December can be such a drag.  Christmas seems so close yet you have so many thuings that you feel you need to do to celebrate and also the list of things you wanted to do this year has hardly been dented.  The pressure, 99% of the time comes from ourselves and by us believing that we should do this, do that, do whatever or the whole of Christmas will be ruined. Why do we do this to ourselves?  Why do we keep putting unrealistic pressures upon ourselves just because somebody decided Christmas isn’t Christmas without X,Y, Z and a sprinkling… View Post

It’s been a tough couple of years.  I’m really hoping for a change.  It just seems to have been one thing after another the past few years.  Although I’ve certainly had things worse than they are currently, life was thrown up in the air the past few weeks health wise.  I’ve had medical appointments galore the past couple of weeks and the week before last I was inolved in a car crash.  Let’s just say someone thought in fun to turn right straight in front of us, no indicators, nothing.  Result?  A rather crunched car.  In the bigger scheme of… View Post

Whether it’s on your desk, on the office wall or hanging at home, a work calendar is an effective reminder of business or organisation. From foamex signs to brochures, there are many promotional materials that help promote a brand. But can a company calendar truly improve the success and development of your company as well as other advertising formats? Perhaps. Add value to your organisation and boost engagement with your audience with the use of a simple calendar, using these top tips… A Constant Marketing Tool Marketing is an ongoing affair. Lose focus or momentum and your customers may defect… View Post

One error is all it takes to throw your career off track. This does not merely refer to making the sort of mistake that could see you overlooked in the workplace or, even worse, lose your position. It also relates to mistakes that jeopardise your professional happiness. After all, your career is not just about how you perform in the workplace but how you feel. You are going to spend the majority of your life working, so you need to be happy. With that in mind, continue reading to find out more about the common career mistakes you need to… View Post

Over the past 18 months I have seen that there are so many things going on in my life that needed to change.  I’m aware some of these things are out of my hands and no matter what I say or do, I con’t control the actions of some people.  I’ll admit, it baffles me why they are doing what they are doing and their actions have made me ill, ill enough to have to be admitted to hospital.  I have a number of long term chronic health conditions and they don’t react well to stress.  Someone is hell bent… View Post

Up until nearly 6 years ago I worked in an office.  I’d been an office worker since I left University after my Master’s Degree and joined the Civil Service.  I always used to think about how lovely it would be to work from home and not leave the house at 6am every morning to get to work and then have a long tiring commute home every night.  The thought of saving around 2 1/2 hours a day on my commute and just rolling out to bed to work in my PJs all day seemed like heaven!  When I left the… View Post

The chances are that when you first landed your current role you were over the moon. You had probably just left school or graduated from university and the concept of having a career and bringing home an income was an exciting one. However, now that a few years have past, you’re no longer as keen on your role as you once were. Perhaps you thought that you would move quickly up the ranks but unfrotunately that hasn’t happened, and has left you feeling unsuccessful and wholly unsatisified. Photo source Maybe you’ve begun to realise that unless you do something soon,… View Post