Productivity

Your Nose Knows More Than You Think

Earlier this year in July ‘Trust Me, I’m a Doctor’ aired their programme that involved the topic of aromatherapy. I was pleasantly surprised to see this on there, as so much of the time Aromatherapy goes under the radar and is dismissed with things such as homeopathy which has recently been a disproven therapy. On
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What does Quality mean to you?

There is no doubt that Quality gets used again and again but if you asked someone to define what they mean by Quality every answer will vary slightly. It may relate to a product or service or the performance and specifications. My concern is do people really understand the value of the Quality management system?
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Gain ‘Super Human’ Productivity with Mindfulness

Up until recently I was always told that as soon as I hit a certain age my brain will have formed and reached its full potential and I could no longer learn new things and if I wanted to be successful (whatever that meant for them) then as a child I needed to knuckle down
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Vision for Business

Vision: ˈvɪʒ(ə)n/ 1. the faculty or state of being able to see. 2. the ability to think about or plan the future with imagination or wisdom. Vision is essential if you want to go anywhere. Vision can simply mean sight – can you see where you want to go but it should mean so much more, if you
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Creative Business Challenge #11 Plan a Holiday

I have a friend, who is a Director of a very successful local company. She is the most highly motivated and strong willed person I have ever met! When I first met her, all she cared about was her company. She constantly set high goals for herself and her staff and did all she could
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Breaking the taboo: let’s talk about mental health & business

It’s time to talk about mental health in business. Mental health issues affect people from all walks of life. In fact, mental health charity Mind say that 1 in 4 people will experience mental health issues each year. So, why is there still stigma surrounding the issue? Employers have a duty of care towards their
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Make the most out of your time!

If we are anything alike, I would say time management could be one of our biggest issues! As a creative, I don’t naturally want to stick to time limits, I just want to enjoy the process and be a bit of a perfectionist. But is that good for my business? Probably not! Now please don’t
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How focusing on finance will slow business growth to a snail’s pace

How focusing on finance will slow business growth to a snail’s pace

The world has changed. I’m not sure when it happened but employees are no longer prepared to work as hard simply to pay the bills and watch others make their fortune. What’s more, if you run your own company and you are honest, I suspect that money alone just does not inspire you fully either.
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Work With Your Natural Rythms

Something I have been working on and trying to pay more attention to lately is my natural rhythms and my natural flow! Do you ever feel like you are wading through mud or struggling more than is reasonable to get a task done? Or finding yourself continually procrastinating? I am very often telling myself off
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Enjoy a Hobby

I have always found this to be a difficult one – I don’t have time for a hobby! But I have been reminded repeatedly over the years by many different business coaches, mentors and close friends that I do need to make time for myself and to enjoy a hobby that has nothing to do with my
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