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Do You Practice TLC?

"Health is wealth" Anon Hello, Did you get enough sleep?  Did what you had for breakfast keep you satisfied until lunch? When did you turn off your tablet/mobile phone last? Does the shortening of the days affect your mood? I'd like to share a tip that you have often heard but may have overlooked in relation to changing your career without quitting your job:  Give yourself some TLC. Your mind,...
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Are You Living To Work?

Now is a good time to take stock and evaluate some key factors.  The first of these lies at the heart of your motivation: Are you currently: Living to work? Or Working to live? Why? Understanding this will clarify your focus and direct your energies better.  If you currently live to work then you are more inclined to identify with your work and, therefore, be sensitive to when this is in lin...
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How To Improve Your Career Without Leaving Your Company

Some tips on this site have been aimed at restoring your energy and enthusiasm for your career and your job. It can feel like you're trapped in your current role with the only option being to quit - with or without a new job to go to.  But wait, you do have other options: Seek out an internal promotion - if you are happy with the company but need more of a stretch in your job, going for an inte...
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What Are Your Top 5 Talents?

It's easy to lose sight of what a talented and gifted person you are.  Part of your frustrations at work can be that you're not using your talents in the best ways possible for you and your employer.  Now is a good time to take stock of your talents and skills. Why? Recalling and recording what we're good at boosts our self-esteem and self-confidence.  Building your self-belief also strengthens ...
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How To Control What Annoys You At Work

Have you ever listed the top 5 things that annoy you in your job - I know for some of you five might not be enough (joke).  Go ahead and write them down.  Now tick each one you believe to be in your control.  What does your list look like?  Lots of ticks? Just a few? None at all?  Now write out the following: " I choose to give my time and energy to "blank" - blank being one of the items on the l...
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Workplace Relationships- Who Are Your Favourites?

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Take a moment.  Think about 5 people you enjoy spending time with at work.  Now write down their names  Decide to make time with one of them each day – having lunch, sharing a coffee or having a drink after work. One word of warning: this is about enjoying being in their company, listening, learning, laughing. If you can’t think of five people pick one or two from your list to do this twice with...
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What Do You Love About Your Job?

We spend a third of our lives going to work.  For some, it’s a labour of love.  For others a labour of loathing.  For many of us that have or are experiencing the latter, a new job offers the chance to start again somewhere new.  However,  for whatever reason, most people don’t make the change.  Worse still they have no way of making their job any better which results in more frustration, ange...
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