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Five Tips to Give Your Life More Structure.

I talked about the benefit of having a defined routine in your day in my last article. Here, I want to show you HOW to give your life more structure, with five simple tips. They’ll make a huge difference. How to Give Your Life More Structure. You’re self-employed,...

Why You Need Routine in Your Day.

The HOW Skill Set is all about the creation of structure, rituals, and routine in your day. It makes you more productive and enables you to make your implementation plans a reality. Find out more about this in my article on work-life balance. Now, let’s talk about why...

HOW to Feel Relaxed at Work

How Many of Us Can Truly Say we Feel Relaxed at Work? How would it be to feel relaxed at work? I recently held a workshop with an awesome bunch of business owners and managers. There, we discussed the idea of a 'Dream Work Day'. In addition to attendees outlining what...

Five Lessons from Sara Blakely.

Here are Five Lessons I have Learned from Entrepreneur and Spanx Owner, Sara Blakely. I’ve learned a huge number of lessons from Sara Blakely over the years. She’s a hugely impressive entrepreneur. A curious and extroverted individual. And an incredibly committed and...

Five Steps to a To-Do List That’s Actually Doable.

Too Many People Write To-Do Lists Wrongly. Here’s HOW to Make a To-Do List that’s Actually Doable. A list of vague wishes. A series of complex tasks or multifaceted projects. Maybe a collection of intentions, goals, or aspirations. If this is what it looks like,...

Five Ways to Make the Most Out of Fast and Slow Thinking.

Remember the Two Systems – Fast and Slow Thinking – Every Day. In my previous article, The Two Systems, I discussed Daniel Kahneman's ideas of fast and slow thinking. For more information on that, follow the link. Here, we're looking at HOW we can make the most of...

The Two Systems – and What They Mean for Your Business.

How Daniel Kahneman’s Two Systems Changed My Thinking about Business. This is the first of two articles about the Two Systems. The next, on HOW to use the Two Systems in your business life, will follow. In his book, Thinking, Fast and Slow, the psychologist and...

Protect Your Time: Five Steps to Productive Protected Time.

Feel the Benefits of Productivity with these Five Tips on HOW to Protect Your Time. In my last article, Want to Stop Getting Distracted?, I outlined the issues related to distraction in the workplace and offered a solution to this problem. That solution is protected...

Want to Stop Getting Distracted? Try Protected Time.

Protected Time Stops You Getting Distracted – and Makes You More Productive. In our so-called ‘Age of Distraction’, it feels almost impossible to stop getting distracted. The world around us – and the usual suspects of our phones, emails, and other technologies – seem...

HOW to Stop Drowning in Your Email Inbox.

Regain Control of Your Inbox with these Simple Tips. In my last article, Take Back Control of Your Email Inbox, I discussed the problems that email creates for productivity and time management. Here, I want to show you HOW to stop drowning in your email inbox – with...

HOW to Integrate the Freedom to Choose

The Freedom to Choose So, last Monday was interesting... It was a gorgeous frosty morning and I was out early walking my dog Milo (quite slowly, as he's thirteen now). It was going to be a beautiful day and the Lakeland hills were calling me! So, I did something I...

HOW to Remember All Those Great Ideas.

HOW to Capture Those Great Ideas. Ever thought of a cool new idea in your business, a new process that would save you time, an exciting new product, a new service offering or new marketing idea - and then just forgotten it? Or you've written it down and lost the piece...

Impact and Influence: HOW to Prioritise Your Tasks and Habits.

'Prioritise Your Tasks and Habits' Sounds Great – But How do You do It? Think Impact and Influence. Change in work and life, as we’ve discussed before, is often construed as something requiring grit, endurance, effort, and endless self-restraint. We’re taught to see...

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