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How busy lives can be fun using fountain pens!

I sit at a desk with a blank sheet of paper in front of me. I do not know what I am going to write and actually it really doesn’t matter. The fact is, I have given myself permission to do this as a respite from the days busy routines and unexpecteds. As I write, I hypothesise and think of new ideas and ways of doing things. I do not use tech to write as I prefer the feel of the old fashioned ink pen on paper. Nothing beats the feel of the paper underneath the nib as it glides across the smooth paper surface depositing a thin film of some coloured pigment.

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Beep – Beep – Beep – 04:40 – Yippee!

The gentle beeping of my alarm clock moves me from my resting slumber. With 1 hour to get to the train station, and get to London, it is time to get up.

I think about my day ahead, filled with excitement and wonder at another trip to our wonderful capital.

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Don’t read this if you are a fantastic innovator!

Don’t read this if you are a fantastic innovator!

Over the past few years, I have worked with many people in their entrepreneurial journey. It becomes really obvious what skills and gaps that these people have, but generally they need their skills and gaps pointed out to them. I have developed a short discovery tool to help in this and you can gain free access to this here.

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LifeLab Psychologies

Are you burning out?

Work and home is full on. You are struggling to fit everything in your living hours and it is starting to take its toll. You are grumpy at home, and not effective at work. You are always tired, and dread the noise of the alarm clock signifying the start of yet another day. You look at yourself in the mirror and notice another wrinkle or grey hair appear as life is starting to pass you by. What can you do?

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Unsettled by uncertainty. You needn’t be.

We can take solace from the fact that uncertainty is the only constant in the modern world and yet many people get stuck in anxiety which is induced by the very fact that the world is an uncertain place. This dichotomy can be uncomfortable.

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LifeLab Psychologies

Are you stuck and unfulfilled? It is now the time to make a change.

Bill was working for a large company in Corporate Sales. He had reached a level that he was happy with and enjoyed what he did. Something was missing though, something that added greater purpose and satisfaction to what he did. Bill wanted to learn, he wanted to grow and develop and staying where he was was not going to do that for him.

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Is life dealing you a bad hand? How can you work at increasing your luck.

I don’t believe in luck – lottery aside. I believe that any action that people take leads to some form of outcome based on a complex clump of interconnecting inertias.

In understanding that ‘luck’ does not really exist, and that we live by programmes, perhaps a way of thinking about the lucky ones, is that they understand better what they need to do to get a certain outcome in situations that are non – random. These programmes could be helped by checklists

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7 quick suggestions to escape the procrastination trap

“I am stuck, I just cannot make a decision. There is so many things to choose from….” – are common indicators that the procrastination police are needed to help you move on. So how can you move on through the plethora of ‘stuff’ and actually do something?

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We have all been there – the self talk….

We have all been there!

You have done all the pre-work, you have rehearsed in your mind about what will happen in the next 30 minutes, and yet there is still that little niggle that could derail what you have prepared so much for. There is no logic to it but it is still there.

It could be that you are about to a presentation to your boss or collective bosses, or that it is a routine update or that it is someone external to the business coming in to see you.

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We have all been there

You have done all the pre-work, you have rehearsed in your mind about what will happen in the next 30 minutes, and yet there is still that little niggle that could derail what you have prepared so much for. There is no logic to it but it is still there.