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It’s Half Time. What’s Your Second Half Strategy?

I have a real interest in football. Having spent my childhood in Liverpool it would be hard not to! I love the excitement, atmosphere, passion and buzz that it generates. Recently I have been enjoying the World Cup excitement with my family. Even with England (my home country) having a dismal start and Ireland (my adopted country) not even in it at all, it is already getting very exciting. At half time each team has a chance to review their … [Read more...]

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The REAL reason you don’t have enough time

One of the things I hear a lot from people is that they feel that they don't have enough time to get everything done. They often feel that they are running to stand still. This often results in feeling stuck, frustrated and overwhelmed.  There are many things that can contribute to this. Things such as procrastination, ineffective planning, lack of focus, mindset, habits, low personal effectiveness skills, and so on But what I have … [Read more...]

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Why You Should Break All The Rules At Midlife And Beyond

Where do the rules about life, work and business come from and why do you follow them? It is an important question to ask yourself because many people just follow rules blindly, without question, even if it compromises how they really want their life and work to be. Don’t get me wrong, I believe there is a value in certain rules. Rules like it is not OK to kill someone or don’t text while you are driving. Great rules. Totally on … [Read more...]

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3 Myths of Multitasking

Have you noticed how many people place great importance on the ability to multitask? It seems to me that it is viewed almost as a badge of honour to strive for and achieve. It seems to be viewed as the answer to the overload of tasks so many people seem to be trying to juggle. But here’s the thing: Multitasking isn’t the most effective way to manage many tasks and can actually be counter productive 3 Myths of Multitasking Myth 1 - You … [Read more...]

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Are You Trying to be a Superhero?

Do you ever have those days when despite how much you have to do you feel you just don’t want to do anything? I had one of those days yesterday. This isn’t something that happens often for me so I felt really uncomfortable with it. Here's what happened: I got up early to get some work done. I love that time of day. I can get quite a bit done before my son gets up for school. So there I was, sat in my office ready to do some work when this … [Read more...]

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The Curse of Work Life Balance

The whole work life balance movement has been around for a fair amount of years. Yet there is still a significant amount of people who feel that they are struggling with juggling all the balls of life and the things they value most are suffering. It seems to me that something with the whole work life balance thing isn’t working or surely after all these years we would have the situation nailed. So it begs the question: What is Going Wrong … [Read more...]

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3 Tips to Manage Impact of Business on Family Life

There is one question that, if you asked it, you can pretty much guarantee the answer. It is this: What is most important to you, your business or your kids & family life? Maybe some of you are thinking it is a stupid question because, of course, parents value their kids more than their business (I don’t actually ask my clients this question because it is a no brainer). However, it does raise an area of significant challenge for many … [Read more...]

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How to work less hours

One of the most common issues I hear from clients who are self employed or run a business from home is that they would like to work less hours. They want to have more time to do things like be with the kids more, protect family life, improve quality of life and just live life more. Even though they don’t have a boss dictating their working hours to them, they often feel unable to reduce their hours because of the demands of the … [Read more...]

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