Top Tips to help you Switch Off

As a business owner, you might find it difficult, if not impossible, to completely switch off. And yet, it is vital that you do so, for your own well-being and for the benefit of your company. Imagine if you did not ever power down your computer, eventually it would become sluggish or break down. You could be heading for a similar fate. I ran my business with 20 employees for 11 years. The first few Read more…

Are you leading a double life?

Are you leading a double life? Do you ever feel that you are two separate people leading parallel lives? I’m not talking some sci-fi, alternate reality, Sliding Doors kind of thing. More that you are functioning so distinctly in your professional and your personal lives, to the extent that they don’t feel synonymous. These days it’s all about getting a good work-life balance, so they say. What they fail to mention is that there is Read more…

How to combat limiting beliefs

How to Combat Limiting Beliefs When I was growing up, in order to help me be more resilient, my mom used to recite the verse “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me” to me. I wondered at the time how this could be, when I was feeling so upset by what someone had said to me. I certainly felt hurt. I came to realise, as I got older, that Read more…

5 actions to lift your mood

Before considering the actions you can take to lift your mood when you feel down, it is important to first recognise your emotions and be able to assess the cause. This is a measure of emotional intelligence. Being aware of and able to express your emotions is vital to your well-being.   Is it immediately obvious what is causing you to feel down? You should take a few minutes first to reflect on what has Read more…

Top 10 tips to help you stop worrying

Are you a worrier? Here are my top 10 tips to help you stop worrying. Acknowledge the fear or concern you have. Sometimes, by just recognising the cause of the fear, the amount of worry can diminish. I used to worry that my employees would call in sick. When I discussed this with my coach, I realised my real fear was of letting customers down. Once I acknowledged this, my fear lost its power and Read more…