Work/life balance

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

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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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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A tip to help you really shut off from work on your holiday

If you are reading this blog now, you may like to feel a little sorry for myself. I will probably be shivering in a field, camping with my family. Yep, that’s right, it’s our annual week of “hoping” that the sun will shine and the british weather will be kind to us. Anyway, this is …

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How to keep your new year resolutions this year – part 2

Were you one of the many people who set a new year’s resolution for themselves? If so, well done. In this final part of our 2 part blog post (Part 1 is here) I will give you the last 3 things you will need in place to actually stick and keep to your resolutions this …

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How to keep your new year resolutions this year – part 1

Were you one of the many people who set a new year’s resolution for themselves? If so, well done. In this 2 part blog post I will give you the 5 things you will need in place to actually stick and keep to your resolutions this year. Before you commit to a set of new …

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4 ways to get everything done before your holiday

It’s the day before most people break up for christmas. It’s also the day, where blood pressures and stress levels will rise because far too many of us have got to ‘clear our desks’ and get a piece of client work finished before going home tonight. If you are reading this blog post and thinking, …

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What does ‘AND have a life’ really mean for you?

In the last couple of posts we have been talking about your responsibility to drive your career forward and whether you have actually sat down and thought about what you want from your life and career. Very often in my experience professionals only tend to have clearly defined goals for their career. e.g. “I want to …

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