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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 It is time to stop chasing the mythical and outdated concept of work life balance.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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Why Work Life Balance is Misleading

Is focusing on work life balance really the way to achieve your ideal in your life and work? Work life balance is a phrase much bandied about these days. However, the phrase can be misleading. And misleading phrases can lead to focussing on actions that deliver different results to the ones you really want - and that is a problem. The Principle Behind Work Life Balance Don’t get me wrong, the principle behind the phrase work life balance is … [Read more...]

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3 Essentials for Success

Do you want to up your level of success and get the results you really want in all areas of your life? If so, a good starting point is to assess how you currently measure up against some of the common factors that are present in people who achieve the results they want consistently. Here are 3 of the most important ones: 1. Mindset This is for me the most important contributing factor to success and getting the results you want in all areas … [Read more...]

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Whose definition of success are you living by?

Success seems to be something everyone is striving for. But what is it really? For me, the answer is "it depends." I believe it should be different for each individual depending on their values and what is most important to them. However, more often than not, we are striving for someone else's definition of success, not our own. Maybe it’s our parents view of success, our friends, or society's view. More often than not it is a … [Read more...]

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The Problem with Time Management

Is chasing time management a problem? I think it can be sometimes. Here's why: Time doesn't need managing. It's YOU that needs managing! The problem is that overly focussing on time management techniques at the cost of focussing on the sources of the time management issues can divert attention from resolving underlying problems permanently. And if the source of the issues had more focus then it may be possible to create lasting … [Read more...]

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