Planning & Goal Setting

Why habits, not goals, are essential to progress your career

If you were asked, “What will progress your career?” I’m pretty sure that your answer would be something akin to “goal-setting plus a lot of hard work.” This would be no surprise as isn’t that the winning combination for all the personal and professional goals that we set ourselves? Let me ask you something, how …

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5 secrets to make that first day back to work as productive as possible

Although we are all way overdue for a proper break over Christmas and New Years, it’s going to be hard to make that transition from relaxation to work mode again come January. Especially for those who are working from home! Just the thought of that first day back to work – from the kitchen table …

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How to write a career plan if you are a lawyer, accountant or consultant (without getting overwhelmed)

Understanding how to write a career plan if you are a lawyer, accountant or consultant is key to make partner and stay there. As the saying goes, “fail to plan, plan to fail”. And this couldn’t be truer if you are wanting to progress your career in the professions. How to write a career plan …

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How to stay focused on your career progression when you are too busy to think

Long hours in a Big 4, city law firms and other large firms are often seen as the norm. In fact it can be easy to become so busy that it becomes impossible to stay focused on progressing your career. In this blog post I share an exclusive extract from the 2nd edition of ‘How …

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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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How to make your dreams & career ambitions real

In the third and last episode of their series “Don’t let your dreams fall asleep”, (read part 1, part 2) Ciprian and Richard (authors of the recently published ‘Dream It, Do It, Live It!,  share their view on what it means to make your dreams and career ambitions real, including your dream of becoming a partner.   …

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How to keep your dreams & goals awake – part 2

In the second episode of their series “Don’t let your dreams fall asleep” , Ciprian and Richard (authors of the recently published ‘Dream It, Do It, Live It!,) would like to share a few tips about how to keep our personal dreams and goals awake, so that they don’t get easily de-prioritised. Here’s what they recommend …

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Why your dreams and ambitions go to sleep

This is the first of a series of guest posts by Ciprian Rusen and Richard Newton, authors of the recently published ‘Dream It, Do It, Live It! (A free sample chapter from the book can be found here) One of sins of modern society is that, while we grow old and achieve success, we slowly stop dreaming. …

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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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