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10 tips for a happy workspace

10 ways to a happy workspace

Our state of mind is so important to our success at work. A positive, engaged brain has been heralded as the greatest source of competitive advantage in our modern economy. And it’s not hard to see why. Numerous studies have now shown that a positive mindset makes us more motivated, productive, creative, accurate and persuasive. It even makes us more resilient by strengthening our immune system, leading to less sick days and better overall health. Today, I’ll be looking at one easy place to start boosting your positivity – designing …

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Balancing business and family – how do you do it?

It’s a challenge, no doubt about it. Children can be demanding, unpredictable and all-consuming. Come to think of it, so can a business. If you’re growing a business and a family at the same time, sometimes it feels like there’s just not enough of you to go around. It’s a learning curve for sure, and the more I work with different clients on this, and the more I deal with it in my own experience, the more I find that there is no one-size-fits-all perfect formula for balancing business and …

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Black high-heeled shoes and a red rose isolated on a white background.

Valentine’s tips: How to fall back in love with your business

In ancient Greece he was known as Eros and Ancient Rome he went by the name Cupid. This playful, some might say mischievous, winged child would aim his arrows and pierce the heart of humans to make them fall in love… ahhhhh. The early stages of falling in love definitely have their benefits. For example, you don’t need as much sleep, your appetite diminishes (great if you’re hoping to lose a few pounds), you have more energy and take delight from the smallest of things that you know will not …

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Business of style

The business of style: 8 no fail tips for busy women

Easy, stylish dressing is never an accident. We all dream of getting up in the morning, selecting a beautifully flattering, stylish, comfortable outfit, perfect for our day, in under 5 minutes. But, that’s just not how it happens… for anyone. Style success, just like your success in business, takes forward-planning, research and strategic action! Just not as much as you might think. By knowing where to focus and taking just a few minutes here and there, making some small tweaks, you will get big returns! Saving you time, money and …

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Restore and Nurture

Nurturing the Hero: Practical tips for avoiding burnout!

This is the final and 4th part in Magdalena Bak-Maier’s wonderful series ‘Heros and Quests: Equipping you for success‘ How to be productive and avoid burnout Why is it that for many of us health and wellbeing is something we take for granted until it lets us down. Our bodies are amazing machines. Most of the time they tick away in the background like devoted servants. And yet there are times when they go on strike! They rebel from the overuse, abuse or simply feeling taken for granted. In my definition of …

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Define Your Own Success

Define your own version of success with these 3 simple visioning techniques!

Ladies, it’s time for a makeover… Get dressed for success. If I stopped you in the street and asked you to define success, what would you say?  What comes to mind straight away?  It’s said that success is the ability to get up one more time than you’ve been knocked down but I think there’s a little more to it than sheer resilience.  In my experience, resilience is the fuel not the destination.  Success, the end point, in all its glorious Technicolor, is unique to each of us.  So, what …

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Attitude is everything

Attitude is everything! 3 Powerful strategies to master yours today!

It all comes down to Attitude… Are you feeling a little down this January? Have you fallen back to reality with a bump after the escapism of Christmas? Don’t worry, with a little tweak of your outlook you can soon be feeling more positive and be on target to start 2013 as you mean to go on. The disenchanted state that many people identify in January not only feels rubbish, but by ‘muddying the waters’ it can make it hard to move on if we entertain it for too long. As leading Coach Michael …

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working from home

8 ways to make working from home a pleasure

Working at home has many advantages for the self-employed – the five-second commute from bedroom to laptop, the relaxed dress code (pyjamas acceptable), the cheap lunch, to name but a few. We also consider it a fairly hazard-free workplace (not that offices tend to be a death-trap anyway.) But whereas office workstations tend to be set up with the desk-bound employee in mind, spending a lot of time on your sofa with your laptop actually on your lap can give you a lot more than just toasty kneecaps. I make …

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Nancy Mueller

Your Stories: New Beginnings With Nancy

Since 1997 Nancy Mueller  has been encouraging women to improve their health, value their “self” and increase their wealth.  Today we hear about her journey to success. 1. What drove you to start your own business? What was the turning point? After 25 years of working in Corporate America and running my business part time, I decided it was time to create my own New Beginning. My then husband of 32 years told me he wanted a divorce and I decided that I needed to listen to my own advice. I …

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Mind Movie

Rewrite Your Movie: Turn a bad mood into your most inspired and productive day

We’ve all been there. Something happens to put us in a bad mood. Then something else goes wrong. And then before we know it one thing after another conspires to make us more and more frustrated until eventually we want to just explode! It’s almost as if each little piece of frustration or outrage turns into a GIANT magnet for more of the same. And it doesn’t matter how well the yoga class went last night, or how many hours of meditation you did… it’s as if you can’t store …

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