Planning

Staying on track after a Bank Holiday

It’s often difficult to get back into the swing of things after a holiday or a long Bank Holiday weekend. A Bank Holiday Monday seems like a Sunday. Tuesday back at work feels like a Monday. Your normal weekly routine feels out of sync by a day. To avoid this having an impact on your…

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Planning Made Simple

Planning is one of the simple things you can do that will have a BIG impact on how much you achieve each day and how productive you are. It’s as simple as 1, 2, 3 and takes only a few minutes a day (once you get in to the habit). 1.  List out everything you…

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The power of accountability to increase results

If you want to achieve something – you’re far more likely to do so if you’ve made yourself accountable. At the beginning of the year – along with 25% of the population I decided to ‘do more exercise and lose weight’.  To make sure I stood a better chance of success I buddied up with…

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Turn your resolutions into habits that stick

At this time of year many of us set New Year Resolutions – you’re going to lose weight, get fit, earn more money, learn how to do x. Most will have quit by mid February and many give up before the end of the month or don’t make it past week one. Take your time…

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Snowed under?

Do you find yourself snowed under by all you have to do? Whether it’s the amount of email that arrives in your Inbox every day or the paperwork you have to deal with or the shear amount of work that you have to get through that leaves you working late in the office. Write it…

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Book Review: Mind-mapping – Tony Buzan

One of the best tools I ever learned was mind-mapping.  Years ago I picked up a book by Tony Buzan and read about mind-mapping.  I’ve used it in my corporate life, while studying and continue to use it in my own business. I mainly use if for notes during workshops and seminars – it’s much…

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Your diary and scheduler – paper or electronic?

It’s really a case of finding what works for you and there’s nothing old school about using a paper based planner.  Using pen and paper can be the best tool, as I find it engages the brain more effectively than just using a screen and keyboard. Having a bit of techie background – I’m all…

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Celebrate your success – Four Offers For June

“Significant Birthdays and Anniversaries are good times to reflect on where you are now, where you’re going and what you’ve achieved. The Jubilee celebrations were a great start to my Birthday week. While not all of us celebrate on that scale, how often do you celebrate your successes? We’re often focused on achieving and looking…

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Planning For Strategic Thinking

An article on strategic thinking appeared recently in the Financial Times with a few quotes from yours truly.  I thought I’d expand on the theme, as it’s something I come across quite often when coaching businesses. When you get stuck in the day-to-day running of work or your own business, it’s difficult to find the…

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Time Tip: Five Minutes Fast

One time trick I use is to set one or two of my clocks five minutes fast. Now despite being a time management coach, I don’t wear a watch and haven’t done for years but there are enough time pieces around me that make it unnecessary.  The only time I have a watch with me…

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