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How to make remote teams work for your business

The internet is changing the way we do business from one moment to the next. New ways of communicating, transferring payments, reaching customers and delivering products are making things far more convenient and efficient for consumers, and far more profitable for businesses.And one of the things that the digital world has brought to businesses is the ability to use remote workers. No longer bound by geographic limitations, companies can tap into a global workforce, taking advantage of talented (more…)

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I want a promotion

“I want a promotion.”As career coaches, that’s a phrase we hear a LOT. It sounds simple. It is simple. As a species, we want to progress and we want to be recognised. And, the first question I ask is WHY? I then I ask why again, and again, and again and then finally, we get to the real reason.What the research actually shows us is that the association between salary and job satisfaction is very weak. The reported correlation indicates that there is less than 2% overlap between pay and job (more…)

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My kind-of diary

Well, it’s been a while since I have written one of these…For those that have been following NMIOB since the beginning, I used to do a wrap up each month as to what had been going on in my life and in the world of NMIOB. It’s been 18 months since I’ve written one, so it’s safe to say that I had fallen out of the habit of doing it.You see, as NMIOB has grown, the team has grown and priorities have changed. I was doing a guest lecture yesterday at a university on how to review strategies and one (more…)

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Top 5 tips to keep you focused on the big picture: re-visited

A year ago I wrote a blog post called “Top 5 tips to keep you focused on the big picture” and it came into my head again as a good topic for a blog. January obviously highlights the need in me to take stock and make sure I’m focusing on things that are really important not just urgent.I spend a lot of time working with my clients on their time management and prioritisation, in the fast-pace world we all live in, there feels like that there is never enough time in the day. So it got me thinking, (more…)

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5 ways to increase your attention span

We’ve been reading for years now that our attention spans have become shorter as a result of the ever-increasing demand on our brains from being online constantly. Whilst it appears there is no real evidence that our ability to concentrate has decreased, there’s no denying that our focus is constantly being pulled from email to cat video to online shopping to another email…all within seconds.Whilst this may not be such an issue at home, it certainly impacts on our work life, with the lure of the (more…)

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How to take time off work… without getting sick!

We’ve all been there: worked our socks off in the run-up to a holiday from work, only to spend the first half of our time out of the office struck down by flu. This is hardly a surprise – running on adrenalin to get projects and tasks completed on tight deadlines utilises a lot of energy and our bodies simply can’t keep up. Upon finally relaxing, our immune system is depleted and we finally ‘have time’ to be sick. Not an ideal state of events when that holiday should be a time to unwind and (more…)

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Utilising your holiday to take stock of your life and career

The school holidays have begun and with it, our thoughts have turned to the annual summer trip. Whether using vacation days accrued through your employer or taking time out from your own business, there is something about summer holidays which lead us to believe *this* will be the holiday which changes our life. We count the days down to those magical weeks which will see us return glowing with health and energy: the best possible version of ourselves. And it’s not just our appearance which will (more…)

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