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5 top tips for being a happier, healthier lawyer

In today’s guest blog, Alison Gill a freelance lawyer with Lawyers On Demand, and owner of Workout @ Work, shines a light on her top tips to make your life in law happier and healthier.  Over to you Alison:  1. Be mindful Try a short meditation routine each morning in your home or on the …

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5 often forgotten ways to get back up to speed after a holiday

As the first of September rapidly approaches, many of us are returning from our annual summer break. As I found out personally, getting back up to speed after a week out isn’t as easy as it may seem. Here are a few tips to help you keep your post-holiday relaxed state for just that little bit …

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8 tried & tested ideas to help keep you going when you are exhausted in the middle of a deal

How many times have you been absolutely shattered but needed to keep on working at full tilt? Maybe you are in the middle of a deal which you are so near, but so far from closing? Perhaps you are involved in a negotiation where you have all agreed to ‘stay in the room’ until the …

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Why is regularly ‘feeding your soul’ so important to making partner?

If you are going to work at peak performance, then you need to think differently about your health and well-being. Or as Chris William’s, performance coach to partners in the magic circle and Big 4, puts it, “Alternative Asset Management”. Most of us will find ourselves working at full stretch on the journey to get …

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3 lessons that being in the gym can teach you about successfully going for partnership (& it’s nothing to do with your physical fitness)

I was in all sorts of pain – and I’d only been sitting on the erg for 5 mins. (Erg = rowing machine) This wasn’t good… And I shortly gave up, 4 minutes short of my target of 10 mins on the erg. The thing was, I knew I was unfit. I also knew that …

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Why have I asked my coach to inflict pain on me?

I’ve just done something very stupid. Yes, incredibly stupid. I have asked my coach to inflict pain on me on a daily basis over the next 14 days. Seriously. The problem is, (deep breath for confession time) I have let myself get disorganised. I’ve had the luxury of not having a boss for the last …

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6 simple but effective email tips for everyone who struggles to keep their email under control

Today I reached Inbox Zero. It’s not something which happens often in my professional life. Despite penning articles such as how to permanently eliminate a cluttered inbox, I am ashamed to admit, that I have struggled, and still struggle on a daily basis to keep on top of my email. In this blog post I …

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Tip: How to keep focused on what needs to be done this week

I’ve come up with a great idea for a new book – and one that I am sooooo excited about writing. However, I’ve decided to put my excitement and ideas on hold for a week. You may be wondering why? In my mind my new book idea is strategically aligned to my personal and business …

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The Frog’s Guide To Time Management – part 2

This is the second part of our guide to time management systems. As a homage to Brian Tracy’s ‘Eat that Frog’ we use the metaphor of a frog to describe how the time management system works. ABC Analysis This is where you brainstorm your to-do list, and take all your frogs and categorise them into: …

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