The stories that keep you small

If you know me in real life you know that I am super introverted and pride of itJ

Hell, I even made up a story that I am the happiest working from home and not even seeing another human being for days on end. And honestly I can so easily implement that strategy.

 

I built another chapter into that story too: that I hate networking evens. Truth be told I went…

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I’d love to but I just don’t have time…

 

How many times have you said it this week already? I’d love to do this, but I simply don’t have time/I am too busy?

 

Being busy is a very good, blanket excuse. It’s non negotiable. I am sure you can show me your diary or to do list, filled to the brim and looking at it I can see that there “really is no time”.

 

So many of us are proud…

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Ditch your to do list to get more done

 

I’ve always believed in the power of a good to do list. Write it down and it will get done. I used to finish each day (or week) by rewriting my to do list, drawing in the beautiful boxes for the ticks I will put next to each completed item. I kept adding items to the list and could never understand why I was not making more progress. It…

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Coming back to love

A friend once said to me: “I always wear matching underwear.” How ridiculous I thought. Who has the time and energy (not to mention money!) to actually manage this in real life? Yes, I have a couple of matching sets, but let’s be honest, they were rarely matching on me.

My closets were full of clothes, yet hardly anything fitted me properly and I used my bedroom as storage.

I was…

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What does Sorceress do in the office?

 

It’s Friday morning and you check your diary for the day, only to realise that you’ve been invited to an important meeting with your boss at 3pm. Who in their right mind organises a meeting at 3pm on a Friday? That’s just bad form you think and off you go to make your morning coffee and maybe have the biscuit that Mother brought in.

 

You get on with your day….

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Girls just want to have fun!

You look at the pile of clothes in your spare bedroom and despair. This is not what you’d ideally like to be doing on a Saturday afternoon but then it has to get done… Today IS the day when you will tackle it.

But first – a cup of tea because everything starts with replenishing your energy.

You think to yourself how could I make this fun? I know I have…

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What mother stands for

“Morning everyone, I made some cookies last night, I’ll leave them by the kettle, please come and help yourself” she says coming into the office.

She makes sure people take their breaks and is usually the one who does the coffee rounds for everyone in the office. She has never fired anyone in her life, because she always gives people the benefit of the doubt. ‘They will do better next…

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You’re in the right place at the right time

You’re getting ready to meet your team. You know there has been a lot of unease going on recently – people have been complaining about how much is going on, and how Betty just doesn’t pull her weight. Sue shared in her one-to-one with you that she doesn’t even know why they’re doing this project, it seems pointless and she doesn’t know how much longer she can even stay…

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The myth of the superwoman

Last week I shared with you that perhaps we need new role models and that the power that it took for us to get where we are today is not going to sustain us, let alone take us any further.

 

As promised over the next few weeks, I will be introducing you to the 5 Women PowerTypes™ but first I need to take a minute to…

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