How to love what you do – no matter what it is – in 7 easy steps

Love what you do? For most of us, finding a job role where we feel happy, fulfilled and monetarily satisfied is a life goal. It’s not always easy to work out exactly what your strengths are; even when you do, it can often be a challenge to find a career that fits. Love what you […]

How to achieve your goals with The Backwards Plan: Kerri Pottharst, Gold Olympian

This is an excerpt of an article I wrote for Start Up Smart. To read the full article, go to the link at the end. Kerri Pottharst is good at setting goals. She is one of Australia’s best known sportswomen, famous for playing indoor and beach volleyball. She is a triple Olympian with two Olympic medals. […]

How to cope with feelings of guilt

Sometimes I feel that I have too much to do and I feel guilty when I can’t get everything done. There are always so any people to see and now, when I wake up, there are always nearly 70 emails that need checking, many spam, some important. It’s hard to keep up. Then there’s the […]

Stuck in a dead end job? Career going nowhere? Here’s what to do!

This is an excerpt from an article I wrote for the fabulous publication, Australian Women Online. To read the full article, head to the link at the end of this text). The job market is tight and good jobs are getting more difficult to hold on to as companies frequently choose long probation periods to […]

Your 5 steps to getting and staying motivated towards your goals

Motivation is a hard thing to find when you are feeling low. Do you consider yourself a motivated person? Do you like making goals and reaching them, ticking off your internal “to do” list as you go? Some people are movers and shakers. Some people are motivated to seek out what they want in life […]

How to blog from your iPhone

I am an efficient person. Some days, I come home and tell The Boyf, “I was so effective today,” then I ask what’s for dinner and lose my iPhone/charger/favourite t-shirt and he puts my life back together for me. We all struggle to make the best use of our time. Right now, I am waiting […]

Should you be a jack of all trades or a specialist? Here’s how to tell!

Opinions are divided: many corporate and business leaders say that it’s essential to be a master or a specialist at your craft, whether that’s management, graphic design or landscaping. Other people suggest that focusing on one speciality only could be a recipe for career disaster. They say that in order to achieve throughout your life […]

Stressed out? The 7 most common workplace stressors and how to deal with them

Workplaces can be stressful places. According to the Australian government’s Job Outlook website, the average Australian works 41.3 hours per week and has to deal with around 105 emails per day. It’s no wonder that workers are reporting higher and higher levels of stress than ever before. So, what are the most common workplace stressors? […]

An excerpt: Is negative language holding women back at work?

This is an excerpt from an article I wrote for the Women’s Agenda website. It’s working title was: Language, attitude and pay issues all holding women back in the workplace. Women’s Agenda is the place where professional women go for news, style and advice through the filter of success. I thought I would post an excerpt […]

How to get ahead in just 1 hour per day

Life just gets busier and busier: there are bills to pay, people to see, families to attend to and budgets to keep. Sometimes we all feel as though we are merely surviving though our days – not really achieving or getting ahead. You have goals and aspirations. These may be career-focused or they may be […]

6 Effective techniques to deal with a workplace bully

I was bullied as a kid. Hell, we all were in the 80s and 90s – it was part of growing up. I used to think this focus on “bullying” was overblown in the modern age, but now I think, perhaps not. Cyber bullying can be extreme and it’s simply more difficult for people to […]

The 10 easiest ways to make a great first impression

Do you have a short amount of time to impress someone? When looking for work, making contacts and networking, we need to employ quick strategies so that the people that matter remember us positively. It’s true that “first impressions last” – the energy and vibe we give off initially can dictate the future relationship we […]

The 3 types of difficult bosses and the 4 essential ways of dealing with them!

The average person spends 40 hours a week at work, or nearly 2000 hours per year! Throughout the average lifetime, it’s said that most people will now have between 4 and 10 careers – that means a lot of bosses! The 3 types of difficult bosses Most people have had to deal with a difficult […]

Change your life in 20 minutes with these 5 simple steps

Don’t let another year pass you by! 2014 is a clean slate and you still have time to set some plans in motion for a total life or career overhaul! Have you been thinking of changing your life? Do you need a total ‘you’ makeover? Perhaps you have some goals and dreams that have been […]