Work/life balance

These posts are all themed around the challenges of balancing your work and home life

How to make partner lesson 9 – pace yourself

In summer 2016 Heather Townsend revealed the 10 lessons that every potential partner needs to learn to an audience of 200 lawyers and accountants. In the ninth lesson, Heather talks about the importance of pacing yourself, if you want to make partner. The road to partnership is long, it’s winding, and it’s tough.  And in these …

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This is essential if you are not going to burn out on partnership track

I regularly speak to audiences of lawyers, accountants and consultants about the challenges of making partner. In my talks I often share the ten lessons that my clients have learnt along their journeys to make partner when they were on partnership track. In this blog post I am going to share the ninth lesson; the …

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Is this common mistake jeopardising your performance at work?

I had been forewarned that my coaching client was likely to be emotional in our coaching session. What I didn’t expect was for the tears to start rolling from the start of our conversation. I was reminded of this coaching session recently. I was having one of those days. You know, the ones that happen …

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6 strategies to increase your ability to cope with higher levels of pressure and stress

As your career progresses within a partnership, your stress levels and the amount of pressure you will need to handle will increase. The successful accountants, lawyers, and consultants who make it to partner have learned coping strategies and mechanisms to be able to cope with ever high levels of stress, without becoming overwhelmed.  In this …

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The ultimate guide to switching off when you are on holiday

With the school holidays starting today in the UK, it is now peak holiday season. However, it can often take people 4-5 days to truly switch off and wind down. Meaning you are just getting into the swing of recharging your batteries by the time the holiday is over.  This article will look at what …

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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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Your first 90 days in the job – why is this so important to your work/life balance?

Over the last few months I have been delivering a couple of events around the topic of ‘how to have it all – partnership and a life’ or if you were at the ACCA autumn update, ‘how to have it all – a career and a life’. In this talk we do talk about how …

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6 non-career limiting ways of saying no to partners, colleagues and clients

One little word. No. You would have thought it would have been easy to use this word in the workplace. After all, we are all normal, rational adults. (Well, on second thoughts!) However, why is it that some professionals find it really difficult to say ‘no’? When this word, used sensitively and diplomatically can often …

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