How do you define success? The Oxford English Dictionary describes success as ‘the accomplishment of an aim or purpose, the good or bad outcome of an undertaking’.
Have you ever been asked that question or something similar? It can be asked in any setting and can illicit a variety of answers. I’m a wife, a mother, a friend. I’m also a business woman.
You know your job, your routine, how you like your coffee and your favourite dinner. Admittedly life isn’t always calm, but on the whole life is predictable and manageable.
And then you are challenged.
Here’s a process I use to make tackling tasks easier.
It’s all about me.
Recently I attended a presentation supported by my daughter’s primary school about The Mindset Theory. Continue reading “Me, Myself and I”
We’ve all seen the slogans, the adverts, the media hype – the New Year means a new start, time to clear out the old and look forward to a new you! If only it was that easy. Continue reading “Whose business is it?”
For a while now I’ve been considering going back to school. Not in a formal full-time sense but in a way that suits my time and availability. I was undecided on whether to pursue an interest (I love history) or extend my business knowledge. And then the ideal opportunity came along. Continue reading “Too Old for School”
Recently a client called me distraught that their business plan was being suffocated by the amount of admin required. Situations like this aren’t uncommon – in any arena seemingly great ideas can quickly be drowned by growing lists of daily activities. Overwhelm is a common word used at these times and in a business environment it can be a killer. Continue reading “Overwhelm the Business Killer”
Does it seem that the world is going mad? First Brexit, now Trump as president and Ed Balls surviving yet another week on Strictly! All around us things are happening that are unexpected and kicking against the perceived norm. Some of these things we may be able to influence – by voting for example – but they aren’t in our ultimate control. In contrast your business is. Continue reading “Keep your Head”
We all find it increasingly hard to switch off. It’s all too easy to have a phone on silent and surreptitiously look at it whilst we are at another meeting or out with friends. In fact, it’s almost become acceptable behaviour to have your phone to hand ‘just in case’. Whilst we’re in work mode it may make you comfortable but it then becomes only a short step to do the same whilst on holiday. Continue reading “Switch off”