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5 days to Change for Success – Day 1: Clear the decks!

In this five part mini-series we are going to be covering a number of factors that will give you strong foundations for creating the results you really want in your life and work. The series will give you ideas and tips for changes you can make and strategies you can implement to design your life at midlife and beyond. So, let's jump into day 1 - Clear the decks! Why Clearing the Decks is essential for Success! A builder wouldn’t build his … [Read more...]

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Is Your Work Life A Vampire?

Do you feel that your work life is sucking the life out of you? If so, what you have on your hands is the work equivalent of a vampire. Tell tale signs that your work life is a Vampire: Working longer hours than you want to Feel like you are peddling really hard but not moving forward Personal life is being adversely affected Your relationships are neglected or suffering You can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel You feel … [Read more...]

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Is working for yourself really the key to freedom?

I absolutely believe that working for yourself is not just the key to freedom but the ONLY way to REAL freedom. Let me explain where I am coming from on this: Being an employee Even if you love your job, earn buckets of money and wouldn’t want to work for yourself, being an employee means you will never have true freedom. Here’s why: You are always dancing to someone else’s tune. Someone else dictates when and how long you work, what … [Read more...]

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Has Work Life become a Disease?

It seems to me that our society has lost the plot in relation to how it allows work life to impact the things we value most in life. The evidence can be seen in things such as lack of personal freedom, damaged family life and relationships, fractured communities, social problems, health adversely affected, feeling unfulfilled, to name but a few. Has work life become a disease creating a sick society? We have created a society where work is … [Read more...]

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3 mistakes to avoid when making business change

In the previous posts in this series of three Creating change for Home Business Success and Why Change is Essential for Home Business Survival we looked at some of the challenges and first steps relating to effective change management strategies that will deliver results and home business success. 3 Common Mistakes In this post we are going to focus on mistakes that stop home business owners making change that delivers consistent and … [Read more...]

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5 habits to improve personal effectiveness when working from home

There are many ways of improving your personal effectiveness and productivity when working from home. Things such as goal setting, time management strategies, prioritising and so on. But there are other powerful, but often overlooked, ways to boost your personal effectiveness and productivity too. Here are 5 to experiment with: 1. Create a commute. This helps shift your mindset from personal home life to working from home. Now, I am … [Read more...]

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Goodbye work life balance! Hello success by design!

Goodbye work life balance! If you have read the two previous posts in this series (Why Work Life Balance is Misleading. and The Alternative To Work-Life Balance), you will probably have worked out that I am not a big fan of the phrase work life balance. Nor am I a fan of using it as a focus for creating the life, results and success that you really want. It is time to stop chasing the mythical and outdated concept of work life balance. … [Read more...]

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The Alternative To Work Life Balance

In the post Why Work Life Balance is Misleading. we looked at how focussing on the phrase work life balance could be guiding your focus and actions down a route that won’t deliver what you really want for yourself. What is a more effective alternative? Start by dropping the word balance! Balancing work, family life, personal life and living life fully isn’t the answer to achieving success on your own terms. Let me share a personal … [Read more...]

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