Posts by Clare Evans

Do we really need business cards?

Do you still need business cards?

I’ve just been sorting through a stack of business cards, neatly filed away in a storage unit and pretty much untouched since I first received them. When I first started my business, the exchange of business cards was a ritual frequently performed at the many networking meetings I attended. Sifting through the collection, the majority…

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A simple breathing meditation

The benefits of meditation

The benefits of meditation are better understood as more scientific studies and research show the positive impact it has on our mental health and wellbeing – reducing stress and anxiety, increasing focus, concentration, mental strength and resilience. When your mind is in overdrive, take time out and use meditation to help you relax, unwind and…

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SuperBlend Me Challenge

I’ve just completed Jason Vale’s 10 Day SuperBlend Me challenge and I lost 3.5lbs over the 10 days. I didn’t stick rigidly to it and there where a couple of times I had something other than a blend, so I’m pretty pleased to have lost as much as  I did. Even travelling up to London…

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Your Time to Shine

your time to shine

I’m proud to announce the launch of The Shine Network. Our mission is to help you find a meaningful direction for your life and then to help you actually live a meaningful and rewarding life. You were born with natural talents, so you can enjoy all the benefits of being a star. You just have…

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Top productivity killers

Top time wasters

Business and people are even more connected today as a result of the technology available. Time is a precious commodity. We need tools and applications to make us more productive but do they? However, as useful as they are, they are also a great source of distraction. Interrupting our day, creating pressure, extending the working…

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UK Productivity lags behind Europe

UK Productivity

BBC Radio 5 Live discussion on UK Productivity with Adrian Chiles Currently, UK Productivity lags behind many of our European counterparts such as France, Germany and the US. In the UK productivity is growing but we’re still way behind other comparable countries and growth remains weak. Linked to – a lack of education and training,…

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25 ways to create a 25 hour day

Once a year we gain an hour as the clocks go back to GMT. Hang around for another 200 million years and we will have a 25 hour day. Can’t wait that long? Here a few ways – 25 in fact, to help you regain a lost hour … or more. You could easily be wasting…

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Top Small Business Productivity Apps

Top Small Business Productivity Apps

When you’re running a small business, technology has many great advantages to improve your productivity and make the best use of your time. While you can get overwhelmed with just how many there are, here are a few of the best that I’ve either tested or use myself. Many offer a free trial. Some are totally…

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Are you being worked to death?

work overwhelm and your health

In the UK the average working week is 40 hours. We’re spending longer in the office, sitting at a desk and less active than a decade ago. Over 50% of people work more than 40 hour and 8% are working 60 hours or more. They’re under pressure, overloaded, more stressed with less time to focus…

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The importance of sleep on productivity

The importance of sleep

“Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.” Science is now backing up how important sleep is to our overall health and our productivity. It affects all aspects of our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Loss of sleep costs the UK economy over £30bn a year in lost revenue, or…

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