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4 Keys to Success in Your Career

When I was visiting Stockholm recently, I had an inspirational visit to the Abba museum. When I think of the 70s, the music from Abba is one of the first things I think of. They were icons in the 70s, how did they become so successful?  Here are four keys... 1 Get in the right place early (or as early as possible) Agnetha, Frida, Benny and Bjorn were all singing and performing very early in their life. Indeed Frida said she never started singing because she had always sang. It’s like th...

August 15, 2019

How to Get your Motivation Back!

We all need motivation, motivation is what gets us out of bed in the morning and helps us achieve anything. When we have it in abundance we are unstoppable, and when we lose it, it can be hard to get anything done. Here’s how to kickstart your motivation and get it back…  A key component of motivation is excitement, when we are motivated we feel stirred to action. Remember back to the start of a project or a new job or the beginning of a business when every day you were doing somet...

July 11, 2019

5 Things that are Holding you Back in your Career

If your career isn’t taking off, unfolding or progressing how you want it to we can start to wonder why and doubt ourself. Usually it is not intelligence, it can be being in the wrong profession or business, other than that a big thing that slows us down is our mind set and psychology. Here are 5 of the most common things that hold us back. 1 You are not coming from a place of strength Feeling a lack of confidence in yourself or your abilities can really hold us back at work or in our business...

January 3, 2019

How to Get Back to Work After a Career Break

Whether you are coming back to work after travel, doing voluntary work abroad, studying, having a baby or spending a winter season in the mountains, here’s how to get that first job back.  1 Increase your Self Belief - Remind yourself of what you are good atPeople coming back to work after a gap can often underestimate what they have to offer. Be clear on your strong points and skills to build your confidence and give you energy for your job search. Ask family and friends for feedbac...

November 23, 2018

NZ Game Changers Past & Present

In March I was fortunate enough to spend the day with my grandmother’s cousin, Madeline Anderson Orlowski. Born on the 4th May 1907, on Baldwin St, Dunedin, the world's steepest residential street, Madeline is the oldest person in New Zealand. She is the granddaughter of New Zealand's earliest Polish settlers, who arrived at Port Chalmers in December 1872.The eldest of 4 sisters, fear did not feature in Madeline’s vocabulary, not that of her youngest sisters Rayena, Mavis...

September 20, 2018

How to deal with Career Change!

Many of us struggle with change especially when there is a lot of change happening at once. How can we cope when there is a great deal of change happening and it feels as if we are spinning too many plates? And we might drop one… 1 Embrace Change. Although change is part of life, it’s common for people to resist it. The interesting thing is that often the times we resist the most can be the moments that lead us to the right place i.e. when we hate our job and we need to work out wh...

June 19, 2018

The Top 5 links between Sports & Business Success

I was cycling around Richmond Park recently with my partner, it was a sunny afternoon, the deer eyed us with curiosity as we cycled past. As well as being enjoyable, exercise and team sports can massively help our career in many ways; here are 5 of them… 1 Exercise sharpens the mind (as well as the muscles) Exercise not only tones muscles, but improves brain power. The Montreal Heart Institute’s study in 2012 showed that aerobic exercise increased cognitive function. This is because exe...

March 26, 2018

How to get what you want in 2018!

At this time of year many of us have thought about or are defining New Year’s resolutions. Setting goals can be an excellent way to keep the mind focused about what is important over the next year. There are many ideas and opinions about goal setting, but how do we keep to our New Year’s resolutions? It's important to have clear goals. Although just dreaming to achieve a goal isn't enough, nevertheless to achieve a goal without a vision is nearly impossible. If for example, a promotion ...

January 3, 2018

What Attenborough’s Blue Planet can teach you about having a successful career...

Watching Blue Planet 2 recently, I was amazed by the beauty and wonder of the oceans.  Also with the awesome things that were happening beneath the waves. Many of the creatures of the ocean were so smart too; there were many lessons in the way they live, work and play which we can learn from. Here are the 4 major lessons from Blue Planet …  1 Be playful, have fun and enjoy what you do. Watching the scenes of the dolphins surfing through for the waves, diving in and out was magic...

December 1, 2017

Armistice Day: The End of the Bad Days - Thank you Grandad!

Despite the challenges and difficulties of modern day life - we have it easier than many generations before us. This week I am wearing a poppy with pride and gratitude to my granddad and all the earlier generation who suffered unimaginable hardships so that we have freedom and privilege today. When he was 20, granddad volunteered for the war, he joined the 25th Battalion in Queensland. It was 1915, the early days of the war. After training in Enoggera, they sailed to Sydney, then to Eg...

November 11, 2017

How to Get Lucky in Your Career!

Why are some people more lucky in their careers than others, they go from one great job to another while others struggle? Being ‘lucky’ is actually a state of mind, as discovered by psychologist Richard Wiseman in his ten year study. Here are five rules to improve your luck in your career based on his findings. 1 Stay in touch. Lucky people enjoy building long lasting relationships; they stay in touch with a much wider group of colleagues and friends than less lucky people. Th...

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