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Archive for June, 2014

Journaling Therapy

  Following on from last week’s miview sharing Dame Renee Fritchie’s great journaling questions, (read it again here) I am keen to stay on the theme of ‘How Can I Motivate Myself?’ before moving on to the motivation of others   To be self motivated, you first must know what motivates you and the best tool I can recommend for this is regular writing and the best place for this is in a journal.  …

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How can I motivate myself?

“If you want the truth, you must write about yourself I am the only truth I know” J Rhys   Dame Renee Fritchie called the missing part of career development ‘biography writing’ and outlined the importance of getting to know, understand and love yourself. The sad truth is that many of us power through life without taking the time to put pen to paper and enjoy this experience.   So I’ll begin by saying, well…

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If only I could get started, think what I could do!

When I think about motivation for businesses, I think of it as a title under ‘Management Development’ and how to get the best from your staff. But as I started writing this piece, I realised we need to consider our personal motivation first and consider why it is important to get the most out of ourselves, before working on others! I’d like you to imagine yourself 5 years in the future. Picture yourself sitting on…

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Working all the time is not a business it’s a life sentence

“Mum, do you know it is Saturday tomorrow?”   “Yes”   “Well why are you still working at midnight?” Good question and one for which I did not have, a fitting reply. Starting up your own business is exciting, breaking away from the 9-5 rat race and dreaming of better things to come without a boss fill many of us with enthusiasm and energy to conquer our piece of the world. It starts out as…

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The art of Delegation – How am I supposed to do that?

Last time we looked at why we delegate (click here for a reminder)  and I promised you we would follow up with how to effectively delegate; so you start getting the most out of yourself and your people as fast as possible. The first challenge surrounds what you get someone else to do! It seems simple enough however when faced with many different options, it is easy to fall at this first step and decide against the…

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