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Blue Monday. Or is it?

Apparently today, the third Monday of January, is the bluest Monday of them all. Apparently…… Blue Monday was created as a marketing gimmick. You don’t have to buy into it! Just as you don’t have to wait for Valentines Day to tell someone you love them. You also don’t have to wait until the weekendContinue reading “Blue Monday. Or is it?”

Ass-u-me

Ever heard of the saying “When you assume, you make an ASS out of U and ME”? It’s a bit harsh, but it gets the message across: don’t assume anything about anyone. I made an ass of myself just the other day when I was coaching a client. Okay, not while I was coaching (but jumping toContinue reading “Ass-u-me”

How to be more assertive

To many people assertiveness is a thorny issue. It certainly was for me.  When does standing up for myself and my needs, turn me into a manipulator? Or worse, a bully? Why is it difficult to say no to my colleagues but easier to a stranger? How do I stop my naturally empathetic nature fromContinue reading “How to be more assertive”

The habit of procrastination

You’ve unpacked the dishwasher, reloaded the dishwasher, descaled the kettle, updated your Facebook status to say how shocked you are at the amount of limescale in the kettle, made a frothy coffee, posted a photo of the coffee on Instagram and liked every article in your LinkedIn feed. You tell yourself it’s because cleanliness isContinue reading “The habit of procrastination”

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